Where around the world can we find positive examples of mental health services for young people? What ethical considerations come into play when chatbots are used in mental health care? How can artistic expression help address trauma? Thinkers, researchers, and activists from a wide range of fields are coming together for the 2023 SNF Nostos Conference to discuss the progress of the Child & Adolescent Mental Health Initiative and tackle topics such as loneliness and its effects on mental health; the role of arts, AI, and technology; the importance of support systems; and the mental health challenges faced by specific populations, including young people.
Join us and add your voice to conversations featuring speakers like Bring Change to Mind co-founder Glenn Close, MindUP founder Goldie Hawn, March For Our Lives co-founder David Hogg, New York Times architecture critic Michael Kimmelman, child psychiatrist and Child Mind Institute founding president Harold S. Koplewicz, and Columbia psychiatrist Sander Markx.
We are honored and delighted that President Barack Obama will take part in this year’s SNF Nostos Conference. He is returning to the stage at the Greek National Opera’s Stavros Niarchos Hall, from which he spoke during his last international trip in office, for a conversation with SNF Co-President Andreas Dracopoulos on how to strengthen our democratic culture and the importance of investing in the next generation of leaders. Attendees will be admitted on a first-come, first-served basis, and due to strong interest in this event, it will be livestreamed at locations throughout the SNFCC.
The SNF Nostos Conference, organized in collaboration with the journalism nonprofit iMEdD (incubator for Media Education and Development), is a free, interactive experience, and everyone is welcome to participate. A global SNF Nostos Youth Advisory Committee helps make sure perspectives from all ages are represented.
*Admission is free via online registration and offered on a first-come, first-served basis.
The program of the SNF Nostos Conference is still evolving, and there may be changes to the timing and venue of each session.