On behalf of the Benjamin Franklin Institute of Global Education, and on behalf of our Partners, Crew, Sponsors and Volunteers, welcome to the official website of Global Learn Day! Global Learn Day is an opportunity to celebrate learning, in every format, across the world. It is an opportunity for us to embrace each other as “One Planet, One People” and learn from what we each have to offer.
Our Voyage begins ‘where the planet begins the New Day (in Tonga and New Zealand). It ends just east of the International Date Line way out in the Central Pacific. Exactly 24 hours later. With “stops” in every time zone. All along the way, we host compelling conversations inside the “Admiral’s Dining Hall”. Conversations that are lively, interactive, fun, urgent, important.Held inside our Franklin Telephone Room…as easy to listen to or talk with as picking up an ordinary phone. The conversations are broadcast around the world by participating radio stations in real time and from the archives.
This year our goal is to embrace “One Planet, One People” by opening up our broadcast in as many ways as possible.
While our Clipper, The Franklin, is wholly imaginary, we’d like you to accept that this is not an ordinary ‘webinar’; nor an ordinary ‘event’.
It’s a passage across all five Oceans where those “aboard” are as interesting and informative as you would find as a First Class passenger on any major Ocean Liner.
The most frequently asked question is: “What time is it in my part of the world?” Luckily, with the innovations and technology that surround us, you can click here and easily determine that. Better yet, it will not matter if you have 24 hours or only one, the goal of this day is to make our content easily accessible to our passengers.
Exactly what day do we launch? What day do we “arrive”?
- If you live in the Americas, from Alaska to Chile, departure is in the mid-afternoon, Saturday October 7th
- If you live in Asia, Africa or Europe, the Voyage begins on Sunday, October 8th.
- The Opening Ceremonies will be in New Zealand, GMT 00:01 – which is one minute after 4 P.M, local time, in Auckland. (For the rest of the world, click here.)
Thank you for visiting us our web site. More — much more – follows. Stay tuned.