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 partner CEOs, staff, participants, and alumni; global organization staff; supporters from across the network, external experts; local leaders and community members; and local and international students (the most popular guests)—gather to share the experience of deeply exploring a critical theme while being immersed in a partner’s local context. 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.  In 2020, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Global Conference was held virtually for the first time.

Highlights from the 2020 Global Conference

2020 Global Conference

In a year like no other, it was fitting that the 2020 Teach For All Global Conference was also full of firsts—the first time the conference was held completely online; the first time we were able to welcome our entire global community of staff, teachers, alumni, students, and allies from across the network; the first time sessions were offered in every time zone; and the first time thousands (over 2,300 to be exact) of members of our community came together to deepen our understanding of the inequities our network is working to address, and reflect on new possibilities for accelerating progress toward the future we envision. In addition to dozens of educators and innovators from network partners around the world, we were joined by thought leaders from beyond the network, including 2014 Nobel Peace Prize winner Malala Yousafzai in conversation with a Teach For Nigeria student, and Director of Education and Skills at the OECD Andreas Schleicher, who participated in an open discussion about the just-released 2018 PISA global competency results. 

Watch the video above for highlights from all three days, and visit our 2020 Global Conference Video Archive for more videos from the event, including full-length sessions.