Welcome to Learning Man

Dip a toe in Burning Man culture and you’ll inevitably come away with new knowledge and skills acquired through learning by doing, or via structured workshops, training and symposia.

Deepening Our Role as an Educational Organization

We continued to develop projects that help Burners to share and acquire skills. The Event Operations team restarted in-person convenings with a small learning and planning event in Reno, Nevada. Burning Man Hive is an online space for people inspired by Burning Man to learn, share and connect. The Gerlach Workforce Development Center (GWDC) is a community learning program with an in-person presence in Gerlach. Knowledge shared in Hive and at GWDC goes beyond making your burn brighter; it builds skills that nurture stronger communities and a better world.

A Core Curriculum of Leadership Knowledge

Over the years Burning Man Project and the community have developed core knowledge that supports successful leadership. We’ve now digitized these courses into a curriculum, which includes Collaborative Decision Making, Giving and Receiving Feedback and Emotional Intelligence, and made them accessible to anyone who creates a Hive account using their Burner Profile.


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Building a Resource for the Community

Burning Man Hive continues to evolve as a hub for staff and the community to share knowledge via online courses and conversations around many topics, including leadership, sustainability, and preparing for Black Rock City.

By the Numbers:

  • Membership grew by 125%, from 4,000 to 9,000
  • In 82 countries and over 2,000 cities
  • 90 Courses and 110 Groups
  • 137 Events

Space for BIPOC Burners to Connect

BIPOC Burners and allies gathered in Hive to converse and organize for Black Rock City. The Burners of Color Resource Group served as a space for BIPOC Burners to connect, while the Multicultural POC Neighborhood Group planned a neighborhood in Black Rock City.

Resource for Playa-bound Burners

When it became apparent that Black Rock City 2022 was a GO, Hive became a hub for sharing knowledge and finding collaborators in new spaces such as Matchmaker – Camps & Campers and The Virgin Burner’s Guide.

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