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The 12th Northeast Media Literacy Conference
The Media Education Lab is proud to co-host the Northeast Media Literacy Conference on Saturday, February 4 at Central Connecticut State University in New Britain, CT.
Location: Central Connecticut State University Student Center, 105 Ella Grasso Blvd, New Britain, CT 06053
Fee: Free for students. $50 for anybody else
Registration: Online Registration
The conference is well known for its support of media literacy educators across the East Coast. Dr. Thomas Goodkind, Professor Emeritus, University of Connecticut founded the conference in 2003 supported by the Neag School of Education at the University of Connecticut. The conference served as a vital source of community, advocacy, pedagogy, and innovation in the field of media literacy. It seems both a necessary and fitting time for us to come together and explore the roots of our field and chart its future. Hence the theme: The Past, Present and Future of Media Literacy Education.
Co-sponsors include the Media Education Lab, Action Coalition for Media Education (ACME) and the National Association for Media Literacy Education (NAMLE). Associate Director of the Media Education Lab Professor Yonty Friesem of Central Connecticut State University is the host and organizer.
Our aim in reviving the conference is to provide a forum for the practical, pedagogical, critical, and theoretical exploration of a guiding question: What does it mean to be media literate?