UCA Media & Literacy Conference

We regret that the UCA Media and Literacy Conference is CANCELLED for Summer 2020 due to COVID-19.

Please check back next year!

UCA Media and Literacy Conference

The UCA Media and Literacy Conference is a two-day conference at the University of Central Arkansas sponsored by the UCA College of Education, Arkansas Council of Teachers of English and Language Arts (ACTELA), Arkansas Literacy Association (ALA), and the Arkansas Association of School Librarians (ARASL), a division of the Arkansas Library Association (ArLA)

The 2019 Media and Literacy Conference will focus on current issues in literacy and the use of media to support educators. This year’s theme is “Create, Curate, Collaborate.” Conference attendees will receive twelve hours of professional development, lunch, and a t-shirt. In order to receive a t-shirt you must register by June 25th. Conference registration is as follows:

  • Two-Day General Admission – $65.00
  • One-Day General Admission – $45.00
  • Two-Day Student Admission – $35.00
  • One-Day Student Admission – $25.00
  • Exhibitor – $65.00

This year’s conference will be held on July 9th and 10th at the UCA College of Education (Mashburn Hall) in Conway, AR.

The conference schedule is as follows:

8:00am – 9:00am Registration
9:00am – 10:00am Session 1
10:05am – 11:05am Session 2
11:10am – 12:10pm Session 3
12:15pm – 1:15pm Lunch
1:20pm – 2:20pm Session 4
2:25pm – 3:25pm Session 5
3:30pm – 4:30pm Session 6

UCA Media and Literacy Conference Schedule


Hilton Garden Inn (located at  805 Amity Road, Conway, AR 72032) is offering a conference group rate of $99 per night which includes a Hot Quick Breakfast.  To make reservations you may call Hilton Garden Inn 501-329-1444 and request a reservation under group code MLC.

All checks MUST be made out to the UCA Foundation. Please add “Media and Literacy Leadership Fund” in the MEMO line of the checks. Mail ALL checks to UCA Foundation 201 Donaghey Ave., Box 4986, Conway, AR 72035

Participant & Exhibitor Registration Form
Proposal Submissions

Proposals are now being accepted for the UCA Media & Literacy Conference! Please keep the conference theme, “Create, Curate, Collaborate,” in mind while writing your proposal. Submit your proposal using the form below. The cutoff date for submissions is May 31st.

Proposal Submission Form

First presenters will receive a free registration to the conference. All other presenters must pay the full registration fee.