Our 20+ Speakers will address every aspect of raising kids in our increasingly complex digital world! 
Hear From The World's Leading Experts On Child Development, Attachment, Attention, Neuroscience, Mental Health, Technology, and Media
Jack Kornfield PhD
Buddhist teacher, co-founder of Spirit Rock

Jack Kornfield, a former Buddhist monk, is a revered spiritual teacher and author who co-founded the Spirit Rock Meditation Center and the Insight Meditation Society. With a wealth of wisdom acquired from his monastic years, he imparts profound teachings on mindfulness, compassion, and inner peace. Jack's work has touched countless lives, guiding them toward spiritual awakening and healing.

Trudy Goodman PhD
Dharma teacher, Founder of Insight LA

Trudy Goodman, PhD, is one of the pioneers in Eastern and Western psychology, holding a graduate degree in developmental psychology from Harvard. Founding teacher at InsightLA and the Institute for Meditation and Psychotherapy in Boston, she has taught Zen and vipassana/mindfulness internationally for 40 years.

Daniel Siegel, MD
The Whole-Brain Child

Dan Siegel is a distinguished clinical professor of psychiatry, renowned author, and leading expert in the field of interpersonal neurobiology. His groundbreaking research explores the intersection of mind, brain, and relationships, offering invaluable insights into human development and mental well-being. Dr. Siegel's work has revolutionized our understanding of the mind-body connection.

Dr. Kristin Neff
 Author: Fierce Self-Compassion, Professor

Kristin Neff is currently an Associate Professor of Educational Psychology at the University of Texas at Austin. She is a pioneer in the field of self-compassion research, conducting the first empirical studies on self-compassion more than twenty years ago. She is author of the bestselling book Self-Compassion and her latest book is Fierce Self-Compassion: How Women Can Harness Kindness to Speak Up, Claim Their Power, and Thrive.
Dr. Rick Hanson
Author: Hardwiring Happiness

Rick Hanson, Ph.D., is a psychologist, Senior Fellow at UC Berkeley’s Greater Good Science Center, and New York Times best-selling author. His seven books include Making Great Relationships, Neurodharma, and Hardwiring Happiness, and he is the co-host of the Being Well podcast. An expert on positive neuroplasticity, his work has been featured on CBS, NPR, the BBC, and other major media.

Delaney Ruston, MD
Physician, Filmmaker

Delaney Ruston is a respected physician, filmmaker, and advocate known for her work in mental health awareness and digital well-being. She has directed and produced documentaries that shed light on important issues related to mental health, particularly among children and teenagers. Ruston's films include "Screenagers" and "Screenagers: Next Chapter."

Bzu Shiferaw
Fairplay Campaign Organizer

Bzu is a believer that childhood should be a time composed of human connection and a natural curiosity for the world, without the heavy influence of a digital society. She is a passionate advocate for youth and is inspired to uplift young people to have the freedom of maintaining their own creativity and interests. She works as the Campaign Organizer at Fairplay, where she focuses on legislative advocacy and outreach.

Merve Lapus
VP, Education Outreach & Engagement, Common Sense Media

Merve is responsible for the impact and growth strategy for Common Sense Education and on supporting diverse communities to create positive learning cultures around media and technology. Merve has over 20 years of experience driving education technology initiatives across school programs, and building educator confidence through professional learning, and strategic implementation.
Fareedah Shaheed
Online safety advocate

Fareedah Shaheed is an Award-Winning Internet Safety Expert and a Forbes 30 Under 30 honoree. She specializes in helping parents protect their kids online. Her work has been featured in Cisco, CNN, The Wall Street Journal, Fortune, NASDAQ, NASA, FOX 25, FOX 46, AfroTech, Ebony Magazine, Yahoo!, NBC4,  and many more.

Eben Pagan
Entrepreneur, tech investor

Eben Pagan is a husband, father, coach, investor, art collector. Eben has built several successful companies, and been interviewed by Tony Robbins, Larry King and others on how to find opportunity and build a successful company.
Tiffany Shlain
Author 24/6, Filmmaker

Tiffany Shlain is a pioneering filmmaker, author, and advocate renowned for her innovative exploration of technology, culture, and human connection. She is the founder of the Webby Awards and a celebrated documentary filmmaker. Her influential book "24/6: The Power of Unplugging One Day a Week" inspires readers to embrace a day of rest and mindful disconnection.

Dr. Anna Lembke
Academic and author of 'Dopamine Nation'

Dr. Anna Lembke is a renowned psychiatrist and author, known for her significant contributions to the understanding of addiction and the impact of technology on mental health. Her book "Dopamine Nation: Finding Balance in the Age of Indulgence" delves into the modern-day challenges of excessive dopamine-driven behaviors and the effects on our well-being.

Dr. Vanessa Lapointe
Author: Parenting Right From The Start

Dr. Vanessa Lapointe is a psychologist, author, and parenting expert. She specializes in child development and parenting strategies. Dr. Lapointe is the author of the book "Parenting Right From the Start: Laying a Healthy Foundation in the Baby and Toddler Years," where she provides guidance on raising healthy and emotionally well-adjusted children from infancy through early childhood.

Nir Eyal
Author: Indistractable

Nir Eyal is a leading behavioral design expert and bestselling author, widely recognized for his work on understanding and influencing human behavior in the digital age. Through his writing and talks, Eyal helps individuals and organizations navigate the digital landscape and foster healthier relationships with technology.

Catherine Price
Author, How to Break Up with Your Phone

Catherine is an award-winning health and science journalist, speaker, founder of Screen/Life Balance, and bestselling author of books including How to Break Up With Your Phone: The 30-Day Plan to Take Back Your Life and The Power of Fun: How to Feel Alive Again. Her  TED talk on fun was the 2nd most viewed for all of 2022.

Leslie Priscilla 
Founder, LatinX Parenting

Leslie Priscilla is a first generation non-Black Xicana with Rarámuri lineage. She is a mother to three bicultural children and a certified Parent Coach with over 14 years of experience. Leslie offers coaching, workshops, support and advocacy for Latinx/Chicanx families through a movement rooted in children's rights, social and racial justice, and decolonization of oppressive practices.

Hilarie Cash, PhD
Founder, reStart

Dr. Hilarie Cash is a licensed mental health counselor and co-founder of the reSTART Life clinic, which specializes in the treatment of internet and video game addiction. She is a recognized expert in the field of digital addiction and has contributed significantly to research and clinical practices related to this growing issue. Dr. Cash has also co-authored books and conducted workshops to raise awareness about the impacts of excessive screen time and internet use on mental health.

Dr. Jean Twenge

Jean M. Twenge, Professor of Psychology at San Diego State University, is the author of more than 180 scientific publications and books. Her research has been covered in Time, Newsweek, The New York Times, USA Today, U.S. News and World Report, and The Washington Post, and she has been featured on Today, Good Morning America, CBS This Morning, Fox and Friends, NBC Nightly News, Dateline NBC, and National Public Radio.

Dr. Tina Payne Bryson
Founder, Center for Connection

Dr. Tina Payne Bryson is the author of the Bottom Line for Baby and co-author (with Dan Siegel) of two New York Times Best Sellers—The Whole-Brain Child and No-Drama Discipline as well as The Yes Brain and The Power of Showing Up. She is the Founder and Executive Director of The Center for Connection, a multidisciplinary clinical practice in Southern California.

Melanie Hempe
Founder, ScreenStrong

Melanie Hempe is a retired RN and the founder of ScreenStrong, a national nonprofit that works with families to eliminate childhood screen dependency. She has written three books for parents and hosts a weekly podcast, ScreenStrong Families. Her work has been featured in Psychology Today, The Wall Street Journal, A&E Network, CBS, NPR, CNN, the documentary Screened Out, and various news and television outlets.

Jean Rogers
Director, Screen Time Action Network at Fairplay

Jean Rogers is the director of the Screen Time Action Network at Fairplay, a global collaborative community of practitioners, educators, advocates and parents working to reduce excessive and harmful screen use in childhood. She is the author of Kids Under Fire: Seven Simple Steps to Combat the Media Attack on Your Child. Jean believes that digital wellness in childhood translates to healthy, responsible, successful adults.
Dr. Mari Swingle
Author: I-Minds, psychologist

Mari Swingle, a neuropsychologist and author, is renowned for her expertise in the impact of digital technology on the brain. With a keen focus on the intersection of neuroscience and our modern digital lives, Dr. Swingle provides invaluable insights into how technology affects our cognition, behavior, and overall well-being. Her work focuses on maintaining a healthy balance in the digital age and has inspired individuals and organizations to make informed decisions about their technology use.

Brooke Shannon
Founder Wait Until 8th

Brooke Shannon is the Executive Director and founder of Wait Until 8th. Brooke believes all children should experience a childhood filled with outside play, long afternoons with books and puzzles and time without the presence of a screen. She helps parents support each other in pushing back against the overwhelming cultural pressure to introduce the smartphone at younger and younger ages. Her message: “Childhood is too young to waste on a smartphone.”

Shimi Kang, MD
Author: The Tech Solution

Shimi Kang, an accomplished psychiatrist, author, and speaker, is a visionary in the realm of mental health and well-being. With a holistic approach to living a balanced life, Dr. Kang empowers individuals to thrive mentally, emotionally, and physically. Her insightful books and engaging talks have inspired countless people to lead healthier, more fulfilling lives, fostering resilience and happiness.


Susan Stiffelman, MFT

Susan Stiffelman is a licensed Marriage, Family and Child therapist, credentialed teacher and parent educator. She is the author of Parenting Without Power Struggles and Parenting With Presence (an Eckhart Tolle Edition.)

Susan offers online classes and events for parents around the world, hosts a monthly Parenting Without Power Struggles membership group, co-hosts a support group on Co-Parenting with a Narcissist, and delivers the popular Parenting Without Power Struggles podcast.

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