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International Curriculum Conference 2023

1-3 November, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

Reimagining International Curriculum for Learners Today, Tomorrow and Beyond! 

Hosted by The British International School HCMC 

ICC23 Overview

Every year our International Curriculum Conference is a key focal point for our global community of schools. Inspiring content includes not just thought leading keynote speakers but also a wide range of school-led workshops delivered by classroom teachers sharing their practice and experience. With the incredible spotlights on and showcasing of learners, the International Curriculum Conference offers a unique level of enrichment, connection and learning for all.

Book your place

Our 2023 conference is running over three days with a Pre-Conference Day November 1 and main conference events November 2-3. It is an invaluable opportunity to connect with our global community of schools and to participate in:

  • Pre-Conference Learning Walks to schools located in Ho Chi Minh City

  • 20+ hours networking opportunities with over 150 participants

  • School-led workshops, round tables and case studies related to the International Curriculum

  • Keynote Presentations including learners

Conference Strands


Written Curriculum

Hear from our ICA team about the latest International Curriculum updates and participate in discussions related to underpinning theory, research and future plans.


Planned Curriculum

Hear from leaders about what influences the curriculum in your context. How do you develop policies that support the implementation of the International Curriculum? Has the International Curriculum inspired whole school initiatives? How do your school values and the International Curriculum improve learning?


Experienced Curriculum

Hear how you can bring the curriculum to life through a school led session that can inspire others. Find out how you can implement practices, processes and pedagogy that encourages learning everyday.


Evaluated Curriculum

Hear leaders and teachers present how they evaluate the impact of the curriculum. Are your students learning? How do we know they are learning? How do they engage with your lessons? How can you as leaders and teachers track learning success?

Location and Venue


ICC23 is hosted by British International School Ho Chi Minh. Celebrating 25 years since its foundation, BIS HCMC is the leading British school in Vietnam. It has three purpose-built campuses located in the vibrant Thao Dien area of Ho Chi Minh City. Home to more than 2,300 students from 55 countries, the school offers an all-round education that balances academic excellence with personal, social and emotional development and wellbeing.


Ho Chi Minh, lying on the Song Sai Gon (Saigon River), is the largest city in Vietnam. With modern skyscrapers rising above traditional pagodas and French colonial architecture, it is the economic heart of Vietnam and the main hub of the southern region.

ICC23 Schedule


1 November


2 November


3 November


Learning Walks to schools located in Ho Chi Minh City

Registration and Coffee

Arrival and Coffee

Opening Address and Performance

Keynote Presentation (3)

Keynote Presentation (1)

International Curriculum Workshop Session (3) - choice of curriculum specific and general IC workshops


Panel Discussion

International Curriculum Workshop Session (1) - choice of curriculum specific and general IC workshops


Keynote Presentation (2)

Lightning Keynotes

Case-Study Presentation

International Curriculum Workshop Session (2) - choice of curriculum specific and general IC workshops

International Curriculum Workshop Session (4) - choice of curriculum specific and general IC workshops

Lightning Keynotes

ICC23 Plenary

Closing Remarks

ICC23 Drinks Reception

ICC23 Dinner

ICC23 Conference close

Types Of Workshops

Travel Information

Visitors from the following countries may enter visa free and stay for the indicated number of days.


Brunei, Myanmar - 14 days Japan, South Korea (ROK) - 15 days

The Philippines - 21 days Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Singapore, Thailand - 30 days.


Belarus, Denmark, Italy, Finland, France, Germany, Norway, Russia, Spain, Sweden, The United Kingdom - 15 days.

To stay beyond this number of days, you may apply for a visa extension upon your arrival in Vietnam.

Visa Required

Simply apply online for your tourist E-visa, valid for 30 days. E-visa fee is USD 25, processing time is 3 working days.

You will receive your code by email to print your visa.

Got a question about the conference? We’re here to help.


If you are a Recognised, Accredited or Subscriber school you can save £150 and buy at our 2020 conference price. Register early!

Registration Pricing

Early Bird


Recognised and accredited schools



Subscriber schools



Non-subscriber schools



Book your place

Registration for ICC 2023 will open April 10, 2023 and close October 20, 2023.

Call out for Session Proposals:

We are looking for schools that deliver our International Curriculum to present and share their best learning with other subscriber schools at the conference linked to our theme: Reimagining International Curriculum for Learners Today, Tomorrow and Beyond!

If you would like to submit a Session Proposal, and for more information about our conference theme, please click on the link below. We are looking forward to hearing from you and reading your proposals. Deadline 19th May.

Submit your proposal


The ICA invites our industry partners to join us for the International Schools Conference 2023 November 1-3 in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam.

The conference is open to all schools across the world implementing the International Curriculum (IEYC, IPC, IMYC). Practitioners and Leadership teams make up the audience. We expect around 150 on-site delegates and another 50 accessing content virtually.

The event is being promoted directly to schools via social media and email and your branding can be included on all communications.

  • Top level sponsors have the option to position themselves as thought leaders through a Round Table session or to exclusively sponsor one of the Keynote sessions.

  • High visibility for all sponsors with logo placement in all promotional communications and opportunity for exhibition stand

  • Access to the delegate list.

  • Potential for arranging one to one meetings with delegates through our conference app.

  • Promote your brand through a video clip to be played during conference events.

Enquire now

Join us in Vietnam in November

International Curriculum Conference 2022

In partnership with EduSpark

October 2022 saw the delivery of our first virtual International Curriculum Conference and what a fantastic event it was. The numbers alone are staggering: a total of 132 sessions were delivered leading to an incredible 72,366 minutes of participant engagement. Sessions were broadcast over two days and across two time zones with participants accessing from across the globe.

Our six keynote presentations, including one led by learners, were thought provoking and inspiring. With follow up workshops exploring practical application of some aspects of the keynotes, we were able to engage in genuine theory into practice.

Partner organisations, including our sponsors, delivered interactive sessions focused on some of the most pressing issues facing our learners such as mental health and well-being, climate change, resilience and sustainability.

Across our three curriculum stages: IEYC, IPC and IMYC, our school-led workshops and ICA presentations covered a truly broad range of stimulating and galvanising content.

"It was truly an interactive and interesting experience"

"There was a wonderful dialogue shared with representatives of the schools around the world"

"I found the entire conference very helpful and informative"

"Literally hours of high quality, insightful and thoughtful learning conversations engaging colleagues across the world"

2022 Keynote Speakers

2022 Sponsors and Partners

International Curriculum Conference 2019

Hosted at Overseas Family School, Singapore and attended by over 130 delegates. 8 Learning Walks were available during the Pre-Conference Day visiting Singapore schools and the inclusion of a virtual learning walk from one of our Accredited schools in Malaysia.

2019 Keynotes