Talks and Panels

Monday PM: Introduction

Pamela Hurst-Della Pietra

Pamela Hurst-Della Pietra, DO

Founder and President, Children and Screens: Institute of Digital Media and Child Development; Clinical Assistant Professor of Health Care Policy and Management, School of Health Technology and Management, Stony Brook Medicine

Monday PM: Early Childhood

The Future of Childhood and Technology
Justine Cassell

Justine Cassell, PhD

Associate Dean of Technology Strategy and Impact, School of Computer Science, Carnegie Mellon University; Co-Director of the Yahoo-CMU InMind Partnership on the Future of Personal Assistants

James Griffin

James A. Griffin, PhD

Deputy Chief of the Child Development & Behavior Branch, Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development, National Institutes of Health; Director of the Early Learning and School Readiness Program


Dimitri Christakis

Dimitri A. Christakis, MD, MPH

George Adkins Professor of Pediatrics, Adjunct Professor of Psychiatry, and Adjunct Professor of Health Services, University of Washington School of Medicine; Director of the Center for Child Health, Behavior and Development, Seattle Children’s Research Institute; Attending Pediatrician, Seattle Children’s Hospital; Editor-in-Chief, JAMA Pediatrics; Advisory Board Member, Children and Screens


Heather Kirkorian

Heather Kirkorian, PhD

Laura M. Second Chair in Early Childhood Development, Associate Professor of Human Development and Family Studies, Faculty Director of the Preschool Lab, Faculty Affiliate of the Center for Child and Family Well-being, University of Wisconsin-Madison; Faculty Affiliate, McPherson Eye Research Institute

Kathryn Hirsh-Pasek, PhD

Kathryn Hirsh-Pasek, PhD

Stanley and Debra Lefkowitz Faculty Fellow of Psychology, Director of the Infant Language Laboratory, Temple University; Senior Fellow, the Brookings Institution

sarah coyne

Sarah Coyne, PhD

Associate Professor of Human Development, School of Family Life, Brigham Young University