There are so many conferences that address the topic of Media Literacy. This weekend happens to be the National Conference for Media Reform in Boston. This conference includes activists, media makers, educators, journalists, policy makers and people who want to make better media focusing on making changes to the current media system.
This summer two conferences have been brought to my attention: NAMLE 2011 Conference happening July 22-25, 2011 in the heart of Philadelphia, PA. NAMLE stands for The National Association for Media Literacy Education. There will be more than 180 presentations regarding topics of on media literacy and education.
In NYC this August will be a education centered 140 Character Conference organized by Jeff Pulver. As it states on the conference website, the conference’s “goal to take a hard look at the State of Education NOW and provide a platform for educators, parents, students, administrators, school boards, together with anyone and everyone with a vested interest in the state of education a chance to be heard and ideas shared and explored.” For anyone who infuses technology education and media literacy into their classrooms, this is one conference to check out.
I will do my best to keep you in the loop for additional conferences forthcoming as well as give you insight into the conferences and workshops that I attend.