The Commonwealth Centre for Connected Learning invites you to an international conference at the Mediterranean Conference Centre in Valletta, Malta on 10-11 October, 2019.
The interdisciplinary conference starts from the basic premise that truth does matter; and that norms associated with a democratic society, such as the common good, responsibility, ethics and civic engagement are under attack with the emergence of the Post-truth Society.
Our objective is to explore four inter-connected sectors – Technology, Media, Education and Government – and assess their roles both as solutions or contributors to the Post-truth society.
We engage with case studies and research, levering on the first-hand experiences of delegates to develop strategies and actions that may mitigate the consequences of the post-truth society. In the process, we hope to take stock, unpack myths and address the many contradictions associated with post-truths.
Our speakers set the stage for focused breakout sessions and workshops and will also lead discussions on specific subjects within the overriding themes. The programme is structured to ensure every opportunity for delegates to engage and have a voice in shaping the conference outcomes.
The conference will address a set of critical questions, including:
The conference should be of interest to thinkers and doers from all sectors – people looking for solutions to the post-truth world. It is particularly useful for policy makers, technologists, media educators, the open education community, media specialists, businesses, researchers, activists and students.