Announcement | July 27, 2016

ReadyNation Brain Science Speakers Bureau

To highlight the importance of positive relationships and quality engagements in children’s brain development, ReadyNation is offering expert, credentialed scientists as speakers for events and providing materials for public use.

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ReadyNation is funded by the Bezos Family Foundation to raise awareness and build support for the groundbreaking science of young children’s brain development.

ReadyNation facilitates knowledge sharing and uptake by spotlighting the people who know the science behind early brain development best: brain development specialists, including medical doctors, developmental psychologists, registered nurses, professors, and others with commensurate credentials. ReadyNation’s Brain Science Speakers Bureau will identify speakers to present at organized events. ReadyNation will also provide materials for use by the general public to explain the brain science behind high quality experiences in the first years of life highlighting just how important getting a strong start is for all children.

ReadyNation is working with the Bezos Family Foundation and its early learning initiative, Vroom, and is receiving input from the New York Academy of Sciences, the American Academy of Pediatrics, the Center on the Developing Child at Harvard University, and the Institute for Learning and Brain Sciences at the University of Washington, among others.

ReadyNation’s Brain Science Advisory Committee includes the following individuals:

  • Ellen Galinsky, Chief Science Officer and Executive Director of Mind in the Making at the Bezos Family Foundation and Senior Advisor to SHRM Research.
  • Laura Jana, MD, Pediatrician, national speaker, health communicator, innovator and award-winning parenting and children’s books author.
  • Sarah Roseberry Lytle, Ph.D., Director of the Outreach and Education division at the Institute for Learning & Brain Sciences (I-LABS) at the University of Washington.


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