The fifth annual Character Day was such an amazing success! Here were some of the highlights: over 200,000 live events in schools, companies, congregations, and homes in countries all over the world screening films and engaging in discussion about #CultivatingCharacter. People tapping in online from nearly all 195 countries in the world; Press highlights including CNN, Forbes, NBC, NPR, CNET, and more; and 700,000 views of our live stream programming, live from our studio in San Francisco.
We brought 17 speakers into the live stream including Krista Tippett from On Being, Lieutenant General Anthony J. Cotton from the U.S. Airforce, Angela Duckworth who is the Best Selling Author of “Grit”, and many more. We also tapped into events around the globe from Bulgaria, Hong Kong, Mississippi, Texas, Massachusetts, and Kansas.
All this with one theme: #CultivatingCharacter, discussing how we are all works in progress.
One of the most exciting components of Character Day is following social media with everyone sharing photos of their events from around the globe. Here are some of our favorites but visit Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram and use the hashatg #CultivatingCharacter to follow the whole thread.
We live streamed an amazing lineup of experts, events, and conversations around the globe. Watch all speakers and events. Read bios of all the guests here.
In addition to the flagship film The Science of Character (8 mins), as well as 30,000 Days (11 mins), The Adaptable Mind (11 mins), The Making of a Mensch (11 mins), and several new, amazing films for all different ages from our partners, this year we’re also offered our award-winning feature film Connected. This film, which premiered at Sundance in 2011, explores questions around meaning and purpose and interdependence in today’s hyperconnected world, and is in many ways the beginning of our whole journey with Let it Ripple Film Studio and Character Day.
We offer hands-on discussion kits for all events. You can also use our online discussion materials for all ages. Materials are also translated in Spanish.
Looking for more resources for year round programming? Check out our educational hub that we built to bring together over 5,000 curated resources from our amazing partners!
Join hundreds of Character Day Ambassadors around the globe who are passionate about cultivating character. Join the Facebook group for a dynamic conversation, to share your resources, learn how to make the most of your Character Day event, and to meet fellow thought leaders around the world.