What is it?
The DRONGO language festival is an annual festival about the impact of language. Since the start in 2012, our aim has been: bringing together professionals from the entire language sector, using an inspiring, informative, creative and connecting program. The DRONGO language festival is supported and financed by a broad coalition of partners from the entire language sector. The festival draws over 2000 visitors each year.
This year will be a special year, the DRONGO language festival 2021 will be the 10th edition of the festival! Preparations for our anniversary edition are now in full swing. Do you want to stay informed? Follow us on LinkedIn, Facebook or Instagram for the latest updates!
DRONGO language festival 2020
In 2020, because of Covid-19, the festival was held online only. The central topic for the 2020 edition was ¿THE FUTURE OF READING! The entire online program of the DRONGO language festival 2020 can be found on our Vimeo account, for a thematic overview click here. Would you like an impression of previous editions? Visit our Flickr account!
What do we offer to visitors?
DRONGO language festival offers an inspiring, surprising, informative and interactive program around language and reading. Everything the visitor wants to know about reading is discussed. Everyone involved in reading is there. The festival is both informative and entertaining: we have lectures, debates, speed dates, labs, escape rooms, there is food and music. In short: a real festival.
The DRONGO language festival is the place where you can spread your expertise to more than 2000 professionals from the language sector. The program will be largely composed with your input. Join us, so this year we will have a festival that informs and inspires thanks to you! At the moment, it is not possible to submit your proposal. Follow us on social media, or subscribe to our newsletter to stay updated.
Why do partners have to pay?
Simple. The DRONGO language festival is not a commercial organization. On the other hand, we do not make any concessions in terms of quality. To present the desired breadth of topics to visitors in a high-quality way, we need budget. We want to offer a platform to anyone who has an interesting and relevant story to tell - whether a volunteer, a library employee or a publisher, to name just a few. The more interesting the program, the more visitors we expect. Naturally, we also need money to bring the festival and the program to the attention of (new) target groups.
Why is it free for visitors?
DRONGO language festival has always been free or almost free. As a result, we have many young people showing up, and the event is open to anyone interested in language and reading. The evaluations show that both visitors and partners consider it important that the festival is free.
By focusing on content, and not on peripheral issues such as entrance fees and consumption vouchers, DRONGO language festival has a clear story to tell to the professionals who want to come.
What do we offer to partners?
We see partners who join the DRONGO language festival as our co-organizers. We like them to participate in the design of the program, to participate, and to make their two days visit as interesting as possible. DRONGO language festival is the venue where partners can share their expertise with 2000 professionals in the language sector. In addition, DRONGO language festival can contribute to their mission with regard to corporate social responsibility, increasing their network or brand awareness.
If you would like more information about participating in the festival, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
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