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*One-day tickets now available for EdYOUfest Van Gogh*

What is EdYOUfest?

EdYOUfest is an international community of change-makers in education who come together in beautiful retreat settings to ignite, develop, and launch new ideas. Whether you apply to attend a 2017 EdYOUfest retreat in France, Japan, Ecuador, or Tunisia you can expect hands-on workshops and start-up style collaboration in a relaxed environment where everyone’s on a first-name basis.

An EdYOUfest retreat isn’t a conference. It’s a transformational experience you’ll share in community with fifty or so other innovators who come from a wide range of backgrounds. Local organizers thoughtfully curate each EdYOUfest retreat community to make sure there’s the powerful collaborative mix of people.




Raving reviews from our attendees 

"if you want to socialize and share your knowledge with colleagues from different countries- then EdYOUfest is the right CHOICE for you"

- Biljiana Stojanovska (Macedonia)

"If you are burned-out or unmotivated, or if you are not sure what you go to work for every day, EdYOUfest will help you rethink your profession and the way you look at your life, and lead you on to a healthier and more satisfied and satisfactory teaching experience."

- Roberta Barbisilova (Bulgaria)

"When at EdYOUfest, you never have the feeling of being at a conference. You feel yourself part of a community of innovators. You will notice some changes in you before even saying goodbye."

- Chaouki M'kaddem (Tunisia)

"EdYOUfest is a dream come true for me — a group of teachers from around the world who come together in order to be better teachers for their students. This is how change happens."

- Micaela Cangemi (Italy)

Although each EdYOUfest retreat is different, at all EdYOUfest retreats you will …

  • Begin your day with optional yoga or mindfulness activities
  • Gather in community for a light breakfast
  • Spend your morning in hands-on workshops
  • Join the community for lunch where you’ll continue to share ideas
  • Spend afternoons or evenings in start-up team building activities
  • Participate in activities that highlight the local area
  • Get together in groups for dinners featuring local cuisine

EdYOUfest Van Gogh

July 7th - 11th

Auvers-Sur-Oise, France

Church of Auvers-sur-Oise 

Only 50 places available 

About Auvers-sur-Oise

Auvers-sur-Oise is a scenic, small village located on a river and surrounded by wheat fields. It became most famous for being the place where Vincent Van Gogh created 70 paintings in 70 days during the last months of his life. Because Auvers-sur-Oise has been designated an eternal village that cannot be altered, things look pretty much the same as they did when Van Gogh lived there in 1890. Even so Auvers-sur-Oise is less than 30 kilometers from Paris and is on main rail lines. For more information see:

EdYOUfest Van Gogh Ticket Price

An all access ticket to EdYOUfest Van Gogh is 220* Euro. This includes all workshops, events, morning coffee, and a light lunch each day.

If your application to attend EdYOUfest Van Gogh is selected, you will be billed 220 Euro.

Accommodation is not included in the EdYouFest Van Gogh ticket price but we will help you book a room at one of the many hotels and AirBNB properties in the area. Expect to pay 20 to 100 Euro per night for accommodation.

​*Not able to come for the whole weekend?

€79 Day-rate now available​ 


Confirmed workshops

Terry     Small

The Brain Guy

Terry Small, B.Ed., M.A., is a master teacher and Canada's leading learning skills specialist. He is the author of the Brain Bulletin with over 34,000 subscribers worldwide.

Terry has presented on the brain for over 33 years to organizations around the world.. His knowledge, warmth, humour and dynamic presentation style have made him a much sought-after speaker at workshops and conferences. Terry often appears on TV, radio, and in the press. He recently appeared on BCTV, Global, CKNW and Student Success. He has presented his ideas to over 238,000 people in 23 countries.

Dorothy Zemach


Dorothy Zemach has taught ESL for over 18 years, in Asia, Africa, and the US. She holds an MA in TESL from the School for International Training in Vermont, USA. She currently concentrates on writing, editing, and publishing ELT materials and textbooks and conducting teacher training workshops. A frequent plenary speaker at international conferences, her areas of specialty and interest are teaching writing, teaching reading, business English, academic English, curriculum design, testing, and humor.

Aly   Williams

Making Videos

Aly Williams is a teacher and video maker. His videos deal with pronunciation, various British accents. He describes their channel as : "We never liked the idea of NOT doing something ridiculous to teach a lesson. Our philosophy is: If it's funny, you'll remember it! That's why we try to make each lesson a little bit weird or even a little bit disgusting. If you remember what the lesson was and you can use it in the future, we've done our job!"

Mohammed Abo Hassan


                                                                                                                                                 Mohammed Abo Hassan is Egyptian but teaches in Bahrain, He is a MIE specialist, has gained recognition as one of the best teachers in Bahrain by the Minister of Education, and has been selected to take part in a Conference in Toronto. He has won several prizes for creating connections with schools all around the world via Skype, leading various twinning projects.

Jason   Levine


Jason R Levine (Fluency MC) has eighteen years of experience as an English teacher, teacher trainer, and materials writer. He has led student workshops and teacher training programs in sixteen countries in Europe, the Americas, Africa, and the Middle East.

After earning a master’s in TESOL from Hunter College in 1999, Jason taught at several schools before becoming the director of curriculum development at Embassy English. In 2002, he co-founded a business English and test preparation school in New York City.

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