Screen Time: A Symposium on Media for Children and Youth


The Developmental Media Lab at Illinois Institute of Technology invites submissions for Screen Time, a one-day symposium exploring media for children and youth to be held on Friday, September 9, 2016 at the Illinois Tech campus in Chicago. The symposium will be hosted by Jennifer Miller, assistant professor of psychology, and Carly Kocurek, assistant professor of digital humanities and media studies. Register to attend here.

The time children and youth spend with screens—whether watching, playing, or learning—has become an area of significant concern. Shifts in media policy and distribution, the development and proliferation of new media forms, and other changes in the media landscape all raise important questions for parents, educators, researchers, and other stakeholders. Screen Time invites work that addresses these and related issues. This event is open to scholars and practitioners across disciplines at any stage in their careers and aims to foster transdisciplinary conversation. We welcome work on contemporary children’s television, music, games, software and apps, and other media forms.

Those interested in presenting should submit a title and 300-word abstract by Sunday, July 31 via email to