The Global Media Education Summit (MES) brings together an international network of researchers, educators, and practitioners across all aspects of media education, media and digital literacies, youth media production and media and technology in education. As the leading global showcase for research, pedagogy, and innovation, MES explores the changing currents across media education and media literacy communities around the world.

Now in its fourteenth year, MES is convened by the UK’s Centre for Excellence in Media Practice, in collaboration with a leading media education space in a different country each year. In 2023, the School of Communication and the Community Engaged Research Initiative at Simon Fraser University in Vancouver, Canada will host the event, in partnership with the McLuhan Foundation. 

We are pleased to announce that the Youth Media Education Summit (YMES) will return for the 2023 event, and will feature young people from across the local region working in a context of youth media production with educators and media creators from partner organizations.

The 2023 MES will be an in-person conference with some integrated virtual panels for delegates who are unable to travel to Vancouver. In addition, we will offer a special reduced rate registration fee to support participation by colleagues from locations across the Global South.

Contact the organisers: [email protected] 

View the Keynotes and Panels 

View the programme

Welcome and more information 

Keynotes and panels

Call for abstracts and papers

Deadline for submissions: 10th October 2022 

MES 2023 invites abstracts for two options – MES Papers and CEMP Conversations.

MES Papers

MES 2023 invites presentations of research/practice in the broad fields of media education, media/digital literacies and media/technology in education. For this MES, we are particularly interested in receiving abstracts related to the theme of Media Edu-cologies.

CEMP Conversations

The CEMP Conversations strand of the conference offers a different, more interactive platform for the exchange of research, practice and innovation in the broad fields of media education, media / digital literacy and media / technology in education.

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