How WorldBrain Began
WorldBrain started with a question between two salespeople at a large educational travel company – “how could this be done better?” Working with educators every day, we knew the majority of attempted tours were failing. Meeting with parents, we knew communicating trip information was confusing. Hearing stories from students, we knew their incredible experiences weren’t being shared. There had to be a better way.
So we made a decision. We were going to help small travel programs reach the schools and travelers that needed them most. We were going to help educators connect with one another to share experiences and best practices to make more tours happen. WorldBrain would change educational travel to allow as many students as possible to experience their world.
Co-Founder and Partner
Jake’s travels are his passion. His college year in Denmark, time spent teaching English in China, and visits to 12 other countries fuel his drive to make educational travel a standard part of every students education.
Co-Founder and Partner
Laura is an avid traveler and language learner, she speaks English, Spanish, ASL and is now studying Mandarin. Growing up on an irrigated vegetable farm in central Wisconsin, her biggest goal is to share cultural experiences with others.
WorldBrain – “pull the mind of the world together”
World Brain is a collection of essays and addresses written by H.G. Wells from 1936 – 1938 where he proposed the idea of a free and authoritative “world encyclopedia.” Wells saw the distribution and assembling of knowledge as extremely ineffective and believed the best hope for global intelligence lied in “…creating a new world organ for the collection, indexing, summarizing and release of knowledge.” He labeled those attempting this task as innovators, in fact dreamers, but believed that they could “…project a unified, if not a centralized, world organ to ‘pull the mind of the world together’, which will be not so much a rival to the universities, as a supplementary and co-ordinating addition to their educational activities – on a planetary scale.”
Although Wells’ vision focused on the use microfilm, WorldBrain is applying his idea to alter educational travel on a planetary scale and allow as many students as possible to explore their world.