Learning Without Frontiers is a global platform where education meets the digital media and creative industries in a vital dialogue about the future of learning.

Artists, designers, innovators, futurists, environmentalists, broadcasters, publishers technologists, entrepreneurs, social/political theorists and other disruptive thinkers share the platform with leading educators, academics and policy makers.

The conversation and networks formed are about how we create better opportunities for learning, learning that is both relevant to the individuals future and the challenges our society faces together.

An engaged, open-minded and forward-thinking community we come to ask the big questions and seek to answer them by innovation, enterprise and an enduring optimism.

Inspiring new thinking about learning since 2004.


Chris Down – Partnerships Director

Chris is responsible for developing creative partnerships with industry and institutional organisations who want to participate in a meaningful, authentic dialogue with the global leaders and participants within the LWF community across our live and digital platforms.


Chris brings 20 years experience of directing major events from enormous consumer productions to intimate music festivals.

Each LWF partner is unique and so is their participation within the LWF community. The best conversations operate in both directions and Chris works closely with each partner to design the most creative and effective engagement with the LWF community and the broader leadership with the education, digital and creative sectors across our platforms.

Chris is a life long musician and plays spanish guitar, the guitar bazouki, North American Indian flute, djembe and sitar.