2023 Keynotes

Meet our 2023 Keynotes!

Youth Rising: Fostering Creative & Meaningful Teen Engagement with the News
Friday, July 14 @ 11:00 a.m. ET
The New York Times Learning Network

In this interactive keynote, Learning Network editor Katherine Schulten will be joined by teen winners of the site’s Coming of Age contest. Together they will explore authentic ways young people can find themselves and their communities in the news, think critically about coverage, and, most important, raise their voices to engage with what’s happening in the world.

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Youth Rising: Storytelling Partnerships for Student-Centered Media
Friday, July 14 @ 6:00 p.m. ET
Bay Area Video Coalition (BAVC) Media

The Bay Area Video Coalition (BAVC) Media serves as a hub for storytellers and offers resources and advocacy to help anyone in the Bay Area create, amplify, and share their stories. Join this keynote conversation with BAVC Media, their partners, and students on how they’re serving their communities and centering student perspectives.

Youth Rising: Detroit Youth on Transforming Media Through Content Creation
Saturday, July 15 @ 11:00 a.m. ET
Skillman Foundation

The Skillman Foundation partners with youth to transform education systems in Detroit. As part of this work, they help young people find and assert their place in the world through media creation. Join this conversation with panelists ranging from high school to young adulthood on how they are using media to express their identities, create their own narratives, and drive social change. 

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Youth Rising: Digital4Good Winners on Digital Impact
Saturday, July 15 @ 6:00 p.m. ET

Each year, #ICANHELP shines a spotlight on student innovation and leadership through Digital4Good, which awards and celebrates students who are using digital technology for impact. Join this keynote conversation with this past year’s winners to learn more about their projects and how they’re contributing to media literacy skill-building. 

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