The USA Festival of Education

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.

About the Festival of Education​

The first USA Festival of Education took place on October 21st 2023, on the beautiful grounds of St Andrew's Episcopal School. Located just outside of Washington D.C. in Potomac, Maryland. The Festival attracted several hundred educators from across the USA and beyond.

The USA 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 EducationScape. 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 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.

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.

Don’t miss the 2nd USA Festival of Education.

Saturday, September 28, 2024

Festival Content

The 2nd USA Festival of Education, hosted by St Andrews Episcopal School in Maryland, is set to welcome over 75 renowned speakers and more than 1,000 attendees from the education industry. Our goal is to create a platform where we can redefine and advance the education discourse, ensuring that we continue to lead, encourage discussion, and showcase what is crucial for our collective future.

Alongside keynote speakers, we will also provide attendees with an array of content covering some of the major topics in education. Our content will divided into strands and sessions.

We’re currently planning our content for this year’s event. But can confirm that strand topics will include:

  • AI/Education Technology
  • Climate and Environmental Sustainability
  • Equality, Diversity and Inclusion
  • Coaching
  • Leadership
  • Policy and Research
  • Staff Wellbeing
  • Student Wellbeing
  • Student Voice
  • The Art and Science of Teaching
  • The Future of Education

At the core of the Festival lies the belief that learning should be exciting, engaging, and enjoyable. This Festival is more than just a standard education conference. It will feature thought-provoking debates, captivating speakers, and exciting opportunities for networking and building new connections. The Festival of Education is where inspiration and inspiration-seekers meet.

Make sure you don’t miss the 2nd USA Festival of Education.

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Our Partners

At the Festival of Education, our exhibitors encompass a variety of businesses, united by their enthusiasm for education and a desire to engage with individuals of similar interests. During the Festival, attendees will have the opportunity to interact with our partners and exhibitors, gaining insights into their unique contributions to education.

This Festival is not just an event; it’s a thriving marketplace of ideas, solutions, and networking opportunities dedicated to enhancing and reimagining education. You can view our options here.

Festival Vibe

The Festival is no ordinary education event: Taking inspiration from other well-known art and entertainment festivals, we provide unique content in a relaxed Festival environment.

Set within the stunning grounds of St. Andrew’s Episcopal School, we combine large marquees with star-lit ceilings alongside the existing campus venues. Creating a relaxed, informal and inspiring learning environment.

Attendees will also have access to street-food catering, open entertainment, and informal seating to ensure that your time away from the stimulating sessions is as enjoyable as possible.