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SAVE THE DATE! CCFC's next Summit will be held September 27-29, 2012 in Boston.

Please check back soon for information. Below, find information about our 2010 Summit, or see a
recap of the event here.


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

CCFC's 7th

Wheelock College

Boston

April 8-10, 2010


The values children learn in the marketplace - excessive consumption, impulsive buying, and unthinking brand loyalty - are antithetical to healthy development, independent thinking, spirituality, community, and democracy. What happens to childhood -- and society -- when market values trump human values? How can we make a difference? What role can parents, educators, public health professionals, faith communities, and policymakers play in stopping the proliferation of market values, and in nurturing positive values, in a commercialized world?

Since 2001 we have been bringing together distinguished scholars, activists, parents, and educators to talk about how marketing undermines children’s health and well-being and what we can do about it. Join CCFC in 2010 for what promises to be our best summit yet!

Continuing education credit is available for interested summit attendees. CEUs (for social workers) and PDPs( for educators) are offered through the Wheelock College Office of Professional Development and Continuing Education. Attendees are eligible to earn approximately 10 contact hours. For more info, see below.

Registration Rates

$220 - Regular Registration

$100 - Student Registration

Register Now

 

Cancellation Policy

All cancellations will be subject to a $35 processing fee. No refunds will be given after February 28, 2010.

Continuing Education Credits
Continuing education credit is available for interested summit attendees. CEUs (for social workers) and PDPs( for educators) are offered through the Wheelock College Office of Professional Development and Continuing Education. Attendees are eligible to earn approximately 10 contact hours. Partial credit for partial attendance is available for those seeking CEU, but not PDP credits. In order to receive credit, attendee must submit a completed CEU application (available at the Summit) and a check or purchase order in the amount of $30 made out to Wheelock College. CEU application and payment should be submitted to Wheelock College Office of Continuing Education after the conference.
If you do not know if your program accepts CEU or PDP credits, you should contact your program or licensing institution. You may also inquire with the Wheelock Office of Continuing Education at (617) 879-2269.


Check this page regularly for summit updates and new presenters!

 

 

 

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>CONFIRMED PRESENTERS

>FINAL SCHEDULE (as of 4/5/10)

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>PAST SUMMITS

 

Confirmed Presenters 

 

Enola Aird, Mothers for a Human Future

Sharon Lamb, coauthor, Packaging Boyhood

Nancy Carlsson-Paige, author, Taking Back Childhood

Tim Kasser, author, The High Price of Materialism

Annie Leonard, The Story of Stuff

Lenore Skenazy, author, Free Range Kids

Joe Kelly, The Emily Program

Velma LaPoint, Howard University

Diane Levin, coauthor, So Sexy So Soon

Susan Linn, author, The Case for Make Believe

Alvin F. Poussaint, coauthor, Come On, People

Michele Simon, Marin Institute;
author,Appetite for Profit

Mike Brody, The American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry

Julia Chen, The Playstore

Stevie Converse, Free Press

Richard Freed, psychologist, private practice

Martha Bettis Gee, Child Advocacy and Networking, Presbyterian Church (USA)

Tamara Goncalves, Instituto Alana

Josh Golin, Campaign for a Commercial-Free Childhood

Nancy Gruver, New Moon Girl Media

Kendra Hodgson, The Media Education Foundatiion

Mindy Holohan, Stop Targeting Our Kids

Brandy King, The Center on Media and Child Health

Adnan Adam Onart, Boston University

Nancy Marsden, FIT Media Coalition

Sharon Maxwell, author, The Talk

Bob McKinnon, YELLOWBRICKROAD Communications

Geralyn Bywater McLaughlin, Empowered by Play

Dianna Morton, Media literacy educator

Alex Peterson, Media Education Foundation

Estela Renner, Director, Target Market: Kids

Mary Rothschild, Healthy Media Choices

Dionne Stephens, Florida International University

Cecilia von Feilitzen, University College, Sweden

AND MORE TO COME!

Praise for CCFC's Summits 

“Just the right balance of infuriating info and inspiration  . . .  I feel I have no choice but to go home and do something!”

“An amazing opportunity to meet and network with like-minded, motivated activists for change.”

 “I left thinking about what I can do in my own home to fortify the lives of my children (and myself).  . . .  Yesterday was the best time I've had with my family in weeks, because I was so inspired and with my slightest provocation, we had so much fun.”

 

     

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