International Baccalaureate to Host 29th Conference in Miami Beach

The International Baccalaureate (IB), a non-profit educational organization with over 3,000 schools worldwide, will host its 29th annual conference at the Fontainebleau Hotel in Miami Beach, Florida from 15-18 July. Nearly 1,200 educators from 22 countries will gather to learn from IB practitioners, reflect on best practices, and find renewed energy and inspiration to bring back to their schools.

This year’s theme Exploring Cultures, Expanding Minds will be featured in presentations from a variety of thought leaders in the fields of education and international issues, including Greg Mortenson, founder of the international service-learning program, Pennies for Peace, and co-author of The New York Times bestseller, “Three Cups of Tea,” and Wade Davis, National Geographic Explorer-in-Residence, one of the world’s most celebrated and distinguished anthropologists.

“The Conference is a great opportunity for our educators to come together to share their wealth of knowledge and passion for the IB. We are especially delighted to hold the event in Miami Beach this year, given the history of support for—and growth of—IB programmes in south Florida and the City of Miami Beach’s historic citywide initiative to offer an IB programme in every one of its schools,” said Drew Deutsch, IB Americas Director.

About the International Baccalaureate Founded in 1968, the IB works with over 3,000 schools in 139 countries to offer and develop its three educational programmes to more than 837,000 students ranging in ages 3 to 19. The IB encourages students to be active learners, well-rounded individuals and engaged world citizens. It also serves in an advisory capacity to other educational organizations. To learn more about the IB, please visit:

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