IBSC Boys and Bots: Learning in the Age of AI


An IBSC Online Program with Brett Salakas and Shimi Kang

February 13 and 15, 2024

Join Brett Salakas and Shimi Kang for a two-part online program focused on the impact of artificial intelligence (AI) and emerging technologies on boys’ learning and well-being.

Who Should Attend?

Leaders and educators in boys’ schools interested in the impact of AI and emerging technologies on pedagogy, and the well-being of boys

Attendees must commit to both sessions.


Participate in two scheduled 60-minute interactive sessions using Zoom. Salakas and Kang facilitate sessions with thought-provoking presentations and a Q&A session with attendees.

All registered attendees have access to the recording of this session for 21 days after the event. Even if your schedule cannot accommodate the live event, register so you can watch the recording at your convenience.

The New Educational Landscape: How Boys' Schools Can Leverage the Power of AI to Enhance Learning

Tuesday, February 13, 4:00 PM EST, 9:00 PM GMT, 11:00 PM SAST
Wednesday, February 14, 8:00 AM AEDT, 10:00 AM NZDT
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60 minutes

In a rapidly evolving educational landscape, the integration of AI and other emerging technologies has become a potential game-changer for schools. Join Brett Salakas to delve into the transformative power of AI in enhancing the learning experience for young men. Discover how boys' schools can embrace the future of education by leveraging the incredible potential of AI.

Navigating the Impact of Emerging Technologies and AI on Boys’ Well-Being

Thursday, February 15, 4:00 PM EST, 9:00 PM GMT, 11:00 PM SAST
Friday, February 16, 8:00 AM AEDT, 10:00 AM  NZDT
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60 minutes

In an era defined by rapid technological advancements, psychiatrist Shimi Kang brings her expertise to the forefront, shedding light on the profound impact of emerging technologies and AI on the well-being of boys. Join this engaging discussion as we navigate the evolving relationship between boys and technology, seeking to empower them with the knowledge and resilience needed to thrive in a digital age.


  • IBSC member rate: US $225 
  • Nonmember rate: US $270

Watch your email for login information for your online class the Friday before the class starts. If you registered for the class later than this time, watch for login information within 24 hours.

Refund Policy 
IBSC will refund 90% of registration fees if a written request is received two weeks prior to the class. No refunds will be made for cancellations received after this time. Schools seeking to register an alternate to replace a participant unable to attend should contact IBSC@theibsc.org.

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Brett SalakasBrett Salakas

HP Education Ambassador Brett Salakas is an international keynote speaker, author, founder of #aussieED (the largest online network of teachers in Australia), and co-founder of both the ED Poets Society and #TheWalkingED.

With his unique experience, Salakas blends innovation, curriculum insight, and passion to deliver results that sets him apart. His reputation for innovation in the education industry is truly global. Salakas has delivered the keynote address at multiple international conferences in Australia, Asia, Europe, and North America and has run professional learning for schools and systems in Australia and North America.

Salakas has leadership experience within the public, Catholic, and Independent school systems and served as a curriculum and digital technologies officer while teaching in Singapore. Couple that with the rare experience of having taught from kindergarten to year 10 and Salakas brings a blend of deep pedagogical awareness and flexibility that allows him to rapidly adapt to and understand complex educational contexts. Passionately committed to turning educational theory into real classroom practice, he is all about connection, collaboration, and inspiration!

Shimi KangShimi Kang

Dr. Shimi Kang, an expert in neuroscience and medicine with over 20 years of experience, is dedicated to improving mental health through research-based methods. She emphasizes the resilience and strength of humans, advocating for brain-focused self-development. Kang is the founder of Dolphin Kids: Future-Ready Leaders, CEO of Spark, and host of the YouTube show Mental Wealth. She entered medical school at 19 and expanded her expertise in neuroscience, contributing to organizations like the World Health Organization and Harvard University.

A prolific author, Kang has written bestsellers like The Dolphin Parent and The Self-Motivated Kid, and her newest title, The Tech Solution: Creating Healthy Habits for Kids Growing up in a Digital World. A TEDx speaker with millions of views, she frequently contributes to major media outlets and is a contracted expert for the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation.

Formerly the medical director for child and youth mental health in Vancouver, Kang has also founded several mental health initiatives. She's a clinical associate professor at the University of British Columbia, researching and teaching about motivation, mental health, and addictions.

Kang's work has earned her numerous awards, including the YWCA Woman of Distinction Award and the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal. She values her role as a mother of three alongside her professional achievements.