2022 IBSC Annual Conference2022 IBSC Annual Conference 

St. Mark’s School of Texas
Dallas, Texas, United States
June 26 - 29 


Call for Workshop Proposals

Submit your proposal by December 15, 2021. 


Explore, debate, and imagine the best ways to prepare boys for the future. Faculty-led workshops form a cornerstone of the IBSC Annual Conference. Present a workshop at the 2022 IBSC Annual Conference in Dallas, Texas, United States, June 26-29. St. Mark’s School of Texas hosts us to explore the theme The Path to Manhood, challenging us to prepare boys to assume leadership and responsibility in a competitive and changing world.

Forging the men of the future represents an enormous charge. Engaging in our communities and responding to the needs of others are foundational steps on the Path to Manhood. Developing strength of character requires practice in empathy, responsibility, compassion, courage, integrity, perseverance, collaboration, and coordination. Together we can positively impact boys’ education and develop scholarship and leadership in each student. We seek inspiring workshops that demonstrate best practices in our efforts to guide, support, and prepare boys for service and leadership as they move their communities forward. 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 15, 2021. By January 31, 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 The Path to Manhood and address at least one of the conference tracks:

  • Best Teaching Practices for Boys
  • Character and Leadership Education
  • Civic Engagement
  • Healthy Communities
  • School Leadership

Workshops must demonstrate best teaching practice in the broadest sense by stimulating discussion among attendees and providing tangible, effective examples to promote the education of boys. Explain 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 different 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 attendee 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 attendee 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)
  • Windows or Mac laptop connected to a digital projector: Please bring your own appropriate adapter.
  • Whiteboard and dry-erase markers
  • 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 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 interim executive director, at ahart@theibsc.org with any questions.