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2017 IBSC Annual Conference

The Boys' Latin School of Maryland
Baltimore, Maryland, United States
25 – 28 June 2017


Conference Speakers

Our annual global gathering is renowned for drawing hundreds upon hundreds of advocates for boys. Come join us in Baltimore where we will gather together as champions who share the mission and vision of the conference theme: Beyond Innovation: creativity | discovery | engagement.

Leading the way is our distinguished roster of speakers. Additional speakers will be added as logistics are confirmed.

Wes Moore

Wes Moore

Conference Opening Plenary Session
Sunday, 25 June
3:00 PM


Decorated U.S. Army combat veteran and youth advocate, Wes Moore currently leads BridgeEDU. As CEO, Moore heads this national initiative that focuses on addressing the college completion and career placement crisis by reinventing the freshman year of college. The Baltimore native has authored two instant New York Times bestselling books: The Other Wes Moore and The Work.

A Phi Theta Kappa graduate of Valley Forge Military College (Pennsylvania), Moore earned his bachelor’s degree with honors from Johns Hopkins University in 1998. He completed an MLitt from Oxford University as a Rhodes Scholar in 2004. Upon graduation, Moore served as a paratrooper and Captain in the United States Army, serving in Afghanistan with the 82nd Airborne Division.

Versatile and innovative, Moore is also the host of “Beyond Belief” on the Oprah Winfrey Network and executive producer and host of “Coming Back with Wes Moore,” which follows veterans as they reintegrate back into society. He is also the executive producer for the PBS documentary “All the Difference,” which follows two African-American teens from the South Side of Chicago on their journey to achieve their dream of graduating from college.

Ronald DanielsRonald J. Daniels

Keynote Address at Johns Hopkins University
Monday, June 26
1:00 PM


Ronald J. Daniels serves as the 14th president of Johns Hopkins University, America’s first research university. Since taking the helm of the world-renowned university in 2009, he has focused his leadership on three overarching themes: enhanced interdisciplinary collaboration, individual excellence, and community engagement. These themes form the backbone of the university’s strategic vision through 2020, and underscore the priorities of Johns Hopkins’ largest-ever fundraising campaign.

During Daniels’ tenure, the university has launched a series of multidisciplinary initiatives aimed at addressing some of society’s most vexing issues; bolstered the efforts of faculty, staff, and students to translate discoveries into novel technologies; invested heavily in student access; and extended its rich community partnerships.

A law and economics scholar, Daniels is author or editor of seven books and dozens of scholarly articles. Before coming to Johns Hopkins, he served as provost and professor of law at the University of Pennsylvania and dean and James M. Tory Professor of Law of the Faculty of Law at the University of Toronto.

Freeman Hrabowski

Freeman A. Hrabowski

Plenary Session
Wednesday, 28 June
10:30 AM

President of University of Maryland, Baltimore County (UMBC) since 1992, Dr. Freeman A. Hrabowski consults on science and math education for national agencies, universities, and school systems. President Obama named him to chair the President’s Advisory Commission on Educational Excellence for African Americans. Hrabowski also chaired the National Academies’ committee that produced the report Expanding Underrepresented Minority Participation: America’s Science and Technology Talent at the Crossroads (2011).

Named one of the 100 Most Influential People in the World by Time in 2012 and one of America’s Best Leaders by U.S. News & World Report in 2008, he also received TIAA-CREF’s Theodore M. Hesburgh Award for Leadership Excellence in 2011, the Carnegie Corporation’s Academic Leadership Award in 2011, and the Heinz Award in 2012 for contributions to improving the human condition. Under his expert leadership, UMBC has won commendation as a model for inclusive excellence by publications such as U.S. News & World Report, which has recognized UMBC as a national leader in academic innovation and undergraduate teaching for the past eight years.

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