The morning opening panel will be moderated by Renee Hobbs as she invites the panelists to share their intellectual grandparents. With her recent book, Exploring the Roots of Digital and Media Literacy through Personal Narrative, Hobbs will share the historical significance of media literacy education and ask each panelist for their reflection on the field. The panel includes:

Thomas Goodkind – Media Literacy Education

Cindy White – Gender and Media

Paul Mihailidis – Civic Media

Karen Ritzenhoff – Visual Communication

Bill Yousman – Critical Media Literacy

Steve Goodman – Youth Media