Scholarly and Research participants; New York Building Our Future Girls & Toys Conference

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This is part 2 in our announcement of the participants for the "by invitation only" 2011 New York Building Our Future Girls & Toys Conference.  In my last posting I listed those participants who are in the Media.  In this posting we announce those participants who come from the fields of Scholarly and Research.  Every one of these participants is a noted thought leader.  Here are our Academia and Research participants:

Dr. David Elkind, Professor Emeritus, Tufts University, Author:  The Hurried Child: Growing Up Too Fast Too Soon; The Power of Play: Learning What Comes Naturally; Miseducation: Preschoolers at Risk

Dr. Cynthia Breazeal, M.I.T, Tenured Professor or Robotics and Director of the Personal Robots Group at  the MIT Media Lab

Dr. Kathleen Alfano, PhD, Fisher-Price, Senior Director Child Research

Dr. Renee Weber, PhD, The Marketing Store, Director Youth Strategy and Research

Judy Ellis, Founder and Chairperson Toy Design Department, Fashion Institute of Technology

Chris Bensch, Vice President of  Collections, Strong National Museum of  Play

Dr. Michael Cohen, President, The Michael Cohen Group and author of A Child’s Life: Learning, Literacy and The Media

In my next blog; the Toy Industry participants.

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