What is Oppi?Oppi is an education event with a difference. It’s a not-for-profit, pop up, accessible learning festival, with an aspiration to travel the world, bringing global brilliance to a diverse audience on a new continent each year.
Key Themes:Gender: It Matters
Living: The Arts
When? Friday 15 + Saturday 16 May 2015
What? A World Class Education Event
Where? Léman Manhattan, Downtown New York City.
Who? 550 teachers, academics, young people, policy makers, system leaders, education businesses, parents + change-makers.
How much? Oppi is super-accessible, tickets will be $199 incl. The Party!
My takeaway from Oppi is firstly that teachers are the best investment you can make in education, even with technology entering this space.- Neil D’Souza, Zaya
Why am I here? Because teenagers have to be involved in building the future of education, we know what’s happening. Having us in the picture matters.- Eeva, 17 years
Breathtaking and intense talk by Horace Dediu! Everything is taking place faster than ever: can schools keep up?- Timo Ahonen
I left Oppi optimistic that schools here can dramatically improve. Why? Because owning your weaknesses is the prerequisite for meaningful improvement. This is a valuable lesson for all education systems around the world.- Tim Walker, Teacher
Congratulations to Suklaa for a spectacular day. Truly never had a better time & learnt so much.- Martin Burrett, UKEDCHAT
It was a festival that celebrated education that cultivated the human mind and unleashed imagination to change our lives and the world. I think we need more forums like Oppi where people get together and learn from one another in joyful and enriching spirit. My takeaway from Oppi in Helsinki was exactly this important notion of togetherness. If we are about to make the world a better place through education, we need to move beyond conference halls and classrooms to realize the potential there is to make a change.- Pasi Sahlberg
Congratulations! You really did pull off a truly remarkable event that left a deep imprint on those involved. You built a community, pushed peoples’ thinking and gave everyone a sense of shared values and vision. Suklaa have staked their ground as the global education festival organising masters!- Simon Breakspear
You know you’ve had a life changing face-to-face experience when you want to share the learning with everyone who missed out.- Cathy Rubin
Congratulations on a very successful event and I am sure by gathering together so many people with a passion and expertise in learning that many good ideas were shared and will develop further in the months to come.- Sarah Brown