Each year our Expert Communities and Conference Programme Committee review the many session submissions we receive during our conference call for proposals. The 2018 call for proposals will open in October 2017. Watch this space for more information shortly. In the meantime, browse the confirmed activities for EAIE Seville 2017 in order to get a better picture of what to expect.

Conference theme: Facing outward

In today's changing and uncertain political landscape, Geneva makes for the ideal host of the 30th Annual EAIE Conference. Situated in a peaceful, neutralist country that has built strong ties with its neighbouring states without ever compromising its own position, Geneva has an extended history as a home for international diplomacy and collaboration. From the former League of Nations to the United Nations today, there are few places more suited for debating issues of global concern. This year’s theme invites us to face outward into the world, join forces with those who share our vision and engage with those who may have differing view. Way beyond the Palace of Nations, the city’s mountainous landscape reminds us to continue to aim for a brighter future.

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Call for 2018 proposals

Every year, we are looking for current and thought-provoking topics and speakers who can engage their audiences with quality-driven content in lively and informative discussions. The call for proposals for Geneva 2018 will open in October 2017. More information about the call, our main topics of interest and instructions on how to submit your proposal will follow soon. In the meantime, click on the different proposal types below to learn about each format.


Workshops are a training experience available to conference participants on Tuesday, at an additional fee. They should be highly interactive and provide networking opportunities.

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Sessions give participants a quick overview – 30 or 60 minutes – of a particular subject. As well as knowledge-sharing, sessions should offer enough room for discussion.

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Ignite© sessions

Ignite© sessions are a fast-paced first glance at different topics, intended to fire up discussions. Speakers have just five exciting minutes in which to present an idea.

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Poster sessions

Poster sessions combine graphic and text elements into a poster to display a specific topic. Presenters are allocated a 90-minute slot in which to discuss their work with participants.

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