Presentation Archives

Opening Remarks

Judi Paul

Chairman and Co-Founder

Supporting Parents’ Success: The Secret Sauce for Closing the Achievement Gap

Ralph Smith

Managing Director
The Campaign for Grade-Level Reading
Senior Vice President
Annie E. Casey Foundation

Early Adversity and the Brain: Neuroplasticity and the Development of a Family-Based Intervention

Eric Pakulak, PhD

Research Associate
University of Oregon
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Panel Discussion: Parent-Focused Interventions

Anne Fernald, PhD

Josephine Knotts Knowles Professor in Human Biology
Stanford University
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Susan Landry, PhD

Director, Children’s Learning Institute
University of Texas HSC
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Betty Vohr, MD

Professor of Pediatrics, Alperty Medical School of Brown University
Director, Neonatal Follow-Up Clinic, Women & Infants Hospital
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Scott McConnell, PhD

Professor, Educational Psychology and Center for Early Education and Development
Fesler-Lampert Chair in Urban and Regional Affairs, University of Minnesota

Thirty Million Words: Building a Child’s Brain

Keynote: Dana Suskind, MD

Founder and Director
Thirty Million Words® Initiative
Professor of Surgery
University of Chicago

Twenty Years Later, What Are We Doing and Why?

Stephen M. Hannon, PhD

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Panel Discussion: LENA Technology in Intervention

Courtney Hawkins

Executive Director
Providence Talks
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Quavis Brown

Pre-K Coordinator
Huntsville City Schools
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Carine Risley

Library Services Manager
San Mateo County Library
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Michael Baum

Director of Early Childhood Program Development

Hart & Risley 20 Years Later: Perspectives and Progress

Steve Warren, PhD

Professor of Speech-Language Sciences
University of Kansas
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Weaving Early Brain and Language Development into the Fabric of Communities

Kara Dukakis

Too Small to Fail
Senior Vice President
Strong Families and Early Learning, The Opportunity Institute
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Panel Discussion: Whose Job is This, Anyway?

Dimitri Christakis, MD, MPH

George Adkins Professor of Pediatrics
University of Washington
Center for Child Health, Behavior & Development, Seattle Children’s Research Institute

Catherine Atkin

Executive Director
Early Learning Lab

Andrew Medlar

Association for Library Service to Children

Dana Hughes, DrPH

Professor of Health Policy
Department of Family and Community Medicine and Philip R. Lee Institute for Health
Policy Studies
University of California, San Francisco

The Language Gap as a Public Health Crisis

Comer Yates

Executive Director
Atlanta Speech School

Panel Discussion: Who Pays for This, Anyway?

Meera Mani, EdD

Children, Families, and Communities (CFC)
The David and Lucile Packard Foundation

Harriet Dichter

Senior Manager
Early Education Services ICF International

E. Casey Wardynski, PhD

Huntsville City Schools

Katherine (Kat) Kaufmann

The Bridgespan Group