Call for Proposals

World Trade and Convention Centre
Halifax, Nova Scotia
November 19-22, 2017


Pathways in International Education: Charting the Course

This year’s theme, Pathways in International Education: Charting the Course, looks at the mechanisms that enable collaboration and opportunities in international education. The term ‘Pathways’ can be interpreted in many ways: the student path from K-12 to post-secondary education; the path for students arriving to and departing from Canada for study; opportunities after language studies; the transition to the workforce; and possibly permanent residency. Pathways may be formal or informal, direct or indirect and lead in multiple directions, connecting diverse members of the learning community. Whether it is an international school, language school, school board, college, university, organization, industry partner, or government, there are many players that work together to enable these education and transition opportunities.

Ultimately, the success of pathways rests on the collaborative efforts of those involved to work together to identify and strengthen those pathways to create opportunities in international education. At CBIE’s 51st Annual Conference we will work together to ensure that the necessary tools are available to chart the various courses in international education.


Please read the complete Call for Proposals guide thoroughly before developing and submitting a session proposal.
Call for Proposals Guide – PDF

2 + 2 + 2

Each individual may submit a maximum of two (2) proposals as a main presenter.

A maximum of two (2) presentations per speaker will be allowed.

Sessions must include at least two (2) presenters.

  • Each concurrent session will be one (1) hour in length
  • Sessions must contribute to the theme Pathways in International Education: Charting the Course.
  • Sessions organized jointly with an international partner are particularly welcome.
  • Proposals for bilingual presentations are strongly encouraged.
  • Various delivery and presentation models are encouraged within the time and facilities provided.
  • Presenters’ names, titles, and organizations will be used to promote the session.
  • Submitting authors certify that all co-authors have reviewed the proposal and agree to participate if accepted.

For the complete Call for Proposals 2017 Guide, download the PDF.

Call for Proposals Guide – PDF

Online Submission

All proposals must be submitted electronically by completing the online submission form.
Ensure that your proposal is fully prepared before copying it to the online submission site.
Deadline to submit is April 13, 2017 at 11:59 p.m. EDT.

Proposal Review and Acceptance

After the deadline of April 13, 2017, CBIE’s Conference Selection Committee, which is made up of CBIE Conference Advisory Committee and CBIE Member Relations Committee members, as well as CBIE staff, will review and score the proposals based on pre-determined criteria.

Proposals that best meet the criteria, and contribute to a balanced and comprehensive Conference program, will be selected.

Submitters will be notified of proposal selection by Friday, May 12, 2017.

  • Proposal submitters may be contacted to refine their proposals.
  • CBIE reserves the right to combine themed presentations in a group session when appropriate.
  • Session titles and descriptions may be edited by CBIE.
  • All communications will be sent to the session organizer.
  • For accepted proposals, information provided in the online submission will be used in the program.

Important Dates

FEB 24

Online submission opens

APR 13

Deadline to submit proposals
(11:59 p.m. EDT)

MAY 12

Notification of proposal selection


For questions about proposal submissions, please contact: conference-congrè