Explore the official schedule of activities for the inaugural International Media Literacy Festival hosted by ACS Athens.

Date & Time Place Theme / Topic Presenters / Panelists Audience
Tuesday March 26th 4:00 - 5:30 p.m. ACS Athens Theater Media Literacy & The News Dr. Julie Crain (Moderator)
Coordinator of Professional Development

Elinda Labropoulou Senior Journalist

Alexia Tasouli

Thomas Alexopoulos
International Journalist

Fanis Papathanasiou
Sr. Diplomatic Correspondent
News Anchor
ACS Athens Community
Wednesday March 27th "X Block" 10:15 - 11:25 a.m. ACS Athens Theater Media Literacy Evelyn Pittas, Ed.D (Cand.)
Academy Vice Principal

Dr. Evangelos Syropoulos
Division Chair Lang/Lit

Sophia Soseilos
Division Chair Arts

Hercules Lianos
Academy Faculty
Middle School & Academy Students
Wednesday March 27th 1:30 - 2:30 p.m. Classroom Media Literacy & Careers Tom Hiotis
Academy Juniors
Wednesday March 27th 4:00 - 5:30 p.m. ACS Athens Theater Media Literacy & Women Empowerment Yanna Darili, Ph.D (Moderator)
TV Presenter
Media Executive

Dr. Peggy Pelonis
ACS Athens President

Dora Panteli
Basketball Analyst TV Presenter

Darine Abdel Samad
TV Anchor / Journalist ACS Faculty

Steve Vranakis
Ex-Executive Creative Director at Google Creative Lab ex-Adviser at Prime Minister GR
ACS Athens Community
Thursday March 28th 4:00 - 5:30 p.m. ACS Athens Theater Media Literacy & Entertainment Dr. David Nelson (Moderator)
Academy Principal

Afroditi Panagiotakou
Director of Culture Onassis Foundation

Michael A. Nickles
Director / Writer / Producer

Tom Hiotis

George Makris
Networks Director at The Walt Disney Company Greece

Mark Wolper
President, The Wolper Organization, Warner Bros
ACS Athens Community

About the Expert Panels

Join us for three expert-led panels delving into the significance of Media Literacy across various industries, including News and Entertainment.

Tuesday, March 26th, 2024 at 4.00 p.m.
Media Literacy & The News

Esteemed journalists, news anchors, and correspondents from Greece and the United States will lead discussions on the importance of media literacy in navigating today's complex media landscape. These discussions will center around the following questions: 

  • What is the current state of the news media industry?
  • What mindset is essential for youth to navigate today's media-rich and AI-enhanced world?
  • What are the critical media literacy skills for growing up in this environment?

Wednesday, March 27th, 2024 at 4.00 p.m.
Media Literacy & Women Empowerment

Led by Dr. Peggy Pelonis, President of ACS Athens, this panel will highlight the role of media in empowering girls and women in the 21st century. Topics for discussion will include:

  • How does the media contribute to empowering girls and women in the 21st century?
  • How can women enhance their academic or professional careers through media literacy?
  • What mindset is crucial for immersive media literacy experiences for young women and girls?

Thursday, March 28th, 2024 at 4.00 p.m.
Media Literacy & Entertainment

A panel of entertainment experts from Greece and the United States will explore the role of media in shaping and producing entertainment today. Their discussion will cover topics relating to the following questions:

  • What role does the media play in shaping and producing entertainment today?
  • How can international education inspire media literacy skills for a culturally inclusive entertainment industry?
  • What mindset is needed for an immersive media literacy experience for youth in today's media-rich and AI-enhanced environment?

Register now for the panel(s) of your choice and join us for an enriching experience!

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