'Special’ IB World magazine dispels misconceptions

IB World Conference Special magazine advocates quality education for all

The latest IB World Conference Special magazine is filled with inspirational stories that challenge misconceptions that the IB’s (International Baccalaureate) education programmes are limited to private, fee-paying schools.

The cover feature shares the story of an IB World school in East LA, AKA the gang capital of the US. Semillas Community Schools has overcome multiple financial and safety challenges to provide a quality education to the local indigenous Mexican community. 

The magazine was distributed at the IB Global Conference, which took place 20th-23rd July. More than 1,000 IB educators gathered in Orlando and had the chance to collaborate with colleagues from North, Central and South America, and from all over the world, as well as listen to guest speakers and attend workshops.

The A5, 16-page magazine, which highlighted the conference’s theme: “inspiring communities”, also includes an interview with a former principal, who was first to introduce the IB programme to a public high school in the US, back in 1976. Keynote speakers shared the importance of access to education for all, too.

The issue received positive feedback from delegates and IB staff.

Haymarket Network has worked with the IB for over a decade, producing IB World magazine and online content. The first conference special was launched in Japan, in March this year.

Editor Sophie-Marie Odum has already begun preparing for the next conference special magazine, which will be distributed at the next Global Conference in The Hague, The Netherlands, in October.