LENA Conference 2015 in Denver

LENA Conference 2015: Parents Have the Power!
Denver, November 1-3
2015 is the 20th anniversary of the groundbreaking Hart & Risley study<http://literacy.rice.edu/thirty-million-word-gap> that showed how talk at home impacts babies’ development and accounts for achievement and opportunity gaps. With more than 50% of public school students now coming from low-income families, the ‘talk gap’ is part of a national public health and economic crisis.
Today, new thinking, research, and technologies are generating new answers. The LENA (Language ENvironment Analysis) Research Foundation has assembled experts in brain science, intervention, behavioral psychology, and economic and public health policy to discuss innovative options for solving the problem, including reports on the Foundation’s recently launched LENA Start<http://r20.rs6.net/tn.jsp?f=001WytGuUnrCVshlG8bNu-YRYKbE_DCYN-NcE3A-UUwPZ_OjfJIgfKu5XnA8GZfcS8o6igG3kLTc7ut_W7xx1eV8Pn0AUz7itCuc8jVeq_m4iKYJgUtk_xPLk1pFBnIV3NXZEGr7_-EBY6AKDDwTB2pOLt85HrAUf9KFGAwgY2dIaraoWpL_4aUVNcGG1otXAm0JfUho3Qi5aAfm8ifKQx8Cn1U98du7e5COEFaSx0F2Hr3smqxsuOhp30NmyeYW90pF0T4wJf4_3aM7cTYdz8gBAYzDkVwKdcqB3TjiUJkaJFJDboNg_CN3tuVDSH3zfwpGpVaW-6frt5h4ZRKDMCvR3wsTcLbPKgG2GJ7blQ7tiE=&c=VTBa9xthd_Ueu00E-3yDA_L_DLCXEj-rr7nd1BqdvzYv19-R4U2sZw==&ch=gy4sZ_n1Q7Gq73CaAnp_mLyfng_PvJeTI0GfQ9UVaHHhehCUffL83Q==> model.
Dana Suskind of the 30 Million Words Project<http://thirtymillionwords.org/> will be our keynote, and you will receive updates on the LENA Start projects in the Huntsville, Ala., public schools and the San Mateo, Calif., library system.
We invite community leaders, foundations and philanthropists, health care organizations, practitioners, researchers, and policymakers to join us in Denver for three days of learning, networking, and exploration.
Visit the LENA Conference pages<http://r20.rs6.net/tn.jsp?f=001WytGuUnrCVshlG8bNu-YRYKbE_DCYN-NcE3A-UUwPZ_OjfJIgfKu5aN_67SR2H5IQcpxdECDfaJ5HvkAp71EWgAHoc1ahfwCZDBRHTJCFsReyWJ7vfnLjvnDTN3YBOZv7oZE5irjDQPDD3tvjW16doBxv9U61ZE46w8useVdKvGzYAueDoHCfrZxxwavS8QCdocy8tQzbmVVl4365gu5tOOuBLPYnLd39-BvcmHB5qdEX_xMT-6HIMbKlE76VTb5LAeEdwOdv2kOd-XgnOUr_xhEOIJXP17buuwYhCZVaCOmd5QMVgAbcPL0NOtZ_oBay-LWT4MtFKJswUmDZT6PPMQhEnm3thI79UzCp434RKAb5ubfH5MKpw==&c=VTBa9xthd_Ueu00E-3yDA_L_DLCXEj-rr7nd1BqdvzYv19-R4U2sZw==&ch=gy4sZ_n1Q7Gq73CaAnp_mLyfng_PvJeTI0GfQ9UVaHHhehCUffL83Q==> for more information. Register before September 30th<https://events.r20.constantcontact.com/register/eventReg?oeidk=a07eay6zr1lea9c5c33&oseq=&c=&ch=&utm_source=Mid-August+LENA+Conference+Reminder&utm_campaign=Mid-August+Conference+Reminder&utm_medium=email> to receive 50% off the registration price!

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