Building New Bridges Together 2022

Ethics and Values at the Heart of Quality Education

About this event

This conference seeks to advance the discussion around the key Sustainable Development Goal 4 on quality education, with a particular focus on ensuring inclusive and equitable quality education and promoting lifelong learning opportunities for all.

Mindful of the transitional pandemic state of affairs, still impinging on the mobility of many institutions and individuals worldwide, the conference will be conducted as mainly a physical event. However, the plenary sessions will be live streamed through our YouTube channel.

We welcome you to join us at the Globethics.net head office in Geneva, Switzerland.

At the core of the public event days of this conference, on 17 and 19 October 2022, there will be a sustained engagement with and between leading scholars, practitioners, and educational policymakers on three vital strategic dimensions of the thematic proposition:

  • Being in Community

  • Being in Relation

  • Being in Dialogue

Vous trouverez des informations sur la conférence en français ici.

When17-19 October 2022
WhereOnsite & Live-Streamed
Ecumenical Center
Rte des Morillons 1
1218 Le Grand-Saconnex
Switzerland
WhatInternational Conference
Language English

An intercultural conversation on ethics and education

Take part in a global, intercultural exchange on the nexus of education (specifically higher education) and ethics and values.

Public Event

17 October 2022, 08:00-18:00 CET

Being in Community – Ethics, and Values for the Societies We Want

A half-day conference with a plenary session followed by the first thematic workshops.  Focusing on the locations, conditions, and structures of education, the participants will investigate the manner in which ethics and values can support educational practices that lead to processes of consciousness about and transformation of an increasingly complex, diverse, and uncertain world.

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Constituency Event

18 October 2022, 08:00-18:00 CET

Being in Relation – Ethics and Values for an Inclusive Quality Education

Globethics.net Consortium and Pool of Experts members, among partners and regional representatives, are called to come together to share learning and cultural diversity to reply to questions such as how do we want to live together?

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Public Event

19 October 2022, 08:00-18:00 CET

Being in Dialogue – Ethics and Values for Shaping Quality Education

To end these three days of international conference, and celebrate Global Ethics Day 2022, this day will be focused on lifting up questions surrounding the methodology of education and its role in shaping the future.

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Overview Programme Highlights

  • Pre-Conference Engagement: Story competition and Open Paper Forum
    As a warm-up for #BNBT2022, we are launching a story competition on "Global Faces of Quality Ethics Education - Shaping the Future of Our World" and an open forum paper.

    Participate by sending your visual, video, or paper for a chance to win the Globethics.net Future Education Award
  • Conference Day 1: 17 October 2022 – Public Event
    Pre-conference paper forum with mini-lectures and poster sessions – Exhibition space – Networking lounges – Youth forum –  Opening ceremony – Keynote speech – Youth response – Thematic workshops with mini-lectures-cum-discussions – Press and social media corner
  • Conference Day 2: 18 October 2022 – Constituency Event
    Constituency meetings – Thematic workshops with mini-lectures-cum-discussions – Networking lounges – Photo session – Celebratory dinner
  • Conference Day 3: 19 October 2022 – Public Event
    Global Ethics Day – Thematic breakfast conversation and Living Letter Ethics and Education Campaign with ICDE – Panel discussion and thematic workshops with mini-lectures-cum-discussions – Globethics.net Future Education Award – Future Education communiqué – Discerning the way ahead together – Closing ceremony

Learning to live in a common world: A three-dimensional ethical perspective

Discuss with your peers the insight that ethics and values offer the qualitative contours of an education that is understood as a continuous and purposeful learning process.

Participants are invited to take part in the plenary sessions (which will also be live streamed) and to go deeper by participating in the different onsite workshops available each day.

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Being in Community – Ethics, and Values for the Societies We Want

This focus area pays attention to the locations, conditions, and structures of education, and investigates the manner in which ethics and values can support educational practices that lead to processes of consciousness about and transformation of an increasingly complex, diverse, and uncertain world. 

Onsite workshops offered:

  • Workshop 1: Higher Education and Internationalisation
  • Workshop 2: Ethics and Transformative Quality Education
  • Workshop 3: Values for Learning – Learning for Values: Higher Education and Learning Societies

Being in Relation – Ethics, and Values through Educational Collaboration for the Common Good

How do we want to live together? How can relational ethics foster attitudes of responsibility for future generations? How does education have to be practiced to assist values-driven societal participation and environmental stewardship?

This focus area is dedicated to the ethical underpinnings and shared values of a quality education marked by different approaches to learning amidst and with diversity for purposes beyond oneself. 

Onsite workshops offered:

  • Workshop 1: Values for Quality Education - Values for Living Together: Global Citizenship Education
  • Workshop 2: Values in Quality Education with and for Marginalised Groups
  • Workshop 3: Bridging the Digital Gap: Ethics and Values for Inclusion  
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Being in Dialogue – Ethics, and Values for Shaping Quality Education

Recent research in higher education, and in particular with regard to open and flexible distant learning, has shown the critical role of values and ethical principles in reimagining learning in a complex world.

This focus area endeavors to lift up questions surrounding the methodology of education and its role in shaping the future. 

Onsite workshops offered: 

  • Workshop 1: Co-creation of knowledge and research for sustainable futures
  • Workshop 2: Global Compact on Education: Which leadership for the future?
  • Workshop 3: Transforming the futures of higher education

Youth Forum: the voices of a sustainable future

Globethics.net is committed to supporting and encouraging the next generation of ethicists and educators and invites students, researchers, faculty members of all disciplines, teachers, course designers, and practitioners in the age range of 18 to 30 years to participate in the conference and to play an active role in raising their voices on ethics and values at the heart of quality education.

Participate in the Pre-Conference Engagement and Story Competition and opt for the Best Youth contribution on the Youth Future Education Award

In addition, a youth delegate will be invited to offer a contribution to the opening ceremony.

A forum for exchange, networking, support and to make your voice heard, join the #BNBT2022 Youth Forum on 17 October 2022

You make this conference

Pre-Conference Engagement: Story Competition and Open Forum Paper

We are calling for videos, visuals and papers, and invite all conference participants to engage with the conference theme and submit your contributions.

A virtual story gallery will be displayed during the three-day Conference on "Global Faces of Quality Ethics Education - Shaping the Future of Our World" with all the story-bytes we received from the Story Competition.

Mini-lectures, posters and academic papers will be shared during the Open Paper Forum on the first day, 17 October 2022 from 9:30-10:30, and included on the Globethics.net Journal of Ethics in Higher Education.

The best stories and papers will win Globethics.net Future Education Awards.

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Story-bytes

Submit a short audiovisual story focusing on an ethical aspect of an existing quality higher education programme (e.g. on an ethics curriculum, a particular values-based learning methodology, an ethics education project, also with public-private partners, etc.) in all parts of the world.

  • Formats: video clip, videoconference recording or mobile phone video clip
  • File formats: .m4a; .wmv or .gif
  • Duration: maximum 5 minutes
  • Deadline: 26-30 September 2022
  • Submissions to conference@globethics.net.

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Open Paper Forum: Mini-lectures, posters or papers

Choose one of the three thematic foci and send us a mini-lecture or an academic poster. For participants attending the conference in Geneva, these will be presented in person. For those who cannot attend physically, there is an opportunity to send your mini-lecture in video format to be screened at the event. Contact the conference team for more details.

  • Mini-lecture duration: maximum 5 minutes
  • Paper format: .pdf
  • Poster format: .pdf, .png, .jpg
  • Deadline: 7 October 2022
  • Submissions to conference@globethics.net.

Workshop papers

If you are attending an onsite workshop, you can submit a paper for any of the three thematic tracks. Note that submitting a paper for the workshops requires attending the conference in person.

A maximum number of five papers (including the invited contributions) per workshop are foreseen.

  • Workshop paper duration: 6 minutes maximum
  • Abstract: 300 words, submission 31 August 2022
  • Final workshop paper submission: 7 October 2022
  • Submissions to conference@globethics.net
  • Languages: English. Spanish and French are welcome. If you would like to submit in a language other than English, please communicate this to the conference office at conference@globethics.net before 15 September 2022.

The conference team selects workshop papers, allocates them to the most appropriate workshops, and informs the contributors accordingly. The conference team reserves the right to make editorial and thematic focus recommendations, as well as the right to reject abstracts and papers at any stage prior to the conference.

If you wish to contribute to the conference but cannot attend in person, please consider submitting a story-byte or mini-lecture for publication after the event.

Globethics.net Future Education Awards

A conference jury will select the best contributions for various categories of Globethics.net Future Education Awards that will be conferred during the conference on 19 October 2022.

  • Best Story-byte
  • Best Youth Contribution (audio-visual story or paper)
  • Best Mini-lecture
  • Institution with the most innovative ethics education approach

Call for Volunteers

We are calling for motivated and dynamic volunteers to be a part of the success of the BNBT 2022 International Conference as as rapporteurs (reporter/note taker); event assistants (logistics), and communication assistants.

Learn more about what each role entails and how you can get involved on the Call for Volunteers here.

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Any questions?

If your question is not listed below, please send us an e-mail at conference@globethics.net. We will be happy to assist you.

Building New Bridges Together 2022
Ethics and Values at the Heart of Quality Education
Register

Public Event
17 October 2022, 08:00-18:00 CET
Being in Community – Ethics, and Values for the Societies We Want
more information

Constituency Event
18 October 2022, 08:00-18:00 CET
Being in Relation – Ethics and Values for an Inclusive Quality Education
more information

Public Event
19 October 2022, 08:00-18:00 CET
Being in Dialogue – Ethics and Values for Shaping Quality Education
more information

Onsite:
Ecumenical Center
Rte des Morillons 1
1218 Le Grand-Saconnex
Switzerland

Online:
The online version of the Conference will comprise of a lighter programme of live-streamed plenary sessions on our YouTube channel.

Pre-Conference Engagement: Story competition and Open Paper Forum

As a warm-up for #BNBT2022, we are launching a story competition on "Global Faces of Quality Ethics Education - Shaping the Future of Our World" and an open forum paper.

Participate by sending your visual, video, or paper for a chance to win the Globethics.net Future Education Award.

Conference Day 1: 17 October 2022 – Public Event

Pre-conference paper forum with mini-lectures and poster sessions – Exhibition space – Networking lounges – Youth forum – Opening ceremony – Keynote speech – Youth response – Thematic workshops with mini-lectures-cum-discussions – Press and social media corner

Conference Day 2: 18 October 2022 – Constituency Event

Thematic breakfast conversation – Constituency meetings – Thematic workshops with mini-lectures-cum-discussions – Networking lounges – Photo session – Celebratory dinner.

Conference Day 3: 19 October 2022 – Public Event

Global Ethics Day – Living Letter Ethics and Education Campaign with ICDE – Panel discussion and thematic workshops with mini-lectures-cum-discussions – Globethics.net Future Education Award – Future Education communiqué – Discerning the way ahead together – Closing ceremony.

Workshop papers

If you are attending an onsite workshop, you can submit a paper for any of the three thematic tracks. Note that submitting a paper for the workshops requires attending the conference in person.

A maximum number of five papers (including the invited contributions) per workshop are foreseen.

  • Workshop paper duration: 6 minutes maximum
  • Abstract: 300 words, submission 31 August 2022
  • Final workshop paper submission: 7 October 2022
  • Submissions to conference@globethics.net
  • Languages: English. Spanish and French are welcome. If you would like to submit in a language other than English, please communicate this to the conference office at conference@globethics.net before 15 September 2022.

The conference team selects workshop papers, allocates them to the most appropriate workshops, and informs the contributors accordingly. The conference team reserves the right to make editorial and thematic focus recommendations, as well as the right to reject abstracts and papers at any stage prior to the conference.

If you wish to contribute to the conference but cannot attend in person, please consider submitting a story-byte or mini-lecture for publication after the event.

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This year #BNBT2022 is on-site in Geneva (Switzerland) and the entrance to the whole event is free. However, please bear in mind that Globethics.net cannot cover any of your accommodation or travel expenses.

Please book accommodation at your own cost. You will find information on hotel options in Geneva here: http://www.geneva.info/hotels/

The arrangements and cost of local transportation should be taken care of by you.

As demand for hotel rooms in Geneva is high, please secure a room as soon as possible.

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Do you need a visa? Depending on your nationality, a visa might be required to enter Switzerland:

Do you need a visa invitation?

The Invitation letters for visa need to be processed by 1 September 2022. Documents to submit to the organisers to:

  1. Passport scan copy
  2. Flight ticket / Itinerary
  3. A copy of the hotel reservation
  4. A copy of Schengen Health travel insurance
  5. An official document from employer confirming your academic position and employment

Unfortunately, as an NGO, we do not have the funds to support your travel costs. However, we may contribute to:

  • assistance with visa invitation
  • coordination of bilateral meetings with other members
  • other information related to the topic Ethics in Higher Education

If you wish to contribute to the conference but cannot attend in person, please consider submitting a story-byte or mini-lecture for publication after the event.

Participate by sending your visual, video, or paper for a chance to win the Globethics.net Future Education Award.

Additionally, for those unable to travel to Geneva, we will be livestreaming certain plenary sessions on our YouTube channel. More information about this will be found on our website nearer to the event.

The companies listed in this section are included on the basis of their proximity to the Globethics.net premises and their inclusion in no way implies any recommendation or preference on the part of Globethics.net.

Post Office

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  • Monday to Friday from 08:00 to 18:00
  • Saturday from 09:00 to 12:00.

Avenue de la Paix 14, Nations Unies, 1202 Geneva

  • Monday to Friday from 08:30 to 17:00

Bank

Post Finance
Rue Sonnex 12, 1218 Le Grand-Saconnex, Switzerland

  • Monday to Friday from 08:00 to 18:00
  • Cash dispensers are open 24/7 outside the bank

For money transfers to other countries, Western Union has branches in town, at the main railway station and at the airport.

Shopping

Migros, Le Pommier, Rue Sonnex 20, 1218 Le Grand-Saconnex Coop, Avenue De-Budé 15, 1202 Genève

Shopping Center

  • Balexert (near the airport).
  • Tax-free shopping at the SAFI store in the UN Office in Geneva campus Palais des Nations (for delegates and international
  • Normal shopping hours in Geneva:
    • Monday to Friday from 08:30 to 18:30 hours (many stores remain open until 2100 hours on Thursdays)
    • Saturday from 08:30 to 18:00 hours
    • Sunday, closed (except for petrol stations, newsagents and the airport shopping complex).

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