The SIEL Global Conference

The SIEL Global Conference is the organization's main event, held every second year and hosted by a local organization.

The next SIEL Global Conference will be held from 7-9 July  2016 at the Mandela Institute, University of the Witwatersrand, in Johannesburg, South Africa.

The 2014 Global Conference was held at the World Trade Institute in Berne, in 2012 the Global Conference was held in Singapore at the National University of Singapore, in 2010 in Barcelona at IELPO, and in 2008 the inaugural conference was held in Geneva. 

Full details of the past Global Conferences are available by year below: 

Berne 2014

Singapore 2012

Barcelona 2010

Geneva 2008

If your organization would like to be considered as a host for a future SIEL conference, please contact either Holger Hestermeyer at or Meredith Kolsky Lewis at