May 29, 2019 Mountain View, CA

Designing for Our Future: Solutions for Digital Well-Being

Wednesday, May 29, 2019, 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Computer History Museum
1401 N Shoreline Boulevard
Mountain View, CA 94043

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  • About the Event

How can we get to a healthier digital ecosystem? What are tech companies currently doing to get us there, and what comes next? We're convening industry, public health experts, researchers, advocates, and education leaders to identify solutions that could move us closer to a digital world that works better for all of us—especially kids and families.


  • Agenda
  • Doors open at 8:30 am
  • 9:00 a.m.
  • Welcome
  • James P. Steyer, Common Sense
  • 9:10-10:00 a.m.
  • Where Do We Start?
  • Tristan Harris, Center for Humane Technology
  • Ellen Pao, Project Include
  • 10:00-10:50 a.m.
  • Putting the Equity in Tech
  • Maria Alvarez, Common Sense
  • Kim-Mai Cutler, Initialized Capital
  • Michelle Hyman, Silicon Valley Community Foundation
  • Shireen Santosham, City of San Jose
  • Rachael Myrow, KQED
  • 11:00–11:15 a.m.
  • The New Normal: Parents, Teens, Screens, And Sleep in the United States
  • Michael Robb, Common Sense
  • 11:15–11:50 a.m.
  • I Love Algorithms: A Digital Well-Being Design Challenge
  • Carissa Carter, Stanford
  • 11:50 a.m.–12:35 p.m.
  • Designing for Privacy
  • Alicia Gray, Mozilla
  • Eli Luberoff, Desmos
  • Jacob Rogers, Wikipedia
  • Marina Taylor,
  • Levi Sumagaysay, San Jose Mercury News
  • 1:20–1:25 p.m.
  • Computer History Museum Welcome
  • Dan'l Lewin, Computer History Museum
  • 1:25–2:10 p.m.
  • Building Better (for Us) Platforms
  • Alex Feerst, Medium
  • Jessica González, Free Press
  • Leslie Miley, technologist
  • Craig Newmark, Craig Newmark Philanthropies
  • Danielle Abril, Fortune
  • 2:10–2:35 p.m.
  • What Kids Are Up Against: Digital Citizenship Demo
  • Merve Lapus, Common Sense
  • Kelly Mendoza, Common Sense
  • 2:45–3:45 p.m.
  • Teens Talk Tech
  • Angelika de Castro, 826 Valencia teen author
  • Annie Huang, 826 Valencia teen author
  • Cameron Kasky, March for Our Lives
  • Sian Laing, 826 Valencia teen author
  • Huy An Nguyen, 826 Valencia teen author
  • Dave Eggers, author
  • 3:45–4:30 p.m.
  • NSFK: Getting to Quality Content
  • Jill Murphy, Common Sense
  • Jenny Radesky, University of Michigan
  • Alicia Blum-Ross, Google
  • Nellie Bowles, New York Times
  • 4:30–5:30 p.m.
  • Networking Happy Hour
  • Sponsored by Mozilla
  • Includes teen book signing, followed by exclusive access to museum exhibits

Schedule and speakers subject to change.


Our Partners

Our Sponsors



Danielle Abril

Tech Reporter at Fortune

Maria Alvarez

Vice President of the Common Sense Latino Program

Alicia Blum-Ross

Public Policy Lead, Kids & Families at Google

Nellie Bowles

Tech Reporter at The New York Times

Carissa Carter

Director of Teaching at the Stanford

Kim-Mai Cutler

Partner at Initialized Capital

Angelika de Castro

Teen Author from 826 Valencia

Dave Eggers

Author and Co-founder of 826 National

Alex Feerst

General Counsel at Medium

Jessica Gonzalez

Senior Counsel at Free Press

Tristan Harris

Founder of the Center for Humane Technology

Annie Huang

Teen Author from 826 Valencia

Michelle Hyman

Deputy Director at the Silicon Valley Community Foundation

Cameron Kasky

Co-founder of March for Our Lives

Sian Laing

Teen Author from 826 Valencia

Merve Lapus

Senior Director of Education Outreach at Common Sense

Dan’l Lewin

President and CEO of the Computer History Museum

Eli Luberoff

Founder and CEO of Desmos

Kelly Mendoza

Senior Director of Education Programs at Common Sense

Leslie Miley


Jill Murphy

Vice President and Editor-in-chief at Common Sense

Rachael Myrow

Silicon Valley Bureau Chief at KQED

Craig Newmark

Founder of Craigslist and Craig Newmark Philanthropies

Huy An Nguyen

Teen Author from 826 Valencia

Ellen Pao

Co-founder of Project Include

Dr. Jenny Radesky

Pediatrician and Researcher

Michael Robb

Director of Research at Common Sense

Jacob Rogers

Senior Legal Counsel at Wikipedia

Shireen Santosham

Chief Innovation Officer at the City of San Jose

James P. Steyer

Founder and CEO of Common Sense

Levi Sumagaysay

Tech Reporter at San Jose Mercury News

Marina Taylor

Director of Product at