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Pre-conference workshops

These full-day workshops take place on Thursday 25 July 2024. They are designed for educators seeking to enhance their professional and leadership skills. Each workshop provides attendees with the necessary skills to be successful leaders during this time of uncertainty and change in education.

IB meet-ups

This informal networking hour is a great opportunity for participants to connect with fellow educators from around the world, meet IB staff and share thoughts and best practices about IB programmes.

Participants can attend the following meet-ups:

  • Primary Years Programme (PYP)
  • Middle Years Programme (MYP)
  • Diploma Programme (DP)
  • Career-related Programme (CP)
  • Development and Recognition meet-up
  • First-time attendees meet-up
  • Independent schools meet-up

IB staff sessions

IB staff will give presentations on important IB messages, including programme updates and other topics relevant to serving the needs of schools.

Breakout sessions

There will be over 100 breakout sessions during the conference, covering a wide range of the most relevant topics for IB educators and the larger global community today. Sessions will focus on new approaches to teaching and learning, professional applications, scholarly analyses, best practices and case studies.

Presentations will fall under one of the following strands.

Educational technology and innovation

Combining technological tools and resources with educational practice to facilitate learning.

  • Sessions may include technologies for hybrid learning environments, emerging software and hardware for educational purposes, cutting-edge research in education, and the role of technology in addressing global issues.

Inclusive education and well-being

A whole-school approach to education that promotes inclusion, equitable quality education and access for all students. This strand also includes the skills and competencies needed to thrive in an interconnected world.

  • Sessions may include topics that promote diversity, equity, inclusion, and access, gender equality, as well as wellness, emotional intelligence, and resilience.

Learning and teaching

Competencies and strategies needed to facilitate lifelong learning.

  • Sessions include all four IB programmes’ frameworks (PYP, MYP, DP, CP) as well as non-IB curriculums, and may cover an array of topics (for example agency, assessment, 21st century skills).


Advanced content for education leaders.

  • Sessions may include topics on governance, building partnerships, creating school culture, climate and thought leadership, and plans and policies for sustainable education.