Programme

Conference format

The conference was conceived as a space for discussions, co-learning and networking. Both programme days started with keynotes in a plenary session setting the stage for more focused breakout panel sessions. Speakers led discussions on specific subjects within the over-riding themes of the conference, with opportunities for delegates to contribute to and shape the future direction of the conference.

Through this event, we intend to define a shared agenda that may inform a collective response to the challenges of the post-truth society. This agenda will be presented in a post-conference brief and a manifesto.

Click on the programme session titles for further details of plenary and panel topics.

For post-conference updates, see also @3clmt.

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  • Day One: 10th October


  • The questions we need to answer.
    Welcome & Conclusions
    Where
    Plenary Room 1

  • A Blockchain trust framework for tackling fake news and other digital maladies.
    Media & Digital Literacies
    Where
    Plenary Room 1

  • Herman Grech - Chair; Hossein Derakhshan - Panelist; Massimiliano Fusari - A Photograph is Worth a Thousand... Lies!; Ruben Brave - Improving news through co-creation - We are building an eco-system to increase trust in media and prevent fake news; Abeer Al Najeer - The Journalism we need in the Arab Post Truth Society; Michael J. Casey - Panelist.
    Media & Digital Literacies
    Where
    Plenary Room 1

  • Chair: Alex Grech Panelists: Michael J. Casey; Kenneth Cukier; John Domingue; Dan Hughes & Athena Karatzogianni.
    Panel
    Where
    Plenary Room 1

  • Chair: Martin Debattista. Panelists: Harry Patrinos - The skills that matter in the race between education and technology ; Toni Sant - How Can Wikipedia Save Us All? Assuming good fate from all points of view in the age of fake news and post-truth; Marina Da Bormida - A Data Economy with human values and fundamental rights at heart: exploring the role of ethics and law for safeguarding a democratic and inclusive society; Lina Zuluaga - AI vs JI "Journalistic Intelligence": the ethical choice;
    Panel
    Where
    Room 2

  • Chair: John Portelli. Panelists: Maria Pisani - Factured: reflections from the academic-activist borderlands; Vivian Onano - panelist; Chiara Capoluongo - Post-truth reflection on jurisdiction: how can we balance the repression of crimes and public opinion?; Cedric Mesnage - Solving the climate crisis - a tree planting campaign.
    Panel
    Where
    David Bruce

  • Day Two: 11th October


  • Chair: Michael J. Casey. Panelists: Joe Cannataci - Ferreting out the Truth in the Post-truth Society: Surveillance in 2019; John Domingue - How blockchains can transform our view of truth; Chiara Capoluongo - The dangers and the crimes caused by an uncontrolled use of the web; Marina da Bormida - A Data Economy with human values and fundamental rights at heart: exploring the role of ethics and law for safeguarding a democratic and inclusive society; Jennifer Baker - Disrupting disinformation: Why our news media ended up where it did, and how identifying the pressure point in platform programmatic advertising could break the cycle; Stefano Ledda - Panelist.
    Panel
    Where
    MichelAngelo Grima

  • Chair: Godfrey Baldacchino. Panelists: Joshua Lange - panelist; Ruben Brave - The Hero's Journey - Redefining 21st Century Talent; Abeer Al Najeer - Basic Competencies for the Arab Post-truth Learner; Maral Karimi - panelist.
    Education
    Panel
    Where
    David Bruce

  • Chair: Gorg Mallia. Panelists: Hubertus von Amelunxen - Waiting for Truth, or the Time Before; Vince Briffa - Art is the Lie that Reveals the Truth; Massimiliano Fusani - The Image As Storytelling - a Framework for Visual Communication; Anna Toploska - Between Ideology, Aesthetics and Truth. The Case of War Photography (19th-21st c.); Natalie Smolenski - panelist.
    Panel
    Where
    Vassalli

  • Chair: Prof. John Portelli
    Where
    MichelAngelo Grima

  • A Manifesto in the Making? What Next? Conference Close - Alex Grech
    Where
    Plenary Room 1

Conference Partners

British High Commission, Malta edit
Learning Machine
Times of Malta - conference partner
MAKS
AUROBINDO
duepuntozero
Ministry for Education & Employment, Malta