Wednesday, March 29, 2017

Global Leadership Week: April 24 - 28, 2017 + NEW Global Education Online Fair!

Announcing the second annual Global Leadership Week (GLW) celebration, which will take place at the end of April. GLW is a weeklong convening of virtual and face-to-face events designed to celebrate leadership through global action in K-12 education, and an unparalleled opportunity for education leaders to learn from one another and to share active principles in leadership, particularly within the context of an interconnected, global age.

GLW is one of the several events hosted by the Global Education Conference Network and currently is sponsored by Participate and the Institute of International Education. We invite you to join this global celebration!

Here's the overview and how to participate:
  • Global Leadership Week - All Week. During the week of April 24th, districts, schools, teachers, students, partner organizations, and/or companies can post, design, and host online/virtual events to showcase thought leadership in global education. All are welcome to participate! These events will be publicized through the network (join!) and listed on a GLW calendar posted to our website. Posting and hosting events is free, and if your organization is a sponsor or a non-profit, we will actively promote your event to the audience. Instructions on hosting an event are at
  • Our face-to-face Global Leadership Summit in New York City, April 24, 2017, from 3 PM — 7 PM. Because of space limitations, this is an invite-only event with reserved seating and presentation opportunities for event sponsors. We will publicly livestream and record this event, posting information at and sending it out through
  • Our brand-new and ONLINE Global Education Fair, April 27th, from 10am - 4pm US-Pacific Daylight Time (1pm - 7pm US-Eastern Daylight Time). The fair will connect educators with global education organizations, who are able to describe their programs, services, or products and to answer questions. This event will be free to attend; organizations and companies pay a nominal fee to cover costs (individual educators seeking to promote a specific project may do so at no cost). To sign up to attend (free) or to to showcase go to
To be kept updated in general on all our events, join the Global Education Conference Network and look for our emails. (And if you're headed to ISTE, don't miss Global Education Day.)

Global Leadership Week Goals:

The goals of GLW are to elevate and broaden the global education dialogue and to focus attention on the urgent need to develop global awareness and competency in students and teachers. The week of events provide resources and inspiration for teacher leaders, school leaders, district leaders and state/national leaders to further develop global goals within systems.

This event is designed for students, educators, administrators and organization leaders working within the K-20 education space who are interested in leading change globally.

Sponsorship Opportunities

Contact GEC Co-Chair Steve Hargadon at for details. Sponsorship benefits include featured placement on websites and in social media as well as reserved seating and speaking slots at the Global Leadership Summit and the Global Education Fair.

Partnership Opportunities:

Organizations and companies who can conduct significant outreach about this event to an audience of more than 1000 people are welcome as media outreach partners for Global Leadership Week These partners will be recognized on the outreach partnership page of the GLW website and via social media posts. There is no cost to serve as a media outreach partner. Contact GEC Co-Chair Lucy Gray at for additional details.

Lead Organizers

The GlobalEducation Conference Network is a collaborative, world-wide community involving 25,000 students, educators, and organizations. GEC events are designed to significantly increase opportunities for building education-related connections around the globe while supporting cultural awareness, recognition of diversity, and educational access for all. The Network hosts four annual face-to-face and virtual events in addition to a webinar series with the purpose of elevating conversations around global education. Lucy Gray and Steve Hargadon are co-chairs of the Global Education Conference Network.

iEARN-USA is a non-profit organization made up of over 30,000 schools and youth organizations in more than 130 countries. iEARN empowers teachers and young people to work together online using the Internet and other new communications technologies. Over 2,000,000 students each day are engaged in collaborative project work worldwide.

World Savvy is a national education nonprofit that works with educators, schools, and districts to integrate the highest quality of global competence teaching and learning into K-12 classrooms, so all young people can be prepared to engage, succeed, and meet the challenges of 21st-century citizenship.

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