The Round Square International Conference 2024: Blooming from the Past

Posted: 23 January 2024

The Round Square International Conference is an annual event run by, and for, students aged 16-18. It moves around the world with students from different schools hosting each time. Most recently, in September 2023, we came together at Brookhouse School in Nairobi, Kenya around the theme of “The New Africa”, considering the many ways in which Africa has evolved and is defining its position in the 21st Century.

In September 2024, we will be heading to Colombia in South America for the 56th Round Square International Conference, which will be hosted by Colegio Anglo Colombiano, Colegio Gran Bretaña, Colegio Los Nogales, Gimnasio Campestre, and The English School. This year’s Conference Theme, “Blooming from the Past”, is an invitation to explore how we can build a better future by starting from an understanding, and acceptance, of the past.

Our hosts say “It is with great enthusiasm that we extend an invitation to join us, and embark on a journey of learning and growth. By focusing on the theme of “Blooming from the Past,” we will encourage conference delegates to reflect on their roots, learn from the past, and channel those lessons into personal and collective growth. Colombia, with its rich history, vibrant culture, and breath taking landscapes, serves as the perfect backdrop for this journey.”

Each day promises a unique blend of activities that will celebrate the Round Square IDEALS, challenge students intellectually, foster camaraderie and ignite a passion for positive change. There will be keynote speakers, baraza breakout discussions, cultural activities and performances, a homestay experience, and a journey outside Bogota to Boyacá for adventure and community service experiences.

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