Thursday, April 4, 2019,

9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

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Georgetown University School of Continuing Studies

640 Massachusetts Ave NW

Washington, D.C. 20001

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9:00 a.m.: Register

9:15 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.: Speakers and panels

5:00 p.m.: Closing

About the Event

At the second annual Truth About Tech conference in Washington, D.C., Common Sense is leading the conversation around the present—and future—of kids' digital well-being. By engaging policymakers, educators, technologists, and child health experts, we can work together to identify and back solutions for technology that supports its youngest and most vulnerable users: kids.

In partnership with Georgetown University, Common Sense is convening a broad range of experts across sectors to reflect on these ever-evolving issues, explore new opportunities, and learn from each others' successes, challenges, and unique perspectives.


Want to watch the following sessions? You can find them here.

  • 9:15 a.m.: Welcome
  • 9:30–10 a.m.: Opening Remarks
  • Hon. Ed Markey, U.S. senator of Massachusetts
  • 10–10:45 a.m.: Staying Connected: Tech and Social Relationships
  • Dr. Vivek Murthy, 19th surgeon general of the United States
  • in conversation with James P. Steyer, CEO and founder, Common Sense
  • 10:45–11 a.m.: Break
  • 11–11:15 a.m.: Enforcing COPPA: Are We Protecting Kids' Privacy?
  • Rohit Chopra, FTC commissioner
  • 11:15–12 p.m.: You Are the Product: The High Cost of a Free Internet
  • Franklin Foer, The Atlantic
  • Nicol Turner-Lee, Brookings Institution
  • David Vladeck, Georgetown University Law Center
  • Cecilia Kang, New York Times (moderator)
  • 12–12:45 p.m.: Lunch
  • 12:45–1:10 p.m.: Holding Tech Accountable
  • Hon. Karl Racine, Attorney General of Washington, D.C.
  • 1:10–1:45 p.m.: Building Movements: Mobilizing the Power of Tech
  • Cameron Kasky, co-founder, March for Our Lives
  • in conversation with Elizabeth Galicia, Common Sense
  • 1:45–2:30 p.m.: Future Tech: Raising Kids in the AI Age
  • Jakki Bailey, University of Texas
  • Sandra Calvert, Georgetown University
  • Justine Cassell, Carnegie Mellon University
  • Michael Robb, Common Sense (moderator)
  • 2:30–2:45 p.m.: Break
  • 2:45–3:30 p.m.: Trust & Tech: Disrupting Monopolies
  • Roger McNamee, co-founder of Elevation Partners
  • Barry Lynn, Open Markets Institute
  • Angela Campbell, Georgetown University Law Center (moderator)
  • 3:30–3:45 p.m.: Closing the Homework Gap
  • Jessica Rosenworcel, FCC commissioner
  • 3:45–4:30 p.m.: Digital Equity: Ensuring Access and the Making of Digital Citizens
  • Rachel Barr, Georgetown University
  • Lisa Guernsey, New America
  • Tina Plaza-Whoriskey, Child Trends
  • Amina Fazlullah, Common Sense (moderator)
  • 5:00 p.m.: Closing

Schedule subject to change.