University of Bath

International education: The intersection of research and practice

Bringing together a worldwide community of universities and others interested in sharing research and practice in the field of international education

18 Jun 20184.00pm
20 Jun 20189.00pm
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The 2018 IB educator certificate (IBEC) university conference brings together a worldwide community of universities interested in sharing research and practice in the field of international education.

Conference theme

International Education: the Intersection of Research and Practice
Sharing good practice and research relating to the International Baccalaureate and to international education more widely

2018 sees the International Baccalaureate (IB) celebrate its 50th anniversary year. During the half century of its existence, the IB has grown from a single pre-university programme to a continuum of 4 programmes (Primary Years Programme, Middle Years Programme, Diploma Programme, Career-related Programme) covering the pre-university age range.

The IB’s growth during this period has seen not only increasing numbers of school students enrolled on its programmes but also growth of professional development opportunities for IB teachers, including the IB Educator Certificates offered in conjunction with universities worldwide, and an impressive portfolio of research undertaken both by the IB itself and by researchers supported by the IB - again, including many based in universities around the world.

It is entirely fitting that in this IB anniversary year, this conference for university personnel and other researchers should be jointly organised with the University of Bath, an institution that has had links with the IB since its earliest days and that has itself very recently celebrated its own 50th anniversary.


Deadline for proposals: 31 January 2018

Proposals are invited for a number of session types. Please see the call for proposals for more information on formats and details of how to submit your proposal.


Deadline for registration: 30 April 2018

The registration fee for this conference is £600 per person (payable in £ sterling), to include:

  • Monday evening welcome reception and dinner
  • all tea/coffee breaks, lunch on Tuesday and Wednesday
  • dinner on Tuesday evening
  • Wednesday evening’s reception and buffet

Accommodation should be reserved and paid for separately. See below for details.

Subject to availability, conference participants may be accompanied to the Monday evening reception and dinner and Wednesday evening conference reception and buffet by no more than one adult guest, at an additional charge of £150. Children under the age of 18 will not be able to attend any part of the conference.


En suite single room bed and breakfast accommodation will be available on the university campus, in the Quads. You can reserve your campus accommodation online. We are sorry that double and family rooms are not available on campus.

Information about booking a range of hotel and guest house/bed & breakfast accommodation in and around the city of Bath may be found via the city of Bath Tourist Office.