International Conference on Visual Literacy and Communication (VILDIC'20)

deadline for submissions: 
January 11, 2020
full name / name of organization: 
Universidad Complutense de Madrid
contact email: 



Short Title: VILDIC’20


Date: 18-Dec-2020 - 19-Dec-2020
Location: MADRID, Spain (Virtual venue)
Meeting Email:

Field(s): Second / Foreign language teaching and learning (methodologies, pedagogy and interdisciplinary approaches)

Call Deadline: 1-Nov-2020

Meeting Description:

The International Conference on Visual Literacy and Communication (VILDIC’20) welcomes expert researchers and scholars from across the world to meet for a premier online conference experience. Scholars and educators will engage in professional development and explore a wide range of topics relevant to audio-visual culture and language teaching.

VILDIC’20 aims at providing a forum for researchers, teachers and educational representatives to share their knowledge and promote creativity and innovation in the area of visual literacy and digital communication.

Abstracts are invited on topics related, but not limited to:

  • critical visual literacy
  • media literacy
  • digital storytelling
  • audiovisual cultures
  • films, television, web series, and video
  • new video formats: creation and production
  • screens: Netflix generation
  • videos and accessibility
  • transmedia and participatory experiences
  • multimedia productions
  • ‘copywright’ and ‘fair use’ for language teaching with media
  • educational media
  • multimodal compositions
  • interactive digital media
  • the role of emerging technologies for fostering student agency
  • teaching materials
  • new assessment models (video essays, wikis, blogs, and social networking activities)
  • multilingual media and multilingual learning
  • translanguaging and visual cultures



Guidelines for Submission:

Please submit an anonymous copy of your abstract (max. 300 words, excluding references), in Word or PDF format, via email to: Please include paper title, name, affiliation, email address and any other contact details in the body of the e-mail message. Participants may submit a maximum of two abstracts, that is, no more than one single-authored paper and one joint-authored paper, or two joint-authored papers. All abstracts will be double blind peer-reviewed.

We invite submissions for two types of presentation:

  • INDIVIDUAL PAPERS: Oral presentations on original research by one or more authors within a 20-minute period with 10 minutes for questions.
  • LIGHTNING TALKS: A 10-minute long talk (following a ‘TED-talk’ format) using a maximum of 4 slides. This format may be of interest to postgraduate students wishing to present their subject area without yet having gathered/analysed their data. It may also be of interest to language teachers and other practitioners wishing to present on teaching methods/practices and developments.


Participants can send their contributions in English, Spanish or French.

Conference Publication: Selected papers presented at the conference will be published by an international publishing house as book chapters in an edited book. We will send you the related publishing guidelines after the conference.

Submission Deadlines:
Proposals should be sent by email to:
Deadline for Abstract proposals: 1 November 2020
Notification of acceptance: 10 November 2020

Conference organisers:

Jelena Bobkina (Universidad Politécnica de Madrid)

Elena Domínguez Romero (Universidad Complutense de Madrid)

Carmen Herrero (Manchester Metropolitan University)

Isabelle Vanderschelden (Manchester Metropolitan University)