Call for Research Proposals

Call for Research Proposals

Location: Virtual
Dates: July 15 – 17, 2022
Submissions Deadline: CLOSED

About NAMLE 2022

Level Up: Building a Media Literate World 

Over the last decade, we have seen media literacy education move into the cultural conversation. Calls for media literacy education reverberate in classrooms everywhere, at education conferences, in policy meetings, and in the local and national news. We have seen astounding growth in practice, research, community-based efforts, and policy. To witness how the media literacy community has grown in number and in force is truly amazing. 

However, despite the obvious progress, we find ourselves still struggling to enact media literacy education on a national and global level. While our grassroots efforts are impactful, we are still a long way from a systemic change in education, a change that prioritizes the importance of media literacy skill-building across discipline and age groups. 

This year’s conference will focus on the most important question of all: how do we ensure media literacy education is an essential part of our world? How do we as a community level up and make change? NAMLE’s 2022 conference is an opportunity to address these questions, build community, foster dialogue, and create change so that we all may live in a media literate world. 

For some, this will look like fine-tuning your teaching practice, for others, it might be sharing your latest research or learning about policy efforts in your state. Each one of us has an important role to play as educators, scholars, and advocates. It is time we come together to discuss and strategize how to scale our efforts and move forward to make media literacy education a priority for all. 

To launch our 2022 programming efforts, we present to you the call for proposals for research sessions. There will be a separate call for classroom demonstrations and educator resources at a later date.  


Research proposal submissions include individual, joint, and panel presentations designed to inform attendees about scholarship and related practice in the field of media literacy from a range of theoretical perspectives and methodologies. We encourage seasoned scholars and graduate students from any field who are interested in furthering media literacy education to submit a proposal. Proposals will be given special consideration if they (1) offer a fresh point of view on an issue within the field of media literacy education, and (2) showcase the impact of the research on educational practice by partnering with one or more practicing educators. Presenters can select from the following:


Individual and Joint research proposals can include a presentation by one or more researchers. These sessions are 30 minutes in length. 


Research and Practice Sessions are designed to highlight the intersection of research and practice. These sessions will showcase how research is being applied to the field of teaching. Research and Practice Panels must consist of one or more researchers and one or more practicing teachers who have implemented the recommendations from the research, who participated in the research process, or who can discuss the implication for practice in their classroom. Panel session proposals must include a moderator to facilitate their session and are 60 minutes in length.

All submissions with more than one presenter must consider participant diversity in ethnicity, gender, and perspectives.

Deadline: CLOSED

Before You Submit Your Proposal… 

Please make note of the following before completing your proposal submission online: 

  • We will be collecting information about your presenters/authors and session with your proposal submission. 
  • To avoid losing your work, we highly recommend composing your proposal in a document and then cutting/pasting into the online application. 

Information you will need to collect for your online proposal submission:

  • Biographical information for ALL Presenters/Authors:
    • Full Name and Pronouns
    • First/Last Name
    • Affiliation
    • Title/Role
    • Email address
    • Biography (100 characters)
  • Session information
    • Session type
    • Title
    • Abstract (5000 characters)
    • Target audience
    • What level of knowledge is required to understand your presentation?
    • Theoretical Framework and Methods (1000 characters)
    • Findings (1000 characters)  

Submission Review Process & Timeline

Research submissions will undergo a blind peer review. All applicants will be notified if their proposal was accepted or rejected in the late spring. 

Presenter Attendance 

Presenters must accept or reject the invitation to present at the conference by responding by email ( within two weeks of notification of acceptance. Presenters who do not accept their invitation within two weeks will be removed from the program. Once a presenter has accepted the invitation to present, they are responsible for registering and submitting the registration fee. Registration information, including fees, will be available on the NAMLE conference website in late spring. 

Questions about submitting a proposal? Contact us at