Program Information

    2017 SRCD Biennial Meeting Invited Program

    The 2017 Program Co-Chairs, Nicholas Allen (University of Oregon) and Ariel Kalil (University of Chicago), believe that the most important aspect of conferences for many participants is the opportunity for scientific interaction. As such they are taking a new approach to the invited program for this biennial. They have organized an invited program that emphasizes interaction among participants – especially via panel discussions and moderated conversations. These will be unscripted interactions between leaders in the field, sharing their latest thoughts and innovations, and exploring how we can move our science and practice forward in meaningful ways. Their aim is to provide delegates with the opportunity to see leaders in their field interacting with each other and members of the audience to wrestle with the most important and cutting edge issues in research and application of developmental science. Examples of leaders in the field who will be participating in these formats include:

    • Hirokazu Yoshikawa and J. Lawrence Aber, New York University, in conversation discussing new work, activities, and vision of the Global TIES for Children Center at New York University.
    • Cybele Raver,  New York University, will moderate a panel with Sean F. Reardon, Stanford University, and Robert J. Sampson, Harvard University, discussing poverty, inequality, neighborhood and residential segregation.
    • Ariel Kalil, University of Chicago, will moderate a discussion with Anthony Barrows, ideas42, Lisa Gennetian, National Bureau of Economic Research and Benjamin L. Castleman, University of Virginia, on the topic of behaviorally-informed public policy interventions for children and families.
    • Nim Tottenham and Frances A. Champagne, Columbia University and Philip Fisher, University of Oregon, will participate in a panel discussion on exposure to early adversity and brain development.

    In addition to these interactive discussions, the program will include invited addresses by distinguished scholars on cutting edge topics. These include:

    • Clancy Blair, New York University, on self-regulation and its relation to school readiness and mental and physical health.
    • Kenneth A. Dodge, Duke University, on social impact bonds and other cutting-edge ideas in the world of early childhood intervention.
    • Damien Fair, Oregon Health and Science University, on characterizing large-scale brain networks in children with autism and ADHD.
    • Martin D. Ruck, The Graduate Center CUNY, on children and adolescents' thinking about human rights, educational opportunity, and social justice, especially in an international context.
    • Jane Waldfogel, Columbia University, on poverty, work-family policies, and understanding socioeconomic status gaps in child development.
    • Maryanne Wolf, Tufts University, on reading and the developing brain.
    • David S. Yeager, University of Texas at Austin, on experimental research on mindset and academic achievement in both domestic and international contexts.

    This is only a partial list, with other exciting additions to the invited program coming soon. The invited program promises to share the most cutting-edge science and research in the field of child development.