36th COBIS Annual Conference


The 36th COBIS Annual Conference is for Heads, Governors, Proprietors and Senior Leaders from schools around the world including COBIS member and non-member schools. The theme for this year's conference is Transformations.


When: 6-8 May 2017
Where: InterContinental London O2, Greenwich


Programme and Speakers

Keynote speakers will include:

  • Professor Dame Alison Peacock, CEO, Chartered College of Teaching
  • Professor Ian Robertson, Chair in Psychology, Trinity College Dublin, and author of The Stress Test and The Winner Effect
  • Robert Senior, CEO Worldwide, Saatchi & Saatchi
  • Bill Sweeney, CEO, British Olympic Association

To download a copy of the provisional programme, please click here. To download a copy of the conference flyer, please click here.

The conference programme will explore a range of themes including:

  • Schools, leaders, teachers - transforming the lives of children and young people
  • How schools nurture talent and evolve ideas to create better learning opportunities and outcomes for students
  • Evolution of the international education sector - how the COBIS community, through working together, sharing ideas and best practice, can transform the direction of international education at local, national and international levels
  • Transformative initiatives and approaches - in the classroom and beyond
  • Sustainable leadership and teacher supply - developing staff and transforming leadership potential in schools
  • Transforming culture in schools to create centres of lifelong learning

Delegate Booking Information - Delegate booking is now open. Please click here for more information and booking forms.

Exhibitor Booking Information - Booking for the exhibition is now open. Please click here for more information about the exhibition and booking forms. To view a list of confirmed exhibitors, please click here.

Accommodation - The main conference hotel is the InterContinental London - The O2. Reduced rates have been negotiated for conference participants. Please click here for more information about hotel accommodation including costs and booking instructions.

Sponsorship Opportunities - Please click here to download a list of sponsorship opportunities. For more information, please email cpd@cobis.org.uk. COBIS reserves the right to cancel any sponsorship/advertising agreements at their discretion.

Shoulder Courses - COBIS will also be offering a number of additional courses before and after the conference.

To read the post-conference newsletter from the 2016 COBIS Annual Conference, please click here.

To view the conference programme from the 2016 COBIS Annual Conference, please click here.

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