With over 600 events worldwide, the 4th edition of the LearningPlanet Festival gathered close to 60,000 online participants from 191 countries. Thousands of participants took part in a growing number of local events from Delhi to Phoenix through Paris, Dakar and Bogotá.

Thank you to our 500+ partners and locations that hosted us during this week! Your engagement and participation made the Festival full of passionate commitment, joy and hope. As a result, the Festival shaped new narratives around learning in the 21st century and celebrated on-the-ground initiatives that collectively respond to the social, environmental and digital transitions we need to have better futures.

Together, we shared experiences and ideas as well as scaled successful experiments to spread learnings, we dreamed beyond boundaries. The Festival was also a unique moment to encourage more people, especially youth, to become game-changers and code-breakers. We truly hope you are inspired to become a Planetizen* too!

Catch up, replay, & share

We are currently gathering detailed feedback from all of our partners through our dedicated questionnaire. If you haven’t done so yet, please take a moment to fill it out: let us know how the Festival went for you, and please do submit your session’s video link and add your photos or other resources, too! 

Some sessions are already accessible on replay directly on the Festival website. We invite you to discover sessions you may have missed, rewatch your favourite ones, and share them with your network!

Focus on some Festival outcomes and ongoing actions

The wrap-up session of the Festival on Saturday, 28 January, gave us an overview of some initiatives being launched in close partnership and/or synergies with LearningPlanet, including:

  • Arizona State University: having organised 20 events during the Festival, ASU is powering a range of initiatives, such as the new Transitions in Higher Education Circle, a Manifesto on decarbonizing research, the 100 Million Learners initiative, numerous programmes bringing together Arts and Planetizenship, and a hub of the BRIDGES Coalition.  
  • BRIDGES Coalition: supported by UNESCO, BRIDGES continues its mission to reframe the role of research for society, showcased in its seven events during this edition, and its upcoming co-researching and mapping projects with indigenous communities of knowledge, through Club of Rome and its four other BRIDGES hubs. 
  • Teachers for the Planet, in partnership with Teach For All, Aga Khan Foundation and partners and educators from over 50 countries: a programme to inspire action and put teachers and education leaders firmly at the centre of the educational response to our climate crisis in the lead up to COP28. Learn more and join here.
  • Earthday.org: launch of an Open Letter to the COP 28 presidency with the Climate Education coalition.
  • Global Education Leaders’ Partnership: publication in March of our joint research paper on “Global South Learning Ecosystems” based on 11 exemplary case studies, and also publication by Valerie Hannon and Anthony Mackay of a report entitled “The politics of education transformation towards an effective campaign”. 
  • AIME: launch of a new Imagination in the Classroom Circle. Learn more and join here.
  • Community Arts Network: creation of a report researching arts education programmes in public education systems worldwide.

The Festival in photos

Please send your Festival photos and videos by filling out this form.

The Festival team is working on a detailed presentation of the highlights and summaries of this year’s edition, as well as preparing for the 2024 Festival. Stay tuned for this spring, when we will share more!