Michael Rich, widely known as The Mediatrician®, is one of the nation’s top experts on children and media. He is an Associate Professor of Pediatrics at Harvard Medical School, Associate Professor of Social and Behavioral Sciences at the Harvard School of Public Health, and practices Adolescent Medicine at Boston Children’s Hospital. He is the Founder and Director of the Center on Media and Child Health (CMCH) as well as a pediatrician, researcher, father, and media aficionado. Dr. Rich will address our concerns and offer reassurance and research-based answers to the myriad of questions surrounding children’s media use and the implications for their health and development.
Manoush Zomorodi is co-founder of Stable Genius Productions, a media company with a mission to help people navigate personal and global change. StableG uses podcasts as a lab to test new ways journalists can educate, entertain, and inspire through narrative. Investigating how technology is transforming humanity is Manoush's passion and expertise. In 2017, she wrote a book, Bored and Brilliant: How Spacing Out Can Unlock Your Most Creative Self and gave a TED Talk about surviving information overload and the “Attention Economy.” Zomorodi will challenge us to rethink our gadget use to live better and smarter in this new digital ecosystem.