Annual Global Conference
Teach For All’s annual Global Conference brings together members of the network’s broader community to connect, learn, and celebrate with each other.
Each year, hundreds of attendees—including network CEOs, staff, participants, and alumni; supporters and allies; local leaders and community members; external experts; and students from across the network (the most popular guests)—gather to share the experience of deeply exploring a relevant theme or question together. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the 2020 and 2021 Global Conferences were held virtually, which enabled many more members of the network—as well as global thought-leaders such as Nobel Prize winner Malala Yousafzai and Indonesia’s Minister of Education, Nadiem Makarim—to attend. Past Global Conferences have been held in Yerevan, Armenia; Kathmandu, Nepal; Bogota, Colombia; Blagoevgrad, Bulgaria; Auckland, New Zealand; Puebla, Mexico; Yunnan Province, China, PRC; Santiago, Chile; Mumbai, India,; London, England; and Chicago, USA.
2021 Global Conference
In October 2021, nearly 2,000 members of Teach For All's global community from more than 65 countries gathered to reflect on what we’ve learned from the challenges of the pandemic and explore the question What leadership do we need now? to create a more equitable and inclusive world.
Over the course of four days, staff members, teachers, alumni, students and allies from across the network participated in dozens of sessions alongside global thought leaders, including Indonesia’s Minister of Education, Nadiem Makarim; the OECD’s Director of Education and Skills, Andreas Schleicher; author and journalist Amanda Ripley; and Global Teach Prize winners Ranjitsinh Disale and Hanan Al Hroub. Equally inspiring were presentations and discussions led by members of our network, including our annual Network Breakthroughs and two powerful panels (A & B) of alumni leaders who shared their perspectives on the leadership we need to rise to the challenges of our changing world.