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Global Leadership Week 2017

About Global Leadership Week

Celebrate Global Action
Through Education Leadership

The Global Education Conference Network believes in the power of connected, globally competent learners AND leaders of all ages. Let's engage more education leaders and show others what connected global leadership looks like this April!

We're looking for students, school, district, state, national, and international education leaders in addition to non-profit and corporate leaders to join together across the globe to facilitate conversations around globally connected teaching and learning.

Global Leadership Week (GLW) will be a weeklong convening of virtual and face to face events designed to celebrate leadership through global action in K-20 education. During GLW, partner organizations, companies, school districts and individual schools will design and host virtual events for the public at large to showcase global education thought leadership. These public events will be listed on the GLW calendar posted to our website.

Our primary objectives are:

  • to connect global education leaders and organizations and encourage collective action on global education initiatives
  • to elevate the global education dialogue by focusing attention on the urgent need to develop global awareness and competency in students and teachers
  • to provide resources and inspiration for teacher leaders, school leaders, district leaders and state/national/international leaders to further develop global goals and programs within systems.

The Global Education Conference Network is the main organizer and will be hosting two events itself including a face-to-face leadership summit in New York City and a new, virtual Global Education Fair.

Host an Event!

We invite schools, districts, non-profits, and companies to practice and model professional generosity by hosting public events and posting them to our main GLW calendar. These events can touch upon any of the following goals:

  • introduce or elaborate on ideas behind global competence to education leaders
  • showcase globally focused programs, schools, and districts
  • educate fellow leaders about various connective and collaborative tools and resources
  • call attention to the need and importance of fostering global competency in students AND teachers

Be creative when planning your own event. Host a meetup, film screening, book discussion, debate, workshop, Twitter chat or any other activity that will engage and support leadership. All events should take place during the week of April 2-29, 2016.

Join an Event!

Participants will be able to browse our GLW calendar and select an activity or set of activities in which to participate. Stay tuned as our calendar fills between now and April 24th!

Participate in Our Global Education Fair

Looking to take your school global? Come find out about tools, services, projects and programs related to globally connected teaching and learning! Check out the work of leading global educators, companies and nonprofit organizations at the Global Education Fair, a free, virtual meet and greet for educators and school districts. This online event is designed to increase opportunities for collaboration around the globe while supporting initiatives that focus on cultural awareness, global citizenship, and equity and diversity in education.

The Global Education Fair is one event among many scheduled to take place during Global Leadership Week, April 24-28, 2017, and is produced by Lucy Gray and Steve Hargadon, co-founders of the Global Education Conference Network.

How The Fair Works

The Global Education Fair is modeled after traditional college fairs, but takes place completely online, allowing participants from all corners of the world to access information about the best global education resources and programs. The purpose of this event is to connect educators to companies and organizations working in the global education space.

  1. Register here for the Global Education Fair.
  2. Presenting educators, organizations and companies produce a short video overview for viewing ahead of time and this will be housed in a gallery on the Global Education Fair website. Videos should be kept under 10 minutes and do not need to be heavily produced.
  3. Educators are also welcome to publicize specific projects and initiatives.
  4. Presenting organizations will then host drop-in virtual informational sessions for up to 8 blocks of time within the Global Education Fair schedule.
  5. Presenters will sign up for time slots during the Global Education Fair and their schedules will appear on a calendar.
  6. Educators who attend the fair will view video overviews and select sessions to attend from our online calendar. They then will be able to learn more about high-quality global education projects and programs and ask questions from their representatives.
  7. Additionally, educators can leave feedback for presenters via an online form and this information will be sent to participating organizations after the event.
  8. After the conclusion of the event, participating presenters will receive a copy of this specific feedback provided by attendees and a list of all registrants


  • Free registration is required to attend
  • Free for educators from non-profit schools to promote projects
  • Free for GEC leadership team members who represent an organization
  • Fees are required for participating nonprofit and for-profit organizations. Contact Steve Hargadon for details at

Stay in Touch...

Let's see how many participating global education leaders (students, teachers, administrators, non-profits, companies) are connecting globally on during the week of April 24th.  We will list you and/or your organization on our site when you fill out this form if you are attending and/or hosting an event.

If you are planning on attending, make sure you add yourself, your school and/or institution to our participant map, too.

Our event hashtag is #globaled17 and you can find on Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn and YouTube .

Thanks to Our Sponsors!

Many thanks to the people and organizations that make this event possible including our host committee and co-organizers, World Savvy and IEARN-USA . We are grateful to partner with those who believe in our mission to empower globally-minded students and educators.

Host committee members include:




Contact Us

A GlobalEd Events project brought to you by
Global Education Conference Network

If you'd like to get more involved with the Global Education Conference Network and our GlobalEd Events, please contact Steve Hargadon at .