Call for Proposals: British Council’s Going Global 2021 Conference for tertiary education leaders.

Application Deadline: 15 January 2021 at 4pm (UK time).

The British Council will be hosting Going Global virtually in 2021.  From 15 – 17 June 2021 we invite you to explore the theme Reimagining International Higher Education for a post-pandemic world with international education leaders from around the globe.

Going Global 2021

As the uncertainty around the ongoing pandemic persists, we want to continue to offer a platform for higher education leaders to discuss the pressing issues facing the sector today without compromising the health and safety of our staff and delegates. Therefore we will be delivering a virtual conference in June 2021 which will offer all the same benefits as attending in person.

Our virtual platform will allow you to engage and connect with education leaders from around the world. You will be able to:

  • attend live events delivered by sector experts where you’ll hear about the latest knowledge and trends affecting the higher education sector;
  • get involved in participant-led interactive sessions where you can make your voice heard, and exchange knowledge and best practice;
  • network with other delegates and make mutually beneficial connections;
  • move in and out of conference sessions just like a face-to-face event;
  • visit expo booths, engage with our sponsors, and more.

British Council now invite you to submit a proposal that addresses the conference theme and sub-themes

British Council review all submissions to ensure that we maintain the highest quality and include the broad range of research, practice and policy which will be of interest to our conference audience. Each proposal will be reviewed by tertiary education experts prior to being presented to the Going Global Steering Committee who will decide on the content going forward into the virtual conference programme.

Please review the proposal guidelines  prior to developing your proposal in order to ensure that your proposal content meets our criteria.

There are four types of proposal which can be submitted. Please apply via the online submission forms available in the table below. Sample versions of the application forms are available in the Downloads section below. Please note these are for reference only.

If you have any questions regarding your proposal please contact the Going Global team .

Type of proposalDescriptionDeadline
Individual contributor Propose a response to the Going Global 2021 themes in order to be placed in one of the sessions as a presenter, panellist, table host, or chair. Proposals can be a maximum of 4,000 characters long.Friday 15 January 2021 – 4pm (UK time)
Full session Propose an innovative and interactive online and digital session with a diverse range of speakers from around the world. You will be asked to outline your proposal in line with the conference themes (4,000 characters max.) as well as the format of the session and activities which you would run (4,000 characters max.)Friday 15 January 2021 – 4pm (UK time)
Workshop Delivered entirely online, propose an innovative and interactive workshop session with relevant and applicable outputs for practical use. You will be asked to give an overview of the topic which will be covered in the workshop (4,000 characters max.), the expertise of facilitators in this subject area and in leading workshops (4,000 characters max.), and finally the suggested activities and format which you would use (4,000 characters max.)Friday 15 January 2021 – 4pm (UK time)
PosterThe content of each poster should relate to the conference themes. Propose a poster to be displayed online at the conference to discuss with delegates. Application for poster proposals opens on the 15 January 2021.Friday 26 February 2021

For More Information:

Visit the Official Webpage of the British Council’s Going Global 2021


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