What is the goal of the #LearningPlanet Festival?

Organised around the celebration of the International Day of Education (24th January), the Festival welcomes everyone who is passionate about learning and provides them a space to interact, engage and collaborate. Its purpose is to provide an open platform to celebrate and share projects and achievements with a global community, and to co-create better futures together.

When and where is the Festival taking place?

The Festival will be taking place all around the world featuring both online and local on-site activities from 22nd to 29th January 2022, surrounding the celebration of the International Day of Education on 24th January 2022. 

Who is it for?

The Festival unites a diverse community of passionate learners of all ages and countries – youth, teachers, educators, artists, scientists, social entrepreneurs, policymakers and more – to share ideas and experiences, showcase inspiring solutions, and feel empowered to come together around shared challenges.

Organisations (schools, universities, associations, NGOs, local authorities, etc.) are welcome to host their own activities and sessions. 

How can I participate as a teacher?

You and your students are invited to share your dream lesson with the world!  What would you choose to inspire and excite fellow teachers and students around the globe as part of a celebration of education and learning?

Participation is free, easy, and open to all teachers and students, and all lessons will be included in our global Dream Lesson map – a source of teaching inspiration, available to all, and showcased during the #LearningPlanet Festival.

Learn more and apply here.

What is the International Day of Education?

On 3rd December 2018, the United Nations General Assembly adopted with consensus a resolution proclaiming 24th January as International Day of Education, in celebration of the role of education for peace and development. 

By doing so, the international community reiterated that education plays a key role in building sustainable and resilient societies, and contributes to the achievement of all other Sustainable Development Goals as it dedicated a special day to celebrate education worldwide.

UNESCO, as the specialized United Nations agency for education, facilitates the annual observance of the Day in close collaboration with main education actors.

More information here.

How can I get involved in the Festival?

You can get a free ticket and join the Festival as a participant or contribute actively by organising an online session or a local event with your community throughout the week of January 22nd-29th. If you are interested in setting up an event, please submit them via this form.

Is the #LearningPlanet Festival an open event?

Yes! Not only is the Festival an open event, but it is 100% co-constructed by the #LearningPlanet community and beyond. 

Why should I organize an event at the Festival?

By planning an event during the Festival and actively taking part in the programme you will:

  • access a global community of passionate educators and changemakers, 
  • network with peers and like-minded learning communities, 
  • share ideas and experiences, 
  • experiment new ways of learning, teaching, mobilising collective intelligence, 
  • get the opportunity to discover and/or present inspiring initiatives/solutions,
  • contribute to the global education agenda.

What kind of sessions are allowed at the Festival? 

All formats of sessions are accepted at the Festival. We recommend your session to be as interactive as possible. Possible formats include master classes, round tables, interactive workshops, hackathons, games, artistic, sportive and well-being activities, concerts, exhibitions, etc. 

 What language will the Festival be in? Can I submit an event in any language?

The majority of online sessions, as well as the communication for the Festival, will be in English or French. However, you are welcome to organize an online event in any language of your choosing.  Local events can be organised in any language.

Will the #LearningPlanet team help me communicate about my event?

Given the number of events, each partner organisation is in charge of communicating about its own activities as part of the Festival.  

A communications kit including templates, posts, hashtags and announcements in English and French will be shared with you in the near future, so that you can reach out to your communities well in advance.

Will #LearningPlanet provide financial support?

As the #LearningPlanet Festival is distributed and co-created with hundreds of partners, we are not able to offer any financial support for events. 

How to become an official partner of the #LearningPlanet Festival? 

There are different ways in which you can become an official partner of the Festival. 

– For sponsoring, please reach out to Partnership Manager Leonora Dowley

– For media partnerships, please reach Editorial Manager Reka Lodinsky

– For any other specific event partnerships, please reach Community Engagement Manager Pauline Laravoire

Who are the #LearningPlanet partners?

Click here to see our #LearningPlanet partners

Who are the founding partners of the #LearningPlanet Festival?

The #LearningPlanet Festival was launched by Learning Planet Institute and UNESCO on 24th January 2020. 

How may I become a member of the #LearningPlanet community beyond the #LearningPlanet Festival? 

Please consult the ‘Join Us’ page on the website for further information.