2019 Conference

National Association for Media Literacy Education Conference 2019
“A Path Forward: Elevating Conversation, Unifying Voices”
June 26-28, 2019
Washington, D.C.
Newseum, American University, New America

The field of media literacy has experienced explosive growth since the 2016 elections and the proliferation of the Fake News crisis, but media literacy is more than just Fake News. Join us to explore ways in which educators, researchers, and practitioners from diverse fields from within and outside of media literacy education can work with other participants of the conference to create innovative tools, practices, and strategies for moving media literacy beyond Fake News.

Our mission for the 2019 NAMLE Conference is to provide a platform for including voices from diverse disciplines as we explore the future of media literacy in a rapidly shifting media landscape. In these unprecedented times, we must work together as a community to move forward the field of media literacy. In order to achieve this goal, we have planned a conference with innovative session formats and built-in networking opportunities to facilitate the sharing and discussion of new ideas. We invite presentation and session proposals that address the conference theme of “A Path Forward: Elevating Conversation, Unifying Voices.”

The 2019 NAMLE Conference will be held at several locations across Washington, D.C. including Newseum, American University, New America, and more! Each location provides unique experiences, resources, and educational opportunities which will facilitate discourse, awareness, and social change. During the conference, the media literacy community and its stakeholders will come together to share resources, discuss issues related to media literacy, and discover ways to elevate these ideas across disciplines. In an effort to provide a variety of opportunities for interaction, discussion, and collaboration among attendees, the 2019 conference will include a range of events including plenary speakers, research presentations, classroom demonstrations, resource and curriculum sharing, professional development opportunities, round tables as social deliberation, town hall discussions, student work showcase, and opportunities for networking. Each session, workshop, or discussion will address the theme, “A Path Forward: Elevating Conversation, Unifying Voices” through a variety of areas of interest including (but not limited to):  

  • Privacy & digital citizenship
  • Misinformation & propaganda  
  • Policy & education reform
  • Production, creation & youth voices
  • Social justice & civic media
  • Activism & sustainability
  • Media representations & learning
  • Health & science communication
  • Pedagogical practices & professional development
  • The history & legacy of Media Literacy


Selected research presentations from the conference will be invited for publication in the Journal of Media Literacy Education.