The Global Learning Festival seeks to provide unity and connection to communities all over the world.
The festival will return late in 2022. Pre-recorded events from the 2021 festival are still available to view and participate in via the events page of this website.

About the Global Learning Festival

The Global Learning Festival seeks to provide unity and connection to communities all over the world. By participating in learning events on a wide variety of topics, across time zones and languages, you can experience firsthand the benefits that lifelong learning can bring to you.

Festival Organisers


UNESCO Learning City Since 2014


UNESCO Learning City since 2019

Valued Partners

2021 Participating Organisations & Cities

Each year we are privileged to have new and returning organisations and learning cities from around the world offer their time and expertise in hosting online events during the festival. We are proud to have the following organisations and cities participating in the 2021 Global Learning Festival. 

Access to Business

Adult Education Wolverhampton

AMES Australia and Parks Victoria

Andrea Rodriguez

Ashley Emmerton

Australian Learning Communities Network


Beyond Empathy

Brimbank City Council

Brimbank Libraries

Children’s Book Council of Australia

City of Burnaby

City of Canning

City of Port Adelaide Enfield Libraries

Datong Community College, Taipai City


First Step Mediation

Geelong Regional Library Corporation

Green Connect

HobStar Computing Solutions

International Development Program @ RMIT

IRIS Consulting Group Pty Ltd

Irish Network of Learning Cities

Lowell City of Learning

Maribyrnong Libraries

Matsunaga Institute for Peace

Melton City Council

Modiin Maccabim Reut Municipality

Moreland City Libraries

Mount Burnett Observatory

Parliament of Victoria

PASCAL International Observatory

Polaron Language Services


Secretaria de Educación de Medellín

The GCRF Centre for Sustainable, Healthy and Learning Cities and Neighbourhoods

The Mahoney Family Event Fund

The Spark of Hudson

University of Wolverhampton

Victoria University Polytechnic

Victorian Equal Opportunity and Human Rights Commission

Western BACE Limited

Whitehorse Manningham Libraries

Wollongong Botanic Garden

Wollongong City Council

Woverhampton College

Wolverhampton Music Service

Wyndham Central College

Wyndham City Council

Wyndham City Libraries

YMCA Black Country Group


Expressions of interest to host an event in 2022 will open later in the year. In the meantime, if you’ like to speak to someone from the organising team about being involved in the festival, you can email us at any time.

NOTE: Festival organisers are from Melbourne, Australia, therefore, your email will be responded to during Melbourne business hours.