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 in the format Invited SRCD Salon. 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.

    For this meeting, to complement the usual rich diversity of the submitted program, the program committee decided to have strong themes for the invited program and an emphasis on scientific interaction. The overarching theme for the 2017 Biennial Meeting is: Developmental Science and Society and the invited program will center around four themes with addresses and conversations around each: (1) Poverty, inequality, and developmental science; (2) Global change and child development; (3) Neuroscience and child development; (4) Behavioral science and public policy.

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    1. Poverty, inequality, and developmental science

    Invited Addresses:
    The Development of Self-Regulation in Early Childhood: An Applied Psychobiological Model
    Thursday, April 6, 2017, 10:00 to 11:30am, Austin Convention Center, Ballroom F
    Speaker: Clancy Blair, New York University

    Poverty, Inequality and Child Development: Learning from Other Countries
    Friday, April 7, 2017, 10:15 to 11:45am, Austin Convention Center, Ballroom F
    Speaker: Jane Waldfogel, Columbia University

    Invited SRCD Salons:
    Developmental Effects of Early Exposure to Poverty

    Thursday, April 6, 2017, 4:00 to 5:30pm, Austin Convention Center, Ballroom G
    Moderator: Clancy Blair, New York University
    Panelists: Greg J. Duncan, University of California, Irvine; Gary W. Evans, Cornell University; Jeanne Brooks-Gunn, Columbia University

    Neighborhood and Residential Segregation and its Impact on Children's Life Chances
    Saturday, April 8, 2017, 8:30 to 10:00am, Austin Convention Center, Ballroom G
    Moderator: Cybele Raver, New York University
    Panelists: 
    Sean F. Reardon, Stanford University and Robert J. Sampson, Harvard University

    Innovative Programs for Children in Developing Nations
    Saturday, April 8, 2017, 10:30 to 12:00pm, Austin Convention Center, Ballroom G
    Moderator: J. Lawrence Aber, New York University
    Panelists:
    Vikram Patel, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine; Theresa Betancourt, Harvard University; Lucie Cluver,  University of Oxford, U.K.; Gauri Divan, University of Ibadan, India

    2. Global change and child development (eg., urbanization, technology, refugees and asylum seekers)

    Invited Addresses:
    Topic: Immigration policies in European countries and the implications for immigrant children.
    Friday, April 7, 2017, 8:15 to 9:45am, Austin Convention Center, Ballroom F
    Speaker: Fons J. R. van de Vijver, Tilburg University, The Netherlands

    Equity and Justice and the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child: Implications for Developmental Science and Society
    Saturday, April 8, 2017, 10:30 to 12:00pm, Austin Convention Center, Ballroom F
    Speaker: Martin D. Ruck, Department of Psychology, The Graduate Center, City University of New York

    Invited SRCD Salons:
    Refugees from the Middle East, Africa, Latin America and Asia: Developmental Status and Global and National Policy Implications

    Friday, April 7, 2017, 10:15 to 11:45am, Austin Convention Center, Ballroom G
    Moderator: Hirokazu Yoshikawa, New York University
    Panelists: Deborah J. Johnson, Michigan State University; Selcuk R. Sirin, New York University; Carly Tubbs, New York University (in collaboration with the International Rescue Committee); Lisseth Rojas-Flores, Fuller Theological Seminary. (Co-sponsored by the Asian Caucus, Black Caucus, and the Latino Caucus of SRCD)

    Child Development in Low-Income and Conflict-Affected Countries: Policy and Research Directions
    Friday, April 7, 2017, 2:15 to 3:45pm, Austin Convention Center, Ballroom G
    Moderator: Kofi Marfo, Aga Khan University
    Panelists: 
    Hirokazu Yoshikawa and J. Lawrence Aber, New York University

    The New Americans: Child Development and the Changing Demography of the United States
    Saturday, April 8, 2017, 2:30 to 4:00pm, Austin Convention Center, Ballroom G
    Moderator: Cynthia Garcia Coll, Albizu University and Editor of Child Development
    Panelists: Rebecca M. White, Arizona State University; Vivian Tseng, William T. Grant Foundation; Sandra Graham, University of California, Los Angeles. (Co-sponsored by the Asian Caucus, Black Caucus, and the Latino Caucus of SRCD)

    3. Neuroscience and child development

    Invited Addresses:
    Tales of the Reading Brain

    Thursday, April 6, 2017, 12:00 to 1:30pm, Austin Convention Center, Ballroom F
    Speaker: Maryanne Wolf, Tufts University

    Characterizing Large-scale Brain Networks in Children with Autism and ADHD
    Thursday, April 6, 2017, 4:00 to 5:30pm, Austin Convention Center, Ballroom F
    Speaker: Damien Fair, Oregon Health and Science University

    Peer Influence and Behavior Change in the Developing Brain
    Friday, April 7, 2017, 12:15 to 1:45pm, Austin Convention Center, Ballroom F
    Speaker: Emily Falk, University of Pennsylvania

    Invited Symposium:
    Adolescent Social Neuroscience
    Sat Apr 8 2017, 2:30 to 4:00pm  Building/Room: Austin Convention Center, Ballroom F
    Chair/Discussant: Ronald Dahl, University of California, Berkeley
    Presentation 1: Wouter van den Bos, Max Planck Institute for Human Development
    Presentation 2: Katie McLaughlin, University of Washington

    Invited SRCD Salons:
    Children's Exposure to Early Adversity and its Impact on Brain Development
    Thursday, April 6, 2017, 2:00 to 3:30pm, Austin Convention Center, Ballroom G
    Moderator: Seth D. Pollak, University of Wisconsin, Madison
    Panelists: Nim Tottenham, Columbia University; Frances A. Champagne, Columbia University; Philip A. Fisher, University of Oregon; W. Thomas Boyce, University of California, San Francisco

    Education Neuroscience: Limitations and Opportunities
    Friday, April 7, 2017, 8:15 to 9:45am, Austin Convention Center, Ballroom G
    Moderator: Nicholas B. Allen, University of Oregon
    Panelists: Bruce  D. McCandliss, Stanford University and Daniel Ansari, University of Western Ontario, Canada

    4. Behavioral science and public policy

    Invited Addresses:
    A Vision for Birth-to-Five Public Policy to Nurture Child Development
    Friday, April 7, 2017, 2:15 to 3:45pm, Austin Convention Center, Ballroom F
    Speaker: Kenneth A. Dodge, William McDougall Professor of Public Policy, Duke University

    Intervening to Improve Adolescents' Trajectories
    Saturday, April 8, 2017, 8:30 to 10:00am, Austin Convention Center, Ballroom F
    Speaker: David S. Yeager, Department of Psychology, University of Texas at Austin

    Invited SRCD Salons:
    Behavioral Science and Public Policy
    Friday,  April 7 2017, 12:15 to 1:45pm, Austin Convention Center, Ballroom G
    Moderator: Ariel Kalil, University of Chicago
    Panelists: Anthony Barrows, ideas42; Lisa Gennetian, New York University; National Bureau of Economic Research; David S. Yeager, University of Texas at Austin

    Developmental Applications of Mindfulness in Schools
    Saturday, April 8, 2017, 12:30 to 2:00pm, Austin Convention Center, Ballroom G
    Moderator: Robert  W. Roeser, Pennsylvania State University
    Panelists:  Mark T. Greenberg, Pennsylvania State University; Patricia (Tish) Ann Jennings, University of Virginia; Kimberly A. Schonert-Reichl, University of British Columbia, Canada

    Additional Invited Sessions:

    A Tale of Two Academies: Experiences of Underrepresented Faculty
    Thursday, April 6 2017, 10:00 to 11:30am,  Austin Convention Center, Ballroom G
    Moderators: Eleanor K. Seaton, Arizona State University and Jose-Michael Gonzalez, University of Arizona
    Panelists: Charissa S. L. Cheah, University of Maryland, Baltimore County; Richard M. Lee, University of Minnesota; Vaishali V. Raval, Miami University; Susan M. Rivera, University of California, Davis; Russell B. Toomey. University of Arizona; Brendesha Tynes, University of Southern California
    (Sponsored by the SRCD Ethnic and Racial Issues (ERI) Committee)

    Creating Opportunity and Educational Pathways for Young Children: An Ongoing Conversation
    Thursday, 12:00pm - 1:30pm, Grand Ballroom G (Austin CC, Level 4)
    Moderators: Deborah Vandell, University of California, Irvine and Vivian L. Gadsden, University of Pennsylvania
    Panelists: Margaret Burchinal, UNC Chapel Hill; Natasha Cabrera, University of Maryland; Greg J. Duncan, University of California - Irvine; Iheoma U. Iruka, University of Nebraska Buffett Early Childhood Institute; Hirokazu Yoshikawa, New York University; Martha Zaslow, Society for Research in Child Development
    (Joint SRCD/AERA Session)