About the Conference

iEARN (The International Education and Resource Network) is pleased to announce that the 2018 International Conference and Youth Summit will be hosted by iEARN-USA in Winchester, Virginia from July 8 - 14, 2018. The 2018 International Conference and Youth Summit coincides with the 30th Anniversary of iEARN, which started in 1988 with the first project collaborations between schools in New York and schools in Moscow. The iEARN annual conference is an important, in-person gathering to celebrate ongoing virtual work and has been hosted by a different country each year since 1994. 

The event will reinforce communications and develop partnerships between educators and youth locally, regionally, and globally, and will provide an opportunity for educators and youth to share successful classroom project examples and develop new collaborative project ideas. In addition to educator and youth led workshops, the event also features cultural excursions, culture nights, and keynotes by leaders working in the fields of global education and virtual exchange.

Conference Theme

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iEARN Conference and Youth Summit Venue

The host venue for the conference, John Handley High School is an endowed public school, is on the National Registrar of Historic Places, and was voted the "most beautiful public high school" in Virginia by Architectural Digest. The school grounds include a school theater, a full-sized football field and track, and classrooms equipped with internet connections and projectors. 

John Handley High School is located in Winchester, Virginia, 100 kilometers west of Washington, D.C.  John Handley High School teachers and students have been active iEARN participants for the past three years.

iEARN Conference Organizers

US Staff

International Conference Committee

Yasser Alaa Mobarak

iEARN Youth Representative

Hela Nafti

President of TEARN (iEARN Tunisia)

Kheira Mezough

Country Coordinator, iEARN Algeria

Almerinda Garibaldi

Country Coordinator, iEARN Brazil

Allan Kakinda

iEARN Executive Council Member, Uganda

Farah Shafi Kamal

Executive Director, iEARN Pakistan

Mourad Benali

Country Coordinator, MEARN (iEARN Morocco)