The benefits of international dialogue are not only found in the acquisition of a second language but also in the building of global citizens.  Time Project ( for the past 25 years has created an education community of learners through international discussions of ideas and solutions to the issues facing youth today. For over 25 years UNESCO’s This Is Our Time has connected students in face to face video conferences. This year we are hoping to continue our work by promoting a new e-conference around an Earth Day theme.

A Call for Presentations:

We are seeking professionals in the field of Environmental Studies, Earth Sciences and fields related to Environmental Sustainability to offer mini presentations to students ages 12-19 worldwide.  We hope to feature a variety of both Professionally and student-lead presentations throughout the event to allow students from various time zones to participate as either presenters and as audience members. Slide decks can be shared with organizers for ease of presentation.

The presentation,  no more than 15 mins, could be built around a single concept/ topic, could offer information to students or, could be provocative in nature. The Presentations should engage the ESL, ELL high school level audience and should hopefully lead to a 15 min discussion led by the presenter. The goal is to have a conference around showcased professional mini presentations/ and conversation interspersed with student presentations, concerts and more.

Our goal is to provoke student thinking, create an atmosphere where students can practice their English Language skills and allow for spirited conversations around an Earth Day theme.

The event will be advertised throughout our Time Project network of teachers and schools worldwide as well as regionally specific e-networks in Europe, the United States and Asia.

Event Specifics

Date: Friday April 21 2023

Time: 5 AM EST – until 9:30 EST

Schedule: Presenters can select the time for their own presentation…. Ie those in the Eastern Time Zone could choose an 8 am , or 8:30 am etc start time.


Host: The Zoom session will be hosted by the Global Video Conference Education Group, USA.

Sponsors: GET Network, Taiwan, Time Project, Canada and Global Video Conference Education Group USA.

Contact: Joe Sheik, Director Time Project