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2020 IBSC Annual Conference

Viaró Global School

Barcelona, Spain

July 8 – 11

Call for Workshop Proposals

Submit your proposal by December 13, 2019.

Explore, debate, and imagine the best ways to prepare boys for the future. Faculty-led workshops form a cornerstone of the IBSC Annual Conference. The 2020 IBSC Annual Conference theme Connecting the Dots: Boys, Communities, and the Future challenges us to reflect on how to combine efforts to ready boys for a constantly evolving future. Present a workshop at the conference hosted by Viaró Global School, Barcelona, Spain, July 8 – 11.

Forging the men of the future means a huge responsibility. Families, schools, and society at large must join forces to educate them in the best way possible. Developing strength of character in boys now molds the behavior of the men they will grow to be. Support from all the dots—teachers, families, friends, communities—proves essential. Together we can positively impact boys’ education at a personal, professional, and spiritual level. We seek inspiring workshops that demonstrate best practices in our effort to benefit students. We are all responsible.

Please read the workshop guidelines below, then Submit a Workshop Proposal.

Your workshop proposal must include the following details:

  • Workshop Title
  • Abstract (400-character maximum, including spaces)
  • Description (1,000-character maximum, including spaces)
  • What three questions will your workshop answer? (500-character maximum, including spaces)
  • Co-Presenter(s), if any

Submission Deadline

Submit your workshop proposal by 12:00 noon EST on December 13, 2019. In late January, IBSC will contact all individuals who submitted a workshop proposal with the status of their proposals. For all accepted submissions, IBSC reserves the right to edit the title, description, and outcomes for promotional purposes and in accordance with the IBSC style guide.


Conference workshops run for 60 minutes. Workshop topics must focus on the theme Connecting the Dots: Boys, Communities, and the Future and address at least one of the conference tracks:

  • Connecting Families, Alumni, and School
  • Community Service
  • Best Teaching Practices for Boys
  • Mental Wellness and Healthy Communities
  • School Leadership

Workshops must demonstrate best teaching practice in the broadest sense by stimulating discussion among delegates and providing tangible, effective examples to promote the education of boys. Explain to delegates how you have enhanced and supported the learning experiences of boys and how you prepare them to face the challenges of tomorrow. Where relevant, workshops may include research that supports evidence-based practice and programs.

Workshop Format

Consider using one of these formats for your workshop presentation.

  • Individual Presentation: An individual attendee gives an in-depth presentation on a specific practice, approach, or topic relating to the conference theme/tracks. Discussion and delegate participation prove essential.
  • Collaborative Presentation: A team of attendees from the same or different disciplines, schools, or countries presents together on a practice, approach, or topic relating to the conference theme/tracks. Discussion and delegate participation prove essential.
  • Roundtable Discussion: The presenter moderates a group discussion on a specific topic that relates to the conference theme. The moderator facilitates and manages discussion and participation and provides summary reflection.
  • Other: If your presentation does not fit into one of the above categories, you may describe it during the proposal process.

Room Setup

Each workshop room will have the following standard room setup.

  • Classroom seating (30 – 50 seats)
  • PC laptop connected to a projector and screen. If using an Apple computer, make sure to bring the appropriate dongle.
  • Blackboard and chalk
  • Internet connection

Share Your Expertise

We encourage all IBSC members to submit a workshop proposal. All teachers and schools have distinct approaches, practices, and programs that have worked especially well and this provides the perfect venue to impart your experience to colleagues. Thank you for sharing your expertise with our global community of boys’ educators!

When submitting a workshop proposal, please be prepared to log in — have your IBSC username (the email address at which you receive IBSC correspondence) and password ready.

Terms and Conditions for Workshop Presenters

Carefully read these terms and conditions for workshop presenters before submitting a proposal.


Please contact Amy Ahart, IBSC chief operating officer, at with any questions.