Until April 30, teachers can reserve their place exclusively at Dare to Learn – Europe's largest educational event

Bucharest, April 19, 2024 – Until April 30 this year, staff from the university and pre-university education system in Romania benefit from exclusivity and preferential rates when reserving a place at Dare to Learn – the largest educational event in Europe, which will have place on October 25 and 26 this year, in Bucharest.

The full list of Dare to Learn masterclasses has been published online on the event platform. During this period, teachers benefit from a dedicated enrollment period. Until April 30, 2024, staff in pre-university and university education have preferential packages. The participation packages are available online, on the official website (www.d2l.ro), and start from 149 euros. More information about these packages can be found here.

Teachers can also use alternative payment tools to reserve access to the event and masterclasses held by local and global education experts who will be present at Dare to Learn 2024. Teachers can use teaching career premiums, funds that the schools obtain, annually, for professional training, the training programs for teachers (assume covered costs for them) included in the projects with European funding accessed by the school institutions.

Starting from May 1, 2024, access to the event will also be open to the general public (other professional categories, except for those in education), online, on the www.d2l.ro platform.

About the event of the year in education

Dare to Learn was designed as a training program in which more than 4,000 participants are expected. The first edition will be held for two days, on October 25 and 26 this year, at Romexpo, in the Capital, and will be the largest event in Europe dedicated to teachers, but also to experts in pre-university and university education, trainers in the field of continuing education, researchers, those working in human resources in corporations or companies, as well as specialists in local institutions and government actors.

The summit will feature four panels dedicated to education professionals, focused on insights and perspectives on leveraging psychology research, technologies used in emerging economies, and pioneering approaches to create transformative learning experiences.

Dare to Learn will bring together more than 20 local and international speakers who aim to reveal the latest results of studies and research in educational practices. New ideas and technologies will be presented that are reshaping the way the learning process is carried out today. Participants will be encouraged to adopt new tools and shape lifelong learning ecosystems, adapting to a future marked by competition between artificial and natural intelligence, as well as democratized access to information. During the two days of the event, 32 masterclasses, organized on various topics, will be supported by experts who have left their mark on the way the learning process is carried out (in the classroom or in the organizational environment), who have remove barriers to make education equitable.

Among the international speakers – considered opinion leaders, academics, researchers in educational leadership, trailblazers in terms of access to education and visionaries in the field of artificial intelligence, pioneers who have redefined the field of learning through revolutionary ideas and practices – there are names of reference in accelerating learning: John Hattie, Peter Senge, Sugata Mitra, Vicky Colbert, Zack Kass, Graham Brown-Martin, Charles LeadBeater, Niko Herlin, Henri Muurimaa, Diana Laufenberg, Cami Anderson, and Ng Aik Yang. The full list of speakers, as well as more information about them and their performances, will be communicated in the coming period.

Within the event, there will be areas dedicated to one-to-one meetings and networking between participants and speakers, as well as a large exhibition area dedicated to the partners of this event (book launch, debates by authorities, stands with company activities, etc.).

The Dare to Learn event is the result of a partnership between the Dare to Learn Foundation, the Romanian Literacy Association (ARL Romania), Teach for Romania and the Finnish Teacher Training Centre.

ING Bank Romania is the presenting partner of the event.

EducațiePrivată.ro is the main media partner of the event. The list of media partners also includes Antena, 3 CNN, Hotnews.ro, Adevarul.ro and Stiripesurse.ro.

About the Dare to Learn Foundation

Dare to Learn Foundation is a non-governmental organization that promotes and supports innovation in education and lifelong learning to remove any barrier to an individual's learning. Through innovative approaches and technologies, the Foundation aims to eliminate the impact of geographic constraints, socio-economic disparities, multigenerational cycles of educational failure, enabling individuals of all backgrounds and ages to engage in meaningful and effective learning experiences. In doing so, the Foundation aims to reduce school dropout and the educational gap and empower individuals to reach their full potential, regardless of their circumstances.

The Dare to Learn Foundation is the initiator of the Dare to Learn platform, through which innovative approaches in education are to be piloted, and supports the long-term development of the Dare to Learn event in Romania, where thinkers, world-class personalities, researchers in organizational leadership gather and educational, trailblazers in equitable education, as well as visionaries in artificial intelligence.

About Teach for Romania

Teach for Romania is a non-governmental organization that prepares future educators, teachers and model teachers and supports them in the process of transforming the educational system in Romania. The goal of the organization is to intervene in the long term in the process of reducing educational inequity and to develop social skills among students.

Teach for Romania is part of the global Teach for All network, which prepares future educators, teachers or professors who want to perform in state education, especially for students from vulnerable backgrounds. The purpose of the network is to expand access to education around the world, by increasing and accelerating the impact generated by organizations that cultivate the leadership necessary for change. Today, Teach for All is present in more than 60 countries around the world and has more than 100,000 teachers and alumni who work with children from vulnerable communities.

About the Romanian Literacy Association (ARL Romania)

The Romanian Literacy Association is a non-governmental organization whose mission is to develop, promote and support educational programs and projects that lead to the improvement of educational services offered by educational institutions for children, young people and adults in Romania and abroad.

The association promotes examples of good practice, models of excellence and didactic efficiency in education, with a priority to increase the quality of the teaching-learning process in order to contribute to the formation and development of the skills necessary for the personal and social fulfillment of students in a knowledge-based society and continuous learning. Developing students' literacy skills is a priority of ARL.

About the Finnish Teacher Training Centre

The Finnish Teacher Training Center is a continuing education center for pre-university teachers, which arose out of the need for teachers to always be connected to change. Its portfolio of programs and courses is modular and flexible, built both on general personal and career development skills, as well as on technical, methodological skills, specific to the teaching staff, adapted to the local system.