Global competence is essential for navigating and succeeding in today’s interconnected world.

Together with hundreds of experts at the 2019 AFS Global Conference, we’ll define what global competence in practice really means—and how we educate for it.

Submit your proposal now to be part of powerful conversations, breakthrough insights and networking across sectors!

We look forward to welcoming you in Montreal.

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Submit your session proposal

The Call for Proposals will open from 30 January to 15 April.

Proposal guidelines

Preliminary Agenda


Who should attend

Whether you are in a classroom, a boardroom or an assembly hall, we must work together to find common ground to integrate global competence into formal, non-formal and informal education for learners of all ages.

Educators & Students

Teachers and academics as well as experts in global competence education, non-formal learning, and international education


Youth and NGOs

Community organizations and young leaders



Government representatives, international governing bodies and diplomats

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Business leaders, social entrepreneurs, foundation donors and impact investors



Media representatives and influencers


Faith Representatives

Faith leaders and interfaith organizations

Global competence

is essential for 21st century schools, workplaces and societies. In our interconnected world, people must know how to learn, work, communicate and live together across differences. To do this, we must work together to define innovative and sustainable practices that lead to global competence.

2018 AFS Global Conference

Global Competence: Our Future, Our Responsibility (Budapest, Hungary | 26-28 September 2018)