Get Involved in the AONTAS Adult Learners’ Festival 2022

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You are invited to get involved in this year’s AONTAS Adult Learners’ Festival, which will take place from the 7th – 11th March 2022. Building on last year’s theme of ‘Better Together’ which focused on collaboration and fostering partnerships, this year’s theme is ‘Learn Your Way’ – #LearnYourWay.


  1. Have an Event Planned? If you have already planned your event or activities and have a date set please make sure to register the event on by clicking on “submit an event” as soon as possible. By registering your event on One Step Up, it will allow the AONTAS team to help you promote it, as well as allowing prospective learners to find Festival events in one central location.
  2. Looking for Inspiration? If you would like to host an event for the Festival but are still unsure of what kind of event to host, please feel free to reach out to our Communications Team. AONTAS will support you to brainstorm event ideas or help you to collaborate with local services already participating in the Festival.
  3. Take Part in the Social Media Campaign: If you are not in a position to host an event you can participate in our online campaign across our social media platforms-  #LearnYourWay by promoting previous work/learner stories from your organisation helping to collectively showcase the diversity and vibrancy of the adult learning community.

Further Supports

Festival Communications Toolkit: You can download the Communications Toolkit here. This includes a step by step guide for planning an event, how to raise awareness on the valuable work your organisation does, and free AONTAS branded promotional materials.


Event in a Bag: To receive posters and promotional material by post you must submit you event to by clicking on “submit an event” and tick YES to “Event in a Bag”.


For AONTAS members: Offering €50 grants to help you set up and run an event. These will be limited and offered on a first come, first served basis so it’s a good idea to get planning as soon as possible! For more information, please contact Giuliana Peña, AONTAS Projects Officer, at: is Ireland’s largest part-time course finder database, with thousands of part-time courses, evening, morning and weekend classes and adult education courses to choose from. You’ll find your perfect course on


If you would like more information on how to take part in the Festival, or would like additional support from AONTAS, please contact AONTAS Projects Officer, Giuliana Peña at:


For more information on this year’s festival please visit:


Steven Galvin

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