About the 2019 National Literacy Conference

National Literacy Conference

In celebration of the annual Literacy Week as stipulated in Presidential Proclamation No. 239 entitled Declaring the Period from September 2 to 8 of Every Year as Literacy Week, the Department of Education (DepEd), through the Literacy Coordinating Council (LCC), in cooperation and coordination with other government organizations (GOs), local government units (LGUs), private organizations (POs) and nongovernment organizations (NGOs), will hold the 2019 National Literacy Conference with the theme “Aligning 21st Century Literacies to Industry 4.0 Through Research,” from October 8-10, 2019 in Arevalo, Iloilo City.

The Conference aims to:

a. enhance education leaders and workers’ knowledge on the 21st Century Literacies, Industry 4.0 and research on literacy;
b. present research studies on the 21st Century Literacies;
c. appreciate stakeholders’ participation in literacy governance;
d. gather policy recommendations relevant to the literacy research agenda; and
e. provide a platform for the exchange of experiences and good practices on literacy implementation.

Participants of this conference are:

Agency or Organization Expected Participants No. of Participants
DepEd Regional Directors or

Assistant Regional Directors

17 (one per region)
Regional NLA Coordinators or

Regional ALS Focal Persons

17 (one per region)
Schools Division Superintendents or Assistant Schools Division 34 (two per region)
Division Supervisors of ALS and

Formal Education

34 (two per region)
Education Program Specialist for


34 (two per region)
Full-time District ALS Coordinators 34 (two per region)
ALS Mobile Teachers 68 (four per region)
DILG LGU Officials (Mayor or Vice Mayor) actively implementing literacy programs 51 (three per region)
Barangay Chairperson actively involved in the universalization of literacy 34 (two per region)
Other Government and Non-Government Organizations Society Organizations (CSOs) including NGOs involved in literacy implementation 34 (two per region)
Heads and members of partner academic institutions 17 (one per region)
Researchers from Public and Private Higher Education Institutions 68 (four per region)
  Total 442 Participants (26 participants per region)