Common Sense Media to Convene Child Advocates and Luminaries, Including Secretary Hillary Rodham Clinton, Sal Khan, First Partner of California Jennifer Siebel Newsom, and More

On January 28–30 in San Francisco, the nation's leading children's advocacy organization will host its first annual Summit on America's Kids and Families

Common Sense Media
Tuesday, January 9, 2024

SAN FRANCISCO, Jan. 9, 2024—Common Sense Media will host the first annual Common Sense Summit on America's Kids and Families, a national conference taking place at Pier 27 in San Francisco on January 28–30. With critical elections on the horizon in 2024, this convening is urgently needed to establish a nonpartisan, kids-first agenda to improve the lives of America's kids and families.

The conference will bring together advocates, researchers, youth leaders, policymakers, and other experts to take stock of America's kids and families and explore solutions to the most pressing issues across four core topic areas: kids and technology, youth mental health, early childhood education, and K–12 education. In addition, Common Sense will be unveiling a national poll that sheds light on the unprecedented challenges facing our nation's families.

Additional speakers include:

  • Hillary Rodham Clinton, former U.S. Secretary of State
  • Geoffrey Canada, CEO of Harlem Children's Zone
  • Attorney General of California, Rob Bonta
  • Margaret Spellings, former U.S. Secretary of Education
  • Jennifer Siebel Newsom, First Partner of California
  • Senator Michael Bennet, Senior U.S. Senator from Colorado
  • Sal Khan, Founder and CEO of Khan Academy
  • Steve Youngwood, CEO of Sesame Workshop
  • Nicholas Kristof, Author and New York Times columnist
  • John Deasy, President of the Bezos Family Foundation
  • Angela Glover Blackwell, Founder of PolicyLink
  • Frances Haugen, Facebook Whistleblower
  • Bill Ready, CEO of Pinterest
  • Mayor Darrell Steinberg, City of Sacramento
  • Assemblymember Buffy Wicks, California State Assembly

"This year, the stakes are incredibly high for kids and families in America and worldwide," said James P. Steyer, Common Sense Media's founder and CEO. "Our summit brings together children's advocates, defined expansively, to discuss the most important issues affecting America's children and families, and proposes concrete solutions to ensure their voices are heard."

For more information about the Common Sense Summit and to purchase a ticket, please visit

The Common Sense Summit is made possible by its title sponsor, Pinterest, partner sponsor, Bezos Family Foundation, and the generous support of numerous other foundations and individuals.

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