The second Digital Media and Developing Minds national interdisciplinary conference brings together scientists and researchers in the fields of neuroscience, pediatrics, psychiatry, psychology, communications, education, public health, epidemiology and others to:

Continue a dialogue between medical researchers and those in the social sciences field who study media effects.

Learn and exchange ideas on the cognitive, mental, physical and social impacts of digital media on youth, families, culture, and learning.

Identify and report on state-of-the-art empirical research on the impact of digital media on developing minds (i.e. toddlers, children, and adolescents).

Put to use new medically-based research techniques to use studying the potential impact of media use on children’s developing minds.

Meet and network with funders, educators, and industry leaders.

Qualify to submit proposals for seed funding for collaborative, interdisciplinary research immediately following the conference.


Keep abreast of:

Strengths and weaknesses of the latest tools being utilized to study media’s impact on toddlers, children, and adolescents.

Publishing opportunities, data sharing, and open source platforms.

Advances in audio and video monitoring and wireless communications, natural language processing, and data analytics available to the research community.

Develop evidence-based pediatrics media health screen protocols.