Teachers College, Colombia University, NYC

October 24, 2016

On October 24, 2016, the Children’s Arts Guild convened at Teachers College, Columbia University, a first-of-its-kind conference to examine the role of authenticity in children’s lives and their development. It was an invigorating and inspiring day. Participants contributed an action and advocacy agenda and are staying engaged taking part in a private online community.

Thank you to all of our attendees & sponsors! We’ll see you in October.

Thanks to our 2016 Presenters

Mary Abrams, MA, RSME, Principal, Moving Body Resources

Joshua Aronson, Ph.D.Associate Professor of Developmental, Social, and Educational Psychology, NYU

Catherine Ashcraft, Ph.D., Senior Research Scientist, National Center on Women & Information Technology, University of Colorado, Boulder

Ritu Bhasin, LL.B., MBA, Founder and Principal, Bhasin Consulting, Inc.

Paul Bolles-Beaven, Pianist; CTI-trained Co-Active Coach; retired Chief People Officer of Union Square Hospitality Group

Terry Chadsey, Executive Director, Center for Courage & Renewal

Yuet Chu, Director, Manhattan Borough Field Support Center, New York City Department of Education

Brian Goldman, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Psychology, Clayton State University, co-creator of the Authenticity Inventory

Timothy L. Hall, President, Mercy College

Kevin Jennings, Executive Director, the Arcus Foundation and Founder, GLSEN

Marcia Brumit Kropf, Ph.D., Principal, Marcia Brumit Kropf LLC

Megan Laverty, Ph.D., Associate Professor and Acting Director, Philosophy and Education Program, Teachers College, Columbia University

Carol Sutton Lewis, Founder, Ground Control Parenting

Joyce M. Roché, retired President & CEO of Girls Inc. and author of The Empress Has No Clothes

Stephanie Turner, Ph.D., PMP, Manager, Human Capital, Survey Research and Analytics Center, Deloitte, LLP

Roberta Wilhelm, Executive Director, Girls Inc. of Omaha


Conference Committee

Marcia Brumit Kropf, Ph.D., Principal, Marcia Brumit Kropf LLC, Committee Chair

Mary Abrams, MA, RSME, Principal, Moving Body Resources

Catherine Ashcraft, Ph.D., Senior Research Scientist, National Council for Women in Information Technology (NCWIT)

Rajesh Kumar, Director, Center for Student Success & Engagement/PACT, Mercy College

Yesi Morillo-Gual, Guild Board Member, Director at Citigroup and Founder of Proud to Be Latina