Hosting a Conference

Round Square Member schools are encouraged to not only attend conferences and events but to host them as well.

This is a great opportunity to raise the profile of your school and country and to offer your students an immersive leadership challenge. Organising a conference or event unites your entire school community and raises moral and pride both within the school and beyond.

With delegates attending from around the globe to experience unique experiences they become advocates for the theme chosen by your school.

Types of events:

The Round Square International Conference

The Round Square International Conference (RSIC) is the key event occurring every year between mid September and mid October where a delegation from all Round Square Schools are invited. This conference is typically 6-7 days long, for students aged 16 to 18 years and open to the whole network. Every year the RSIC is hosted by a different Round Square region, on rotation. Any school wanting to be considered for hosting the RSIC must contact Round Square directly.

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Round Square Global Conferences

Round Square coordinates an annual calendar of 15-20 Conferences hosted by RS Schools around the world. These Conferences cater for a variety of age ranges with a mixture of events typically held for students aged 11-12 years, 12-14 years, 14-16 years and 16 to 18 years. Participation is open to all RS Schools with priority registration for those schools within the same geographic region in which the conference is being held. RS Conferences typically run for 4-6 days and with themes connected to one or more of the RS IDEALS.

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Round Square Virtual Conferences

During the first 6 months of 2021 Round Square is inviting schools to host a RS Virtual Conference in an online environment. RS Virtual Conferences are student-led online events that address a theme related to one of the RS IDEALS. They typically take place over a half-day or three-hour time period and include one or more keynote speaker(s), Q&A, Baraza breakout discussions and student presentations. RS Virtual Conferences involve students in preparatory and post-conference work and may include a follow-up conference call in which delegates reconnect to share their final conference project work.

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