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SHERRY TURKLE, PhD

Distinguished psychology professor at MIT, Turkle studies the social and psychological effects of technology. Named Woman of the Year by Ms. Magazine, she has written five books, including Alone Together and Reclaiming Conversation.

SIMON SINEK

Sinek is an internationally recognized thought leader in the area of human behavior and motivation. His TED Talk ranks among the five most viewed of all time. His best-selling books include Start With Why and Why Leaders Eat Last.

 

PEGGY ORENSTEIN

A nationally renowned author and speaker on issues related to teenage girls, Orenstein’s books include The New York Times best-sellers Cinderella Ate My Daughter and School Girls. Her articles have appeared in The New Yorker, O, The Oprah Magazine and Vogue, among others.  

NICHOLAS CARR, MD

Carr, a former contributor to the World Economic Forum’s cloud computing project, has written multiple groundbreaking books on technology and culture, including The Shallows, What the Internet Is Doing to Our Brains and the Pulitzer Prize-nominated The Glass Cage: How Our Computers Are Changing Us.

 
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DIMITRI CHRISTAKIS, MD 

Chirstakis is an internationally renowned researcher in child development, having published more than 170 research articles in this area. His work focuses on how early experiences affect children and how parents can improve their children's early learning environments.

 

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LESLIE WALKER, MD 

Dr. Walker, Chief of Adolescent Medicine at Seattle Children's Hospital, is an authority on teen addictive behaviors. A highly respected pediatrician, Walker is invited to speak to parents and teens across the country about many health issues including addiction prevention.

NINO RAMIREZ, PhD

Nino Ramirez is the director of the Center for Integrative Brain Research at Seattle Children’s Research Institute. A leading brain scientist, Ramirez‘s research team focuses on the effects of screen time on memory and learning.

LAURA KASTNER, PhD

A clinical psychologist and researcher, Kastner is the author of several highly regarded books including Getting to Calm and Wise-Minded Parenting. She is invited to speak to the media and parent groups nationwide on topics related to family dynamics and child development.