World and Leadership Conferences


2021 IAIE World eConference

Online & Worldwide!

Day 1: November 5th/6th, 2021
Day 2: November 12th/13th, 2021

Hosted by IAIE.


Register for the 2021 IAIE World eConference




Time Zone Help!

We know rocking different time zones to attend a global conference can be challenging. 

To make it easier for our members and attendees worldwide, we are listing the times in both Hong Kong time and in Eastern Standard!

  • Conference Day One will be Friday evening, November 5th in the USA; which is Saturday morning, November 6th in Hong Kong.
  • Conference Day Two will be Friday evening, November 12th in the USA; which is Saturday morning, November 13th in Hong Kong.

Use the accordion menus below to determine when the blocks will be held in your time zone. 

Contact us with any questions. We are here to help make this eConference a wonderful experience for you.

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Special Conference Pricing

Enjoy Your Member Discount
If you are a member of IAIE, you can access your membership discount for this year's conference by making sure you are logged in.

If you are not a member of IAIE, but would like to join and enjoy a $75 discount on the conference, Become a Member today!

 


Keynote Speakers - 2021





Dr. Jim Mahoney


A long time educator and entrepreneur, Jim Mahoney has dedicated his life to bettering educational opportunities for all students, serving as a superintendent, principal, and teacher, as well as an adjunct professor at several Ohio universities. In 2001, he joined Battelle for Kids as the organization’s first executive director.

Today, Jim serves as the founder of RedBrick Hill, LLC, an educational consulting organization, and as an executive in residence for Ohio University, Voinovich School. Jim has made presentations throughout the United States, Canada, Ireland, and China. He also co-authored the book, Data-Driven Decisions and School Leadership: Best Practices for School Improvement and has had several articles printed in state and national publications.


Dr. John Novak


Dr. John Novak is Professor Emeritus at Brock University, Ontario Canada. An invited speaker around the world, he has given keynote addresses from north of the Arctic Circle to the bottom of New Zealand. A former public-school teacher and three-time chair of his department, he is also past president of the Society of Professors of Education. His writings include more than a dozen books and monographs on Invitational Education, John Dewey, and Educational Leadership.


Dr. Tony Di Petta


Dr. Tony Di Petta is a career educator with more than twenty-five years designing and working with technology-based education systems in business, industry, and higher education. He has worked as Coordinator of Training for the Education Network of Ontario and as a moderator for the NODE distance education network. He is an Associate Professor and Director of the Continuing Teacher Education program at Brock University.


Dr. Rahul Kumar


Dr. Rahul Kumar is an Assistant Professor at Brock University, Ontario Canada. He has a background in computing management and infrastructure. His academic work involves educational administration, leadership, and policy in the post-secondary sector and focuses on international issues. He has led educational workshops in schools in Canada, Germany, and India.

Conference Day 1

Friday, November 5 (USA) and Saturday, November 6, 2021 (Hong Kong)

KEYNOTE: A Strengths Based Approach to Invitational Education

What better approach to invite students and educators to know, understand, and develop their talents and strengths to improve performance, well-being, and quality of life? Invitational Education links naturally to one’s strengths and together they create a powerful recipe for connection, encouragement, and personal growth. Both call on us to look for “what’s strong, not what’s wrong."

Jim Mahoney, Presenter

Schedule - Day 1 - November 5 (USA) & November 6 (HK)

  • Welcome & Announcements
  • Keynote Speaker: Dr. Jim Mahoney (w/10 minutes of Q&A)
  • Award Presentation (Video)
  • Virtual School Visit (USA)
  • Virtual School Visit (HK)
  • Breakout Sessions (You Will Select one of four)
  • Back to Main Room (feedback from participants)

Breakout Sessions - Day 1

Section A: Enriching Inviting Schools with Brain-Based Strategies
Led by: Joan Fretz

This session will introduce Dr. Dan Siegel’s approach to teaching, leading and parenting by exploring Interpersonal Neurobiology – the science of the mind and relationships.
Learn brain-based strategies that align with and embrace Invitational Education, such as:
  • Teaching adults and children about how our minds interprets our experiences and influences our choice of behaviors
  • exploring what happens to us when our mind interprets experiences as threats, and how to calm the mind before choosing a response
  • learning how to become aware of our own feelings and triggers when encountering challenging situations as teachers and leaders

Ideal audience: Beginning and experienced school leaders and teachers
Section B: IE Award-Winning Schools Sharing Session
Featuring: PLK Won Wing Shu PS and HHCKLA Buddhist Chan Shi Wan Primary School

Meet with and hear from award winning I.E. schools. They will be discussing initiatives they have implemented and lessons they have learned along the way.

Ideal audience: Beginning and experienced school leaders and teachers
Section C: IE Award-Winning Schools Sharing Session
Featuring: The Education University of Hong Kong Jockey Club Primary School and Taoist Ching Chung Primary School (Wu King Estate)

Meet with and hear from award winning I.E. schools. They will be discussing initiatives they have implemented and lessons they have learned along the way.

Ideal audience: Beginning and experienced school leaders and teachers
Section D: IE Award Winning Schools Sharing Session
Featuring: The Salvation Army Shek Wu School and Macau Baptist College

Meet with and hear from award winning I.E. schools. They will be discussing initiatives they have implemented and lessons they have learned along the way.

Ideal audience: Beginning and experienced school leaders and teachers

What Time Will You Attend Day One?

We want to make it easy for attendees from both sides of the globe to attend, so we include a starting and ending time (based on different time zones in the USA and in HK/Mainland China) below to make it easy for you to know when the day will begin and end in your time zone. Check your time zone below to add the conference to your calendar.

 

Day One - Morning in HK/China (PM in USA)

Hong Kong/Mainland China
Day 1
Saturday - November 6th, 2021:
9:00 am - 12:00 pm
USA - Eastern Time
Day 1
Friday - November 5th, 2021:
9:00 pm - 12:00 am
USA - Central Time
Day 1
Friday - November 5th, 2021:
8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
USA - Mountain Time
Day 1
Friday - November 5th, 2021:
7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
USA - Pacific Time
Day 1
Friday - November 5th, 2021:
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
 

Conference Day 2

Friday, November 12 and Saturday, November 13, 2021

KEYNOTE: Flourishing with Invitational Education: Ready, Set, S.W.I.N.G.!

Using lessons learned from the pandemic, Invitational Education is needed now more than ever for learning, leading, and living in flourishing ways. Moving beyond getting ready with the three foundations, and getting set with the I-CORT stance, it is time to get into the S.W.I.N.G. of positive possibilities with Sincerity, Wisdom, Ingenuity, Negotiation, and Glee. Remember, "it don't mean a thing if you don't take that S.W.I.N.G!"

Dr. John Novak, Dr. Tony DiPetta & Dr. Rahul Kumar, Presenters

Schedule - Day 2 - November 12 (USA) & November 13 (HK)

  • Welcome & Announcements
  • Keynote Speakers: Dr. John Novak, Dr. Tony Di Petta and Dr. Rahul Kumar (w/10 minutes of Q&A)
  • Award Presentation (Video)
  • Virtual School Visit (USA)
  • Virtual School Visit (HK)
  • Breakout Sessions (You Will Select one of four)
  • Back to Main Room (feedback from participants)

Breakout Sessions - Day 2

Section A: Successful Invitational Education Initiatives
Led by: Dr. Peter Wong & Ken Wright

IE schools work hard to be considered Invitational Schools. This workshop will present an analysis of data collected for vetting purposes for 23 schools making application for the 2021 Inviting School Award or the 2021 Fidelity School Award. All these schools were approved to receive the award. It is fair to consider all these schools as high achieving schools in the implementation of Invitational Education.

The presenters have analyzed the data collected and will explain how this data defines Invitational Schools. This presentation will be focused on defining the essence of a successful school Invitational program.

Desired learning outcomes:
  • Participants will understand better how to use practical solving techniques and Invitational Education together
  • Participants will understand better the value of using data when designing an Invitational Education program
  • Participants will learn how to focus on taking their school to the next level


Ideal audience: Beginning and experienced school leaders and teachers
Section B: IE Award-Winning Schools Sharing Session
Led by: Dr. Chan Chi Hang

Every school is facing an unprecedented shock under COVID-19. This seminar airs to share how we help stakeholders adapting to the “new normal” by using the framework of the 5Ps (people, places, processes, policies and programs).

Desired learning outcomes:
  • Teachers who attend this seminar will understand the needs of stakeholders in schools during COVID-19
  • Teachers who attend this seminar will understand how to cater the needs of stakeholders under the framework of the 5Ps
  • Teachers who attend this seminar will understand challenges and solutions when implementing IE


Ideal audience: Beginning and experienced teachers
Section C: IE Award-Winning Schools Sharing Session
Featuring: AD & FD POHL Leung Sing Tak School and Po Leung Kuk HKTA Yuen Yuen Primary School

Meet with and hear from award winning I.E. schools. They will be discussing initiatives they have implemented and lessons they have learned along the way.

Ideal audience: Beginning and experienced school leaders and teachers
Section D: IE Award Winning Schools Sharing Session
Featuring: Anchors Kindergarten & International Nursery Lok Sin Tong Cheung Yip Mou Ching Kindergarten

Meet with and hear from award winning I.E. schools. They will be discussing initiatives they have implemented and lessons they have learned along the way.

Ideal audience: Beginning and experienced school leaders and teachers

What Time Will You Attend Day Two?

We want to make it easy for attendees from both sides of the globe to attend, so we include a starting and ending time (based on different time zones in the USA and in HK/Mainland China) below to make it easy for you to know when the day will begin and end in your time zone. Check your time zone below to add the conference to your calendar.

 

Day 2 - Morning in HK/China (PM in USA)

Hong Kong/Mainland China
Day 2
Saturday - November 13th, 2021:
9:00 am - 12:00 pm
USA - Eastern Time
Day 2
Friday - November 12th, 2021:
8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
USA - Central Time
Day 2
Friday - November 12th, 2021:
7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
USA - Mountain Time
Day 2
Friday - November 12th, 2021:
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
USA - Pacific Time
Day 2
Friday - November 12th, 2021:
5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
 


Past IAIE Conferences




  • 2020

    Planned IAIE World Conference cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic
  • 2019

    IAIE World Conference - Columbus Ohio - directed by the IAIE Ohio Chapter - (See Photos!)
  • 2018

    IAIE World Conference - Georgetown, Kentucky - directed by Kathy Fields
  • 2017

    IAIE World Conference - Carlsbad, New Mexico - directed by Carlsbad Chamber of Commerce and Kim Arrington
  • 2016

    IAIE World Conference - Lexington, Kentucky - directed by Angela Miller and Jeff Castle
  • 2015

    IAIE World Conference - Long Island, New York - directed by Carol Brown and Michelle Levy
  • 2014

    IAIE World Conference - Nashville, Tennessee – directed by Jane Allison
  • 2013

    IAIE World Conference – Orlando, Florida – directed by Charles English
  • 2012

    2012 IAIE World Conference – Hong Kong, China – directed by Stephen Chu
  • 2011

    IAIE World Conference – Richmond, Kentucky – directed by Jack Herlihy
  • 2010

    IAIE World Conference – Columbus, Ohio – directed by Barb Hansen
  • 2009

    IAIE World Conference – Rochester, New York – directed by Mary Connery
  • 2008

    2006 IAIE World Conference – Asheville, North Carolina – directed by Debbie Harmon
  • 2007

    IAIE World Conference – Georgetown, Kentucky - directed by Dallas Blankenship
  • 2006

    IAIE World Conference – Asheville, North Carolina – directed by Debbie Harmon
  • 2005

    IAIE World Conference – Hong Kong, China – directed by Clio Chan
  • 2004

    IAIE World Conference – Atlanta, Georgia – directed by Charlotte Reed
  • 2003

    IAIE Leadership Institute – Cloudcroft, New Mexico – directed by Kate Asbill
  • 2002

    IAIE World Conference - Kennesaw GA - directed by Betty Siegel
  • 2001

    IAIE World Conference - Omaha, Nebraska - directed by Kent Mann
  • 2000

    IAIE World Conference – Greensboro, NC - directed by Jeannette Gain
  • 1999

    IAIE World Conference - Ottawa, Canada – directed by Harvey Smith
  • 1998

    IAIE World Conference - Lexington, Kentucky – directed by Sue Bowen
  • 1997

    IAIE World Conference - Virginia Beach, Virginia – directed by Jerry DeViney
  • 1996

    IAIE World Conference - Virginia Beach, Virginia – directed by Jerry DeViney
  • 1991

    IAIE World Conference- Baltimore, Maryland - directed by Don McBrien
  • 1990

    IAIE World Conference - Orlando, Florida - directed by Bettie P. Spratt
  • 1988

    IAIE World Conference - Niagara-on-the-Lake, Canada – directed by John Novak
  • 1987

    IAIE World Conference – Toronto, Canada – directed by Dean Fink
  • 1986

    Graylyn Leadership Conference, Wake Forest University - directed by Don Russell
  • 1985

    IAIE World Conference – Greensboro, North Carolina – directed by Dr. William Purkey
  • 1984

    IAIE World Conference - Kennesaw, Georgia - directed by Betty Siegel
  • 1982

    FIRST IAIE World Conference at Lehigh University, Bethlehem, PA - directed by Bill Stafford

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