One of the primary roles of the 3CL is the organisation of international conferences and summits on strategic areas. Here is a summary of the events we have held in recent years.

Humans and Machines: Collaborative learning in the age of AI (2023)

On 3rd May 2003, the 3CL hosted a pragmatic workshop to dispel some myths and explore opportunities for collaborative learning.

The discussion was facilitated by Learning Science Practitioner Dr Emma Pauncefort with the participation of Dr Vanessa CamilleriProf Joshua EllulDr Gege Gatt and Ms Marisa Xuereb. You may access the recording here.

Young People & Information: It’s Complicated Conference 2022

The Conference was held on the 10th and 11th November 2022, at the Excelsior Hotel in Malta. The purpose of this Conference was to investigate the relationship between young people and the media and technology they use and trust to secure information. This specific subject is of great relevance to our ongoing research and projects. We believe that a better understanding of digital literacies and the affordances of connected learning can contribute significantly to addressing an international information crisis.

The Young People & Information: It’s Complicated conference originated from a request from the Permanent Representative to the OSCE, the United Nations and other International Organisations in Vienna. With travel restrictions eased, we were able once again to facilitate in-person discussions between young people, media and technology experts and academics as a means of proposing solutions to the dissemination of information online. Participants were invited to work with the speakers to develop a draft “manifesto in the making”, targeting policy-makers in the Euro-Med region. The OSCE Representative on Freedom of the Media (RFOM) and the Council of Europe also accepted an invitation to participate in the conference.

Experts Workshop “Digital Enhanced Learning” (2020)

This workshop, the first of three expert group gatherings, was organised by 3CL as part of the EU Horizon 2020 Digital Learning Project (DEL4ALL), in collaboration with Martel Innovate, Fraunhofer and The Open University. You can learn more about the DEL4ALL project here.

Understanding the Post-truth Society Conference (2019)

The 3CL held an international conference ‘Post-truth Society: from Fake News, Datafication and Mass Surveillance to the Death of Trust’ in Valletta, Malta in October 2019.

The interdisciplinary conference started 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.

Its objective was 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.

One of key outputs of the conference was a media reader published by Emerald Publishing (July 2021). The publication is available on Amazon: Media, Technology and Education in a Post-truth Society: From Fake News, Datafication and Mass Surveillance to the Death of Trust (Digital Activism and Society: Politics, Economy and Culture).

Explore the conference via these links:

Conference Day 1 synopsis (blog post)
Conference Day 2 synopsis (blog post)
Speaker and plenary videos
Conference resources, papers and publications
Media gallery

Blockchain, Open Education & Digital Citizenship (2019)

Organised in collaboration with the Universite’ de Lille, the Blockchain, Open Education & Digital Citizenship conference took place in Lille, France in May 2019. You can see our blog posts about the event:

Blockchain and education: Lille conference examines the next steps
Blockchain, open education and digital identity conference – summary

Blockchain Credentials & Connected Learning (2018)

In May 2018, the 3CL brought together thought leaders, academics, practitioners, policy makers and entrepreneurs to discuss the four, interconnected themes: Connected Learning through Blockchain, Self-Sovereignty and Identity, Decentralising Education and Learning & Earning. The programme details are found here and video footage can be seen can be seen here. See also our blog post about the event.

The State of Digital Education (2017)

Material from The State of Digital Education conference include: The Post-Conference Magazine and videos of presentations from global policy-makers, thought-leaders, education practitioners and activists.