We regret to inform you that due to a conflict in timing with UNESCO Annual Meeting and other related conferences. The board of the World Literacy Council has decided to postpone the 2016 World Literacy Summit in Oxford until March, 2018. The 2018 conference in Oxford will represent 156 literacy organisations around the world and provide an opportunity not only for meeting with like-minded associates but also to make a real difference in the outcomes of the lives of thousands of young people who presently do not have access to education.
The opening will take place at the world famous Sheldonian Theatre and will be the flagship event for literacy organisations and practitioners around the world. An important feature will be the presentation of the World Literacy Council Awards. These awards are nominated and selected by representatives from the literacy organisations that make up the World Literacy Council. The Awards provide recognition, not only for individual contribution to world literacy, but also, National improvement by countries that have a low literacy level. The Awards provide, not only the recognition, but also set standards for world literacy. In 2014, the World Literacy Summit opening in Oxford was attended by 24 Ministers for Education (8 from Africa), 56 Ambassadors based in London and more than 500 literacy practitioners from around the world. The Conference was opened by Princess Laurentine of the Netherlands, who Chairs the EU Literacy Council.