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IB Higher Education Symposium will gather admissions experts at Stanford University

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The IB Higher Education Symposium, to be held on 9-10 October 2013 at Stanford University, will bring together a global group of admissions professionals to address current research and trends in university admissions.

The symposium will open with a keynote speech by Sir Howard Newby, Vice-chancellor of the University of Liverpool, who will discuss globalization and student access. A summary of sessions and speakers can be found below.


Recognition opportunities, challenges and best practices

Andrew Arida, Director of Undergraduate Admissions
The University of British Columbia, Canada

Marina Tirado, Director of International Recruitment
IE University, Segovia, Spain

Ashley Rochman, college counselor
French International School, San Francisco

Marie Vivas, University Liaison Manager
International Baccalaureate, United States


The changing higher educational landscape & its impact on IB students

Sir Howard Newby, Vice-chancellor
The University of Liverpool, United Kingdom

Rick Shaw, Dean of Admissions
Stanford University, United States

Bob Berdahl, Former Interim President of the University of Oregon,
President of the University of Texas at Austin, Chancellor of the University of California, Berkeley and past President of the Association of American Universities


College readiness and assessment: insights from research

Dr. David Conley, Professor of Educational Policy and Leadership
University of Oregon, United states

Michael Dean, Head of Research,
International Baccalaureate, United States

Gareth Hegarty, Assessment Subject Group Head,
International Baccalaureate, United Kingdom


Recruitment tools and services from the IB

Paul Sanders, Head of Recognition
International Baccalaureate, United States

James Bock, VP of Admissions and Financial Aid,
Swarthmore College, United States


This event is of interest to deans and deans and assistant deans of admissions, college admissions officers, directors and associate directors of admissions, heads of admissions, vice presidents of admissions, vice presidents of enrollment management, and college counselors.

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