What is the Alberta the World Needs to See?


Connected or Disconnected? Technology and Canadian Youth


Technologies are reshaping our society at an unprecedented rate.  In this time of rapid change, Albertans need to consider the impact of online digital activities for offline health and mental wellbeing. On May 1, 2014 the Alberta Teachers’ Association, in partnership with the Alberta Centre for Child, Family and Community Research, is pleased to invite Dr. Michael Rich and Dr. Valerie Steeves to Edmonton for a discussion on how technology is impacting children, youth and society. This is a continuation of our series of evening public lectures with world renowned and distinguished speakers including Sir Ken Robinson, Dr. Sherry Turkle, Dr. Yong Zhao, Dr. Dennis Shirley, Dr. Linda Duxbury, Dr. Jean Twenge, and Carl Honore.

Now that the public lecture has SOLD OUT, we invite you to join us for a free live webcast with our two distinguished speakers and international researchers:

Dr. Michael Rich

Dr. Michael Rich, Associate Professor of Pediatrics at Harvard Medical School and Associate Professor of Society, Human Development, and Health at Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, United States

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Dr. Valerie Steeves

Dr. Valerie Steeves, Associate Professor, University of Ottawa, and principal investigator of the largest Canadian research study on children & teens' online habits.

Full Bio

Presentations and video from a similar April 2012 evening public lecture are available here

When: Thursday Evening, May 1, 2014
Where: Barnett House, Alberta Teachers Association 11010 - 142 street NW Edmonton, Alberta

  • 6:00 pm Registration and reception (hors d'oeuvre and no host bar)
  • 7:00 pm to 9:30 pm Public lectures and discussions

Tickets : SOLD OUT 

Register for a Live (Free) Webcast: Given the overwhelming interest and popularity in this SOLD OUT public lecture we are offering a live webcast of this event. To participate, please go to the following link: FREE LIVE WEBCAST REGISTRATION

For more information contact Ms. Karin Champion by e-mail at karin.champion@ata.ab.ca or by telephone at 780-447-9435 (in Edmonton) or 1 800-232-7208 (from elsewhere in Alberta).


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