Jack P. Shonkoff MD, Director, Center on the Developing Child, Harvard University

Pia Rebello Britto, PhD, UNICEF Chief of Early Childhood Development, USA
Rachel Machefsky, ECD specialist, Bernard van Leer Foundation, Netherlands  
Alexandra Guntzer, Communications Director, Jacobs Foundation, Switzerland
Shelley Waters Boots, Senior Consultant, Ford Foundation, USA
Roberta Rivellino, Communications Director, Fundação Maria Cecilia Souto Vidigal, Brazil

David Van Essen, PhD, Alumni Endowed Professor of Neurobiology, Washington University in St Louis and Principal Investigator, Human Connectome Project
Stacy Drury, MD, PhD, Associate Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences     and Vice Chair of Research, Department of Pediatrics, Tulane University
Moderator: Karen Brown, Senior Reporter, New England Public Radio

Kate McLaughlin, PhD, Associate Professor of Psychology and Director of the Stress and Development Lab, University of Washington
Kimberly Noble, MD, PhD, Associate Professor of Neuroscience and Education, Teachers College, Columbia University
Ann S. Masten, PhD, Regents Professor, Irving B. Harris Professor of Child Development, Distinguished McKnight University Professor, University of  Minnesota
Moderator: Karen Brown, Senior Reporter, New England Public Radio

Chip Walter, Journalist, Author, “The Last Ape Standing”

Rana Dajani, PhD, Founder and Director, We Love Reading, Jordan
Michelle J. Neuman, PhD, Program Director, Results for Development (R4D)
Beatrice Ogutu, Director, ICS SP, Nairobi, Kenya
Aisha Yousafzai, PhD, Associate Professor of Global Health, T.H. Chan School of Public Health, Harvard University
Moderator: Bruce Shapiro, Executive Director, Dart Center for Journalism and Trauma
 

James F. Leckman, MD, PhD, Neison Harris Professor, Child Study Center and Professor of Pediatrics, Yale University
Lynne Jones, PhD, Child Psychiatrist, Writer, Researcher, Relief Worker, Cornwall Partnerships NHS Foundation Trust (by Skype)
Michael Wessells, PhD, Professor, Program on Forced Migration and Health, Mailman School of Public Health, Columbia University
Moderator: Bruce Shapiro, Executive Director, Dart Center for Journalism and Trauma

Pia Rebello Britto, PhD, UNICEF Chief of Early Childhood Development

Lisa Guernsey, Director of Early Education Initiative, New America Foundation

Lindsay Adams, Education Specialist, Systems Approach for Better Education Results (SABER-ECD), The World Bank 
Shane Khan, PhD, Household Survey Specialist, Multiple Indicator Cluster Survey, (MICS), UNICEF
Moderator: Jeff Kelly Lowenstein, Data Journalist and Lecturer, Columbia Journalism School

Jeffrey Kluger, Editor at Large, Time Magazine

Carina Vance, Executive Director, South American Institute of Governance in Health of UNASUR (Union of South American Nations

Flavio Cunha, PhD, Associate Professor of Economics, Rice University
Maureen Black, PhD, Clinical Professor, University of Maryland School of Medicine
Moderator: Bruce Shapiro, Executive Director, Dart Center for Journalism and Trauma

Nat Kendall Taylor, PhD, Chief Executive Officer, The FrameWorks Institute