Monday, August 15, 2016

The 2016 Global Education Conference Call for Proposals is Now Open

The 7th Annual Global Education Conference

The Global Education Conference Network is pleased to announce its seventh annual global collaboration extravaganza. The Global Education Conference will take place around the clock during International Education Week (November 13-16, 2016) featuring thought leaders from the world of education and beyond. The Global Education Conference is completely free to attend and all events take place online in webinar format.
We invite you to join 23,000 GEC community members from 170+ countries and actively participate in more than 200 sessions focused on international education topics. Together, we can connect K-20 classrooms to the world and prepare students for their globalized futures.

Our Mission

The mission of this conference is exclusively focused on globally connected teaching and learning. The Global Education Conference seeks to present ideas, examples, and projects related to connecting educators, classrooms and organizations with a strong emphasis on promoting global awareness, fostering global competency, and inspiring action towards solving real–world problems, particularly around education for all.
Through this event, attendees will challenge themselves and others to become more active citizens of the world. Participants are encouraged to learn, question, create, and engage in meaningful, authentic opportunities within a global context!

Call for Proposals

To submit a proposal to present at the 7th annual Global Education Conference, follow the detailed directions listed here. Proposals will be accepted on a rolling basis starting September 1, 2016, and the call for proposals will close on November 1, 2016. Present in your time zone at a time that is convenient to you!
All proposal submissions must specifically relate to the mission of the conference. Our focus is globally connected teaching and learning rather than solely general education topics. All educators and non-profit organizations are welcome to submit a proposal; for profit entities must be a sponsor of the conference in order to share their information. (Companies should contact Steve Hargadon at for further details on opportunities to connect with our network.)
This year's conference strands are:
  • Teachers
  • Students
  • Curricular
  • Leadership

GEC Sponsors

Without the support of the following organizations, GlobalEdCon would not be possible. We are grateful for companies and organizations who believe in the power of globally connected learning. Contact Steve Hargadon ( about opportunities to get involved with our community.
Our founding sponsor International Education Resources Network (IEARN) will continue to support us for the 2016 Global Education Conference. iEARN is also joined by other major supporters, Google for Education, and VIF International Education.
About VIF International Education: VIF International Education builds global education programs that prepare students for success in an interconnected world. The VIF learning center features Global Gateway professional development and classroom resources. Teachers can customize their PD experience with flexible evidence uploads, create and share globally themed lesson plans at their convenience, and collaborate with a community of peers around the world.
About Google for Education: Google for Education provides a myriad of education programs for teachers and students. Join others who are exploring their interests, and making a difference in the world.
About iEARN:  iEARN is a non-profit organization made up of over 30,000 schools and youth organizations in more than 130 countries. iEARN empowers teachers and young people to work together online using the Internet and other new communications technologies. Over 2,000,000 students each day are engaged in collaborative project work worldwide.


The Global Education Conference also seeks outreach partners with non-profit organizations and schools. Help us spread the word about this unique and free professional development event, and we will list your organization’s information on our web site. To indicate your support fostering global awareness through education, please sign up for this program and follow these instructions

Advisory Board

Individual educators can help support the conference by serving as volunteers and members of our international advisory board. For more information on how you can get involved, please sign up for our advisory board and to volunteer. Serve on our advisory board and volunteer during the conference; you will develop global connections, further your own professional learning, and contribute to an amazing education community.

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