24 – 28 January 2023

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6 days of online and onsite events gathering visions, paths and people focused on learning for sustainability and reaching the United Nations Sustainable Development Goal 4.7.

This year’s Festival explores actions from local and global game changers, insights on new learning practises in progress, digital education narratives and spaces, the influence of art and culture on learning and how to take better care of ourselves, others, and our planet.

The programme features debates, screenings, forums, workshops, hackathons and more, created by LearningPlanet and its hundreds of partners around the world.

At the LearningPlanet Alliance we put youth engagement and agency at the core of all our work and we are committed to dialling-up the presence and voices of those who are unheard or under-represented. 


The Assembly: Learning Planetizens Unite!

Sharing new learning narratives for the 21st century, from citizenship to planetizenship! Fostering learning for wellbeing, equity and inclusion, peace and the environment. [read more]

Wednesday 25 January 2023

The Transforming Education Action Track

Transforming K-12, higher education, vocational training and lifelong learning with a strong focus on innovative pedagogies and sustainability. [read more]

Thursday 26 January 2023

The Learning Society Action track

Mobilising all game changers, social innovators and entrepreneurs, supporting learning ecosystems, cities and territories, prioritising youth empowerment and equity. [read more]

Friday 27 January 2023

Future actions track

Exploring learning futures building on imagination, traditional wisdom, arts and sciences, as well as on EdTech and Civic Tech, fostering social and emotional wellbeing. [read more]

Saturday 28 January 2023

The Stage: Planetizens take the stage & power up!

Celebrating all of our learning communities around the world, launching new initiatives and powering up for the transformation journey ahead. [Read more]

Tuesday 24th – International Day of Education


Gathering and harnessing planetary ambitions to transform education and create new learning narratives, on this day we celebrate our shift from citizens to Planetizens, and unite to address our 21st century priorities. With a firm focus on vision & enablement, A-list speakers and experts from a range of disciplines (not education only) will share their ideas and best practices on how we can transform and use learning and education for:

  • Well-being –  Learning to take care of oneself 
  • Equity –  Learning to take care of oneself & others and
  • Environment –  Learning to take care of oneself, others and the planet

Wednesday 25th – Transforming Education Action Track ⚙️

Following the Transforming Education Summit, and covering learning from K-12 to Higher education, vocational training and lifelong learning, this is where our focus includes redefining learning priorities, assessment of success, teachers & students’ interactions, new pedagogies, new ways of doing research, interdisciplinarity, emerging jobs, and all aspects of equipping learners to have a meaningful impact in the world. This is also where Education and the Environment meet and we work on learning to take care of our planet, including how to support the UNs Sustainable Development Goals.

Thursday 26th – The Learning Society Action Track 💡

Transforming learning for our rapidly changing and complex society calls for inputs from a broad range of stakeholders and this is where our social innovators, on-the-ground pioneers,  learning ecosystems & cities, and those supporting learning in adverse environments (conflict zones, climate disaster regions, refugee camps, …) come to design, implement, scale, train and share their work. This is also where Education and Equity meet and we focus on learning to take care of each other, with actors from activists and peace-keepers to local authorities joining to create new, inclusive and equal rights.

Friday 27th – The Futures Actions track 🔮

Exploring future learning spaces, tools and techniques, this is where we activate our vision and imagination to ask how new technologies and platforms, as well as CivicTech and EdTech, can support us and our learning planet. In the new era of Web3, VR, DAO, and ever more data, we consider the opportunities and challenges ahead, and where education meets well-being, as this is where we examine the ethics and standards needed to create safe and healthy digital learning environments. As well as looking forward, we will also consider how we can combine tech and traditional wisdoms, humanities, and sciences to take better care of ourselves, and our human (and avatar’s) mind, body, and spirits.

Saturday 28th – Planetizens Take the Stage 🌐

The 28th is focused on continuing to encourage more people, especially youth, to become game changers, code and mold breakers through creating many onsite and online opportunities to meet with peers and pioneers, experiment new ways of learning, listen to inspiring stories and role models. The 28th also offers an opportunity to launch new initiatives and present achievements on the main festival deliveries.

This important day encompasses two very important elements:

  1. We will announce the deliverables from our 4-days of efforts, including the launch of new initiatives we’ll be focusing our efforts to advancing over the coming year.


  1. We continue to encourage more people, especially youth, to become game-changers and code-breakers, by giving the stage to the Alliance’s young and active pioneers. This day of storytelling, art & artivism, music, will introduce role models to anyone wanting to become a Planetizen and will also inspire and energize all those of us already part of the movement. Come join us to celebrate the progress we’re making each day and to power up for the transformation journey ahead.

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From grassroots players and innovators (NGOs, youth movements, social entrepreneurs…) to universities, cities, and multilateral organisations. The Festival welcomes passionate learners of all ages – youth, teachers, artists, activists, scientists, social entrepreneurs, policymakers and more. 

Some headline speakers from last year

Founder, Solve For Interesting

Solve For Interesting

Senior Director Global Partnerships, Arizona State University

Arizona State University

Managing Director of Community Arts Network (CAN) and Founder of El Sistema Greece

Community Arts Network (CAN)

Delegate of the French Government to the ILO’s Governing Body, as well as the Labour & Employment Task Officer to the G7 and G20. She currently chairs the Global Partnership against Child labour, Forced labour, Human trafficking and Modern Slavery (Alliance 8.7)


CEO and Board Co Chair of the National Center on Education and the Economy

National Center on Education and the Economy

Co-President, Club of Rome

Club of Rome

WorldSkills Russia R&D Director, WorldSkills International Board member


President, Learning Planet Institute

Learning Planet Institute

Chief Operations Officer, Bridge for Billions

Bridge for Billions

President, Earth Day Network

Earth Day Network

Founder-President, Green Hope Foundation

Green Hope Foundation

Founder and CEO, KIDsforSDGs and Global Citizen Capital

KIDsforSDGs and Global Citizen Capital

Founder, The Dais

The Dais

French writer, photographer, translator and Buddhist monk who resides at Shechen Tennyi Dargyeling Monastery in Nepal

Founder of Bye Bye Plastic Bags and Youthtopia, Indonesia

Bye Bye Plastic Bags & YOUTHTOPIA

Founder and Executive Director, Friendship


Life-long activist and former monk, Founder of The Resurgence Trust

The Resurgence Trust

Assistant Director-General for Education, UNESCO


IMAGI-NATION {University} Vice Chancellor, AIME Mentoring

AIME Mentoring

Executive Director, Escuela Nueva Foundation

Escuela Nueva Foundation

A sneak peek into the English sessions (2022)

A sneak peek into the French sessions (2022)

Want to get inspired by some of our amazing Festival speakers and LearningPlanet Alliancecommunity? Check out our replay page ! 🍿 Sit back and enjoy some of the playlists we’ve put together for you to meet some of our Festival sessions, speakers, Youth Council, and other participants, and don’t forget to subscribe to our YouTube Channel to catch even more of our video content!

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