IBSC Southern Africa Conference

2024 IBSC Southern Africa Conference logoMarch 7 – 9, 2024
Hilton College
Hilton, KwaZulu-Natal,
 South Africa

Listening Loudly: Learning to Listen to the Quieter Voices in Boys' Schools

Call for Workshop Proposals

Submit your proposal by January 24.

Present a workshop at the 2024 IBSC Southern Africa Conference as we explore the theme of Listening Loudly in Boys’ Schools.

Join us in encouraging educators to reflect on the diverse voices within our schools. We aim to promote inclusivity by recognizing and valuing all voices and fostering empathic listening skills among boys, teachers, and leaders.

This conference provides a platform for the exchange of insights and experiences in creating space for others to be heard. Our goal is to equip teachers and school leaders with the necessary tools to facilitate open expression of thoughts and opinions, creating a safe and inclusive learning environment. We seek proposals that showcase effective whole-school practices in preparing boys to become responsive and responsible individuals.

The deadline to submit abstracts for workshops to Ashleigh Askew (ada@hiltoncollege.com) is 12:00 noon on January 24, 2024. Hilton College will contact all individuals who submit a workshop proposal with the status of their proposals. Hilton College reserves the right to edit the title, description, and outcomes for promotional purposes and in accordance with the IBSC style guidelines.

Submit a workshop proposal and have your voice heard.

Important Details

1. Your workshop proposal must include the following details:

  • Workshop title
  • Full name/co-presenters, if any
  • Abstract (1,000-character maximum, including spaces)
  • Three questions that your workshop will answer (500-character maximum, including spaces)

2. Conference workshops run for 40 minutes. Workshop topics must focus on the theme of Listening Loudly and address at least one of the conference tracks.

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

3. Workshops should showcase effective teaching, leadership, and holistic school practices, encouraging discussion and offering practical, real-world examples that enhance the education of boys. Additionally, workshops may incorporate research to substantiate evidence-based approaches and programs when relevant.

4. Workshop Format

Consider using one of these 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 or schools 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 both 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.

5. By submitting your abstract, you agree to it being published on the IBSC and Hilton College websites.

6.The final version of the presentation must be submitted in electronic format before the conference on or before a date that will be communicated to successful presenters.

7. Presentations will be uploaded to the IBSC website after the conference.

8. NB. Please take note that presenters are responsible for their own expenses to attend the conference.

9. Room Setup

  • Each workshop room will have the following standard room setup.
  • Lecture theaters or classrooms (dependent on numbers)
  • A projector, audio, and adaptors
  • Whiteboard and dry-erase markers
  • Internet connection

Submit workshop proposals to Ashleigh Askew (ada@hiltoncollege.com) by 12:00 noon on January 24, 2024.