Frequently asked questions (FAQs)

Registration

How much is the registration fee? 

Registration for the main conference including a pre-conference workshop costs USD 1400. Registration for the main conference only costs USD 1060.

More information can be found here.

Can I register multiple people? 

Yes. A group discount is also available—register 10 participants for the main conference and get your 11th registration for free by contacting us at globalconferences@ibo.org.

Is it possible to register in French or Spanish? 

Yes, the conference registration is available in English, French and Spanish.

When is the registration deadline? 

Registration will remain open until Friday 15 July 2022 or until the event is sold out.

I have submitted my registration, but I haven’t received a confirmation email. Why? 

Please check your junk or spam folder. If you are still unable to find it, please contact us at globalconferences@ibo.org for further support. 

Can I walk in and register to attend in person on-site at the conference venue? 

No, all participants will be required to pre-register online on or before Friday 15 July 2022. Walk-in registrations are not permitted.

What are the on-site registration hours and locations? 

Friday 15 July 2022: Registration is open from 1.00pm to 5.00pm and the registration counters are situated in the Indigo Foyer on Level 2.

Saturday 16 July 2022: Registration is open from 7.30am to 7.30pm and the registration counters are situated in the Indigo Foyer on Level 2.

Sunday 17 July 2022: Registration is open from 7.30am to 5.00pm and the registration counters are situated in the Indigo Foyer on Level 2.

I attended the conference. Where can I find my certificate of attendance? 

If you have attended the conference, your certificate of attendance will be emailed to you within a month of the end of the conference. If you have not received it, please remember to check your spam or junk folder. 

Alternatively, you can also download your certificate by logging in to your registration with your email address and confirmation number. Please go to the “Certificate of attendance” button to download it. 

Cancellations, refunds and transfers

How can I cancel my registration? 

Click here to access your registration. Click on “ALREADY REGISTERED” and sign in using the email address used for registration and the confirmation number. Go to ‘“CANCEL REGISTRATION” and fill out the required information. Please note that your refund will be issued using the original payment method. 

If you made a group registration and would like to cancel, please contact globalconferences@ibo.org for guidance.

Cancellation dates for the main conference 

For cancellations made on or before Friday 24 June 2022, a credit note will be issued for the full registration fee. Cancellations made on or after Saturday 25 June 2022 will forfeit 100% of the registration fee with the following exceptions.

  • A change in travel regulations restricting participants travelling to San Diego, California.
  • Change in local regulations limiting the number of participants allowed at the conference.

  • Due to personal medical reasons. Participants will need to submit a doctor’s or other medical practitioner’s report.

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact globalconferences@ibo.org. 

I am unable to attend the conference; can I transfer my registration to someone else? 

To transfer your registration, access your registration and go to “SUBSTITUTE REGISTRATION”. You will need to provide the new registrant’s name and email address. No substitution is allowed after Friday 24 June 2022.

I registered to attend the conference, but I am unable to attend due to travel and/or government regulations. What should I do?

You may cancel your registration or transfer your registration to someone else. Please refer to the Cancellation policy section on the Registration page or read about how to transfer your registration to someone else.

It is the responsibility of the individual to contact the IB Global Conferences team if they are affected. Refunds will not be available for no-shows.

It is the responsibility of the individual to ensure they are eligible to enter San Diego, California. Click here for the latest information on travel in and out of San Diego.

I have registered for a pre-conference workshop on 16 July 2022; can I switch to another workshop?

You may change the pre-conference workshop, subject to availability, on or before Friday 24 June 2022. Changes can be made by logging in to the registration system. Click here to access your registration and go to “MODIFY”. If you need help, please contact us at globalconferences@ibo.org

Changes will not be allowed after Saturday 25 June 2022.

COVID–19 related questions

Do I need to be vaccinated to attend the conference? 

As of 1 April 2022, in accordance with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and California Department of Public Health (CDPH), attendees will no longer be required to wear facial coverings. The IB will not require proof of vaccination; however, we encourage attendees who are not fully vaccinated or who are immunocompromised to consider wearing a mask and exercise safe social interactions.

The conference will be organized in accordance with California’s event management recommendations and guidelines. The IB will continuously monitor the rapidly evolving COVID–19 situation and provide the necessary updates.

Can foreign attendees travel to San Diego to attend the conference? 

All air passengers, regardless of vaccination status, must show a negative COVID-19 test taken no more than 1 day before travel to the United States. Refer to the CDC’s website for more information.

Sessions

What types of sessions will be offered during the conference? What topics will be covered during the conference? 

The content at the IB Global Conference, San Diego will be presented in different formats, including inspirational speaker sessions, and IB staff and peer-to-peer breakout sessions.

Visit the “Information about sessions” page on our website. More information about the sessions will be made available in the coming months.

Presenters

How can I submit a proposal to present at the conference? 

Unfortunately, the submission deadline has already passed, and we cannot accept any further presentation session proposals. We have responded to all applicants as of Friday 18 March 2022.

Language

How will the IB’s official languages be supported in the conference? 

The conference will be held in English, with some sessions in Spanish and French.

The conference website and conference registration are available in English, French and Spanish.

Finance

What is the registration fee currency? 

The registration fee is in US dollars (USD). However, schools can pay in the currency that is listed in their account with the IB. If you have any finance questions, including about paying in different currencies, contact myaccount@ibo.org

I have a query about my invoice. Who should I contact? 

For any finance-related queries, please contact our finance department at myaccount@ibo.org.  

What are the payment options? 

Registration fees for IB World Schools (individual or group registration) can be paid by credit card, wire transfer or cheque (the latter for the Americas region only). 

Registration fees for non-IB World Schools (individual or group registration) must be paid by credit card at the time of registration. 

Credit card 

If paying by credit card (Visa or Mastercard), you will be asked to fill in your credit card information at the end of the registration process. 

Only one credit card can be used. Payment cannot be split between multiple credit cards. 

The registration fee will be automatically deducted from your credit card. The IB does not charge any processing fee for credit card transactions. 

Wire transfer 

Please inform your bank that all costs are to be met in advance and that the IB must receive the exact amount due. To record your payment correctly, quote the following relevant references. 

Invoice or order number 
School name and account number or the IB Information System (IBIS) code 
Event location and date: IB Global Conference, San Diego 2022

Cheque (Americas region only) 

You must submit a printed invoice with payment to the address below: 

International Baccalaureate Organization 
PO Box 5950 
New York, NY 10087-5950 

Note: Canada-based IB World Schools should send cheque payments to the following address, along with a copy of their invoice. 

International Baccalaureate 
PO Box 15081 
Station A 
Toronto, Ontario M5W 1C1 
Canada 

There is no purchase order payment option when I register, but my school or school district has a purchase order process to follow to pay for registration. How can I pay? 

If your school or school district requires a purchase order, you should follow your school’s internal process. 

During registration, you should select the payment method that will be used to pay for the registration once the purchase order has been approved by your school or school district. 

Once your school or school district has approved the purchase order, please send the purchase order number to our finance team at myaccount@ibo.org (reference your school and the IB Global Conference, San Diego). 


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