Presentations, panel sessions, and workshops
The Summit offered a range of technical information on literacy approaches. I learnt a lot in jus a few days.
The opportunity to network with colleagues from other backgrounds was highly rewarding.
The opening ceremony was exquisite! I felt so privileged to have had the opportunity to attend such an incredible event.
The Summit offered great networking opportunities. It was small enough to talk on an extended base to many delegates.
WLS is always an excellent opportunity to meet with the leading minds on literacy and education to learn, collaborate and grow!
What are the dates of the World Literacy Summit 2025?
The next World Literacy Summit will take place April 6-9, 2025.
Where is the conference?
The conference will be held at Oxford University, United Kingdom.
Who should attend the WLS 2025?
WLS welcomes people from every part of the world who are passionate about global literacy, including NGO leaders, government representatives, researchers, academics and teachers, literacy entrepreneurs, education companies, reading specialists, literacy coaches, college/university faculty, school administrators, librarians, and most important the learners themselves.
I have never attended a WLS before. What should I expect?
The World Literacy Summit is a space for delegates to collaborate, share ideas, and discuss knowledge between some of the world’s most ardent literacy and educational leaders, institutions, organisations, and pioneers.
Where can I find the conference schedule?
The conference schedule will be released in 2024.
How can I engage with other delegates before, during and after the Summit?
During the event, delegates are able to communicate via the Summit’s App which will be released one month before the event. Remember to use the hashtags #WLS25 #LiteracySummit
What is the World Literacy Summit App?
This is an application that will make the most of your experience at the Summit, it will allow you to:
The App is available on iPhone, iPad and Android devices. To download and use this App you must be a registered delegate.
What is the registration/ticket fee?
The registration ticket fee for the World Literacy Summit 2025 will be confirmed in the Fall of 2024.
Can anyone purchase tickets to the summit?
Anyone who is interested and passionate about literacy and education is welcome to purchase a ticket to participate in the Summit.
How can I purchase a registration ticket to the summit?
You can visit our website to purchase the tickets and pay through PayPal or a credit card. If you wish to make payment by other methods, please email us to email@example.com
What is VAT and why is it being added to my registration fee?
VAT or Valued-Added Tax is a form of consumption tax. Per the UK government, we are required to charge 20 per cent VAT for each registration purchased for the Summit.
Overseas delegates must pay the VAT also, this will be charged on the invoice initially but can be reclaimed back from the UK VAT office for eligible delegates. Our VAT Registration Number is 174521316.
What is the World Literacy Summit’s refund policy?
The Summit ONLY offers refunds when the British Government do not approve your visa. If you are unable to attend for any other reasons, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org for further information on registration transfers.
Requests for cancellations to your registration must be submitted in writing to World Literacy Foundation by email: email@example.com
No refunds will be given after the event ends.
Are registration transfers available?
We understand delegates may not be able to attend for unforeseen circumstances. In this case, we offer registration transfers, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org for further information.
How do I submit a proposal for the conference?
Call for Papers and Content is open. You can submit your paper through the Oxford system. Please click here for more information.
How many papers can I submit?
You can submit only one paper per person or organisation.
What are the deadlines for submissions?
The deadline for submission of papers is December 16, 2024.
Can I request a day and time for my presentation?
No, you will be allocated a day and time by the event organisers
What is a Letter of Invitation?
A Letter of Invitation is an official document which confirms a registration payment and extends an official invitation to the paid registrant to attend and participate in the upcoming conference. It provides you with an official reason to come to the UK. It might be one of the documents required for the visa application if you are from a country that does not have a visa exemption agreement with the UK.
How can I receive my Letter of invitation?
If you require a visa letter or a letter of invitation for the Summit, please contact email@example.com and we’ll issue you one as soon as possible.
What documents the British Embassy will require for my visa?
If you are from a country that does not have a visa agreement with the UK, please consult your local British embassy or consulate for details, as requirements may vary for every country. It is likely that you will need a Letter of Invitation.
Can the World Literacy Summit assist me with the visa process?
The World Literacy Summit is NOT authorised to assist with the visa process. We only can provide you with a Letter of Invitation. All questions/concerns regarding the status of your visa should be directed to the British immigration authorities or British Embassy in your home country.
Are accommodation and travel included in the registration fee?
No, accommodation and travel expenses are not included in the registration fee. Delegates are required to make and pay for their own reservations for travel and accommodation.
It’s my first-time visiting oxford, is there any information available on transport to oxford and other general information?
– From London airports From London Heathrow and Gatwick airports, take The Airline coach service, which runs 24 hours a day. You can also get to Oxford by train from Heathrow via London, and from Gatwick via Reading. From London Stansted airport, take the Stansted Express train service to Liverpool Street and then take the tube to either Paddington or Marylebone for direct trains to Oxford. Alternatively, there is a National Express 757 coach service.
– Trains Direct services run from London Paddington (serving Oxford station) and London Marylebone (serving Oxford and Oxford Parkway stations). Other services operate from the north via Birmingham New Street; from the south via Reading; and from the west via Didcot or Reading. Oxford Railway Station is a 5-10-minute walk from the centre of Oxford. Please use Google Maps to find your way from the station to the part of the University you are visiting.
– Coaches There are two frequent 24-hour direct services between Oxford and London, the X90 and the Oxford Tube. The central coach station is at Gloucester Green in the city centre. Please use Google Maps to find your way from the station to the part of the University you are visiting.
– TaxisThere are taxi ranks at Oxford Railway Station, Gloucester Green Coach Station and St Giles’ in the city centre. A list of taxi companies can be found on Oxfordshire’s Visitor Information Centre website.