In Case You Missed It: FPG's Groundbreaking "Advancing Knowledge, Enhancing Lives" Conference

Date Published: 06/17/2017

originally published during Summer 2016

Two hundred respected researchers, policymakers, and practitioners participated in FPG's May 2016 conference to envision and enable better outcomes for young children and their families. If you missed the live-stream for the “Advancing Knowledge, Enhancing Lives: A Vision for Children and Families” conference, you can watch the conference now and also download PDFs of images and graphics.

The Keynote Address

Early Care and Education:
50 Years of Progress and the Challenges Ahead

by Jacqueline Jones
President & CEO, Foundation for Child Development
Former Senior Advisor on Early Learning to the Secretary of Education


The Panel on Early Care and Education
Research: Craig Ramey, (original) Principal Investigator for FPG’s Abecedarian Project, Professor of Psychology, Pediatrics & Human Development and Distinguished Scholar, Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute
Knowledge Utilization: Marilou Hyson, Consultant, Early Childhood Development and Education; Adjunct Professor, College of Education and Human Development, University of Massachusetts Boston
Policy: Ron Haskins, Senior Fellow and Co-Director, Center on Children and Families, The Brookings Institution; FPG Executive Leadership Board
Facilitator: Steve Barnett, Board of Governors Professor and Director of the National Institute for Early Education Research, Rutgers University; FPG Executive Leadership Board

The Panel on Race, Ethnicity, Linguistic, and Cultural Diversity

Research: Oscar Barbarin (here), Wilson H. Elkins Distinguished Professor, Departments of African American Studies and Psychology, University of Maryland, College Park
Knowledge Utilization: Linda Espinosa, Professor Emeritus of Early Childhood Education, University of Missouri, Columbia
Policy: Barbara Bowman, Irving B. Harris Professor of Child Development, Erikson Institute
Facilitator: Natasha Cabrera, Professor and Director, Family Involvement Laboratory, University of Maryland, College Park

The Panel on Children with Disabilities and their Families
Research: Judy Carta, Professor and Senior Scientist,
Juniper Gardens Children’s Project, University of Kansas
Knowledge Utilization: Pam Winton, Senior Scientist and former Chair of the National Early Childhood Inclusion Institute
Frank Porter Graham Child Development Institute
Policy: Rud Turnbull (here), Distinguished Professor Emeritus, University of Kansas
Co-founder and Co-director, Beach Center on Disability; Faculty Fellow, Frank Porter Graham Child Development Institute
Adjunct Professor, UNC School of Education; Parent of Jay Turnbull, 1967-2009
Facilitator: Sam Odom, FPG Director and Senior Scientist


Former NC Governor Jim Hunt’s Keynote Address
for the FPG 50th Anniversary Dinner

and his acceptance of The Frank Porter Graham Child Development Institute Lifetime Achievement Award from FPG director Sam Odom. The Governor's speech kicked off the following two days of events at the “Advancing Knowledge, Enhancing Lives: A Vision for Children and Families” conference.

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