Sunday 26 June–Wednesday 29 June 2016
St. George's School, Vancouver, BC, Canada

The conference was an astounding success! Making the journey from around the world, nearly 600 delegates from local and international boys’ schools attended the 2016 IBSC Annual Conference hosted by St. George’s School in Vancouver, British Columbia. From 26–29 June, educators representing 13 countries assembled to learn, discuss, and collaborate around the central theme of developing Boys as Global Citizens.

The conference created a synergy with many minds coming together in pursuit of a common educational goal, resulting in great discussion and debate, the sharing of ideas and practices, and furthering the cause of boys’ education from a global perspective. The conference’s two streams — Creating Global Citizens and Environmental Stewardship — were supported by a distinguished roster of keynote speakers and workshop leaders ranging from environmental advocate Simon Jackson to the highly regarded First Nations authors Joseph Boyden and Richard Wagamese. In addition to plenary sessions featuring Lisa Glithero, Rick Hansen, Shimi Kang, Michael Kaufman, and Amanda Lindhout, we showcased several workshop speakers (Aaron Bohnen, Aaron Freeman, Jake Locke, and Jenny Witterick), who presented related topics on 21st century boys’ learning.

Conference Workshops and Speaker Materials

You may access workshop and speaker materials from those presenters who have submitted them. If you presented at the conference and have not yet supplied your presentation materials (or have and do not see them posted), please let us know at

Conference Program

For other conference specifics, consult the Conference Program. This year's conference built on our tradition of being the premier professional development opportunity for those dedicated to the best learning practices for boys. The program includes all conference details, including schedule, workshops and presenters, speaker bios, conference logistics, and mobile app info.

Welcome to Vancouver!

Read the warm welcome from Tom Matthews, Headmaster of St. Georges' School. Check out the video to see a little of what Vancouver promised and delivered!