February 1, 2023

International Dalton Congress in Izmir


More information about Dalton International Congress 2023:

We are incredibly pleased to inform that the Dalton International Congress will take place in Izmir, Turkey between 30.04.-2.05.2023.

The main theme of the conference is “Dalton as a way of life for today and tomorrow”.

The main theme:

The theme will focus on historical background, mission, and vision of Helen Parkhurst across the globe one hundred years ago and contemporary development. The main subjects will concern global skills, intercultural competence, wellbeing, and future focused practical projects developed by teachers that prepare children for a sustainable and harmonious future. All participants will have the opportunity to exchange knowledge and experience with the Dalton global community across the world.


Our conference will take place in one venue. That is the assembly hall of Izmir Katip Celebi University, which is not far away (about 5-minute drive) from our International Dalton School- Dalton College Izmir.

Izmir is a picturesque city, located in the western extremity of Anatolia. It is the third most populous city in Turkey. In the past, the city was known as Smyrna. Izmir emerged as a national port in the 17th century and one of the biggest trade centres. Today we are overly excited to hold the 2023 DI global event in this beautiful city.


In the program the 30th of April is the conference day with workshops and seminars from DI board members, consultants, and researchers. After the keynote speeches, the program will be divided into breakout sessions. Every participant may decide in which session they would like to participate.

On the 1st of May, the organizers prepared for all participants a marvellous attraction. A one-day trip to Pamukkale, meaning “cotton castle” in Turkish, in southwestern Turkey. The area is famous for carbonate mineral left by the flowing thermal spring water.

On the 2nd of May participants will have the opportunity to make a study visit to Dalton College Izmir, International Dalton School.


We recommend booking your flights on Monday, 29 of April to Izmir as the conference will start early in the morning. All participants will be accommodated in the same hotel (we will soon publish the information which one with the exact address). The organizers will book the hotel for the participants. The costs of conference fee and lodging are covered by participants.

In the evening, the dinner will be arranged in one place for all participants.

DI President Roel Röhner will open the conference and provide the opportunity to meet him and greet personally.


Registration will be opened soon. Therefore, we would like to ask you to follow our news on our social media and website of D.I.

If you have questions, please contact our Congress Education Committee:



January 30, 2023

International Dalton Conference 2023

We are excited to announce that XXVI Dalton International Conference will take place on 30th of April 2023 in Izmir, Turkey at Katip Çelebi University.

Keep an eye out to learn about dates, speakers, registration, and more. We are looking forward to reconnecting with old friends and to seeing new faces, and we are extremely excited to gather with our global Dalton community. During the conference you will have the opportunity to discover the heights of Helen Parkhurst global influence and connect with educators from numerous institutions across the world. This year’s theme “Dalton as a way of life, for today and tomorrow” will be the main motto of the conference.

See you there!

January 23, 2023

Happy Ne Year


We wish all our Chinese colleagues and friends a

January 5, 2023

November 29, 2022

100 years Dalton education at Ascham


for the speech by Andrew Powell ,  Head of School

November 23, 2022

International Dalton Café

Today we have warmly welcomed the Dalton International community from Australia, Austria, China, Japan, Poland, The Netherlands and Turkey. It was wonderful to see you all!

The goal of the first Dalton International Café was to raise awareness and understanding of Helen Parkhurst legacy as a global influence in our rapidly changing world. The main theme of our today’s meeting was “School of the Future”.

With this today’s meeting we hope to inspire all Dalton Participants to praise your daily Dalton work, and to return to your today’s activities with renewed energy and vigour.

As with all international gatherings both online and in- person, we had today the unique opportunity to connect with each other and share our common Dalton experience both in theory and practice.

Hope to see you all in April in person during our International Dalton Conference in Izmir!


November 15, 2022


 Save the date!

Dalton International Cafe will take place on 23 November 2022 at 8AM GMT. During the meeting you will have the opportunity to listen to our Dalton speakers from different countries as they talk about Dalton daily practice, philosophy and vision on a modern Dalton education from different cultural perspectives.

From 9.30 AM GMT you will have the opportunity to ask questions to our speakers and they will try to answer them.

See you soon!

Below the detailed program of our meeting: