Information about sessions

The IB Virtual Conference is designed for IB educators to learn and converse with experts, colleagues and IB staff. We invite you to Reimagine the Future, at our first virtual conference.

The content at this virtual gathering will be presented in different formats, including keynotes, expert sessions and breakouts.

Read the full programme here

Keynote Speakers 

From 9 to 11 December 2020, each day will begin with a keynote speaker. The speakers will give "big picture" presentations around the conference theme, Reimagine the Future, and topics related to education. These opening talks will set the tone of the conference and provide fresh perspectives by sparking thinking and inspiring action.

Topic Experts 

From 9 to 11 December 2020, each day will end with a session that will be delivered by subject-matter experts on topics that have an impact on the IB community.

  • Best practices for remote learning
  • Diversity and inclusion
  • Future of education post COVID-19
  • Social-emotional learning
  • Supporting vulnerable students
  • Wellness and well-being for students and teachers

Speakers will inspire and encourage attendees to reconsider their perceptions and rethink how to embed effective learning and teaching across schools, providing concrete strategies to Reimagine the Future.

Breakout Sessions 

There will be over 60 live and on-demand sessions during the IB Virtual 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 learning and teaching, professional applications, scholarly analyses, best practices and case studies.

Conference presentations will cover all IB programmes and other important topics:

  • Primary Years Programme (PYP)
  • Middle Years Programme (MYP)
  • Diploma Programme (DP)
  • Career-related Programme (CP)
  • Cross-programme
  • Leadership
  • Research

Read the full programme here


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