2024 IBSC Annual Conference

2024 IBSC Annual ConferenceHarrow School

Harrow on the Hill, London, United Kingdom

July 1-4


Call for Workshop Proposals

Submit your proposal by December 15, 2023.

Explore, debate, and imagine the best ways to prepare boys for the future. Workshops from teachers and leaders in boys’ schools form the foundation of the IBSC Annual Conference. Present a workshop at the 2024 IBSC Annual Conference in London, July 1-4. Harrow School hosts us to explore the theme Tradition, Leadership, Innovation. Join us to motivate boys’ educators to develop men for an uncertain future, encouraging boys to feel connected and engaged in their learning and with their community through leading lives of service and leadership.

The conference focuses on the ways boys can contribute positively to social and environmental change in an ever-evolving, globalized world. The best schools reflect on their rituals and traditions while refining practices to ensure boys are real-world ready. IBSC Annual Conference workshops provide opportunities for attendees to share best practice with the intention of implementing innovations and learning in their own settings. Workshops aim to inspire attendees with research and proven ideas to empower our boys to be thought leaders in well-being, technology, diverse learning environments, resilience, and collaboration. Together we can positively impact boys’ education and develop connectedness and leadership in each student. We seek proposals that demonstrate effective practices in our efforts to guide, support, and prepare boys 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, 2023. 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 Tradition, Leadership, Innovation and address at least one of the conference tracks.

  • Effective Teaching Practices
  • School Leadership
  • Well-Being and Healthy Communities
  • Digital Engagement and Innovation
  • Social and Environmental Responsibility

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 presenter 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 presenters 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: An individual 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 seats)
  • A projector and appropriate adaptors for both PC and MAC users
  • 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 the IBSC Annual Conference 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 ahart@theibsc.org with any questions.