We are committed to engaging stakeholders—from parents to policymakers, researchers to educators, and everyone in between—in the discussion around the need for a public health approach to early learning. Events provide a powerful opportunity to do just that.

Each year, we host and participate in a variety of conferences, summits, webinars, and more. We are proud of our ability to bring together experts and practitioners from a variety of disciplines to share ideas and build consensus. And our team members are always delighted to share their own research, perspectives, and ideas at events convened by others.

Past Events

Panel Dana Suskind at Aspen Ideas Health

Given the role that early childhood development plays in long-term wellbeing, ignoring parental needs is an unsustainable strategy. At the 2022 Aspen Ideas Health festival, Dana Suskind argued it’s time we give parents the robust support they deserve.

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Panel Empowering Parents to Support Their Children’s Development: A Conversation about Building a “Parent Nation”

On May 3, the Brown Center on Education Policy at Brookings hosted an event with Dana Suskind that delved into how parents can support their children and how policymakers can support parents.

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Talk At Home with Literati: Dana Suskind & Elyssa Schmier

Dana Suskind joined Elyssa Schmier of MomsRising to discuss Parent Nation and the case for better supporting families.

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Talk Dr. Dana Suskind & Angela Duckworth in Conversation, hosted by FAN

Dr. Suskind sat down with Angela Duckworth to discuss her new book Parent Nation: Unlocking Every Child’s Potential, Fulfilling Society’s Promise.

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Talk Dana Suskind discussing Parent Nation at Joseph-Beth Booksellers

Dana Suskind discussed Parent Nation at Joseph-Beth Booksellers.

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Panel Powering Children’s Potential: The Case for Helping Parents and Families

Dana Suskind joined a PNC roundtable to discuss how what’s good for employees can also be good for business, and what family-friendly policies actually look like in practice.

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Keynote The Next Step in Early Childhood Policy: Creating a Universal System of Care for Families with Young Children (Duke University)

Dr. Dana Suskind provided the closing keynote at this national convening exploring what research says about what young children and their families need and, subsequently, how universal systems of care could be developed to meet those needs.

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Talk Dr. Dana Suskind & Elliot Haspel in Conversation, hosted by Capita

Dr. Dana Suskind joined Elliot Haspel for a conversation about how the neuroscience of the earliest years of human development can guide us toward a future in which every child has the opportunity to fulfill their potential.

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Panel 2022 National Home Visiting Summit

Snigdha Gupta spoke on a panel titled “Scaling and Open Science: Implications for the Home Visiting Field” at the 2022 National Home Visiting Summit.

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Panel 2022 Rohit and Harvanit Kumar Conference on the Economics of Early Childhood Education

Julie Pernaudet spoke on a panel titled “Children in Family Environments: Parental Attitudes and Beliefs” at the 2022 Kumar Conference on the Economics of Early Childhood Education.

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Talk Alliance for Early Childhood - Building a Parent Nation

Dr. Dana Suskind will draw on her forthcoming book, Parent Nation, to make the case that America has abdicated its responsibility to families, adopting policies and norms that directly conflict with the science of early childhood development.

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Talk Saint Louis University Education Speaker Series

Sponsored by the Saint Louis University and Office of the Vice President for Research, Dana Suskind, M.D. will be giving a virtual presentation on her forthcoming book, “Parent Nation”.

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Talk 2021 Families Learning Conference

Dr. Dana Suskind spoke at the 2021 Families Learning Conference.

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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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Keynote Parents as Teachers 2021 International Conference

Dr. Dana Suskind delivered a keynote addresss at the 2021 Parents as Teachers conference.

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Talk Council of Chief State School Officers' Fall Collaborative - 2021

John List gave a presentation titled “Why Interventions Lose Impact and What We Can Do about it?” at the private Council of Chief State School Officers’ Fall Collaborative meeting.

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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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Panel Book Talk with Dr. Perri Klass: A Good Time to Be Born, How Science and Public Health Gave Children a Future

The TMW Center for Early Learning + Public Health, the Becker Friedman Institute, and the Seminary Co-Op Bookstore hosted a special event to celebrate the publication of A Good Time To Be Born: How Science and Public Health Gave Children a Future.

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Talk National Research Conference on Early Childhood

Dr. Suskind was featured as a master lecturer at NRCEC 2020.

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Talk The University of Illinois College of Medicine Grand Rounds

Dr. Suskind spoke at the University of Illinois College of Medicine Grand Rounds in 2020.

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Talk University of Michigan Impacting Health Equity, Opportunity, Pipeline, Education (HOPE) Collaborative

Dr. Suskind was a featured guest at the Michigan HOPE Symposium, the inaugural Michigan Medicine academic collaborative movement to address the most pressing social and advocacy needs of patients and neighboring communities.

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Keynote Marquette University Law School - Taking on the Early Childhood Disadvantage

Dana Suskind keynote and conversation at the Marquette University Law School event on taking on the early childhood disadvantage.

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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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Talk 2nd Annual LaundryCares Literacy Summit

Dr. Suskind delivered opening remarks at the second annual LaundryCares Literacy Summit in Chicago.

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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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Talk School Readiness Summit at the John S. Knight Center

Dr. Suskind spoke at this event dedicated to providing information to help build support for early education initiatives in Summit County, Ohio.

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Talk Head Start | Moving Ahead – Leading the Way, Region V Leadership and Professional Development Conference

Dr. Suskind spoke at this Head Start leadership conference in Ohio.

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Talk American Academy of Pediatrics National Conference & Exhibition

Thirty Million Words: A Public Health Approach to Early Childhood. Dana Suskind speaking at the American Academy of Pediatrics

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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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