Programme

The IB Virtual Conference gathers educational leaders, decision makers and practitioners to discuss and exchange valuable ideas on international education. It is a platform where collaborative learning, professional development and meaningful connections take place. There will be three phases to this virtual conference.

 

Come together: The virtual platform opens on 11 October 2021! This is your opportunity to start making meaningful connections with fellow educators, education experts, IB staff and exhibitors.

Learn together: From 18–22 October 2021, join us in Unlocking the next paradigm in education. Attend more than 90 live and on-demand sessions and experience a sense of community. This is a unique chance to collaborate with your colleagues, learn tangible skills for the classroom and gain insight into the IB.

Build together: The platform will remain open until 22 December 2021. Help build a united community of educators as you re-watch recorded sessions and continue to engage on the conference platform.

Agenda

The virtual conference will be accessible to all attendees from the Americas and Africa, Europe and Middle East regions. There will be a joint opening session for both regions, followed by two days of live sessions for each region. All sessions will be made accessible on demand shortly after the end of each session so that participants in all regions will be able to view them.

18 October 2021—Americas and Africa, Europe, Middle East

19–20 October 2021—Africa, Europe, Middle East

21–22 October 2021—Americas

 

Learn together phase

Monday 18 October 2021

3.00pm–4.00pm UTC

Opening:

Welcome remarks by Director-General Olli-Pekka Heinonen 

Panel: The evolution of education post COVID-19 

4.30pm–5.15pm UTC

Keynote:

Jos Dirkx – The future of exponential education  

 

Tuesday 19 October 2021

11.00am–11.45am UTC

Breakout sessions

11.45am–12.30pm UTC

IB Booth & Exhibit hall

12.30pm–1.15pm UTC

Keynote:

Pierre Dillenbourg – Augmented reality is useful for education where it differs from reality 

1.15pm–1.45pm UTC

Brain breaks 

1.45pm–2.15pm UTC

IB Booth & Exhibit hall

2.15pm–3.00pm UTC

Breakout sessions

 

Wednesday 20 October 2021

11.00am–11.45am UTC

Breakout sessions

11.45am–12.30pm UTC

IB Booth & Exhibit hall

12.30pm–1.15pm UTC

Topic expert:

Dr Darya Yegorina – Meta-skills development with emerging technologies  

1.15pm–1.45pm UTC

Brain breaks 

1.45pm–2.15pm UTC

IB Booth & Exhibit hall

2.15pm–3.00pm UTC

Breakout sessions

 

Thursday 21 October 2021

3.00pm–3.45pm UTC

Breakout sessions

3.45pm–4.30pm UTC

IB Booth & Exhibit hall

4.30pm–5.15pm UTC

Keynote:

Dr Afiya Fredericks – Growth mindset: Leveraging the power of science to prepare scholars for the challenges ahead  

5.15pm–5.45pm UTC

Brain breaks 

5.45pm–6.15pm UTC

IB Booth & Exhibit hall

6.15pm–7.00pm UTC

Breakout sessions

 

Friday 22 October 2021

3.00pm–3.45pm UTC

Breakout sessions

3.45pm–4.30pm UTC

IB Booth & Exhibit hall

4.30pm–5.15pm UTC

Topic experts:

Richard Gerver – Tomorrow belongs to those who prepare for it

Elisa Guerra – The futures of teaching: Scenarios and expectations for tomorrow's teachers (in Spanish)

5.15pm–5.45pm UTC

Brain breaks 

5.45pm–6.15pm UTC

IB Booth & Exhibit hall

6.15pm–7.00pm UTC

Breakout sessions

Universal Time Coordinated (UTC).

Find out what time it is where you are (links to an external site).


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