Conference 2019

10-11 OCTOBER 2019, VALLETTA, MALTA

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.

Conference Focus

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.

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The conference will address a set of critical questions, including:

Technology

  • What price is being paid for a data-driven and algorithmically controlled society?
  • Are blockchain & AI contributors to decentralisation or are they indicative of problems to come?

Media

  • Is the notion of a media for the public good still relevant in the era of fake news and datafication?

Education

  • How can education systems empower millennials and post-millennials to navigate the Post-Truth society?
  • Are media literacy and open education still fit for purpose?

Government

  • Can regulatory frameworks contribute to citizen trust?
  • Does datafication lead to mass surveillance societies?

Who should attend?

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.

Conference Partners

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