Inspire 2023

Experience education innovation in action and gain the skills to transform your learning community

18 - 19 May 2023
  Learnlife Barcelona

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Helping you deliver transformational change

Delivering change is hard! Inspire 2023 combines tried and tested education innovation, expert workshops and practical tools to help you drive change in your learning community.

You’ll spend two days visiting our Learnhubs and a partner school breaking the mould in traditional education, participating in action-focused workshops and connecting with a tribe of innovators.

Inspire 2023 is where school leaders, educators and edupreneurs unite to transform their learning communities. Ready to join us?

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What you will gain from Inspire


Get inspired by visiting a variety of innovative learning communities and seeing how they work.


Start a fresh vision for your own school or learning community, with workshops to help you turn that vision into a strategy.

Practical Steps

Leave Inspire with the tools, advice and strategies you need to to turn your inspiration into action.


The benefit of talking through your ideas with like-minded people who will help challenge and shape your thoughts.

The Schedule

Two action-packed days of tours, workshops and building connections!

Thursday 18th May

Visit the Learnlife Eco Hub
Visit one of our partner schools
Lunch at local restaurant
Workshop 1 - Developing a strategic roadmap (Click for details)
Workshop 2 - Developing Capacity for Innovation (Click for details)

Friday 19th May

Visit the Learnlife Urban Hub
Sharing & Networking
Lunch at local restaurant
Workshop 3 - Frameworks to Enhance Autonomous learning(Click for details)
Debrief & closing thoughts

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€495 per person


  • Lunches
  • Travel between our Hubs

For larger group bookings or if you want to talk before purchasing a ticket, please contact us below.

If you cannot fund the full price for this event but are a school leader or edupreneur excited to implement innovation, please email to discuss possible discounts.

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"My experience with Learnlife helped me start an unlearning process, refresh my beliefs about what I thought learning should look like, start thinking outside the box, and believe that it is possible to give kids a voice and reinvent learning. They are my mentors and my North Star for the change I want to make in Romania."

Luiza Apostu, Founder, Rubik School

Your workshop facilitators

Get to know some of the experts who will be transferring their knowledge and supporting you on your journey.


Dr. Stephen Harris

Learnlife Co-founder

For the last 4 decades Stephen has been involved in virtually every aspect of the learning ecosystem: primary, secondary and online teaching, principal for two decades, inspector of schools and co-founder of Learnlife. Stephen also founded the Sydney Centre for Innovation in Learning (SCIL). 
Leticia Lipp

Leticia Lipp

People & Professional Services

Leticia has built the Learnlife global team from nine people to 50+ in two years. She has helped Learnlife partner schools find crucial people such as principals, pedagogical leaders, and learning experience designers.


Joan Urgell

Product Manager & Trainer

Joan has championed the creation and development of Learnlife’s Studio Model, a set of thematic labs to promote hands-on learning.  He has a background in product design, and has worked with schools and maker spaces for 8+ years.

Joyce Mininger

Director of Primary Years

Joyce's teaching career found her in Minneapolis, New York and Seattle before settling into educational leadership in Washington state and then Panama City, Panama.  At her core she has always known if we want learners to dig deep, we need to allow education to be messy, meaningful, and relational.

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More about the workshops

Workshop 1: From Inspiration to Action: Developing a strategic roadmap

This workshop will be helping participants articulate a clear vision for their community and then following some practical steps to create an action plan - strategic roadmap.

Guiding question:
What is your vision statement for learning? 


  • Understand clearly what a collective envisioning process involves
  • Will understand why a collective envisioning process is more powerful that traditional vision statements
  • Start to develop their own plan and strategy

Stephen Harris & Joyce Mininger

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Workshop 2: Developing Capacity for Innovation: Training your people

​​A strategic roadmap needs to have a team who are capable of aligning with the vision and putting it into action. This workshop looks at some different ways different organisations have created training programs to support innovation.

Guiding questions:

  • How do you find the best people? 
  • How do you keep the best people? 
  • How do you develop your people?


  • Discover some innovative strategies for selecting team members
  • Understand what an effective team should look like
  • Start to develop strategies and plans for their own context in relation to developing people

Leticia Lipp & Stephen Harris


Workshop 3: Frameworks to enhance autonomous learning

People all over the world talk about students growing independent learning skills - but have few ideas around how to systematically do this. Like many other skills, autonomous learning can be nurtured by the consistent use of a framework that is understood and appreciated by everyone - learners and educators

Guiding questions:

  • What is autonomous learning?
  • Why is it an important goal?
  • How do we grow autonomous learning skills in ourselves?
  • How do we grow autonomous learning skills in learners?


  • Be introduced to the Learnlife Stages of Autonomy framework
  • Become conversant in how they might adapt the framework to suit their own context
  • Understand how ‘soft skills’ can be developed in a sensitive and supportive manner, integrated into everything that is undertaken in the Hub programs

Joan Urgell & Stephen Harris 


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