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DUOLINGO HOSTS FOURTH ANNUAL DUOCON EVENT, A Free Virtual Conference Features A Conversation Between World Renowned Chef José Andrés and Luis von Ahn, Co-Founder and CEO of Duolingo

INDIA, AUGUST 29, 2022 (GPN):- Duolingo (NASDAQ: DUOL), the world’s leading mobile learning platform, hosted its fourth annual Duocon, the largest free global event at the intersection of language, learning and technology. This year’s conference went beyond language with appearances from global celebrities and experts in cooking, music, math and dance. For the first time, Duolingo world characters Lily and Zari served as animated emcees for the live conference.

Featured talks included deep dives into Duolingo’s most exciting new products, including the complete redesign of Duolingo ABC, a literacy app for kids ages 3-8. The audience got to hear Sammi Siegel, the lead software engineer behind Duolingo’s first app outside of language, Duolingo Math! Meet Linda Simensky, acclaimed children’s television executive, who pulled back the curtain on the characters and stories that make up the Duolingo world. Users were also given a preview of new social features, including “Friends Quest”, designed to help learners have fun while meeting their language learning goals.

“We’re proud to host Duocon virtually so people around the world can tune in and hear how we’re improving the Duolingo app and expanding beyond languages,” said Luis von Ahn, co-founder and CEO of Duolingo. “We had over 130,000 learners from over 150 countries streaming last year’s event, with huge audiences from India and Brazil. We hope this year’s Duocon helps people around the world feel more connected and engaged with the Duolingo learning community,” the press release said.

The event also brought together impressive international talent to explore the ways people communicate and connect beyond language. Duolingo’s CEO will interview Chef José Andrés, one of Time’s “100 Most Influential People”, about his favorite childhood dishes and how food became his life’s mission. Viewers enjoyed performances by five-time Grammy Award winner Angelique Kidjo and Mary J Lee, dance trainer for the hit Korean reality dance competition Produce 48. Even math can be considered a universal language, as Dr. Tom Crawford (the ‘Naked Mathematician’ to his YouTube followers) demonstrates with surprisingly fun applications of pi.

About Duolingo is the most popular language learning platform and most downloaded educational app in the world. The app makes learning new languages ​​fun with small lessons that feel like playing a game. The company’s mission is to develop the best education in the world and make it universally available. Duolingo offers over 104 total courses in 40 distinct languages, from Spanish, French, German, and Japanese to Klingon.