Programme

PROGRAMME AT A GLANCE

From aspirational young learners of today, to the debating collective addressing financial illiteracy, to uncovering global ed-tech trends and their implications on illiteracy. WSL20 will address current trends and challenges. Among many other topics, here is an initial glimpse at some this year’s summit programme:

DAY 1
5 April 2020
DAY 2
6 April 2020
DAY 3
7 April 2020
DAY 4
8 April 2020

Pre-Conference Workshop ‘Tech for Good’

This event is designed to bring together companies, entrepreneurs, ed-tech and start-ups for a single, high-impact day to unite the digital world when addressing illiteracy.

Walking Tours / Networking

A free event for all delegates to learn about the history of Oxford and see firsthand the key landmarks.

Welcome Reception

A wonderful event to meet and network with delegates from around the world.

Opening Ceremony

The Opening Ceremony brings together Royal Family, Ambassadors, High Commissioners, Minsters of Education, Government Representatives, and VIP guests. The world media will be in attendance to provide global coverage to give a focus on the issue of literacy.

World Literacy Awards

The World Literacy Council acknowledges and awards a country, an individual and an organisation for their outstanding contribution to literacy in 2019. The Albert Schweitzer Award is an acknowledgement to a person for their academic and personal contribution to address illiteracy.

Ambassador Luncheon

An invitation-only lunch for special guests, Government Representatives, Ambassadors, and High Commissioners.

Exhibirtors Hall

A place to network, learn, share and collaborate with the literacy community.

Panel and Discussion Plenary

A series of relevant, high impact and interactive sessions with panelists, a moderator and delegates.

The Albert Schweitzer Lecture

A free drinks and networking session for all delegates with a formal presentation by the Albert Schweitzer 2018 awardee.

World Literacy Awards Dinner

An amazing dinner and a night of entertainment for delegates in the “Harry Potter” dining room of Balliol College to acknowledge and celebrate with the World Literacy Award winners. You must pre-register your attendance prior to the event.

Exhibitors Hall

A place to network, learn, share and collaborate with the literacy community.

Morning Plenary Session

A relevant, high impact and interactive morning sessions with panelists, a moderator, and delegates.

120 Workshops and Presentations

A series of workshops and presentations across 6 venues with a broad range of topics to cater to everyone.

Closing Ceremony

Formal closing of the Summit.

Signing of Oxford Declaration

Delegates have the opportunity to sign a joint communication.

Delegates & Networking / Collaboration / Private Meetings

Delegates can arrange private meetings and special gatherings with other delegates from certain regions and/or of specific interests. Sightseeing tours will also be available.

SOCIAL AND NETWORKING PROGRAMME

Day 1
05 Apr 2020
Day 2
06 Apr 2020
Day 3
08 Apr 2020

Walking Tours / Networking

A free event for all delegates to learn about the history of Oxford and see firsthand the key landmarks.

Welcome Reception

A wonderful event to meet and network with delegates from around the world.

The Albert Schweitzer Lecture

A free drinks and networking session for all delegates with a formal presentation by the Albert Schweitzer 2018 awardee.

World Literacy Awards Dinner

An amazing dinner and a night of entertainment for delegates in the “Harry Potter” dining room of Balliol College to acknowledge and celebrate with the World Literacy Award winners. You must pre-register your attendance prior to the event.

Delegates & Networking / Collaboration / Private Meetings

Delegates can arrange private meetings and special gatherings with other delegates from certain regions and/or of specific interests. Sightseeing tours will also be available.

SPEAKERS - PANELS - WORKSHOPS

PAST SPEAKERS

Princess Laurentien
Of the Netherlands
Salvador Sanchez
Minister for Education El Salvador
Androulla Vassiliou
EU Commissioner for Education
Luis Crouch
Global Partnership for Education
Kevin Morgan
ProLiteracy
Venkata Subbarao
UNESCO
Rana Dajani
We Love Reading
Clive Lee
CEO of Yidan Prize Foundation
Andrew Kay
World Literacy Foundation
Noella Coursaris
Founder of Malaika
John Fallon
CEO Pearson
Jonathan Douglas
National Literacy Trust