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April 12, 2013 - I-LABS co-director Dr. Patricia Kuhl keynoted and lead a training at the Onslow County Partnership for Children State of the Child annual breakfast. She spoke about the world’s first MEG brain-imaging facility focused on children and discussed the fundamental principles of human learning with special emphasis on work that will enable all young children achieve their full potential.
February 12, 2013 - During a trip to Yakima with the Investing in Children Regional Early Learning Coalition, Dr. Roseberry gave the lunchtime presentation to the local Yakima Kiwanis group. She focused on the latest findings from I-LABS, including the work on the development of stereotypes and the newest techniques for studying brain development in young children, such as the MEG machine. Kiwanis International is a service organization dedicated to helping children and families.
October 31, 2012 – The United Way of Thurston County invited outreach specialist Dr. Sarah Roseberry to present on the importance of early learning at their recent community leader early learning breakfast. Nearly 200 community leaders, business leaders, policy-makers, and early learning professionals attended the event. Dr. Roseberry’s talk, “The Science of Early Learning: Connecting Behavioral and Brain Research,” featured a variety of findings from I-LABS that underscore the importance of early experiences, particularly for children’s language acquisition.
October 16, 2012 - I-LABS Co-Director Dr. Andrew Meltzoff gave the keynote address, “The Scientist in the Crib: Minds, Brains, and How Children Learn,” at the Walla Walla Valley Early Learning Coalition’s annual Our Kids, Our Business luncheon. Sponsored by the Wildhorse Foundation, the Foundation for Early Learning, and Whitman College, the event brought together over 120 community and business leaders to discuss the importance of investments in our children and support for early childhood education.
The Walla Wall Union-Bulletin covered this event and recapped highlights of Meltzoff's talk. "Human beings learn what to do, and what not to do, by watching others," he said. Walla Walla's Chief of Police, Scott Bieber, then followed up with an Op-Ed on November 2, 2012.
Earlier in the day, Dr. Meltzoff and Dr. Sarah Roseberry, Outreach Specialist at I-LABS, also had the opportunity to visit the College Place Migrant Head Start School. The school’s director, Yolanda Esquivel, led a tour of the facilities, but the highlight of the trip was watching a group of toddlers play and learn in a pile of autumn leaves.
October 1, 2012 - Dr. Pat Kuhl joined starlet Jennifer Garner and Mark Shriver of Save the Children, Bob Watt of the Thrive by Five Board, and David Okimoto of the United Way of King County for a luncheon and panel discussion on the landmark work on early learning taking place in Washington State. The event was the launch of the 30th Anniversary of the Microsoft Annual Giving Campaign and drew a large crowd of both Microsoft employees and interested individuals from across the Puget Sound region.
Dr. Kuhl kicked off the event with a TED-style talk about the science of early learning and then joined the panel to discuss how to put this work into action.
September 28, 2012 - Outreach Specialist Lindsay Klarman and Outreach Director Hannah Lidman traveled to Everett, WA to present before the United Way of Snohomish County's Kids Matter Vision Council Meeting. Their presentations, geared to help the council target strategic investments, focused on the science of early learning and the early learning policy and professional development ecosystems in Washington State.
May 3, 2012 - Outreach Specialist Dr. Gina Lebedeva and Outreach Director Hannah Lidman were invited share the latest I-LABS research on the developing brain at a gathering of leadership donors at the United Way of King County. The presentation shared some of the basic research evidence on the importance of a child's earliest interactions in the first 2,000 days of life that prepare a child's learning in school and in life. This information set the stage for a discussion around the exciting growth of the United Way's Parent-Child Home Program, which serves up to 500 families by providing critical and comprehensive support for families, to guide early play, social-emotional, language, and literacy experiences at home.
The audience was engaged by both the science and the programs of United Way, and had many questions regarding how to best apply the science to expand and implement high quality programs and services.This presentation was part of an ongoing relationship between I-LABS and United Way in sharing the common goals of bringing together current best evidence and making impact in the community.
April 24, 2012 - I-LABS co-director Dr. Andrew Meltzoff was invited to speak before a meeting of the Business and Education Council of The Conference Board in Woodinville, WA. The Business and Education Council is a peer-network organized under the auspices of The Conference Board and members include executives responsible for their company’s business/education partnerships/programs and policies. Attendees included representatives from IBM, Altria, AT&T, Hewlett-Packard, Prudential Financial, Boeing, Verizon, State Farm, and Wal-Mart. The meeting focused on workforce readiness and examined current expectations of the labor market, the future of work, workforce readiness in Washington state and programs member companies are organizing and/or funding to improve the workforce.
Dr. Meltzoff's presentation started off the panel from Washington State and grounded the attendees in the science of early learning and the early formation of stereotypes about gender and STEM fields.
On March 28, 2012, I-LABS Co-Director Andrew Meltzoff gave an invited talk entitled "Early Learning and Brain Development: Science, Raising Awareness, and Helping Society" to membership of The Rainier Club, a group of current and future Seattle community leaders. Meltzoff presented recent I-LABS research on early learning and discussed its impact on public education and policy.
Lee Pasquarella, vice chair of The Rainier Club’s Program Committee, provided opening remarks and subsequently blogged about the evening on his website.
March 13, 2012 - As part of the GEO 2012 annual conference in Seattle, I-LABS was asked to host a site visit featuring our Translation, Outreach, and Education work and the role funders can play in leveraging relationships, partnerships and investments in complementary initiatives to coordinate efforts. Unfortunately, just moments before the event, the entire University of Washington lost power. So instead of the planned multimedia tour and presentation, our visitors were treated to a low-tech but engaging and 'illuminating' presentation and panel discussion with Thrive by Five Washington and the Bezos Family Foundation about the impacts of our collaboration and coordination. The site visit attendees represented organizations from across the nation, including the United Methodist Health Fund, Grantmakers for Education, Annie E. Casey Foundation, Weiner Family Foundation, Alberta Real Estate Foundation, IDRC Canada, and the Shasta Regional Community Foundation, among many others.
May 25, 2011 - I-LABS hosted members of the Kellogg Foundation in their annual Learning Labs conference held in Seattle. Learning Labs is an initiative of the Kellogg Foundation that brings together four states (Washington, Mississippi, Florida and Hawaii) that strive to champion racial equity and create cross-sector opportunities to help all children succeed by third grade and beyond. The theme of this year’s conference was Building Opportunities: Leading for Equity, and was co-sponsored by Thrive by Five Washington.
Watch the highlight video (I-LABS is featured at 4:50)
April 21, 2011 - Dr. Gina Lebedeva delivers her capstone keynote talk to over 400 attendees of the Our Kids Our Business lunch. Audience included local city council members, court judges, early childhood advocates, coalition leaders, education administrators, and business leaders. Previous keynote speakers included Robert Anda and I-LABS board member Bob Watt.
January 19, 2011 - Dr. Patricia Kuhl addressed a crowd of nearly 500 as a featured speaker and panelist at the Casey Annual Meeting held at the Bell Harbor conference center in Seattle.
October 10, 2010 – TEDx talk by Patricia Kuhl entitled "Brains, Babies and Humans' Capacity for Language". This conference featured leaders in science, global health, environmentalism, high tech, literary arts, and culture, with over 500 attendees for a stimulating one-day conference in Seattle. A video of this talk was selected for the TED.com website where it has been viewed more than 800,000 times.
July 2, 2010 - Andrew Meltzoff and Patricia Kuhl were featured speakers at the United Way of King County Annual Meeting in June 2010. The event is a large annual gathering of community business leaders; attendance was near 1,000 this year. Kuhl and Meltzoff were interviewed by John Stanton on stage regarding the need for evidence-based information about brain development, which will be aided by findings from I-LABS MEG Brain Imaging Center
March 23, 2010 - Members of the Education Group at Microsoft met with I-LABS Co-Directors to discuss early learning and education Research and how they relate to digital learning technologies
January 27, 2010 - Dr. Patricia Kuhl Speaks to the 300+ members of the Women's University Club in Seattle
November 6, 2009 – Andrew Meltzoff and Patricia Kuhl Give Casey Family Programs Online Webinar Presentation to over 100 Parents, Educators, and Childcare providers around the country
April 23, 2009 - Over 20 Child Welfare leaders from around the country, joined by Casey Family Programs Leadership, travelled to Seattle to discuss Early Childhood Brain and Behavior Research with I-LABS Co-Directors Andrew Meltzoff and Patricia Kuhl
February 4, 2009 - Drs. Andrew Meltzoff and Patricia Kuhl are featured speakers at the Seattle Rotary Club's annual meeting at the Red Lion Hotel. With approximately 675 members they are currently the largest Rotary Club internationally, as well as the fourth oldest.