World Literacy Summit
World Literacy Summit
The Largest Global Gathering of Literacy Leaders
The World Literacy Summit (WLS) brings together leaders from 85 countries representing over two-thirds of the world’s population, all with a single focus – advocating, championing, and educating on the vital importance of improving literacy levels across the globe.
A global event hosted biannually by the World Literacy Foundation in Oxford comprises insights and inspiration from pioneers, policymakers, and literacy experts.
This is a growing problem and one of the most overlooked socio-economic issues in the world. Learn about new solutions reduce adult illiteracy rates worldwide.
Explore how education and technology are being used in different contexts worldwide, and how it is embedded in the learning experience to advance education
The deep concern for native languages and culture is growing over the years, as indigenous literacy is an integral part to preserve the unique heritage of each country.
2 billion people around the world struggle to read and write a sentence. Learn how can it span generations.
Literacy Programs and Goals
Learn from literacy experts which programmes are the most effective in the sector and how to measure success for literacy program implementation.
Research & Evaluation
Investment in literacy research is the best and most secure path to identify new trends, evaluate results, and improve teaching strategies and pedagogics.
Every generation of children raised in a community without access to literacy not only weakens the community’s understanding of the benefits of reading but also increases the need for innovative literacy solutions in those communities.
Two-thirds of the world's illiterate population are women. Girls' education is a longstanding priority for the world for achieving the global goal of gender equality.
Learn more about initiatives and ways to participate in the creation of a more just, peaceful, inclusive, secure and sustainable world.
Watch 300+ Video Presentations About Literacy
Our last Summit was moved to an online experience due to the well-known global pandemic. However, this was a fantastic opportunity to reach more people worldwide with our message about the importance of literacy and education.
Thanks to our past speakers’ support, we were allowed to create a digital library with over 100 meaningful presentations related to the literacy sector, available on-demand for delegates, academics, and the general public interested.
Listen to Beyond Words
Join us in a new open space where we interview experts and change-makers in the literacy and education sector to discuss the latest news, trends, and challenges in creating a literate world.