About Us

Who are we?  “We” are hundreds and hundreds from all around the globe who are pleased and proud to call ourselves “GLDers”….short for Global Learn Day Voyagers who have made it possible to hold, annually, a dozen-round-the-world “Voyages” once each year since 1997.

Technically, we’ve linked all of it together by “everything but two tin cans tied to a string” — everything from voices relayed by ham radio from the South Pole to voices from Russians in outer space. We’ve had educators talk to us from snow tops of the Himalayas, on the sands of island specks in the Pacific, so tiny Google hasn’t mapped them. We’ve featured fearlessly passionate souls working in villages in East Africa where very few had talked on the phone. Our most compelling Keynote Speaker was a Mohawk Tribal Leader from the outback of the Ontario Province in Canada.

We did the bulk of this long before the first person ever made a visit to Facebook, had shared a conversation over  Skype, made Twitter Tweet. We even held Global Learn Day a few years before Google became a household name. We continue to do it out of love for education and will use the tools available to us and you, each year.

What is deepest inside the heart, fiber, and soul of a GLDer, is that the greatest threat to a safer, saner healthier world is the horrific combination of Ignorance and Apathy. Dr. James Moore has it exactly right, the ‘last best chance’ to reduce ignorance, violence and human misery is what Dr. Moore calls The Second Superpower.

The list of Luminaries is longer than the coastline of South America. Our shortcomings in retaining all their names and all their appearances, much less all the audio, is longer than the entire Pacific coastline from Alaska to Chile. The only excuse we have is that our wallet is as thin as an American dime; that we spend 99.9% of our human resources gathering exceptional people doing extraordinary work to increase access to education and reducing ignorance —  in a gazillion different ways.

Our Crew includes:

Dr. Terrence R. Redding

Mary Elizabeth Fabian

Samantha Hayes

Peter Gilzene

Sarah Lynn Redding

Sandra King

Jennifer Elia

and of course, your skipper  – John Hibbs

Your Imaginary Skipper, John Hibbs, an Oregon Duck

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