2016 IBPA Annual Conference

November 6-8, 2016 • Sheraton Hotel, New Orleans, LA

Getting to the Bottom of It

Bullying Prevention through Empathy and Kindness

International Bullying Prevention Conference • November 6-8, 2016 • Sheraton New Orleans Hotel, Louisiana, USA


2016 IBPA Conference attendees

(See you at the 2017 Conference!)


Those working with youth around the world gather at the International Bullying Prevention Association Annual Conference. This is the conference for dialogue, learning, and exploration of topics critical to schools, agencies, and individuals dedicated to bullying prevention. Conference workshops and TED-inspired sessions include practical, hands-on solutions and theoretical, research-based presentations.

A focus of this year’s conference will include the importance of adult-youth partnerships, which are critical to our collective efforts, with different student led sessions offered throughout the conference. The Board of IBPA is thrilled to have outstanding keynotes presented by Dr. Michele Borba and Dr. Sameer Hinduja. These national presenters and published authors will inspire you to continue with the great work you are doing.

There are a range of options for participation before, during and after the conference. Join the mailing list or register for the conference to receive regular updates about the conference in the months prior. Follow conference posts with #IBPA16 @IBPAworld on Twitter and like the International Bullying Prevention Association Facebook page. During the conference there are workshops, TED Talk inspired workshops and plenty of time for discussion and social events that offer networking opportunities.

2016 Keynote Presenters

Dr. Michele Borba

Michele Borba, Ed.D. is an internationally renowned educator, award-winning author, and parenting, child and bullying expert recognized for her solution-based strategies to strengthen children’s empathy and social-emotional intelligence and character, and reduce peer cruelty.

Dr. Sameer Hinduja

Dr. Sameer Hinduja is a Professor in the School of Criminology and Criminal Justice at Florida Atlantic University and Co-Director of the Cyberbullying Research Center. He is recognized internationally for his groundbreaking work on the subjects of cyberbullying and safe social networking.

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Annual Conference Snapshot

What goes on at our conferences?
This video will give you some idea, although it’s just a snapshot of the “big picture” that is the IBPA Annual Conference.

What Members are Saying...

IBPA is my go-to place for information on the latest in the field of bullying prevention. So many of my school contacts want additional information to enhance their work with students that's not only accurate but field-tested as well. I always send them to the IBPA website, where they'll find research, news, seminars, and details on their world-class conference.

Sue Black

Certified Bullying Prevention Trainer, Clemson University Institute on Family and Neighborhood Life, Illinois Arts Council Arts-in-Education Teaching, Artist, Storyteller

My effectiveness as a trainer and consultant in the field of bullying prevention is enhanced because IBPA provides me with connections, resources, and information. Whether I am reading the newsletter, perusing the web-site, attending the annual conference or participating in a webinar, my knowledge and understanding of the topics discussed are increased and I am energized to share and implement the information. I’ve established valuable connections with leaders in the field of bullying prevention that I can call on for advice and assistance. I would not be the trainer/consultant I am today without IBPA.

Dawn M. Jaeger

School Social Worker, AEA 267, Grinnell, IA

IBPA is an invaluable resource that allows me to learn from and network with nationally and internationally renowned experts specializing in evidence-based bullying prevention and the cultivation of empathy. How wonderful it is for me to be a member of an organization comprised of dedicated professionals whose mission is to empower kids and the adults in their world to create safer, more inclusive and caring school communities!

Trudy Ludwig

Children's Advocate & Bestselling Author of My Secret Bully and The Invisible Boy

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