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2017 IBSC Annual Conference LogoWelcome to our delegates arriving in Baltimore for the 2017 IBSC Annual Conference. With 580+ attendees representing 13 countries, the conference provides a unique opportunity for global camaraderie and idea sharing. Together we can promote the exchange of knowledge and best practices as we guide boys on the journey to manhood. We're glad you're here!

Download the Program. With more than 75 workshops, eight plenary sessions, an exhibit hall, and a networking reception — there's a lot to do at the conference. Download the conference program (9 MB PDF) now to plan your time. Rely on the 2017 IBSC Annual Conference mobile app to access the program on the go and create your personal schedule.

Registration. When you arrive at The Boys' Latin School of Maryland, please go to registration in the Julian S. Smith Alumni House to pick up your conference materials and credentials. Each registered delegate receives a printed conference program and name badge. Remember to wear your badge to all conference events. Registration runs 2:00–3:30 PM on Sunday.

Shuttle Service. Complimentary shuttle service for conference delegates runs from the Baltimore Marriott Waterfront hotel to the school. Get complete details in the conference program and on the Hotel and Travel page. You can also find an IBSC Welcome Desk in the hotel lobby to answer any questions at these times:

  • Friday, 23 June, 7:30 – 8:30 AM
  • Saturday, 24 June, 10:00 AM – 12:00 NOON
  • Sunday, 25 June, 12:00 – 2:30 PM

Information Desk. On Sunday, you may find the Information Desk in the Julian S. Smith Alumni House during registration hours. After Sunday, you may find the Information Desk in the lobby of Hopkins Hall. Volunteers at the Information Desk can provide technology support, advice, and information about the conference, school, and city.

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Anita Trolese, St. John's Preparatory School, Wins 2017 IBSC Action Research Award

The winner of the 2017 IBSC Action Research Award is Anita Trolese from St. John's Preparatory School (South Africa). Anita receives this award for the completion of an action research project to the highest standard, and for her enthusiastic and valuable contribution to the IBSC Action Research community.

Focusing on Collaboration and the Power of Team Learning, Anita developed a project for her Year 7 boys to answer the question "Why Shakespeare in 2016?" The boys downloaded the Macbeth Graphic Novel Quick Text (McDonald, 2015) to their devices (St. John's Preparatory School is a BYOD school) and this text formed the launch pad for their study.

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David Anderson named 2017 Hawley-Jarvis Award Honoree

The 2017 IBSC Hawley-Jarvis Award honoree is David Anderson of Sydney Church of England Grammar School (SHORE School), in Sydney, Australia. David will be presented with the award at the 2017 IBSC Annual Conference in Baltimore, Maryland, United State hosted by The Boys' Latin School of Maryland.

Since 1980, David Anderson has devoted himself to educating boys in a single-sex environment at Shore School (Australia). A geography teacher, Anderson served as Senior Boarding Housemaster and Boarding Housemaster for 25 years, and on the School Executive for 15 years.

In 1995, he led his first IBSC Annual Conference workshop, continuing to present workshops at 17 more conferences! Anderson hosted the 10th Coalition Annual Conference at Shore School in 2003 and served on the IBSC Board of Trustees 2003-13, including three years as Vice President Australasia.

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IBSC-One Schoolhouse: Online Courses, 17 July – 11 August 2017

It's time to register for the next IBSC–One Schoolhouse online classes. Join a cohort of fellow educators in these upcoming online professional development opportunities:

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