Conferences and Networking

At International House, we truly believe in the power of ideas sharing and providing a space for you and your IH colleagues to discuss and learn together. Due to Covid19, our conferences have all moved online, but the core purpose remains the same. 

Directors’ Conference

This is for business owners, and is held face-to-face over 3 days, face-to-face. It's usually held in May, in a different country each year, hosted by a local school.

The conference gives an opportunity for directors of IH schools to meet, exchange views, debate developments in the industry and discuss future plans. 

It also includes the IH AGM, where important strategic decisions regarding the network are discussed and agreed.

Read about the 2020 IH Directors' Conference - Online >>

Read about the 2019 IH Directors' Conference in Catania >>

Read about the 2018 IH Directors' Conference in Sofia >>

Academic Managers and Trainers Conference

This is for Academic Managers and Trainers, and is a 3 day face-to-face conference. It usually takes place in January in London, Ross and Lewis from IH Portsmouth attended their first AMT Conference in 2020. Read their thoughts about it here.

The best experience I had after joining IHWO was being at the AMT conference in London. It was incredibly inspiring to listen to so many wonderful and extremely well informed teachers, DOSes and Teacher Trainers. I returned to my school with loads of new ideas to make the experience of being a student or a member of the staff of our school even more unique. 
Katarina Witt, IH Koln

Young Learners Conference

This conference allows Young Learner coordinators to share ideas and keep up to date with the educational and commercial aspects of running YL programmes. This is a face-to-face, 2 day conference, hosted in different locations around the network. For staff wanting to develop their professionalism and expertise, this is also a good opportunity to present a session. 

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Teachers Online Conference 

This online conference, with parallel sessions in both English and Modern languages, happens annually and is a great opportunity for teachers in IH schools to present and share expertise.

Live Online Workshops

From time-to-time throughout the year, we host online workshops, run by industry experts. In the past this has included a Wellbeing Season, Innovation Conference, Selling Online, and workshops in various modern languages for teachers in their respective field. 

Study Abroad Conference

IH Study Abroad schools welcome partner agents and industry experts to this innovative face-to-face conference. The inaugral conference took place in Sofia in 2018, and has grown from strength-to-strength since then.  

Being a World Organisation, we were pleased to spend the IH Study Abroad Conference with industry leaders – schools, agents and marketing specialists - from around the globe to focus on trends and changes that are affecting all parts of the international education industry
Tim Eckenfels, Director IH Sydney, IH Bondi and IH Darwin.