Hakuba Festival of Learning

Schools as Hubs of Happiness

Hakuba Forum Festival – Schools as Hubs of Happiness

In collaboration with the Nagano Prefecture Government.

Calling all educators, lifelong learners and changemakers! The Hakuba Forum Festival is your chance to dive deep to igniting positive action in the world of education. This one-day dual language (English and Japanese) event promises an invigorating exploration of Global Citizenship, Recovery and Regeneration, and Human Education in the AI Era. Discussions will be in Japanese and English, translation are available for both languages.

When:   June 23, 2024

Time:  1:00pm – 5:00pm

Who:  Everyone – open to both Japanese and international guests – educators, students and innovators.

Here’s a Sneak Peek at the Agenda

  • A warm Hakuba welcome: Hear opening remarks from Mayor Toshiro Maruyama himself.
  • Inspiring keynotes and talks: Learn from AI leader Dr. Hiroaki Kitano, education advocate Sabba Quidwai, and global citizenship champion Nicholas Martino.
  • Interactive sessions: Delve into discussions on education’s future, facilitated by esteemed figures like Governor Abe.
  • Thought exchange: Connect with a global community of educators and changemakers. Mingle with representatives from Hakuba International School, THINK Learning Studio, and many more. Meet education pioneers from U.A.E., Australia, Singapore, the United States, and beyond!

Don’t miss this extraordinary opportunity to learn, connect, and make a lasting impact! Join us at the Hakuba Forum Festival and be part of something truly special.


Choose Your Listening Experience:

Would You Like a Translation Headset? The Hakuba Forum Festival features presentations in both English and Japanese. To ensure a smooth experience for all attendees, you’ll be offered the option to reserve a translation headset during your ticket checkout process (step two). Headsets are limited, so reserve yours early!



Price: FREE – Must reserve ticket

With gratitude and optimism,

Hakuba Forum Team
  • Akiko Horii (Director, Hakuba International School)
  • Chris Balme (Principal, Hakuba International School)
  • Emi Takemura (Co-founder, Learn by Creation & FutureEdu)
  • Raïsa Mirza (Head of Social Impact Initiatives, UWC Atlantic College)
  • Russell Cailey (CEO, Think Learning Studio)
  • Tomoko Kusamoto (Founder & Director, Hakuba International School)
  • Chung Man Chan (Managing Director, Think Learning Studio)

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