Welcome Message

Welcome to the 2019 NAMLE Conference!

This year’s theme is “A Path Forward: Elevating Conversation, Unifying Voices.”

The conference, held in the capital of the United States, Washington D.C., is an opportunity to bridge voices, platforms, and possibilities for how to move the conversation forward within the work of media literacy education.  As the theme suggests, placing this event in the heart of our democracy raises the point that we are in the middle of one of the most turbulent times in history involving globalization, world politics, and the media. Standing in the center is the work of media literacy educators who are the conduits to these conversations with each news event. It is with this idea in mind that the conference was created to extend that thinking. Through the involvement of various communities and places such as the NewseumAmerican University,  New America and many more, we hope to foster a dialogue that engages all aspects of the media literacy community.

Bringing together global and national partners as well as representatives from all over the world helps to build these relationships thus unifying our message to the wider world and community. This conference, at this moment, is an endeavor that encompasses all people from various backgrounds and divergent thinking. Further, centralizing the mission of engaging our youth, our populous, and our world to a better place in our democracy with our hope of aspiring to a media literate world.

I hope you can join us!

All my best,
Belinha De Abreu, PhD
Conference Chair