Save the date: Major research conference on child development in Austin – April 6

The Society for Research in Child Development (SRCD) will hold its Biennial Meeting in Austin at the Austin Convention Center from April 6-8, 2017. This meeting brings together thousands of leading U.S. and international experts to present and learn about the latest interdisciplinary research in child development. Attendance is free to all members of the media.

Some topics that may interest journalists include:

  • Race and culture: development of ethnic-racial identity, immigration and development

  • Peer relationships: social networks, bullying, social skills

  • Technology and child development: gamification, smart phones, social media

  • Education: assessment and testing, school climate, attention and learning

  • Development and neuroscience: nutrition, anxiety, substance abuse

  • Parenting: family dynamics, incarcerated parents, adolescent parenting

All presentations delivered during the Biennial Meeting are embargoed for public release until Thursday, April 6 at 6:00 am Eastern. The online program is searchable by keyword, presenter name, title of session or presentation, and day/time. Journalists are encouraged to contact SRCD staff for specific information and suggestions about newsworthy sessions. To register for free, or for more information on contacting presenters/experts of interest, please contact Caitlin Kizielewicz (see contact information above).


SRCD was established in 1933 by the National Research Council of the National Academy of Sciences. The goals of the Society are to advance interdisciplinary research in child development and to encourage applications of research findings. Its membership of more than 5,700 scientists is representative of the various disciplines and professions that contribute to knowledge of child development. SRCD publishes the premier journal in the field, Child Development.