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35th COBIS Annual Conference 2016
Post Conference Newsletter
The Story Doesn't End Here... 

 

                                                            

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The 35th COBIS Annual Conference - Authentic Leadership: Inspirational Stories for Learning in British Schools Overseas - took place at InterContinental London - The O2, from 7-9 May 2016. The conference was our largest ever with more than 600 delegates, exhibitors, speakers and guests attending over the course of three days. Representatives from over 150 schools in more than 60 countries took part in a range of plenary sessions, seminars and social activities which enabled extensive networking opportunities.

The Conference, which was opened by CEO Colin Bell, started with an awe-inspiring talk from mountaineer, author and public speaker Joe Simpson who reminded delegates and exhibitors of the importance and value of perseverance. The Conference also featured keynotes from Professor Deborah Eyre, Curtis Jobling, Neil Strowger and Richard Addis as well as sessions which capitalised on the vast expertise in the global COBIS network. COBIS CREATE, the session where members gave short presentations about innovative practice in their schools, was particularly successful. As a consultative organisation, COBIS Chairman Trevor Rowell, fed back the ideas which arose during the inaugural COBIS Conversation sessions. 

Delegates also enjoyed several social activities and networking receptions, including the opening dinner which for the first time was held at The National Maritime Museum in Greenwich. The Conference also hosted the COBIS Young Scientist Film Awards where the worthy student winners of this year's awards were announced by Andrew Hanson from the National Physical Laboratory, alongside COBIS Honorary President, Sir Roger Fry.

Throughout the Conference, three eager students from Halcyon London International School were catching all the events on camera as part of the COBIS on Camera film project. COBIS is grateful to Eye for Business who worked with our students, providing them with what looked like a very fun crash-course in professional filming and editing.

COBIS would like to thank everyone who took part in this year's Annual Conference. Special thanks must go to Dawn Akyürek for her help in putting together an inspiring programme and of course to the COBIS Head Office Team who worked hard to deliver the conference.

The story doesn't end here..... so we look forward to seeing our members at next year's COBIS Annual Conference which will be held in London from 6-8 May, 2017.


Conference Programme and Presentations

To view an electronic copy of the conference programme, please click here. We would like to thank John Catt Educational Ltd for all their help in producing the programme.

A number of speakers and seminar leaders have kindly made their presentations available for download from the COBIS website. Please click here to access slides and handouts from the conference.


Conference Feedback

We are always looking for ways to improve the COBIS Annual Conference experience for all attendees, and we would be grateful if you could take a few minutes to complete an online form.

Delegates: Evaluation form
Exhibitors: Evaluation form 


Conference Films

Throughout the Conference, three eager students from Halcyon London International School were catching all the events on camera as part of the COBIS on Camera film project. COBIS is grateful to Eye for Business who worked with our students, providing them with what looked like a very fun crash-course in professional filming and editing.

Click here to watch the COBIS Annual Conference 2016 Student Film.

To launch the 35th COBIS Annual Conference, Eye For Business
also prepared a film with footage from COBIS schools worldwide.
Thank you to all schools and students
who submitted footage and participated in the COBIS on Camera - School Film 2016. 

Click here to watch the COBIS on Camera - School Film 2016.  
 


Click here for photos from the 2016 COBIS Annual Conference
         


Forthcoming CPD Events 2016/17

COBIS is pleased to announce an exciting programme of global CPD events for Teachers, Senior Leaders, Middle Leaders, Support Staff, Governors, Marketing, Development and Admissions Staff, Bursars, Business Managers and HR Staff, PAs and Secretaries, Students and PE Staff for 2016/17. We hope that you will join us at one of these forthcoming professional development events. Please see below for the list of events or click here to see the list on the COBIS website.

Autumn Term 

COBIS/King's Group Student Leadership Weekend
7 - 9 Oct 2016 - King's College Madrid, Spain

COBIS International Programme for Student Leadership
Autumn 2016 - British School Muscat, Sultanate of Oman

COBIS Conference for Early Years Staff
28-29 October 2016 - Byron College, Athens, Greece

COBIS/King's Group Professional Development Weekend
28-29 October 2016 - King's College Madrid, Spain

COBIS Conference for Bursars, Business Managers and HR Staff
Autumn 2016 - Location to be confirmed

Spring Term 

Leading British Overseas Schools
January 2017 - London, UK

COBIS Conference for PAs and Secretaries
24-25 February 2017 - British School of Brussels, Belgium

COBIS Medical Conference for Students
Spring 2017 - Doha College, Qatar

COBIS Conference for EAL Staff
Spring 2017 - British School of Bucharest, Romania

COBIS Conference for Trips and Fieldwork Leadership
17-18 March 2017 - British School in The Netherlands, The Hague, The Netherlands

COBIS/Karen Ardley Middle Leaders' Course
4-7 March 2017 - St. Catherine's School, Athens, Greece

COBIS/Karen Ardley Middle Leaders' Course
18-21 April 2017 - British International School of New York, USA

COBIS Wellbeing Conference
Spring 2017 - Dubai College, UAE

COBIS Conference for Marketing, Development and Admissions Staff
Spring 2017 - Location to be confirmed

COBIS/Youth Sport Trust PE and School Sport Conference
Spring 2017 - Coventry, UK

COBIS/Karen Ardley Middle Leaders' Course
Spring 2017 - Dubai English Speaking School, UAE

COBIS Conference for Creativity and Visual Arts
Spring 2017 - St George's British International School, Rome, Italy

Summer Term

36th COBIS Annual Conference
6-8 May 2017 - InterContinental London - The O2, UK

COBIS Child Protection and Safeguarding training
9 May 2017 - London, UK

COBIS/Karen Ardley Middle Leaders' Course
26-29 May 2017 - British International School of Stavanger, Norway

COBIS Child Protection and Safeguarding Conference for Newly Appointed School Staff Moving Overseas
Summer 2017 


Young Scientist Film Award Winners

On Sunday evening at the COBIS Annual Conference, NPL and COBIS hosted the Young Scientist Film Awards. To view the list of winners and view the films, click here.

A panel of judges from the National Physical Laboratory reviewed all the exciting experiments before making their decisions. 

COBIS would like to thank our generous partner, NPL, for coordinating the Awards and being key to the judging process. We would also like to thank TTS Group, one of our supporting members, for sponsoring this competition and providing the prizes.

                                                       



Thank You to our Generous Conference Sponsors

COBIS would like to give a big thank you to the following companies for their generous conference sponsorship. Their ongoing support and expertise is greatly appreciated.                                        

  •  BridgeU                                                       
  •  CEM                                                            
  • iSAMS                                                         
  • DoubleFirst                                                                    
  • Eye for Business                                         
  • WCBS International                                                  
  • TTS Group Ltd                                             
  • ManageBac                                                 
  • Gabbitas Education                                                                            
  • TES Global                                                    
  • Search Associates                                                      
  • SIMS International                                                    
  • insetcourses.com                                                      

  • College Board                                                    
  • John Catt Educational Ltd                                                                    
  • m2r Education                                                 
  • Relocate Global                                               
  • TIC Recruitment                                                  
  • GL Education                                                
  • Educare                                                           
  • BlueSky Education                                                                                             


36th COBIS Annual Conference 2017
6-8 May 2017
Intercontinental London - The O2  






Contact Us

If you have any comments or requests, please contact us. We'd love to hear from you.

Colin Bell, CEO - ceo@cobis.org.uk
Sakina Zafar, Academic Officer - academic@cobis.org.uk
Karim Dornaika, Data and Information Officer - updates@cobis.org.uk
Gurpreet Bansal, Admin Officer - admin@cobis.org.uk
Jamie Ralph, Communications and Membership Officer - members@cobis.org.uk
Stefan Constantine, International Marketing Intern - intern@cobis.org.uk
Catriona Lawless, Student Engagement Officer and PA to the CEO - pa@cobis.org.uk

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