On this page the Clearinghouse presents upcoming international and world regional conferences and events dealing with children, youth and media as well as calls for contributions to journals etc. Each item is briefly presented, together with information about the time and place of the event. Contact information for further details and/or a link to a web site is also available. The events are listed in chronological order.


20 Sep to 23 Sep 2017

Vienna Austria

Realities and World Building

The conference aims to emphasize and reflect the very acts of fictionalizationused to build fantastic worlds – in different media, and on theoretical as well as methodological levels.
Accepted Keynotes: Stefan Ekman, University of Gothenburg, Sweden and Farah Mendlesohn, University of Stafford, UK.

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University of Vienna

21 Sep to 22 Sep 2017

Sarajevo Bosnia and Herzegovina

Media Meets Literacy in Sarajevo

Media literacy professionals from all over Europe will be gathering in Sarajevo in September 2017 to explore the huge challenges of our rapidly changing media world.

Given the tidal wave of information, disinformation, propaganda and lies that we have witnessed in the recent past, the Media Meets Literacy 2017 conference, organized by the Evens Foundation and partners, will have plenty to discuss.

31 Oct 2017


Global MIL Week

The sixth annual global celebration of Media and Information Literacy (MIL) Week is being prepared. The Week will take place from 31 October 2017. Global MIL Week 2017 highlights will include the Seventh Media and Information Literacy and Intercultural Dialogue (MILID) Conference, planned to be held in Kingston, Jamaica.

Official website is coming soon.

5 Dec to 7 Dec 2017

Manchester United Kingdom

8th World Summit on Media for Children

BBC Children’s is to host 2017’s 8th World Summit on Media for Children in Manchester.

BBC Children’s director Alice Webb says the vision for the summit is to explore the universal, modern media needs which apply to children internationally. The conference will centre around five key themes: empowerment, learning, entertainment, connection and protection. Alongside the industry speakers and sessions, a children’s programme will be attended by at least 50 children from around the world.

The summit, which has been held in a different location every three years since it started in Melbourne, Australia in 1995, is expected to attract more than 1,500 delegates.

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