10 REASONS WHY YOU SHOULD ATTEND THE WLS 2018
Would you like to develop as a global leader, social innovator or ambassador by converging with so many iconic world leaders and literacy practitioners?
Have you always dreamed of being in a room full of literacy professionals with vast experience in sustainable development approaches?
Here are 10 reasons why you should attend this year’s World Literacy Summit:
1. WLS is always an excellent opportunity to meet with the leading minds on literacy and education, to learn, collaborate and grow. You will be given the opportunity to exchange new ideas face-to-face with other like-minded Delegates, and establish global partnerships for future collaboration.
2. This is a fantastic platform to apply and share your knowledge/research in your field of expertise. This will occur through panel opportunities, break out sessions, scheduled networking opportunities and various other avenues. Let your voice be heard and take part in the movement towards change.
3. You will have the opportunity to hear from renowned guest presenters, such as the HRH Princess Laurentien of the Netherlands, Noella Coursaris Musunka, Founder- Malaika, Deborah Backus, Senior Project Manager- World Vision and more.
4. You will have the opportunity to explore key literacy topics presented by leading bilateral and multilateral organisations, panelists, and exemplary educationalists. These topics will unpack the theme of ‘Closing the Literacy Gap in the 21st Century’. Including topics such as, Early- childhood literacy, UN global goals for Sustainable Development, Education in Emergencies…
5. While at the World Literacy Summit, you will have the opportunity to attend activities held in unique, awe-inspiring dining halls at locations such as Balliol, Sheldonian and Trinity College, at Oxford University. All delegates will have an opportunity to take full advantage of exploring the gardens, museums and resources Oxford has to offer.
6. At the beginning of the Summit you will have the opportunity to take part in the Opening Ceremony at the Sheldonian Theatre. Whereby, a series of awards will be presented by the World Literacy Council to the ‘Literacy Change-makers of the Year’, ‘Literacy NGO of the Year’ and more.
7. Here you can connect with some of the world’s leading organisations such as UNESCO, UNICEF, Global Partnership For Education, Plan International and beyond. The Summit sets a platform for networking and future collaboration with NGO’s, leading education professionals, and ambassadors.
8. This is an outstanding way to devote your time, resources, knowledge and finances to help find the most effective solution towards global literacy development.
9. The Summit is a defining conference that strives to leave you motivated, inspired and well-informed.
10. There can be no doubt that connections made here over the two days will propel the field for years to literacy come.
Testimonials from previous Delegates
“The Summit provides a unique platform to collaborate with academics, NGOs, government officials to find the most effective solutions to end global illiteracy.” -Donald Green, President- Georgia Highlands.”
“The Summit offered great networking opportunities. It was small enough to talk on an extended base to many delegates.”- Lennart Meijer, Sun Books
“The Summit offered a range of technical information on literacy approaches. I learnt so much in just a few days.” -Rochelle Liu, 51 UStudy
“My colleague and I highly enjoyed WLS at Oxford, It was fabulous! All the speakers were first class and we took so much away with us. We’re still buzzing!”-Pearson UK Educators