IDE conference 2020 is held online


Due to the coronavirus, it is not possible to hold the conference on “Information Literacy and Democracy” on 19th and 20th June 2020 in Hildesheim as planned. For this reason, the project team decided to hold the conference online.

In the online IDE Conference on 19th and 20th June 2020, we want to highlight various aspects of information literacy. In particular, the international perspective on the topic will be included. We have invited speakers from the USA, Sweden, Turkey, Bosnia and Herzegovina and India. In different online sessions, such as lectures via video, question and discussion sessions, workshops and online discussions, we would like to exchange ideas and discuss problems and possible solutions with you

The participation in the conference is free of charge.

If you want to register for the online conference or would like to get more information about the online conference, please send us an e-mail to infodem (at)

>>> Conference Program IDE 2020

>>> Conference Registration

>>> Call for Poster

Access to the online conference

When registering for the conference, you will receive the access information for the conference tool via mail. You can also follow the conference live on Youtube. Slight delays may occur here.

>>> YouTube Live Stream

The procedure of the online conference

Most of the sessions consist of the presentation of the previously recorded talks and live discussions afterwards. In the live discussions, speakers are answering and responding to your questions and comments. Questions and comments can be, either asked before the discussion on the respective website or live after the video presentation. The respective websites are available by clicking on the links below.

The following table shows the materials that are already available. You can watch the presentation videos and the submitted posters and video statements even before the official online conference. In this way, it is already possible to participate in the online discussion and to comment on the presentations, take a stand and ask questions. Furthermore, we want to make sure that the presentations are available without any loss of quality or technical problems.

Opening Session Video
Poster presentation Poster
»Views on and the shape of information literacy«

Johanna Rivano Eckerdal
Lund University, Schweden
Video of the talk
»Artificial intelligence and its application in information and media literacy education«

William Cope & Mary Kalantzis
University of Illinois, USA
Video of the talk
»Advancing democratic dialogue by applying metaliteracy in teaching praxis«

Thomas P. Mackey & Trudi E. Jacobson
State University of New York, USA
Video of the talk
»Information literacy for a functioning democracy in the post-truth era«

Serap Kurbanoǧlu
Hacettepe University Ankara, Turkey
Video of the talk
»Learning intercultural aspects of information literacy: An experiential experiment involving German and Indian students«

 Tessy Thadathil, Francis Jarman, Sophie März & Joachim Griesbaum
 Symbiosis College Of Arts & Commerce, Pune & University of  Hildesheim, Germany
Video of the Workshop
»Media and information literacy as self-disruption«

Mario Hibert & Emir Vajzović
University of Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina
Video of the talk