Wednesday, October 14th, 2015

Session I: Digital Media and Children by Developmental Changes

Talk: Understanding Media’s Impact on Infants and Toddlers – a Pediatrician’s Perspective

Dimitri ChristakisSpeaker: Dimitri Christakis, MD, MPH

George Adkins Professor of Pediatrics, Adjunct Professor of Psychiatry, Adjunct Professor of Health Services, University of Washington;
Director of the Center for Child Health, Behavior and Development, Seattle Children’s Research Institute


Panel: Research on the Impact of Digital Media on Early Childhood


Dan AndersonModerator & Panelist: Daniel Anderson, PhD

Professor Emeritus, Director of Children and Media Lab, University of Massachusetts, Amherst



Rachell BarrPanelist: Rachel Barr, PhD

Developmental Psychologist, Georgetown University



Heather KirkorianPanelist: Heather Kirkorian, PhD

Director of Cognitive Development and Media Learning Lab, Assistant Professor of Human Development and Family Studies, University of Wisconsin, Madison





Panelist: Sarah Lytle, PhD

Director of Outreach and Education, Institute for Learning and Brain Sciences, University of Washington




Talk: Virtually True: Children’s Acquisition of False Memories in Virtual Reality


Jeremy BailensonSpeaker: Jeremy Bailenson, PhD

Founding Director of Stanford’s Virtual Human Interaction Lab, Associate Professor in the Department of Communication, Stanford University;
Senior Fellow, Woods Institute for the Environment



Talk: New Research Methodologies in Studying Digital Media and Adolescents


dr._michael_richSpeaker: Michael Rich, MD, MPH

Director of Center on Media and Child Health (CMCH) Boston Children’s Hospital;
Associate Professor of Pediatrics & Associate Professor of Social and Behavioral Sciences, Harvard Medical School & Harvard School of Public Health



Panel: Digital Media and the Social Lives of Tweens and Teens


Amanda LenhartModerator: Amanda Lenhart, MA

Researcher, Data & Society Research Institute;
Associate Director, Research, Pew Research Center



Carrie JamesPanelist: Carrie James, PhD

Research Director, Principal Investigator, Project Zero,
Harvard Graduate School of Education



Kathryn MontgomeryPanelist: Kathryn Montgomery, PhD

Professor and Director of the Communications Study Division, American University



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Professor of Psychology, Director of Massachusetts Aggression Reduction Center, Bridgewater State University



Victor StrasburgerPanelist: Victor Strasburger, MD

Distinguished Professor of Pediatrics Emeritus, Founding Chief of the Division of Adolescent Medicine, University of New Mexico School of Medicine



Lynn Clark, J-School lynn.clark@colorado.eud Photo by: Larry HarwoodPanelist: Lynn Schofield Clark, PhD

Professor and Chair of the Department of Media, Film and Journalism Studies,
Director of the Estlow International Center for Journalism and New Media,
University of Denver


Session II: Digital Media and Cognitive Development

Panel: Digital Learning


Jeremy RoschelleModerator: Jeremy Roschelle, PhD

Co-Director of the Center for Technology in Learning, SRI International



Naomi BaronPanelist: Naomi Baron, PhD

Executive Director, Center for Teaching, Research and Learning; 
Professor of Linguistics, American University



Mimi ItoPanelist: Mimi Ito, PhD

Cultural Anthropologist of Computer Use, John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Chair in Digital Media and Technology, Director of the Digital Media and Learning Hub, 
University of California, Irvine



John PanePanelist: John F. Pane, PhD

Distinguished Chair in Education Innovation; Professor, Pardee RAND Graduate School;
Senior Scientist,
RAND Corporation



James PellegrinoPanelist: James W. Pellegrino, PhD

Liberal Arts and Sciences Distinguished Professor, Distinguished Professor of Education,
Co-Director of Learning Sciences Research Institute, 
University of Illinois at Chicago




Talk: Media and ADHD-Related Symptoms


Patti ValkenburgSpeaker: Patti Valkenburg, PhD

University Distinguished Professor of Communication, University of Amsterdam;
Founding Director, Center for Research on Children, Adolescents and the Media;
2007 Recipient of Holland’s Spinoza Prize



Panel: Does Media Multitasking Change the Structure of the Developing Brain?


David MeyerModerator: David Meyer, PhD

Director of the Brain, Cognition and Action Laboratory, Professor of Psychology, University of Michigan




Anthony WagnerPanelist: Anthony Wagner, PhD

Director of Stanford Memory Lab, Professor of Psychology and Neuroscience, Stanford University




Alex Soojung Kim PangPanelist: Alex Soojung-Kim Pang, PhD

Senior Consultant, Strategic Business Insights




Larry RosenPanelist: Larry Rosen, PhD

Past Chair and Professor of Psychology, California State University, Dominguez Hills




Melina UncapherPanelist: Melina Uncapher, PhD

Research Scientist, Stanford University;
Co-founder and CEO, Institute for Applied Neuroscience




Thursday October 15th, 2015

Session III: Digital Media and Social / Emotional / Physical Development

Panel: What Does Science Tell Us About Violent Video Games?


Rowell HModerator: Rowell Huesmann, PhD

Amos Tversky Collegiate Professor of Communication Studies and Psychology, Research Professor,
Institute for Social Research, University of Michigan




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Vice President and Chief Internet Evangelist, Google




Craig AndersonPanelist: Craig A. Anderson, PhD

Distinguished Professor, Director of Center for the Study of Violence, Iowa State University




Tom Hummer

Panelist: Tom Hummer, PhD

Assistant Research Professor, Department of Psychiatry, Indiana University School of Medicine




Jay HullPanelist: Jay Hull, PhD

Professor of Psychology, Chair of the Department of Psychological and Brain Sciences, Dartmouth College




Barbara KrahePanelist: Barbara Krahé, PhD

Professor of Psychology, University of Potsdam, Germany




Angela Campbell

Panelist: Angela Campbell, JD

Professor of Law, Co-Director of Institute for Public Representation,
Georgetown Law School, Georgetown University




Talk: Texting and Its Impact on Face-to-Face Communication in Adolescents


Sherry TurkeSpeaker: Sherry Turkle, PhD

Abby Rockefeller Mauzé Professor of the Social Studies of Science and Technology, Program in Science, Technology, and Society,
Founder and Director of Initiative on Technology and Self, Massachusetts Institute of Technology




Panel: Digital Immersion in Children and Adolescents: Addiction or Obsession?


Charles OBrienModerator: Charles O’Brien, MD, PhD

Chairman of the Committee Charged with Evaluating Whether to Incorporate Internet addiction in the New DSM-V, University of Pennsylvania



Doulgas GentilePanelist: Douglas A. Gentile, PhD

Director of Media Research Lab, Associate Professor of Psychology, Iowa State University




Kimberly YoungPanelist: Kimberly Young, PhD

Founder and Director of the Center for Internet Addiction Recovery, St. Bonaventure University




David StreyerPanelist: David Strayer, PhD

Director of Applied Cognition, University of Utah




Megan Moreno

Panelist: Megan Moreno, MD, MSEd, MPH

Associate Professor of Pediatrics, University of Washington;
Principal Investigator, 
Division of Adolescent Medicine Seattle Children’s Hospital,
Center for Child Health Behavior and Development, Social Media and Adolescent Health Research Team



Stephanie BrownPanelist: Stephanie Brown, PhD

Director, The Addictions Institute




Koh Young SamPanelist: Koh Young-Sam, PhD

 Director, Internet Addiction Counseling Center, South Korea




Panel: Digital Media and Psychological/Emotional/Physical Development in Adolescents


Harold KoplewiczModerator: Harold Koplewicz, MD

Director, Child Mind Institute




Charles CzeislerPanelist: Charles A. Czeisler, MD, PhD

Chairman of National Sleep Foundation, Baldino Professor of Sleep Medicine, Affiliated Faculty in the Department of Neurobiology, Harvard Medical School;
Senior Physician, Division of Sleep and Circadian Disorders, Departments of Medicine and Neurology,
Brigham and Women’s Hospital


Dan Romer

Panelist: Dan Romer, PhD

Director of the Adolescent Communication Institute (ACI), Annenberg Public Policy Center, University of Pennsylvania




Jason CheinPanelist: Jason Chein, PhD

Associate Professor Department of Psychology (Brain, Behavior, & Cognition), Temple University




Adam GazzalyPanelist: Adam Gazzaley, MD, PhD

Associate Professor of Neurology, Physiology and Psychiatry, Director of Neuroscience Imaging Center,
University of California, San Francisco



Tom RobinsonPanelist: Tom Robinson, MD, MPH

The Irving Schulman, MD Endowed Professor in Child Health, Professor of Pediatrics and Medicine,
Stanford University