Sessions and Schedule



The Global Education Conference is free to attend. Register here


When you follow the links below and are then are on your time zone page, you will click on a session and it will give you detail for that session, including the link to join.

The keynotes will be held in the Zoom platform and you should be prompted for any individual computer/browser/mobile setup at the time. For those in low-bandwidth situations, there they keynotes will be simulcast in YouTube (links for which will be in the keynote calendar listings).

The regular sessions are being held in Blackboard Collaborate. All can be accessed live from any personal computer and most mobile devices (we're told on a Mac that Safari works best for accessing the links below). If you have not used Blackboard Collaborate before, you may be prompted to download the Collaborate "launcher" in order to enter the virtual room. The download time on this can vary, so try entering the following empty session room between now and the conference in order to go through this process: If you have any trouble, please review "First time user with Blackboard Collaborate Web Conferencing" at

Sessions can be attended using your mobile device. For Apple devices, go to For Android devices, go to

Please note: we know that this version of Blackboard Collaborate doesn't feel as modern as some other programs, and can take a little bit more work to get set up. However, it is unmatched for it's stability and accessibility for those in low-bandwidth areas--which is a must for a global conference. As well, it has sophisticated back-end functionality for allowing the creation and link-building for hundreds of sessions and  recordings. 


  1. Find your time zone. Click on the GMT link to the left of the cities listed.  IF YOU ARE IN A DAYLIGHT SAVINGS TIME you may need to pick another time zone to match your current time. Verify that you are on the right page by matching the current time clock at the top of the page to your local time. The calendar will display all sessions in your local time zone.
  2. Locate the session(s) you would like to attend.  Quickly locate a session by using Ctrl+F/Cmd+F to search the page.
  3. Click on the session title in the calendar to expand the event.
  4. Click on the session link to join the virtual room. Session links will be added the day before the conference.


Compare your time to Grenwich Mean Time (GMT) to determine your viewing time zone. The current GMT time and date are:


Click on the time zone link on the left to get to your schedule page.

US Hawaiian Standard Time, Honolulu
US Alaska Standard Time, Anchorage
US Pacific Standard Time, San Francisco, Seattle, Las Vegas, Los Angeles, Vancouver
US Mountain Standard Time, Denver, Phoenix, Salt Lake City, Calgary, Edmonton
US Central Standard Time, Houston, Minneapolis, New Orleans, Chicago, Montgomery, Winnipeg, Mexico City, Guatemala, San Salvador, Tegucigalpa, Mangua
US Eastern Standard Time, Indianapolis, Atlanta, Boston, Detroit, Columbus, Miami, Philadelphia, New York, Washington (DC), Toronto, Nassau, Ottawa, Montreal, Havana, Lima, Kingston, Bogata
GMT - 4:30
Santo Domingo, La Paz, San Juan, Halifax, Caracas
St. John's Time
Brazil Time, Brasilia, Sao Paulo, Rio de Janeiro, Santiago Daylight Time, Buenos Aires, Montevideo, Asuncion Daylight Time
GMT - 2
Cape Verde
Greenwich Mean Time, Reykjavik, Lisbon, Casablanca, Dublin, Accra, London
Madrid, Barcelona, Paris, Algiers, Lagos, Brussels, Amsterdam, Geneva, Zurich, Frankfurt, Oslo, Copenhagen, Rome, Berlin, Prague, Kinshasa, Zagreb, Vienna, Stockholm, Budapest, Belgrade, Warsaw
Cape Town, Sofia, Athens, Tallinn, Helsinki, Bucharest, Johannesburg, Istanbul, Kyiv, Harare, Cairo, Ankara, Jerusalem, Beirut, Khartoum
Moscow, Minsk, Amman, Nairobi, Addis Ababa, Dar es Salaam, Baghdad, Aden, Riyadh, Antananarivo, Kuwait City, Doha
Karachi, Tashkent, Islamabad, Lahore
Mumbai, New Delhi, Bangalore, Kolkata
Almaty, Dhaka
Bangkok, Hanoi, Jakarta
Kuala Lumpur, Singapore, Hong Kong, Perth, Beijing, Manila, Shanghai, Taipei
Seoul, Tokyo
Australia Central Daylight Time, Adelaide
Australia Eastern Daylight Time, Melbourne, Canberra, Sydney
New Zealand Daylight Time, Auckland, Suva Daylight Time


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