Digital Youth Workshop: Calling All Designers, Researchers, andPolicy-Makers

Tuesday, February 12, 2013 - 8:00am to 12:00pm


Dr. Eliza Dresang, Ph.D., University of Washington Information School

Dr. Katie Davis, Ed.D., University of Washington Information School

Dr. Karen Fisher, Ph.D., University of Washington Information School

Dr. Allison Druin, Ph.D., University of Maryland College of Information Studies

Dr. Sarita Yardi, Ph.D., University of Michigan School of Information

The above faculty invite you to consider attending an important workshop on digital-age youth to be featured at the 2013 iConference.


Name: Digital Youth Workshop: Calling All Designers, Researchers, andPolicy-Makers

Date: 8am-12pm, February 12, within the larger iConference that runs from February 12-15.

Location: Fort Worth, Texas

****Early Bird registration ends December 15, 2012. Visit to register (note preconference workshops are free with conference registration).

The goals of the 2013 digital youth workshop are to bring together researchers who are interested in contempoary youth and in being at the outset of a new digital youth community. The workshop will consist of one-minute “lightning” presentations followed by an unConference format where participants come together around working groups of interest.

The digital youth workshop at iConference 2013 is the first in a three-event sequence. It will bring together  a diverse initial community that will further comprise a steering group to help plan the second event, a Digital Youth Summit 2014 (in Seattle) that will be sponsored and attract participants from industry, government, non-profits, education, and media. The third event will return to the iConference 2015 for reporting out.

There is still room for more participants, and the organizing team from Michigan, Maryland, and UW would like to see as wide a representation as possible in the workshop. We especially invite faculty members and doctoral students from the same school to attend together. So if you’re interested and have not already signed up,  please take advantage of early bird registration (and invite other faculty and doctoral students to do so also) and sign up for this February 12 half-day workshop (FREE) when you register for iConference 2013.

We’d also like to keep track of who is attending, so if you would please contact University of Washington graduate assistant, Elizabeth Mills to let us know who from your School or Department will be attending – and also if you have further questions.

For more information on the digital youth workshop, see:


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