THE USA

FESTIVAL OF

Education

Where those who inspire find their own inspiration

Festival of Education USA

The Festival of Education, a renowned event created by Wellington College in the UK, is set to take place for a second time in the USA in 2024. Aimed at educators, this Festival provides an unparalleled platform for teachers to learn, grow and connect with other like-minded individuals in the field of education.

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Check out the 1st USA Festival

The first USA Festival of Education took place on October 21st, on the beautiful ground of St Andrew's Episcopal School. Located just outside of  Washington D.C. in Portomac, the Festival attracted several hunred educators from across the UK and beyond. Check out the highlights video for a taster of the USA Festival.

Festival partners

The Festival of Education USA is a collaboration between the following four organisations. If you want to become a Festival partner through our sponsorship and exhibition options, find out more here.

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About the Festival

The Festival of Education, a renowned event created by Wellington College in the UK, is set to take place for the second time in the USA. Aimed at educators, this Festival provides an unparalleled platform for teachers to learn, grow and connect with other like-minded individuals in the field of education.

With its tagline, “Where those who inspire find their own inspiration,” the Festival promises to be a space where educators can share their innovative ideas, participate in insightful discussions, and engage in activities designed to foster creativity and collaboration. As a Festival that has gained widespread recognition in the UK, the Festival of Education is sure to be a valuable experience for teachers in the US looking to enhance their knowledge and skills in the field of education.

At the heart of the Festival is an understanding that learning should be inspiring, engaging and fun. The Festival is no ordinary education conference. From challenging debates to expert orators, and from renowned headliners to unexpected new connections, the Festival of Education is an event where those who inspire find their own inspiration.

The Festival of Education is a collaboration between St. Andrew’s Episcopal School and its internationally recognized  Center for Transformative Teaching and Learning and the curators behind the UK Festival, Wellington College and Lsect. The Festival of Education was created by Wellington College, a leading school in the UK. It has grown to become one of the most significant education events in the UK with over 5,000 educators accessing over 300 speakers across two days. Coachella, but for teachers. 

The Washington, DC area has been selected as the location for the inaugural USA Festival of Education due to its concentration of various education stakeholders, including public, private, charter, and home schools and districts, as well as undergraduate and graduate schools, educational technology innovators, national and state policy makers, and foundations and philanthropic organizations. This region is united in its goal of improving teaching and learning both regionally and nationally.

About the host school

St. Andrew's Episcopal School (MD USA) is located just outside of Washington, DC with a mission to know and inspire each child in an inclusive community dedicated to exceptional teaching, learning, and service. Founded in 1978, St. Andrew’s is a co-educational independent day school, enrolling approximately 700 students in preschool through grade 12. St. Andrew’s faculty and staff uphold a powerfully innovative, positive culture that challenges and supports one of the most broadly diverse student bodies in greater Washington. St. Andrew's has a strong commitment to innovative teaching and learning, fueled by an excellent faculty professional development program focused on training 100% of its teachers in the most promising research and strategies in the science of teaching and learning.