Special Event

Eyes on Reading: Dr. Stanislas Dehaene with Emily Hanford

Saturday, April 27, 2024 | 10:00 a.m.

$10 | Friedman Family Auditorium

Our brains hold the key to creating a world where nearly all children can become skilled readers. Acclaimed journalist Emily Hanford delves into this urgent topic with Dr. Stanislas Dehaene, one of the world’s foremost experts on learning and the brain. Dr. Dehaene will present some of the latest advances in understanding the neuroscience of literacy, including stunning neuroimagery that paints a detailed picture of how the brain becomes attuned to reading, and will connect his cutting-edge research with sound, practical methods to teach reading effectively, including to those with dyslexia. This event kicks off Emily Hanford’s two-year tenure as Planet Word’s Journalist-in-Residence.

9 a.m.       Coffee Reception
10 a.m.     Talk with Dr. Dehaene
11 a.m.      Q+A with Emily Hanford

This program is open to all and designed for those educators, policymakers, advocates, and parents who are immersed in the literacy landscape.

For questions or concerns regarding accessibility needs, please contact [email protected].

All tickets for this event have been claimed. We will offer an in-person waitlist starting 30 minutes before the program.