Special Events

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Special Events at #SRCD23

In addition to the Invited and Submitted programs, there are several other events for attendees to participate in while attending the Biennial.  


Chat with Leaders

The Chat with Leaders event is a student tradition at the SRCD Biennial Meetings. This event provides a forum for students to interact with senior scholars who have central roles in the field of child development and the Society. Various sessions are available Thursday, Friday, and Saturday.

Up to five graduate students will be seated at each senior scholars’ table to share conversation and a meal. Prior to the meeting, these young scholars will have the opportunity to send one or two questions to the senior scholar with whom they are scheduled to meet.

The deadline to register for Chat with Leaders has passed.

One ticket per registered attendee. For inquiries, please email scholar@srcd.org

Please note that the fee for Chat with Leaders is $15 per attendee and is non-refundable. You must register for the Biennial to participate in Chat with Leaders. This event is only open to Student and Early Career attendees.



Wednesday, March 22, 2023 

6:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. | Student & Early Career Council First-Time Attendees Welcome Event (Room E)

Thursday, March 23, 2023 

8:30 a.m. - 9:30 a.m. | 2023 Presidential Welcome Address – Nancy Hill 
1:30 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. | SRCD23 Town Hall 
6:45 p.m. -7:15 p.m. | SRCD Membership Meeting followed immediately by 
7:15 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. | Awards Ceremony 
8:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. | Awards Reception  

Friday, March 24, 2023 

7:00 p.m. - 9:30 p.m. | SRCD Black Caucus - The Sankofa Soiree: A 50-Year Anniversary Event 

Saturday, March 25, 2023 

10:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. | Invited Presidential Symposium: Paradigms for a Diverse Developmental Science (Room A). Panelists include: 

  • Charissa Cheah, Professor of Psychology and Asian Studies Faculty Affiliate, University of Maryland, Baltimore County
  • Cynthia Garcia Coll, Charles Pitts Robinson and John Palmer Barstow Professor Emerita, Brown University and Research Professor San Juan University
  • Iheoma Iruka, Research Professor Department of Public Policy and Fellow at Frank Porter Graham Child Development Institute University of North Carolina
  • Charles Nelson, III, Professor of Pediatrics, Harvard Medical School and Professor of Education Harvard Graduate School of Education
  • Seth Pollak, Bascom-Vaughan Distinguished Professor of Psychology, University of Wisconsin
  • Monica Tsethlikai, Associate Professor, T. Denny Sanford School of Social and Family Dynamics, Arizona State University
  • Moderated by  SRCD President Nancy Hill and SRCD President-Elect Vonnie McLoyd.

Event-Related Questions? 
E-mail the SRCD Meetings & Events Team at events@srcd.org

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