Purposeful Learning Festival 2021

Mind Health and Wellness

Beginning September 8 @12pm ET

The Purposeful Learning Festival 2021 on Mind Health and Wellness (#PLFest21) is O’Donnell Learn’s free education and culture conference. Taking place online throughout September, the festival will include webinars, workshops, roundtables, and panel discussions focused on faculty learning design around the theme of student mental health and wellness. At the end of the festival, we want to have a learning community built resulting from this initiative.



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The Festival’s Goal

  • Deliver programming that addresses the issues of health and wellness and enables all participants to collaborate in finding actionable solutions and tools.
  • Build a dialogue emphasizing the connection between the learning experience and the health and wellness of both learners and educators.
  • Embrace cultural elements (visual and performing arts, poetry, literature) to provide a lens into the learner identity and experience.
  • Ignite the Purposeful Learning Community dedicated to humanizing learning and advancing student success.

Who’s Coming?

#PLFest21 is free to attend and open to anyone in our community and our partners’ channels interested in connecting learning with mental health and wellness.

  • Students
  • Instructors
  • Campus Staff
  • Campus Leadership
  • Alumni
  • Parents
  • Alliances for mental health
  • Philanthropic partners
  • Corporate Partners
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There is a need and an opportunity to engage the affective domain, to know each other, to become something larger than ourselves. A wake-up call in this “Now Normal”.

who we are

O’Donnell Learn is a people-centric, agile, collaborative learning design firm dedicated to creating impactful, engaging learning experiences that reflect the core values, mission and brand of our clients. Whether higher education or workforce alignment, we empower institutions and organizations to promote deep learning, improve student success and scale their learning experiences to meet the demands of today’s learners. Learn More


Register here for our Festival and get up-to-date information including workshop schedules and speaker info.


Questions? Contact Stefanie Scott, Director of Marketing, O’Donnell Learn