The third annual Critical Media Literacy Conference will be from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, March 21, in the Bone Student Center. The conference theme is The Evolution of Critical Media Literacy and registration is required.

The keynote speaker will be Shirley Steinberg, research professor of youth studies at the Werklund School of Education. Steinberg will discuss media culture as one of the most dominant forces in society and how media perpetuates symbols, myths and serves as a resource for generating a common culture.

This multidisciplinary conference is designed to aid current educational leaders, future teachers, youth and other concerned citizens in their understanding of the mass media and its impact on the events that daily shape one’s life.

The event is co-sponsored by the Department of Educational Administration and Foundations, Mary and Jean Borg Center for Reading and Literacy, School of Communication and Milner Library. For more information or to register for the conference, visit the conference website.