Sponsors & Partners

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VIF International Education builds global education programs that prepare students for success in an interconnected world. The VIF learning center features Global Gateway professional development and classroom resources. Teachers can customize their PD experience with flexible evidence uploads, create and share globally themed lesson plans at their convenience, and collaborate with a community of peers around the world.


TES is dedicated to supporting the world’s teachers. Our mission is to enable great teaching by helping educators find the tools and technology they need to excel, supporting them throughout their career and professional development. We’re home to the world’s largest online community of teachers with 7.3 million registered users and this network is one of the fastest growing of any profession globally, helping support, guide and inspire educators around the world. We host a dynamic marketplace in which educators can discover, share, and sell original teaching materials; Blendspace, a lesson-building product where those resources can be freely integrated and implemented; and Wikispaces, an open classroom management platform that facilitates student-teacher communication and collaboration.

Founding Partners:


The Global Education Conference founding sponsor is iEARN (International Education and Resource Network). iEARN 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.

Global Campaign for Education-US

The Global Campaign for Education-US, a broad-based coalition of 56 organizations working to ensure equitable access to a quality Education for All worldwide. GCE-US believes that all young people have a right to an education and engages in campaigns, advocacy and other programs in the US to build support for Education for All. These programs include: Youth Advocacy Training, Global Education Expert Speaking Tours, global education curriculum development, film screenings, and Global Action Week. GCE-US is a member of the worldwide Global Campaign for Education, with coalitions in about 100 countries.

Non-profit and for profit entities interested in supporting our efforts and promoting their brands through sponsorship should contact Steve Hargadon at steve@hargadon.com.


For 14 years, the Intel® Teach Program has helped more than 10 million teachers around the world integrate technology into classrooms and promote student-centered approaches. Intel wants to support and continue the learning. Join Teachers Engage, our global online community of educators dedicated to transforming K–12 classrooms (free technology frequently given).

The Wonderment

The Wonderment from Kidnected World is our first initiative—and it’s the first app of its kind. In the Wonderment, kids participate in collaborative creative experiences with other kids across the globe and turn their shared imagination and interaction into a currency backed by brands and donors to support social good projects benefitting kids around the world. It’s a place where kids can find their creative voice, connect it to others and use it to make a difference.

Flat Connections

Flat Connections is about the world coming together to learn from and with each other. It is about connection, collaboration and co-construction. It includes technology infused challenge-based and project-based experiences across the globe through personalized approaches to learning for all. Flat Connections provides solutions to schools, educators, and many others anywhere to provide global learning opportunities through collaborative projects, live events and professional development. On-going support is provided for both global collaborations and specific projects customized to school needs.

National Geograpic

The National Geographic Education Portal offers free geography, science, and social studies content resources for K-12 educators, learners, and families. Created by the National Geographic Center for Geo-Education, the Portal’s highly engaging materials maximize learning in and out of the classroom. The Portal features wide-ranging instructional content—spanning pre-kindergarten through post-secondary—that brings concepts and real-world events to life for our worldwide audience. Cutting-edge multimedia and mapping tools engage a new generation of young people in National Geographic’s iconic research and media. With over one million visitors each month, the award-winning Education Portal is recognized as one of the most innovative sources for educational and reference content.

Learning Bird

Learning Bird is an online, adaptive library of teacher-created lessons for grades 6-12. Learning Bird’s engaging digital content allows for differentiation of instruction, and coupled with an an adaptive recommendation algorithm, acts as a powerful personalized learning solution for students at school and at home.

NEA Foundation

The NEA Foundation is a public charity supported by contributions from educators' dues, corporate sponsors, and others. We support student success by helping public school educators work with key partners to build strong systems of shared responsibility.


AFS-USA (formerly the American Field Service), a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, is a leader in intercultural learning and offers international exchange programs in more than 40 countries around the world through independent, nonprofit AFS Organizations, each with a network of volunteers, a professionally staffed office, and headed up by a volunteer board. We’ve been exchanging students throughout the world for more than 65 years. That’s six decades of history and experience in international education with an exemplary record of safety, security, and service to students, parents, and educators.

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