Call For Papers

Submissions: Open September 30, 2019 - Close: December 13, 2019

The World Literacy Summit welcomes research papers, projects/organisation presentations
or abstracts linked to topics relevant to the conference theme.

‘Reading Changes Lives!’.

The ability to read and write is directly linked to positive outcomes in education, employment, health, and economic achievement. Yet in 2020, the reality is, illiteracy and functional literacy still impacts our families, communities, schools, workforces and the stability of nations across the globe.

Today within the literacy issue, we often talk about digital literacy, financial illiteracy, generational illiteracy, research gaps, the distribution of evidence-based practices and more.

As leaders in the sector, we strive for improvement, growth, collaboration, and exploration to make a greater impact on our world’s literacy.

“Reading Changes Lives!” We know organizations like yours impact research and affect roles to influence global literacy. What everyone needs to know… “What is your story?”

The World Literacy Summit 2020 will explore these and associated ideas in the pursuit of improved literacy opportunity across the world.


September 30, 2019      Call for Papers Submissions Open

December 13, 2019       Call for Papers Submissions Deadline

January 10, 2020          Review Process Completed

January 17, 2020          Letters of Acceptance

January 31, 2020          Deadline for Presenters to Register


Adult Literacy
First Nation
Early Childhood
Girls Education
Research & Evaluation
Functional Illiteracy
Sustainable Development
Literacy and Technology
Goals and Literacy Programmes


  • The link to submit your application will be live from September 30 until December 13, 2019
  • Submission of an abstract, presentation or research DOES NOT automatically register you as a conference speaker. Conference registration must be done separately.
  • All communications about your abstract submission will be sent to the email address that you provided during the submission process.
  • We recommend that the email address belongs to the main author who will be in attendance at the conference.


To facilitate the submission process, please be aware of the following guidelines:
  • You must submit an executive summary of you research paper, project/organisation presentation or abstract in a Word document with 180 – 300 words. Documents that exceeds the word limit will be asked for revision.
  • We only accept documents written in English.
  • Please include your following personal information in your document:
    • Full name
    • Position
    • Department and Organisation
    • Country
    • Address
    • Contact/mobile number
    • Email Address
    • Twitter/LinkedIn
  • Select one or two streams of the conference that better describe the theme of your research, abstract or presentation.
  • You must attach a digital photo of yourself with white background and a minimum size of 4cm x 5cm.