Conferences and Convenings

In 2013, Dr. Dana Suskind and her team were invited to Washington, DC, to host a special White House convening dedicated to closing the “word gap” and eradicating early cognitive disparities. Since then, the TMW Center has hosted several impactful conferences and convenings. From an economics conference dedicated to exploring how to best leverage the healthcare systems to impact educational disparities, to a year-long, interdisciplinary examination of the science of scaling, we have used our convening power to bring together researchers, practitioners, and others to explore pressing issues and to work toward consensus.

You can explore each of these TMW Center-hosted events below. And we hope to see you at a future gathering!

Past Conferences

Conference Rohit and Harvanit Kumar Conference on the Economics of Early Childhood Education: Leveraging the Healthcare System to Impact Educational Disparities

An interdisciplinary conference that aimed to elevate the role of the healthcare sector, highlight current approaches, and harness its capacity to intervene early and have a lasting impact on a child’s future health and well-being.

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Conference The next frontier in evidence-based policymaking: The science of scaling (with the Brookings Institution)

The TMW Center and Governance Studies at Brookings co-hosted a discussion among experts to help unpack scalability in policymaking.

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Conference The Scale-Up Effect in Early Childhood and Public Policy (with Child Trends)

“In this virtual event, co-hosted with Child Trends, Panelists identified threats to scalability, discussed the “science of scaling,” and offered recommendations to help professionals consider scalability in their own decision-making.

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Conference Griffin Applied Economics Incubator: The Science of Scaling (2019-2020 Academic Year)

The TMW Center was selected to lead the first-ever Kenneth C. Griffin Applied Economics Incubator, a hub for generating new initiatives and ideas that drive broad-based thought and policy change.

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Conference Washington, DC Convening: Bridging the Thirty-Million-Word Gap

A White House convening, organized by the TMW Center (then the Thirty Million Words Initiative) to explore disparities in early language and vocabulary skills and solutions designed to bridge those gaps.

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