The fifth annual Global Media and Information Literacy (MIL) week will take place from
31 October to 5 November 2016. The theme of the week is Media and Information Literacy: New Paradigms for Intercultural Dialogue, with the main aim being to share the latest research, projects and new ideas from a diverse range of stakeholders. More information on the theme and sub-themes is available from the MIL concept note (pdf) and website.
The call for conference submissions has passed but there are still plenty of ways to get involved.
If you are quick off the mark, there is still a small window to contribute a photo to the MIL week poster. The photo should be relevant to media and information literacy, and should be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org by 30 August 2016 (today!).
You can also register any media/information literacy-related events you are holding for the week itself, or any such event you are hosting between now and November.
Thirdly, you can nominate someone for the International MIL Award (nomination form available soon) to recognise them as “an educator integrating MIL (media and information literacy) in an innovative way in their classroom and curriculum”. The educator to be honored can be drawn from any subject area, from kindergarten to university level. The main requirement is that their “curriculum reflects integration of media and information literacy concepts with a focus on intercultural dialogue”.
Finally, you could actually attend the conference in São Paulo! The Sixth Media and Information Literacy and Intercultural Dialogue (MILID) Conference and the First General Assembly of the Global Alliance for Partnerships on Media and Information Literacy (GAPMIL) will take place on 2-5 November. There is no conference fee and you can register now.
To get a flavour of UNESCO/GAPMIL events, you can check out Sheila Webber’s (interim Co-Chair of the GAPMIL European Chapter) Storify of their last major conference – the 2nd European MIL conference in Riga, June 2016.