Info-Email June 2015

Education Leadership Symposium 2015:

Abstracts of the sessions online – featuring 160 speakers – already 500 participants so far


For the German version see:


increase knowledge – exchange with experts – maintain relationships – establish contacts – pursue your own ideas


Dear colleagues and friends


So far, already 500 participants from around the world have registered to participate in the Education Leadership Symposium in Zug (September 2-4 2015). The Symposium will feature over 160 speakers.


The registration is possible for two more weeks till July, 7 at:

We offer a discount for participants who arrive from outside Switzerland.


NEW: International Participation Grants

We are happy to announce the availability of up to 20 international participation grants. These grants are available for people from low- and middle-income countries interested in attending the Symposium. They cover the registration fee as well as travel costs of up to 1000 CHF, depending on actual costs. The deadline for applications is July 10th.

For more information, please visit


If you want to bring a group of participants, get in touch with us about special rates and a school-visit program, as others already have done.


Information about the Program


Within the Plenary Program (Wednesday, September 2, and Friday, September 4), 14 experts for education from research, policy, school administration and school practice will give keynote speeches.

For more information, please visit


Within the Parallel Program (Thursday, September 3), there is the opportunity to immerse yourself in one of the 5 English- and 10 German-speaking thematic strands over four 90-minute sessions (workshops and presentations) or to switch between different thematic strands. The parallel program offers around 100 sessions with presentations, workshops and discussions.

For more information, please visit


In addition, there are special formats:

• Open Space to the topics Educational Excellence, Equality and Equity

• Thematic strands „Arts and Education“

• Forum „PERSONAL“

• Forum „profilQ – Professionalization through Quality Development in Schools”

• Workshop „Women in Leadership“

• Workshop ” Staff Appraisal“

• Workshop „explore-it – Learning Material for Technology, Natural Science and Innovation“

• Workshop „Innovations in Education with the Help of the Third Sector“

• Workshop „Professional Learning through Reflection promoted by Feedback and Coaching”

• Forum “Le@ds – Leading Education @ Democratic Schools“

You can find more information in the program.


Registered participants will receive information on how to sign in for the different events in mid-July.


During the pre-conference, the International Seminar (Tuesday, September 1, and Wednesday, September 2), school visits will take place: you have to choice of seven different schools.

For more information, please visit


We are looking forward to welcoming you in Zug.


All the best

Stephan Huber and the IBB-Team


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Some important direct links:


Plenary Program

Overview and Abstracts:


Parallel Program


Abstracts of the Presentations and Workshops:



Please note that we offer a discount for participants from outside Switzerland as a support for travel costs.




Pre-Conference: International Seminar


Conference Dinner: Tour de Zoug



Please note that special rates can only be offered for a limited time.


Zug and its Surrounding




Video-Trailer of the Symposium


Feedback of Participants


Former Symposia


Flyer of the Symposium