Partial Schedule



November 16, 2012


Wonderplay: Early Childhood Conference

92nd Street Y

New York, New York


January 29, 2013


Rudolph Steiner School

New York, New York





March 30, 2012


Global Summit on Childhood

Association for Childhood Education International

Washington, D.C.



May 2-6, 2011

World Forum on Early Childcare



May 17, 2011


3rd Annual Conscious Capitalism Research Conference

Waltham, MA


June 25, 2011


Conference of the American Association of

Family and Consumer Sciences

Phoenix, AZ




September 30, 2010


Consumer Issues Conference

University of Wyoming

Laramie, WY


November 9, 2010


Wellesley Mother's Forum

Wellesley, MA


May 6, 2010


Fostering Creative Play and Self-Expression in a Commercialized World

Westchester Early Care and Education Conference

White Plains, NY


November 1, 2009
Guest Lecture
Kids Design Glass Celebration
Tacoma Glass Museum
1801 Dock St., Tacoma, WA 98402


April 30, 2009

Parent Talk: The Case for Make Believe
Reed Elementary School
Tiburon, CA


May 12, 2009

Parent Talk: The Case for Make Believe
Friends School of Portland
1 Mackworth Island
Falmouth, ME 04105


May 20, 2009

Consuming Kids Screening
Museum of Fine Arts
Remis Auditorium

465 Huntington Ave
Boston, MA


July 13, 2009

Thomas H. Wright Lecture
Child Development Institute
Sarah Lawrence College
Bronxville, New York


Thursday, May 29th

7pm – 9pm, Open to the Public

First Congregational Nursery School

First Congregational Church, Social Hall

1985 Louis Rd, Palo Alto


Friday, May 30th

12pm – 1pm, 1:30pm – 2:30pm Google Employees Only

Google Main Campus, University Theater

1600 Amphitheater Pkwy, Mountain View


Sunday, June 1st

9am – 10am, 98.1 KISS FM

Radio Talk Show: Childhood Matters

Host: Rona Renner, RN

Radio talk show for parents and all who care about kids


Monday, June 2nd

7pm – 9pm, Open to the Public

Parents’ Place

2001 Winward Way, San Mateo

(650) 931-1840(650) 9311840



Tuesday, June 3rd

9:15am – 10:30am, Open to the Public

Peninsula School

920 Peninsula Way, Menlo Park


Tuesday, June 3rd

4pm – 6pm, Open to the Public


US Geological Survey

345 Middlefield Rd, Menlo Park


Wednesday, June 4th

1pm, Open to the Public

Book Passage

51 Tamal Vista Blvd, Corte Madera, CA



Thursday, June 5th

7pm, Open to the Public

Cody’s Books

2201 Shattuck Ave, Berkeley, CA 94704
Web Site

June 13-14
The Sixth Annual
Childhood & Society Symposium
The Sexualization of childhood
Point Park University
Pittsburgh, PA
Web Site
June 21
7:00 p.m.
Book Talk for Case for Make Believe
Elliott Bay Book Company
101 South Main Street
Seattle, WA 98104
July 1
Case for Make-Believe Book Talk
Odyssey Bookstore
9 College Street
South Hadley, MA 01075
Web Site


November 7-9

Multiple Presentations

NAEYC Conference

Dallas, Texas


November 12

Book Talk:  The Case for Make Believe

10:00 a.m.

57th Annual Jewish Book Fair

Jewish Community Center Kahn Building

6600 West Maple

West Bloomfield, MI

Open to the public

More info: click here


November 18
Book Talk: The Case for Make Believe
Susan Linn
4:15 PM

Open to the public


December 2

Media and Young Children: Reclaiming Childhood from Media Moguls and Corporate Marketers

Distinguished Speakers Series

Middle County Library

Centereach, New York

Open to the public


January 20, 2009

Book Talk:  The Case for Make Believe

Parenting Resources Associates

Whitney Place

3 Vision Drive (RT 9 West)

Natick, MA

March 5, 2009

Keynote Address - 2nd Annual Boston Public Schools Wellness Conference

Northeastern University

Behrakis Health Science Building

Boston, MA

8:00 AM - 4:00 PM


March 18, 2009

Parent Talk:  The Case for Make Believe

The Lincoln Nursery School

Parish House Auditorium

14 Bedford Rd.

Lincoln, MA 01773

7:30 PM


$5 Donation requested at the door


March 27, 2009

Northampton screening of Consuming Kids: The Commercialization of Childhood
Media Education Foundation
Academy of Music Theater
274 Main Street
Northampton, MA


April 3, 2009

Keynote Address for Conference on Radical Amazement: The Spirituality of Childhood

Countryside Community Church
8787 Pacific Street
Omaha, NE 68114

Open to the public