Global Engagement through Social Entrepreneurship is the topic of the 2012 IB World Student Conference hosted by IE University, Spain.

This conference provides to IB Diploma Program students the opportunity to meet students and social entrepreneurs who share a concern about our society’s most pressing problems and want to design an innovative action plan to solve them.

IE University hosts this event in their beautiful historic campus, housed in a 15th century convent, the perfect setting to get inspired and come up with new ideas to achieve social change. Participants will also be able to explore the surrounding areas, and enjoy and absorb all the history and culture that Spain has to offer.

The program includes interactive lectures by renowned social entrepreneurs, as well as team meetings in which, through the process of design thinking, the teams will create an action plan to implement their ideas. In addition, IB Diploma students have the opportunity to take part in cultural, social, and outdoor activities that will allow them to get to know their fellow participants better and learn from their experiences.

Registration is now open on the IB website.