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IB World Student Conferences 2012 Segovia - IE University


July 2-6, 2012Segovia, Spain

IE University is teaming up with IB Organization, ICS, and The Hub Madrid, to provide you with a unique experience: the 2012 IB World Student Conference on Social Entrepreneurship. If you see opportunities where others only see empty buildings, unemployable people and unvalued resources, this is the conference for you.

The conference is open to any IB student who will be in Year 1 or Year 2 of his/her Diploma Program in the fall of 2012.

During the week of July 2 till 6, you will be working alongside other 300 IB students from around the world on creating a social entrepreneurship project. Through the process of design thinking, you will be able to combine your street smart with professional skill, your visionary insights with pragmatism, and your ethical fiber with strategic thrust.

The Design Thinking Methodology is an idea generating methodology, a protocol for solving problems and discovering new opportunities. By implementing the six steps of the Design Thinking Process, you will be forced to think out-of-the-box every step of the way, to use your imagination, to come up with innovative solutions, to overcome challenges and to seek opportunities.

Some product examples which have been created with this methodology include Apple Computer´s iPod, iPAd and iPhone or Herman Miller´s Aeron chair.

Social Entrepreneurs use the design thinking methodology to help them think out of the box about social and global issues.

Using this methodology, you will develop within a Global Action Team a grass-root social entrepreneurship project, centered on one of the following topics:

  • Culture
  • Ecology
  • Social Justice
  • Sports

Interact with other students and social entrepreneurs who share your concern about our society's most pressing problems and put an innovative battle plan into action.

The conference will be hosted in IE Universities' beautiful historic campus in Segovia, Spain. Housed in a 15th century convent, this perfect setting will inspire you in your quest for new ideas to achieve social change. You'll also be able to explore the surrounding areas, and enjoy and absorb all the history and culture that Spain has to offer.

The program combines interactive and motivational lectures by renowned social entrepreneurs with hands-on Global Action Teams sessions.

In addition, you'll have the opportunity to take part in cultural, social, and outdoor activities that will allow you to get to know your fellow participants better and learn from their experiences.

We believe you can make a difference in the world, engage globally through social entrepreneurship and start now!

Conference Details
Dates July 2-6, 2012
Titulo IE University Segovia campus. Segovia, Spain
Funding for students. (Deadline to apply April 16, 2012) Students who cannot attend for financial reasons can apply for funding.
IB educators Volunteer to be a chaperone or team leader.