April 20 -21, 2018
The very first conference dedicated to reducing children’s screen time!
- Learn about health risks related to screen and device overuse.
- Attend workshops designed to help you communicate more effectively with parents.
- Meet other professionals who believe that reducing children’s screen time is necessary and possible.
- Explore opportunities for partnerships.
- Participate in round table discussions and working groups.
Paula Poundstone, NPR’s Wait Wait, Don’t Tell Me and author, The Totally Unscientific Study of the Search for Human Happiness
Criscillia Benford, Ph.D., co-author, "Sensory Metrics of Neuromechanical Trust"
Dr. Barb Brock, Professor Emeritus, Eastern Washington University, author, Living Outside the Box: TV Free Families Share Their Secrets
Jacques Brodeur, Edupax, Action Coalition for Media Education, ACME-Québec
Patricia Cantor, Ed.D., professor of Early Childhood Studies, Plymouth State University in N.H
Nancy Carlsson-Paige, Ed.D., author, Taking Back Childhood: Helping Your Kids Thrive in a Fast Paced Media Saturated Violence Filled World
Cheryl Charles, Ph.D., Co-Founder, President, and CEO Emerita, Children & Nature Network
Emily Cherkin, M.Ed., Founder, TECHquilibrium
Joe Clement, co-author, Screen Schooled
Mary Cornish, Ph.D., Professor Early Childhood, Plymouth State University, author Techwise Infant and Toddler Teachers
Gloria DeGaetano, Founder/Director, Parent Coaching Institute, author, Parenting Well in a Media Age: Keeping Our Kids Human
Victoria Dunckley, M.D., Integrative Child, Adolescent & Adult Psychiatrist, author, Reset Your Child's Brain
Jean Ciborowski Fahey, Ph.D., author, Make Time for Reading
Laís Fleury, Children and Nature Program, Instituto Alana
Richard Freed, Ph.D., psychologist, author, Wired Child: Reclaiming Childhood in a Digital Age
Douglas Gentile, Ph.D., Iowa State University, author, Media Violence and Children
Diane Levin, Ph.D., author, Beyond Remote Controlled Childhood
Susan Linn, Ed.D., author, Consuming Kids and The Case for Make Believe
Roxana Marachi, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Education, San Jose State University
Matt Miles, co-author, Screen Schooled
Meghan Owenz, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Penn State University-Berks, writer ScreenFreeParenting.com
Jenny Radesky, M.D., Developmental Behavioral Pediatrician, Media Researcher, and co-author, AAP policy statement on media use in early childhood
Cris Rowan, BScOT, BScBi, SIPT, CEO Sunshine Coast Occupational Therapy Inc. and Zone’in Programs Inc.
Bill Softky, Ph.D., physicist/neuroscientist/technologist, co-author, "Sensory Metrics of Neuromechanical Trust"
Elsie Taveras, MD, MPH, Chief, Division of General Academic Pediatrics, MassGeneral Hospital for Children