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IB Conference of the Americas, San Antonio July 13, 2011

Posted by Alex, Managing Director in Conferences.
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Managing editor Alex will be flying out to San Antonio on Tuesday morning for the International Baccalaureate 2011 Conference of the Americas at the Marriott San Antonio Rivercenter.

The Conference of the Americas is a unique professional development experience that brings together school directors, coordinators, teachers, district and school board officials, and university and government representatives. The focus of this year’s conference is “Service in Action,” featuring dialogue on aspects of how to make a positive impact through community and service.

Nearly 1400 attendees from around the world are expected and can look forward to some stunning conference speakers including:

Khaled Hosseini: Hosseini is the author of the award-winning 2003 novel The Kite Runner. He is a humanitarian advocate and United Nations Refugee Agency envoy working to provide assistance in Afghanistan through The Khaled Hosseini Foundation.

Maria Nieves Tapia: Tapia is the founder and director of the Latin American Center for Service Learning. She has promoted youth involvement through service learning since 1993 and was awarded the Alec Dickson Servant Leader Award in 2001.

Craig Kielburger: Kielburger is the co-founder of Free the Children, an organization dedicated to the development and empowerment of today’s youth. He also co-founded Me to We which is dedicated to the encouragement of responsible and ethical living. His latest book, The World Needs Your Kid: Raising Children Who Care and Contribute, features a foreword by His Holiness the Dalai Lama.

Linda Darling-Hammond: Darling-Hammond is a Stanford University professor and launched the School Redesign Network, Stanford Educational Leadership Institute, and the Stanford Center for Opportunity Policy in Education.

If you are also in attendance, do stop by and say hello. We’ll have with us all our books for international schools and we’re expecting a lot of interest in the recently released Taking the MYP Forward.

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