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Wednesday, June 19 • 4:30pm - 5:00pm
The New Childhood: A Fireside Chat with Jordan Shapiro and Tami Bhaumik

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In this fireside-chat session, Jordan Shapiro (Author of The New Childhood: Raising Kids to Thrive in a Connected World) and Tami Bhaumik (VP of Digital Civility at Roblox) will engage in an in-depth, and sometimes challenging, discussion about digital-play and digital play spaces. Jordan will draw on his comprehensive research about the benefits and limitations of digital play. Tami offers behind-the-scenes insights from her work keeping one of today’s most popular digital playgrounds safe and fun. Expect a playful and diverse conversation full of philosophy, business strategy, cultural history, game design, economics, ethics, and social commentary. This is about more than just games, it’s the future of childhood!        

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Jordan Shapiro

Author, Little Brown Spark
Jordan Shapiro, PhD, is a world-renowned American thought leader and author of "The New Childhood: Raising Kids to Thrive in a Connected World." He's Senior Fellow for the Joan Ganz Cooney Center at Sesame Workshop, and Nonresident Fellow in the Center for Universal Education at the... Read More →
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Tami Bhaumik

VP of Marketing & Digital Civility, Roblox Corporation
As Vice President of Marketing & Digital Civility for Roblox, Tami Bhaumik is supporting the company on a global scale to inspire brand advocacy, awareness, and engagement through social channels, digital experiences, and community-driven events. She is also leading the digital civility... Read More →

Wednesday June 19, 2019 4:30pm - 5:00pm EDT
Mainstage - Tishman Auditorium