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Dust or Magic Masterclass in Bologna

Mar 25 2018 | Bologna, Italy
Fee: Yes
Open to public: Yes
Category: Community

The 5th Annual Dust or Magic Masterclass—held in conjunction with the Bologna Children’s Bookfair—will be held Sunday afternoon, March 25, 2018 in the headquarters of the Bologna Children’s Bookfair, in Bologna Italy.  The international gathering brings leading digital experts together for demos and deep conversation about trends and design issues affecting children’s publishing. Learn More







Webinar: Mimi Ito Interviews Mitch Resnick on “Lifelong Kindergarten”

Mar 27 2018
Fee: No
Open to public: Yes
Category: Community

Join Mimi Ito, director of the Connected Learning Lab at UC Irvine, as she interviews Mitch Resnick, the director of the Lifelong Kindergarten group at the MIT Media Lab, about his new book, “Lifelong Kindergarten: Cultivating Creativity through Projects, Passion, Peers and Play.” Mimi Ito is a cultural anthropologist, studying youth new media practices in the U.S. and Japan. She oversees research activities of the Digital Media and Learning Hub and is Chair of the MacArthur Research Network on Connected Learning…







Lego Idea Conference

9 - 11 Apr 2018
Fee: Yes
Open to public: No
Category: Community

Under the theme of Empowering Children to Shape Tomorrow, the 2018 LEGO Idea Conference seeks to explore how learning through play can be a powerful part of addressing the global learning crisis. Through an experiential and content-rich conference, it aims to build a deeper understanding of behaviors, motivations, and aspirations that will help unlock more adoption of learning through play, transforming how children learn in the home, community and classroom. Learn More







American Educational Research Association (AERA) Annual Meeting

13 - 17 Apr 2018 | New York, NY
Fee: Yes
Open to public: No
Category: Cooney Center presenting

The AERA Annual Meeting is the largest gathering of scholars in the field of education research. It is a showcase for ground-breaking, innovative studies in a diverse array of areas—from early education through higher education, from digital learning to second language literacy. It is where to encounter ideas and data that will shape tomorrow’s education practices and policies, and where to connect with leading thinkers from the U.S. and around the world. Featured Session: Cooney Center Research Manager Alexia Raynal…







Children’s Screen Time Action Network Conference

20 - 21 Apr 2018 | Boston, MA
Fee: Yes
Open to public: No
Category: Community

The very first conference dedicated to reducing children’s screen time. Learn about health risks related to screen and device overuse. Attend workshops designed to help you communicate more effectively with parents. Meet other professionals who believe that reducing children’s screen time is necessary and possible. Explore opportunities for partnerships. Participate in round table discussions and working groups. Learn More







2018 International Communication Association Conference

24 - 28 May 2018
Fee: No
Open to public: No
Category: Cooney Center presenting

Against a backdrop of evolving technologies and shifting sociocultural and political dynamics, the 2018 ICA conference theme, Voices, encourages scholars to delve more deeply into a concept inextricably linked with communication. For those attending, join Cooney Center Acting Executive Director Lori Takeuchi for a panel discussion on Designing Media to Encourage Tolerance and Empathy in Youth on Friday, May 25. Learn More







Dust or Magic AppCamp

1 - 3 Jun 2018
Fee: Yes
Open to public: Yes
Category: Community

A gathering of top children’s interactive designers, editors and reviewers who review the year and critique the field. The reviewers share what they’ve seen and explain what they like. The publishers demonstrate their latest apps. What do you do at App Camp? Give demos and get feedback from an expert audience. Meet old friends, and make new ones. Help critique the latest apps by way of demonstrations. Get the latest news on hardware and app store policies. Get a crash…







2018 ALA Annual Conference

21 - 26 Jun 2018
Fee: Yes
Open to public: No
Category: Community

The ALA is the oldest and largest library association in the world and holds its Annual Conference & Exhibition each summer. As the world’s biggest library event, it brings together up to 25,000 librarians and library staff, educators, authors, publishers, Friends of Libraries, trustees, special guests and exhibitors to engage and participate in the ongoing transformation of libraries and to network. With around 2,500 scheduled events of which more than 500 are programs, sessions and in-depth facilitated and information conversations,…







15th Annual Games For Change Festival

28 - 30 Jun 2018 | New York, NY
Fee: Yes
Open to public: Yes
Category: Community

Join a community of game experts, developers, technologists, funders and social innovators to share groundbreaking ideas and interact with new impact games and immersive media. Attendees will also engage in three days of thought-provoking conversations, workshops, and networking events. Learn More







The Children’s Media Conference

3 - 5 Jul 2018
Fee: Yes
Open to public: Yes
Category: Community

The Children’s Media Conference is an important event in the United Kingdom for everyone involved in developing, producing, and distributing content for kids. We open our doors to delegates from television, radio, film, games, interactive media, magazine and book publishing, the licensing and toy sectors, and the arts and culture sectors. Learn More