IBSC Annual Conference
The IBSC Annual Conference serves as the flagship of our growing professional development offerings. Each year it brings together more than 600 educators from around the world to champion boys' education, an important expression of our global mission and impact. This unique event stands out for its superior quality of speakers and sessions, creative inspiration of the program, warm hospitality of our host schools, and special opportunity to meet and share views with educators — like you — who remain steadfastly dedicated to equipping boys with the tools they need to survive and thrive in our rapidly changing world.
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- 2018 Annual Conference, Southport, Australia: "Our Boys, Their Future … Learning to Lead"
- 2017 Annual Conference, Baltimore, USA: "Beyond Innovation"
- 2016 Annual Conference, Vancouver, BC, Canada: "Boys as Global Citizens"
- 2015 Annual Conference, Cape Town, South Africa: "Lessons from Madiba"
- 2014 Annual Conference, Nashville, USA: "Building Boys into Good Men"
- 2013 Annual Conference, Richmond, USA: "Brother to Brother"
- Other Past Annual Conferences
The 24th IBSC Annual Conference, Beyond Innovation: Creativity, Discovery, and Engagement, will take place at The Boys' Latin School of Maryland in Baltimore, MD, USA from Sunday, June 25th to Wednesday, June 28th 2017.
With over 650 registered attendees, the 2015 Annual Conference was a resounding success that exceeded all expectations. Educators from around the globe—spanning 12 countries and 5 continenents—came together to explore best practices in teaching boys, engage in lively discsussions, kindle friendships old and new, and share in the melting pot that is Cape Town, South Africa.
We have compiled the conference archive which includes workshop materials, audios from plenary sessions, and the program booklet.
The conference archive includes workshop materials, the program booklet, and conference videos and photos.
2014 marked the Coalition’s 21st annual conference and the second time that it was held in Nashville, Tennessee, at Montgomery Bell Academy. The theme of the Conference,Building Boys into Good Men, was the launching pad that helped focus an exploration of best practices for teaching boys. Underlying the entire social aspect of the event was a focus on the many types of music for which Nashville is famous.
The theme of the 2013 IBSC Annual Conference, Brother to Brother: Looking In, Reaching Out, helped focus an exploration of best practices for teaching boys now -- at this particular time in history, in this rapidly changing world we all share. Topics and themes woven through the conference program included: social and emotional learning; character education; mentoring and leadership initiatives; local and global action and service learning; spirituality; and team work and collaboration.