Ethnic Minority Immigrant Youth as Information Mediaries

Digital Youth Seattle Think Tank 2014

Thursday, October 16 to Friday, October 17, 2014 2  – 5 p.m.
University of Washington

DY Seattle Think Tank ’14 will host a series of labs which are facilitated by recognized experts in the lab topic. Forty to 60 leaders in the areas of informal and formal learning, social and mobile media, mind/brain research, policy initiatives, information and digital literacy, and games and learning. Within each lab, participants will map the problem area and identify ongoing and particularly needed research, design, policy, and practice for that area. Each lab will produce at least one concrete plan of action for collaboration. Lab leaders will share outcomes as a culminating panel. UW conference leaders will be submitting a White Paper incorporating Youth iLab results to the Institute for Museum and Library Services (IMLS).The iSchool will host our first conference focused on Digital Youth. IMLS has provide a $100K grant to support the project.

The goals of DY Seattle Think Tank ’14 are

  • To expand/grow the emerging community of digital youth scholars, designers, professionals, and policymakers
  • To facilitate concrete collaborations among these stakeholders
  • To create a platform for moving a shared agenda into the future

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