Co-Hosted

Starting in January 2019, my team and I together with Facebook, in partnership with the national PTA (Parent Teacher Association; including 25,000 local PTAs across the country with a goal of reaching every American public school), will support the hosting of at least 200 parent nights in all 50 states and develop a toolkit for U.S. families and educators. See the announcement here: https://www.pta.org/home/programs/connected/digital-families and https://newsroom.fb.com/news/2018/09/digitalfamiliescommunityevents_pta/.

As co-founder of Digitally Connected, I had the pleasure of co-hosting several youth and digital media flagship events, including:

  • January 2018: The School of Collective Communication Sciences of the University of Costa Rica, together with the Institute of Communication and Image of the University of Chile, Faro Digital Argentina, the Berkman Klein Center for Internet & Society at Harvard University, and UNICEF co-hosted the third regional symposium “Conectados al Sur: Costa Rica” on digital transformation and new challenges for the inclusion of youth. Additional information:
  • May 2016: The Institute of Communication and Image at the University of Chile, UNICEF, and the Berkman Klein Center for Internet & Society co-hosted the second regional symposium “Conectados al Sur: Chile” on children, youth, and digital media, to map and explore the state of relevant research and practice at the national, regional, and international levels, share and discuss insights and ideas across countries, and encourage collaboration between participants.
  • December 2014: As part of the Digitally Connected events series and bringing together experts from Latin America and the Caribbean, the Berkman Klein Center at Harvard University, the Ministry of Justice and Human Rights of Argentina, and UNICEF co-hosted the first regional symposium in Buenos Aires called “Conectados al Sur” on children, youth, and digital media.
  • April 2014: The Berkman Klein Center at Harvard University and UNICEF co-hosted, in collaboration with PEW Internet, EU Kids Online, the Internet Society (ISOC), Family Online Safety Institute (FOSI), and YouthPolicy.org, a first of its kind international symposium on children, youth, and digital media at Harvard University, to map and explore the global state of relevant research and practice, share and discuss insights and ideas from the developing and industrialized world, and encourage collaboration between participants across regions and continents.

I was also deeply involved in the organization of the following milestone event:

  • November 2017. In early November, on behalf of a global group of Internet research centers known as the Global Network of Internet & Society Centers (NoC), the Institute for Technology & Society of Rio de Janeiro, and the Berkman Klein Center for Internet & Society at Harvard University co-organized a three-day symposium on artificial intelligence and inclusion in Brazil. The event brought together representatives from academia, advocacy groups, philanthropies, media, policy, and industry from more than 20 nations to start identifying and implementing ways to make the class of technologies broadly termed “AI” more inclusive. The symposium  —  attended by about 170 people from countries including Nigeria, Uganda, South Africa, Kenya, Egypt, India, Japan, Turkey, and numerous Latin American and European nations  —  was intended to build collaborative partnerships and identify research questions as well as action items. These may include efforts to draft a human rights or regulatory framework for AI; define ways to democratize data access and audit algorithms and review their effects; and commit to designing and deploying AI that incorporates the perspectives of traditionally underserved and underrepresented groups, which include urban and rural poor communities, women, youth, LGBTQ individuals, ethnic and racial groups, and people with disabilities.

Hosted by Leading Universities

June 2018: Presentation, “Youth and Online News”, Nieman Lab, Harvard University, Cambridge, USA

June 2018: Presentation, “Understanding Younger Generations: A Study of People Using the Web”, Digital Innovation Academy, Harvard University, Cambridge, USA

April 2018: Guest lecturer, Professor Urs Gasser, Comparative Online Privacy, Harvard Law School, Cambridge, USA

January 2018: Presentation, “Digital Citizenship”, University of Costa Rica, San Jose, Costa Rica

November 2017: Presentation, “Artificial Intelligence and Education”, (Un)Colloquium, MIT Media Lab, Cambridge, USA

October 2017: Presentation and Workshop, “Inclusion”, Universidad del Rosario, Bogota, Colombia.

October 2017: Presentation, “Youth and Artificial Intelligence”, Universidad de Chile, Santiago, Chile

April 2017: Guest lecturer, Professor Urs Gasser, Comparative Online Privacy, Harvard Law School, Cambridge, USA

April 2017: Panel, “Fake News, Concrete Responses: At the Nexus of Law, Technology, and Social Narratives” moderated by Harvard Law School dean Martha Minow, Harvard Law School, Cambridge, USA

October 2016: Keynote, “The Positive and Negative Aspects of the Internet: Bullying in a Digital Age”, Universidad de los Andes, Bogota, Colombia

April 2016: Panel, “Creating a Kinder World Together: How to Combat Cyberbullying”, Harvard Law School, Cambridge, USA

April 2016: Guest lecturer, Professor Urs Gasser, Comparative Online Privacy, Harvard Law School, Cambridge, USA

December 2015: Keynote, “Online Child Safety”, University of Chile, Santiago, Chile

October 2015: Presentation, “How Digitally Connected Facilitates Youth Participation”, Tsinghua University and UNICEF Youth Innovation Forum, Beijing, China

April 2015: Guest lecturer, Professor Urs Gasser, Comparative Online Privacy, Harvard Law School, Cambridge, USA

April 2014: Presentation, “Digitally Connected: Towards a Global Community of Knowledge and Practice Around Children, Youth, and Digital Media”, Harvard University, Boston, USA

April 2014: Guest lecturer, Professor Urs Gasser, Comparative Online Privacy, Harvard Law School, Cambridge, USA

March 2014: Panel, “Privacy: The Evolution of Privacy Norms – Looking Ahead”, University of Chile, Santiago, Chile

October 2013: Lecture, “Research in Psychology”, Zurich University of Applied Sciences, Zurich, Switzerland

January 2013: Panel, “Is School Enough?”, Harvard Law School, Boston, USA

 

Hosted by UNICEF / UNESCO

December 2017: Panel, “Young, Safe and Free: Respecting Children’s Online Privacy and Freedom of Expression”, RightsCon, Toronto, Canada

December 2017: Presentation, “Blurring Lines Between Work and Play: Youth Practices and the Digital Economy”, Internet Governance Forum, Geneva, Switzerland

November 2016: Presentation and panel moderation, “Children’s Rights and Digital Technologies: Introduction to the Discourse and Some Meta-Observations” and expert panel discussion on “What does a better internet for children look like? Whose responsibility is it?”, UNICEF Headquarters New York, USA

September 2015: Keynote, “Youth and Digital Media: General Perspectives and

Global Frameworks” & “Prepare Students for the Online Environment: Skills for Digital Success”, The Ethical Dimensions of the Information Society and Internet Privacy, Ministry of Education St.Kitts Nevis National Commission for UNESCO, St.Kitts

November 2011: Presentation, “UNICEF Conference on Internet & Communication Technologies and Children and Youth of Turkey,” Ankara, Turkey

 

(Co-) Hosted by Governments

March 2015: Panel, “What We Can – and Should – Learn from Youth”, Regional Conference for Child Online Protection, organized by the Ministry for Women, Children and Community, the Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commission and UNICEF Malaysia, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

November 2014: Keynote, “Digital Citizens of the Future”, Regional Conference for Digital Citizens of the Future, organized by the Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commission and UNICEF Malaysia, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

November 2014: Panel Session “Fulfilling the Promise of the Digital Age”, Networked Media Research Seminar, organized by the Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commission and UNICEF Malaysia, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

August 2014: Presentation, “Youth and Online Learning”, Working Meeting on youth, digital media, and education, organized by the Secretary of Education, Bogota, Colombia

 

Other

February 2018: Presentation. “Youth and Social Media”, Red Cross, Aarau, Switzerland

February 2018: Presentation. “Youth and the Life of Tomorrow”, Jelmoli, Zurich, Switzerland

November 2017: Presentation. “Youth and the Lives of Tomorrow”, Global Symposium on Artificial Intelligence & Inclusion, Rio, Brazil. Co-organized on behalf of the NoC by the Institute for Technology and Society of Rio de Janeiro (ITS Rio) and theBerkman Klein Center for Internet & Society at Harvard University with the support of the Ethics and Governance of Artificial Intelligence FundInternational Development Research Centre (IDRC), and the Open Society Foundations, in collaboration with the Museum of Tomorrow.

October 2017: Presentation, “What We Can – and Should – Learn from Young People about Online Privacy”, Privacy, Personality and Flows of Information 3rd Edition: Asian Perspectives for Privacy, Hong Kong

November 2017: Presentation. “Youth and the Live of Tomorrow”, Global Symposium on Artificial Intelligence & Inclusion, Rio, Brazil. Co-organized on behalf of the NoC by the Institute for Technology and Society of Rio de Janeiro (ITS Rio) and the Berkman Klein Center for Internet & Society at Harvard University with the support of the Ethics and Governance of Artificial Intelligence Fund, International Development Research Centre (IDRC), and the Open Society Foundations, in collaboration with the Museum of Tomorrow.

October 2017: Presentation, “What We Can – and Should – Learn from Young People about Online Privacy”, Privacy, Personality and Flows of Information 3rd Edition: Asian Perspectives for Privacy, Hong Kong.

September 2017: Presentation, “Youth and Online News. Die Mediennutzung der Jungen Generation”, Swiss Media Forum, Luzern, Switzerland.

June 2017: Panel, “The Social (Media) Life of Teens: How to Understand the Digital Present”, World Department Store Forum 2017, Toronto, Canada.

November 2016: Keynote, “Youth and Online News”, Mobile Media Day 2016, Wuerzburg, Germany. Visit: http://www.slideshare.net/Lokalrundfunkt… and https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OkLQZMV1.

October 2015: Presentation, “The Social (Media) Life of Teens: What Pediatricians Need to Know and Do”, American Academy of Pediatrics’ 2015 National Conference & Exhibition, Washington, DC, USA

October 2015: Presentation, “Youth and Social Media”, Police Innovation Conference 2015, Boston, USA

April 2014: Workshop, “Defend your Digital Assets”, Grimsley High School, Greensboro, USA

June 2013: Panel, “Youth in Formation: Digital Literacy and Knowledge Building for Today’s Teenagers Children Adolescents and Media”, International Communication Association Conference (ICA), London, England

March 2013: Presentation, “Youth and Social Media”, Grimsley High School, Greensboro, USA

March 2013: Presentation, “Student Privacy”, Digital Media and Learning Conference, Boston, USA

March 2012: Presentation, “The Future of Schooling”, Ed Tech Teacher 2012, Boston, USA