April 4, 2019 - Senator Ed Markey, FTC and FCC Commissioners Headline Event with Common Sense Media on Children in the Digital Age

This week, the Institute is partnering with Common Sense Media and Georgetown’s Children’s Digital Media Center on a conference about the present and future state of children’s digital well-being.

Among other speakers, the conference features Senator Ed Markey, FTC Commissioner Rohit Chopra, FCC Commissioner Jessica Rosenworcel, former Surgeon General Dr. Vivek Murthy, and Cameron Kasky, a survivor of the mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School and co-founder of March for Our Lives.

Georgetown Law’s David Vladeck and Angela Campbell will speak on panels about children’s privacy and competition policy, respectively. Mr Kasky will discuss the power of technology to mobilize a movement, drawing on his experience organizing the 2018 March for Our Lives, a student-led demonstration in support of stronger gun protection measures, with almost 900 partner demonstrations across the United States and around the world.

If you missed the event in person, a recording of the event will soon be available here.

Truth About Tech: Solutions for Digital Well-Being

April 4, 2019

9am - 5pm

Georgetown University School of Continuing Studies, 640 Mass Ave NW

  • 9:15 a.m.: Welcome 

  • 9:30–10 a.m.: Opening Remarks

    • Hon. Ed Markey, U.S. senator of Massachusetts

  • 10–10:45 a.m.: Staying Connected: Tech and Social Relationships

    • Dr. Vivek Murthy, 19th surgeon general of the United States

    •  in conversation with James P. Steyer, CEO and founder, Common Sense

  • 10:45–11 a.m.: Break

  • 11–11:15 a.m.: Enforcing COPPA: Are We Protecting Kids' Privacy?

    • Rohit Chopra, FTC commissioner

  • 11:15–12 p.m.: You Are the Product: The High Cost of a Free Internet

    • Franklin Foer, The Atlantic

    • Nicol Turner-Lee, Brookings Institution

    • David Vladeck, Georgetown University Law Center

    • Cecilia Kang, New York Times (moderator)

  • 12–12:45 p.m.: Lunch

  • 12:45–1:10 p.m.: Holding Tech Accountable

    • Hon. Karl Racine, Attorney General of Washington, D.C.

  • 1:10–1:45 p.m.: Building Movements: Mobilizing the Power of Tech

    • Cameron Kasky, co-founder, March for Our Lives

    • in conversation with Elizabeth Galicia, Common Sense

  • 1:45–2:30 p.m.: Future Tech: Raising Kids in the AI Age

    • Jakki Bailey, University of Texas

    • Sandra Calvert, Georgetown University

    • Justine Cassell, Carnegie Mellon University

    • Michael Robb, Common Sense (moderator)

  • 2:30–2:45 p.m.: Break

  • 2:45–3:30 p.m.: Trust & Tech: Disrupting Monopolies

    • Roger McNamee, co-founder of Elevation Partners

    • Barry Lynn, Open Markets Institute 

    • Angela Campbell, Georgetown University Law Center (moderator)

  • 3:30–3:45 p.m.: Closing the Homework Gap

    • Jessica Rosenworcel, FCC commissioner

  • 3:45–4:30 p.m.: Digital Equity: Ensuring Access and the Making of Digital Citizens

    • Rachel Barr, Georgetown University

    • Lisa Guernsey, New America

    • Tina Plaza-Whoriskey, Child Trends

    • Amina Fazlullah, Common Sense (moderator)

  • 5:00 p.m.: Closing