The Global Education Benchmark Group prepares students academically and experientially for a culturally rich and diverse world. We are the leading organization of schools that establishes best practices in the field of global education, and members enjoy myriad benefits. Join us in San Diego April 16-18, 2020 to network with educators from across the globe and learn more about curriculum development, off-campus program risk management, global competency skills and assessments, institutional leadership, and more.

Francis Parker School, San Diego, California
The host for the 2020 Global Educators Conference is Francis Parker School. Founded in 1912 in San Diego, CA, Francis Parker School is a college-preparatory day school serving 1,278 students from Junior Kindergarten through Grade 12. Parker has two campuses — the Lower School is located on the historic Mission Hills Campus, and the Middle School and Upper School are located on the state-of-the-art Linda Vista Campus.

COST: $475 for member school attendees; $575 for non-member school attendees. Registration will open October 1, 2019.



Bahia Resort Hotel
998 West Mission Bay Drive, San Diego, CA 92109
T: 858-539-7703

We encourage you to make your reservations early. Rooms are available in the GEBG reservation block until Monday, March 16. The GEBG rate is $199 per night for a single or double room.

  • Check-in is available beginning at 4:00pm
  • Complimentary on-site parking is provided; however, shuttle bus transportation will be provided from the hotel to Francis Parker
  • To make your reservation over the phone, call 1-800-576-4229
  • Or click here to make your reservation online


Thursday, April 16, 2020

8:00am – 4:00pm Preconference Workshops
3:00pm – 6:00pm Conference Registration at the Bahia
4:00pm – 5:30pm Opening Session at the Bahia
6:30 – 8:30pm Reception on a private beach–dinner included–at the Bahia

Friday, April 17, 2020

7:45am Shuttle transportation from the Bahia to Francis Parker School
8:00am – 7:00pm Conference and evening reception at Francis Parker School; breakfast, lunch and dinner included
7:00pm Shuttle transportation from Francis Parker School to the Bahia

Saturday, April 18, 2020

7:45am Shuttle transportation from the Bahia to Francis Parker School
8:00am – 1:00pm Conference at Francis Parker School, breakfast and lunch included



Thursday, April 16, 8:30AM-4:00PM

GEBG’s Border Studies Pre-Conference will highlight current perspectives on the U.S.-Mexico Border through facilitated experience. Participants will be provided with the opportunity to speak with a variety of experts on the subject, in addition to visiting a border crossing just under 20 miles from Downtown San Diego. Read more.


Thursday, April 16, 12:00-4:00PM

From creating teacher-friendly trainings to establishing creative methods of accountability–all while being supportive–administrators of overnight programs need to develop unique skills and structures to successfully manage risks associated with faculty-led travel. This session will address various tips and tricks for informing and supporting those adults on your campus who lead overnight programs–without requiring sizable budgets or abundant time. Read more.


APRIL 16, 2:00-4:00PM

This session is intended to provide a facilitated conversation that gives third-party providers a deeper understanding of the unique challenges and needs that member schools face. Learn from a panel of school leaders–including senior administrators, faculty travel program leaders, and institutional risk-managers–about some current and emerging needs in the field, such that these partnerships can thrive. Read more.


More information will be shared this fall.

Read about our featured speakers from last year’s conference.


  •  Transportation to and from The Bahia to Francis Parker School will be provided on Friday and Saturday at the beginning and end of each day. There will be no shuttles in between.
  • The Thursday Evening Reception will take place at the private beach on the Bahia property.
  • Complimentary parking is available at the Bahia. Limited parking is also available at Francis Parker School.