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