Truth About Tech: How Tech Has Kids Hooked

Common Sense 

02/07/2018 - 09:00 to 17:00

9:00 a.m. Registration


9:30 a.m. Welcome and opening remarks

  • Dr. Loel Solomon, vice president, community health, Kaiser Permanente
  • James P. Steyer, CEO and founder, Common Sense


10:00 a.m.–11:00 a.m. The Truth About Tech: Industry's Role in Shaping Health and Democracy

  • Tristan Harris, former Google design ethicist and founder of the Center for Humane Technology
  • James P.  Steyer, CEO and founder, Common Sense

Moderated by Mike McCurry, former White House press secretary for President Bill Clinton


11:15 a.m.–12:15 p.m. This Is Your Kid's Brain on Tech: The Impact of Tech All the Time

  • Dr. Jenny Radesky, developmental behavioral pediatrician, American Academy of Pediatrics
  • Dr. Robert Lustig, UCSF endocrinologist and author of The Hacking of the American Mind

Moderated by Dr. Chelsea Clinton, vice chair, Clinton Foundation


12:15 p.m.–1:15p.m. Elected Officials' Perspective on Humane Tech

Congressman John Delaney (D-Maryland)

Senator Mark Warner (D-Virginia)

Senator Ed Markey (D-Massachusetts)


1:15p.m. - 2:00p.m. Lunch 


2:00 p.m.–3:00 p.m. The Role of Policy in Shaping Tech Ethics

  • Julián Castro, former U.S. Secretary of Housing and Urban Development
  • Roger McNamee, co-founder of Elevation Partners and founding advisor of the Center for Humane Technology
  • Frank Foer, correspondent for the Atlantic and author of World Without Mind

Moderated by Cecilia Kang, technology and regulatory policy reporter, New York Times


3:00 p.m.–3:15 p.m. Break


3:15 p.m.–4:15 p.m. Think Human: Solutions for Families, Schools, and Democracy

  • Dr. Carrie James, research associate and lecturer at Harvard School of Education
  • Randima Fernando, Center for Humane Technology

Moderator TBD


4:30 p.m. Closing

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