See below for upcoming events in our calendar (click on specific days for more details). Underneath the calendar, you can find links and information about events.

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Our Founder and Executive Director, Dr. Yalda T. Uhls, will be speaking at Pali Elementary on How to Raise Resilient Kids in the Digital Age Monday December 2 at Pali Elementary at 6pm. For more information and to RSVP, email Teacher Valerie at:


Our Founder and Executive Director, Dr. Yalda T. Uhls, will be speaking at The Actors Equity Fund’s Parent's Group Leadership Meeting on November 20th from 6pm-8pm PDT. RSVP Here.

Click here to learn more about The Actors Fund and the Looking Ahead program.

Our Founder and Executive Director, Dr. Yalda T. Uhs, was a featured speaker at the University of Riverside’s Development Psychology Forum on October 28th.

Our Founder and Executive Director, Dr. Yalda T. Uhls, moderated a Panel for UCLA Pritzker Center’s Foster Film screening at UCLA’s Fowler Museum on October 24th, 2019. For more information about the event click here.

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On October 21st, Our Founder and Executive Director, Dr. Yalda T. Uhls, presented on “Storytelling 101: How Media Making Impacts Cognitive Development”. This event was sponsored by Britannica Digital Learning.

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Check out our Media and Early Childhood Learning Livestream featuring Vicki Ariyasu and Diane Ikemiyashiro from Disney and Disney. Click here for more info.

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Dr. Yalda T. Uhls was a featured guest speaker on a panel for Advertising Week in New York City on Thursday, September 26th at 11:30 AM ET. The panel discussed the best ways to communicate with Gen Z and Gen Alpha in a meaningful and responsible way. Learn more about the 50-minute panel here.

Storytelling as Social Change: Why and How Stories Have Impact. The Livestream took place on Wednesday, August 21st, 2019 @ 12:00pm – 1:00pm PDT for CSS’s first livestream conversation. It featured our Founder and Executive Director Dr. Yalda T. Uhls and George Huang. Click here to watch the Livestream.

Our Co-director, Kim Wilson, presented on “Storytelling 101: Empower Students Through Multimedia Storytelling” on Tuesday, August 13th at 1pm-2pm (EDT). For more information click here. This edWebinar is sponsored by Britannica Digital Learning.

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CSS collaborator Marisa Nightingale represented us at the UN’s Girl Up 2019 Leadership Summit in Washington, DC on July 15th, 2019.


Founder and Executive Director, Yalda T. Uhls, presented "Using the Power of Media to Positively Influence Foster Care Perceptions" for The UCLA Pritzker Center for Strengthening Children and Families on July 11, 2019.

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CSS’s 2nd Think Tank where scholars & storytellers came together to discuss mental health, gender roles for boys, foster care, developing positive character strengths, and inclusion and unconscious bias in youth media. Click here to view more photos of the event.

Founder and Executive Director, Yalda T. Uhls, will be a moderator for the BFS WIE Summit: Mental Health and Hollywood taking place on June 1st.


Founder and Executive Director, Yalda T. Uhls, presented to the ANA's #seeher in NYC about the power of stories to change bias and the importance of using counterstereotypes of men and women to have maximum impact in ad campaigns #seeher2020

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Co-directors Kim Wilson and Dr. Colleen Russo Johnson pose with Lucie Lalumière, President of Interactive Ontario, after presenting at their monthly iLunch series.

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At CSS’s first think tank held at UCLA, participants worked to share knowledge on how storytelling can support shaping positive character development. Click here to view more photos of the event.

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Co-Director Kim Wilson spoke about Media Literacy in Istanbul, Turkey at the TRT International Children’s Media Conference.

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Dr. Yalda T. Uhls took part in a panel on unconscious bias at BU Envisions the Future at Paramount Pictures Studios.

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Dr. Yalda T. Uhls gave a keynote talk at the Disney Channels Television Group Diversity and Inclusion event.


On 9/22 Meg LeFauve (Inside Out) and Dr. Yalda T. Uhls moderated a panel at the WGA called The Streaming Age: Creating Content that Resonates with Tweens and Teens.


Dr. Yalda T. Uhls has recently spoken in the following places about Adolescents and Social Media Washington Post Live in DC, Hope for Depression in NYC, and Child Mind Luncheon in LA.