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From 2nd-4th April 2023, the World Literacy Foundation will be hosting its fifth World Literacy Summit at Oxford University.

The Summit brings together leaders from 85 countries representing over two-thirds of the world’s population, all with a single focus – advocating, championing and educating on the vital importance of improving literacy levels across the globe.

It’s the world’s largest gathering of international literacy specialists, including NGO leaders, researchers, academics, literacy entrepreneurs, education companies, publishers, practitioners, government representatives and most importantly, the learners. We will have over 600 delegates at the Summit and 40,000 people watching via our webinars.

Rochelle Liu, a Literacy Programme Leader from Australia, described the most recent Summit saying, “The Summit offered a range of technical information on literacy approaches. I learnt a lot in just a few days.”

It is a multi-day global event comprising insight and inspiration from pioneers, policymakers, and experts. Many sessions are facilitated by people dealing first-hand with the issues presented. The Summit has various themes, including Girls’ Education, Monitoring and Evaluating Impact and New Technologies/Innovation.

World Literacy Foundation CEO, Andrew Kay, describes the event by saying, “WLS is always an excellent opportunity to meet with the leading minds on literacy and education to learn, collaborate and grow!”

To find out more, go to https://www.worldliteracysummit.org/

World Literacy Summit

The World Literacy Summit is a biennial event that brings together experts, educators, policy makers, and other stakeholders from around the world to discuss the latest developments and trends in literacy and education. The summit provides an opportunity to share best practices, exchange ideas, and network with colleagues in the field.

The location of the World Literacy Summit varies from year to year, and it is usually held in a different city or country each time. The location is typically selected based on its significance as a center of education and literacy, and its ability to host a large international conference.

Past World Literacy Summits have been held in cities such as Oxford, London, Paris, and New York. Information on the location of the next World Literacy Summit can usually be found on the summit’s website or through education-related organizations and networks.

The World Literacy Summit typically features a variety of speakers, including experts in the field of literacy and education, policy makers, educators, authors, and other stakeholders. Speakers are invited to share their insights, experiences, and perspectives on the latest developments and trends in literacy and education.

Some of the key topics that are often discussed at the World Literacy Summit include:

  1. Innovations in literacy teaching and learning

  2. The impact of technology on literacy and education

  3. Strategies for increasing literacy rates in disadvantaged communities

  4. The role of governments and other organizations in promoting literacy and education

  5. The importance of early childhood education and literacy

  6. Best practices for integrating literacy and education into development programs

  7. The role of libraries, museums, and other cultural institutions in promoting literacy and education

Speakers at the World Literacy Summit may include government officials, education experts, teachers, researchers, authors, and representatives from non-profit organizations and international agencies. The goal of the summit is to bring together a diverse range of voices and perspectives to create a rich and meaningful conversation about literacy and education.