Renowned motivational speaker Francis Kong and premiere videographer Jason Magbanua headline this year’s New Bold University, a pop-up campus for budding entrepreneurs happening on Jan 27 – Feb 1 at the GT-Toyota Asian Center Auditorium, UP Diliman.

Themed “The School for the Passionate”, New Bold U continues its mission to bring lifelong learning to communities of all ages. Founder Ralph Layco says education shouldn’t end after you earn your college diploma, but should extend into annual crash courses designed to train people to be lifelong learners.

“Education is a lifelong pursuit,” Layco said. “Why should it end in college? We go back to school one week every year and practice what we’ve learned the entire year.”

“The current educational system doesn’t work anymore,” he said. “We have an abundance of information, from a quick Google search to a Youtube series that teaches coding. We don’t need to feed people what to learn, we need to make them intellectually curious, empower them to learn more on their own.”

Three hundred participants will be joining this year’s six-day course, where they will be hearing from over 20 speakers (including Randell Tiongson, Steve Sy, Toni Miranda, Kaye Layco, Nikko Cruz, Charity Delmo) on topics spanning entrepreneurship, freelancing, e-commerce and social enterprises.

Those interested can register at New Bold U’s website here.