Online | 16-30 June 2021
Education
Festival of Education
Where those who inspire, find their own inspiration
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About The Festival

The 2021 Festival of Education will take place online across two inspiring weeks and will be free for educators across the globe.

Virtual festival

Taking place across two inspiring weeks this June, with daily keynote and Friday Fests, 16-30 June.

Inspiring keynotes

Hear from leading educationalists and thought leaders during our daily broadcasts

CPD Days

Our Friday Fest days will feature invaluable CPD opportunities for all education professionals

Free access

All content at this year's Festival of Education will be free to access, for everyone.

The Festival of Education has become one of the most exciting, credible and inspiring education events of the year. The global Covid-19 pandemic will once again prevent us from holding the Festival within the beautiful grounds of Wellington College – the home of the Festival of Education.

But we’re excited to be able to provide a virtual festival experience in 2021, and thanks to the support of Wellington College and our partners we’re able to provide free access to all Festival-goers this year.

This two-week virtual festival will host speakers of international renown and topical, meaningful and thought-provoking sessions. Our “Friday Fest” days will provide an array of meaningful CPD sessions across a variety of themes.

It won’t be the same as the real physical event – but we are determined to provide an inspiring virtual space for teachers and educators across the globe.

Going virtual in 2021, how you can join
Across two weeks we will host daily keynotes and our Friday Fests

Keynotes

Across two weeks, we will broadcast a series of keynote sessions from leading educationalists and thought leaders from across the globe. These keynotes will be streamed online and free to attend for everybody.

Festival keynotes will be 60-90 minutes long and typically include a live Q&A opportunity with the audience at home.

Previous Festival keynotes have included: Akala, Rory Bremner, Amanda Spielman, Sir Ken Robinson, Carol Dweck, Doug Lemov, Piers Morgan, Matthey Syed, Michael Gove, Will Young, Gyles Brandreth, John Amaechi and many more.

Registration for Festival Keynotes will become available as we announce the speaker, so keep an eye out for the latest Festival news. We will make announcements across our social media channels and website.

Friday Fests

The Festival of Education usually hosts around 250 invaluable CPD sessions and seminars. Our Friday Fests aim to bring a significant chunk of the Festival to our virtual offering this year.

Taking place on the 18th & 25th June; Friday Fests will feature over 50 high-quality CPD sessions, seminars and debates for educationalists around the globe. They will take place between 09:00-16:00 and feature five periods each day, each lasting 50 minutes.

Friday Fests will take place on our virtual platform, Hopin, which will include an engaging exhibition area and an opportunity to “speed-date” network with other attendees via video calls.

Our Friday Fests are going to be great fun and a free for everyone to attend. Registration is now open, content will be announced in mid-May.

Daily Keynotes

We will be hosting daily keynotes from leading educationalists and thought leaders.

Friday Fests

Over 50 invaluable CPD sessions each day | 18 & 25 June.

Festival Schedule
This year's virtual festival will take place between 16-30 June. Keynotes and content for our Friday Fests will be annonced in the lead up to Festival.

We will shortly be announcing our Festival Keynotes. Further information will be announced via our website. Registration for our keynotes is free for everyone.

We will shortly be announcing our Festival Keynotes. Further information will be announced via our website. Registration for our keynotes is free for everyone.

In early May we will be announcing the complete line-up of our Friday Fest days. Further information will be announced via our website. During the day we will host over 50 invaluable CPD sessions, delivered by expert teachers and educators. Registration for our Friday Fest days is free for everyone. To register for our Friday Fest days please visit the registration area of the website.

We will shortly be announcing our Festival Keynotes. Further information will be announced via our website. Registration for our keynotes is free for everyone and will open when speakers are confirmed.

We will shortly be announcing our Festival Keynotes. Further information will be announced via our website. Registration for our keynotes is free for everyone and will open when speakers are confirmed.

We will shortly be announcing our Festival Keynotes. Further information will be announced via our website. Registration for our keynotes is free for everyone and will open when speakers are confirmed.

We will shortly be announcing our Festival Keynotes. Further information will be announced via our website. Registration for our keynotes is free for everyone and will open when speakers are confirmed.

In early May we will be announcing the complete line-up of our Friday Fest days. Further information will be announced via our website. During the day we will host over 50 invaluable CPD sessions, delivered by expert teachers and educators. Registration for our Friday Fest days is free for everyone. To register for our Friday Fest days please visit the registration area of the website.

We will shortly be announcing our Festival Keynotes. Further information will be announced via our website. Registration for our keynotes is free for everyone and will open when speakers are confirmed.

We will shortly be announcing our Festival Keynotes. Further information will be announced via our website. Registration for our keynotes is free for everyone and will open when speakers are confirmed.

We will shortly be announcing our Festival Keynotes. Further information will be announced via our website. Registration for our keynotes is free for everyone and will open when speakers are confirmed.

Festival Keynotes
Across two-weeks we will host daily keynotes from leading educationalists and thought leaders. Keynote speaker announcements coming soon, watch this space!
Festival Sign-up
All Festival content is free! To access content you'll need to register for individual keynotes and our Friday Fests.
Festival keynotes
Daily sessions from leading educationalists and thought leaders
Free

Join our live daily broadcast.
Q&A opportunity.
Access to a recording of the session post-event.

Friday Fest (18th)
Invaluable CPD opportunities for all education professionals
Free

Access to over 50 invaluable CPD sessions, broadcast live.
Q&A opportunities during sessions.
Network with 1,000's of attendees via video chat function.
Visit and explore our virtual exhibition.

Friday Fest (25th)
Invaluable CPD opportunities for all education professionals
Free

Access to over 50 invaluable CPD sessions, broadcast live.
Q&A opportunities during sessions.
Network with 1,000's of attendees via video chat function.
Visit and explore our virtual exhibition.

Previous Festival
In 2019 we marked the 10th Festival of Education, with over 300 speakers and 5,00 festival-goers. We can't wait to host you back at Wellington College in 2022..
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Friday Fests
10
Keynotes
100
Sessions
4000
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Festival Contact
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