Literacy events 2018

Please see below upcoming literacy, education and publishing  events for 2018. If you think an event should be listed here, please email with details. We hope to see you at one these this year!

World Literacy Summit

World Literacy Summit - UK | March

The third World Literacy Summit will be held in Oxford, United Kingdom and the three day event will commence the 25th of March 2018. It will serve as a unique opportunity for delegates to collaborate, share ideas, learn and be united to close the global literacy gap in the 21st century.

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Mobile World Congress

Mobile World Congress - Barcelona | Feb/Mar

Mobile World Congress is the world’s largest gathering for the mobile industry, organised by the GSMA and held in the Mobile World Capital, Barcelona, 26 February – 1 March 2018.

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Book Trust - Time to Read

Book Trust - England

Various dates across England - free events for primary and secondary (up to K12) schools around making time to read together. Comprehensive list of Children's Book events throughout 2018 in link below.

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CIES Annual Conference

CIES Annual Conference - Mexico | March

The CIES Annual Conference is an academic conference attended by researchers, students, practitioners and policy makers interested in comparative and international education. Each CIES conference has a theme that is intended to serve as a broad umbrella under which a wide range of work can be presented; the 2018 conference theme is “Re-Mapping Global Education: South-North Dialogue.” 

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Bologna Children's Bookfair

Bologna Children's Bookfair - Italy | March

Publishers, illustrators, graphic designers, literary agents, authors, translators, mobile developers, licensors and licensees, packagers, printers, distributors, audiobook professionals, booksellers, brands, librarians and teachers flock to the Bologna Bookfair each spring to experience the business world of books and multimedia products in hundreds of booths across six huge halls. This year’s guest of honour country is China bringing new exhibitions and events to the busy program of BCBF2018.

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Mobile Learning Week

Mobile Learning Week - Paris | March

Mobile Learning Week is UNESCO’s flagship ICT in education conference. Mobile Learning Week 2018 is being organized in partnership with the International Telecommunication Union (ITU), the United Nations specialized agency for ICT. The event will be held from 26 to 30 March at UNESCO Headquarters in Paris. The 2018 event will be organized under the theme “Skills for a connected world”.

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 London Book Fair

London Book Fair - UK | April

The London Book Fair is the global marketplace for rights negotiation and the sale and distribution of content across print, audio, TV, film and digital channels. In 2018 LBF will celebrate its 47-year anniversary. Staged annually, LBF sees more than 25,000 publishing professionals arrive in London for the week of the Fair to learn, network, and kick off their year of business.

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Skoll World Forum

Skoll World Forum - UK | April

The Skoll World Forum on Social Entrepreneurship seeks to accelerate entrepreneurial approaches and solutions to the world’s most pressing problems by uniting social entrepreneurs with essential partners in a collaborative pursuit of learning, leverage, and large-scale social change. 

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International Literacy Day

International Literacy Day - Global | 8th Sept

International Literacy Day is celebrated annually worldwide and brings together governments, multi- and bilateral organizations, NGOs, private sectors, communities, teachers, learners and experts in the field. It is an occasion to mark achievements and reflect on ways to counter remaining challenges for the promotion of literacy as an integral part of lifelong learning within and beyond the 2030 Education Agenda.

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