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Frequently Asked Questions

Please see below for some frequently asked questions


Participants are responsible for making their own arrangements for accommodation during the duration of the conference.

There is a wide choice of accommodation available within easy reach of the conference venue (by an excellent transport system) offering a range of facilities and costs.

Please see the Geneva accommodation area of our website: 

Another good starting point is the tourist information site:


I need an attendance certificate, how do I get one?

Attendance certificates can be produced and distributed upon request after the conference. If you require a certificate, please get in touch with our administrator via email: 

I need a letter confirming I have registered for the conference, how do I get one?

We are able to issue letters to confirm that you plan to attend our conference as soon as registration has been completed. This includes making payment in full via credit or debit card, or bank transfer.  


I have asked for an invoice to pay my fee, when and how will I receive this?

Where participants select this option an invoice will be forwarded within 3 working days to the email address listed on the registration form, containing details on how to pay. Upon receipt of payment an Alliance for International Education receipt will be emailed.

I have paid by credit card, do I get a separate receipt?

No, If you pay by credit card Eventbrite will automatically issue you with a receipt (this is at the bottom of your order confirmation).

Is there a discount for group bookings?

We can offer a discount of GBP£25 per person for group bookings of 10 or more tickets. Please contact the AIE administrator for details

Is there a discount for booking early?

Yes, registrations and payments made before 31st May 2019 are at a discounted rate of GBP£450. Registrations and payments made after this will be GBP£500.

Can I get a refund if I need to cancel?

Cancellation up to 6th August 2019 will incur a 50% administration charge of the total payment. Any cancellation after 6th August 2019 will receive no refund.


Who will have my personal information and why?

Please see our Privacy Notice for information on the data we collect and why:

What happens to my personal information after I register?

The AIE use Eventbrite as our registration platform. After the completion of all aspects of the conference the data held by Eventbrite will be downloaded and contact details of participants will be added to the AIE contacts database. The conference will then be deleted from the Eventbrite system.

Can I delete my information after the conference, or if I cancel my place.

Yes of course. Please email our administrator,
Vicki Harte:


Who are the plenary speakers and how do I find out more about them?

The details of our keynote speakers are available on our website here:


Can I submit a proposal to lead a conference strand session?

Full details of how to submit a proposal can be found on our website:

Can I submit a proposal after the 31st July 2019 deadline?

In exceptional circumstances, it may be possible to have a proposal considered after the deadline. If you wish to have a proposal considered after 31st July 2019, please contact the AIE administrator via email:

What is a strand?

Strands are small groups of conference participants who, over the course of the conference, focus on specific areas related to the conference theme. Within these strands, participants who have had proposals accepted will give presentations (of up to 20 minutes) based on the accepted proposal, which are then followed by group discussion. Presentations are generally made individually, but may be made by small groups of 2 or 3 presenters.

We welcome proposals to present at the conference, which should be a summary of no more than 300 words of your planned presentation, including key questions to stimulate discussion.

Proposals should be submitted through the website:

I've submitted a proposal, but I have not heard if it has been successful.

Please contact the AIE administrator via email:

Do I need to be registered as a participant before I receive confirmation that my proposal has been successful?

Yes. Your proposal can be considered before you register and may be provisionally accepted. However, you must be fully registered as a conference participant before acceptance of the proposal will be formally confirmed and included in the conference programme


How do I register for the conference?

Please visit our website to register You can click to ‘Register now’. This will take you to the Eventbrite registration page where you will need to enter your details.


Where is the conference?

The conference will be hosted by The International School of Geneva, in the Centre des Arts. The address for the campus is:

La Grande Boissière campus

Route de Chêne 62

1208 Genève

is there parking on site?

No, there is no parking available on site. We strongly advise public transportation is used. Disabled participants should contact to discuss any particular needs.

How can I get to the La Grande Boissière campus on public transport?

Take Tram 12 (at Place Bel-Air, destination Moillesulaz), and stop at the 'Grange-Canal'

Please note- on Friday morning school will be in session, so it will be very busy around the school entrance. It is strongly advised you allow time for registration especially if arriving by taxi. 

How do I get to the conference venue from the airport?

On arrival at Geneva Airport you can collect a free ’80 minute travel ticket’ to allow free travel (using the airport train, bus, tram and Mouettes) to your accommodation. At the time of writing, the pick-up point for this ticket was in the luggage collection area.

How do I get around in Geneva?

At the time of writing the Geneva Tourist Board offer that, “when you stay in a hotel, a youth hostel or a campsite in the canton, you will receive a "Geneva Transport Card" free of charge. With this card, public transport in Geneva is free for the full duration of your stay.  This personal and non-transferable card will be given to you when you arrive at your accommodation. It permits unlimited travel on Geneva's public transport network” (


If you have a question not covered in this list of Frequently Asked Questions, please contact the AIE administrator