EVENTS

Our founder, Ana Homayoun, speaks at schools and conferences around the country. For more information on her work, please visit www.anahomayoun.com. A list of events and related details are below.

September 16, 2019 | Charlotte, NC | Carmel Middle School | Details
“Crumpled Papers, Missing Files, and Fortnite: How to Motivate Students Manage Social Media and Technology Distractions in Middle School”
As more middle schools use technology in the classroom, students face a challenging paradox: the very tools they use to get their work done — tablets and computers — often provide the biggest distraction from completing their work and retaining information. In this digital transition, we want to set our students up for success, but what organizational and time-management practices can we put in place? In this presentation, just in time for back to school, bestselling author Ana Homayoun (That Crumpled Paper Was Due Last WeekThe Myth of the Perfect GirlSocial Media Wellness) provides practical, implementable tips on how to encourage students’ development of executive functioning skills, and addresses some of the real life dilemmas in the new paradox of educational technology and social media distractions. She discusses proven strategies for promoting good cell phone, social media and technology habits in and outside of the classroom, and will be working with our middle school on a new pilot project this year. Learn more about Ana's work at www.anahomayoun.com 
September 27, 2019 | Burlingame, CA | Burlingame Intermediate School | Details
"Social Media Wellness: Helping Teens and Tweens Thrive in an Unbalanced Digital World"
In our always-on digital world, it can be hard for tweens and teens - and adults! - to successfully navigate online and IRL worlds. With empathy, compassion, and humor, noted Silicon Valley author Ana Homayoun discusses some of the modern parenting dilemmas in the age of the smartphone and speaks about her latest book, “Social Media Wellness: Helping Teens and Tweens Thrive in an Unbalanced Digital World.” The book explores how the digital balancing act affects all aspects of our lives and personal wellness, and for students impacts academic abilities and social well-being as well as emotional and physical health. Ana's work, which is grounded in research and based on over fifteen years of working with students of all ages, offers practical solutions for students, parents, and educators as they navigate the ever-changing issues involving social networking and healthy teen development.  To get a sense of Social Media Wellness, please watch this video of students speaking about ways to promote social media wellness, or read some of the features below:
October 18, 2019 | Baltimore, MD | National Coalition of Girls' Schools | Details
NCGS-NYSAIS Educating Girls Symposium
A recent survey at Roland Park Country School (RPCS) found that 52 percent of the fourth and fifth graders and 72 percent of high schoolers feel that social media, messaging, and gaming make their work longer to finish or harder to complete. In this workshop, we will take a closer look at the survey questions and results and share details about a new program created by the faculty at RPCS and Lillie May Carroll Jackson Charter School using Ana Homayoun's book, Social Media Wellness: Helping Teens and Tweens Thrive in an Unbalanced Digital World, to help students make better choices around social media and technology use to improve their resilience, confidence, and overall wellness.
October 22, 2019 | Los Gatos, CA | Los Gatos High School | Details
"Social Media Wellness: Helping Teens and Tweens Thrive in an Unbalanced Digital World"
In our always-on digital world, it can be hard for tweens and teens - and adults! - to successfully navigate online and IRL worlds. With empathy, compassion, and humor, noted Silicon Valley author Ana Homayoun discusses some of the modern parenting dilemmas in the age of the smartphone and speaks about her latest book, “Social Media Wellness: Helping Teens and Tweens Thrive in an Unbalanced Digital World.” The book explores how the digital balancing act affects all aspects of our lives and personal wellness, and for students impacts academic abilities and social well-being as well as emotional and physical health. Ana's work, which is grounded in research and based on over fifteen years of working with students of all ages, offers practical solutions for students, parents, and educators as they navigate the ever-changing issues involving social networking and healthy teen development.  To get a sense of Social Media Wellness, please watch this video of students speaking about ways to promote social media wellness, or read some of the features below:
October 24-25, 2019 | Port Coquitlam, BC | Computer Using Educators of British Columbia | Details
"Social Media Wellness: Helping Teens and Tweens Thrive in an Unbalanced Digital World"
In our always-on digital world, it can be hard for tweens and teens - and adults! - to successfully navigate online and IRL worlds. With empathy, compassion, and humor, noted Silicon Valley author Ana Homayoun discusses some of the modern parenting dilemmas in the age of the smartphone and speaks about her latest book, “Social Media Wellness: Helping Teens and Tweens Thrive in an Unbalanced Digital World.” The book explores how the digital balancing act affects all aspects of our lives and personal wellness, and for students impacts academic abilities and social well-being as well as emotional and physical health. Ana's work, which is grounded in research and based on over fifteen years of working with students of all ages, offers practical solutions for students, parents, and educators as they navigate the ever-changing issues involving social networking and healthy teen development.  To get a sense of Social Media Wellness, please watch this video of students speaking about ways to promote social media wellness, or read some of the features below:
October 26 & 28, 2019 | Monterey, CA | Santa Catalina School | Details
“The Myth of Perfect: Understanding and Overcoming the Elusively Narrow Definition of Success”
In today’s world of high expectations, many individuals – regardless of age – feel an underlying or overarching anxiety of never feeling good enough, and believing that something is “missing” in their pursuit of achievement, success, and happiness. It doesn’t have to be this way! Ana Homayoun discusses the some of the issues facing teens (and adults) today, and discusses ways to help teens identify their internal definition of perfection, and counteract the culture of perfection through defining and honing personal values, developing energizing habits, and pursuing a purpose-filled life.
"Social Media Wellness: Helping Teens and Tweens Thrive in an Unbalanced Digital World"
In our always-on digital world, it can be hard for tweens and teens - and adults! - to successfully navigate online and IRL worlds. With empathy, compassion, and humor, noted Silicon Valley author Ana Homayoun discusses some of the modern parenting dilemmas in the age of the smartphone and speaks about her latest book, “Social Media Wellness: Helping Teens and Tweens Thrive in an Unbalanced Digital World.” The book explores how the digital balancing act affects all aspects of our lives and personal wellness, and for students impacts academic abilities and social well-being as well as emotional and physical health. Ana's work, which is grounded in research and based on over fifteen years of working with students of all ages, offers practical solutions for students, parents, and educators as they navigate the ever-changing issues involving social networking and healthy teen development.  To get a sense of Social Media Wellness, please watch this video of students speaking about ways to promote social media wellness, or read some of the features below:
November 13, 2019 | New York, NY | The Dalton School
November 21-22, 2019 | Victoria, BC | Computer Using Educators of British Columbia | Details
"Social Media Wellness: Helping Teens and Tweens Thrive in an Unbalanced Digital World"
In our always-on digital world, it can be hard for tweens and teens - and adults! - to successfully navigate online and IRL worlds. With empathy, compassion, and humor, noted Silicon Valley author Ana Homayoun discusses some of the modern parenting dilemmas in the age of the smartphone and speaks about her latest book, “Social Media Wellness: Helping Teens and Tweens Thrive in an Unbalanced Digital World.” The book explores how the digital balancing act affects all aspects of our lives and personal wellness, and for students impacts academic abilities and social well-being as well as emotional and physical health. Ana's work, which is grounded in research and based on over fifteen years of working with students of all ages, offers practical solutions for students, parents, and educators as they navigate the ever-changing issues involving social networking and healthy teen development.  To get a sense of Social Media Wellness, please watch this video of students speaking about ways to promote social media wellness, or read some of the features below:
December 13, 2019 | Albany, NY | Northeastern Regional Information Center Conference | Details
"Social Media Wellness: Helping Teens and Tweens Thrive in an Unbalanced Digital World"
In our always-on digital world, it can be hard for tweens and teens - and adults! - to successfully navigate online and IRL worlds. With empathy, compassion, and humor, noted Silicon Valley author Ana Homayoun discusses some of the modern parenting dilemmas in the age of the smartphone and speaks about her latest book, “Social Media Wellness: Helping Teens and Tweens Thrive in an Unbalanced Digital World.” The book explores how the digital balancing act affects all aspects of our lives and personal wellness, and for students impacts academic abilities and social well-being as well as emotional and physical health. Ana's work, which is grounded in research and based on over fifteen years of working with students of all ages, offers practical solutions for students, parents, and educators as they navigate the ever-changing issues involving social networking and healthy teen development.  To get a sense of Social Media Wellness, please watch this video of students speaking about ways to promote social media wellness, or read some of the features below:
January 6, 2019 | Austin, TX | Trinity School of Austin
January 16, 2019 | Tiburon, CA | St. Hilary School
January 21, 2020 | Baltimore, MD | Roland Park Country School | Details
"Social Media Wellness: Helping Teens and Tweens Thrive in an Unbalanced Digital World"
In our always-on digital world, it can be hard for tweens and teens - and adults! - to successfully navigate online and IRL worlds. With empathy, compassion, and humor, noted Silicon Valley author Ana Homayoun discusses some of the modern parenting dilemmas in the age of the smartphone and speaks about her latest book, “Social Media Wellness: Helping Teens and Tweens Thrive in an Unbalanced Digital World.” The book explores how the digital balancing act affects all aspects of our lives and personal wellness, and for students impacts academic abilities and social well-being as well as emotional and physical health. Ana's work, which is grounded in research and based on over fifteen years of working with students of all ages, offers practical solutions for students, parents, and educators as they navigate the ever-changing issues involving social networking and healthy teen development.  To get a sense of Social Media Wellness, please watch this video of students speaking about ways to promote social media wellness, or read some of the features below:
February 6, 2020 | San Jose, CA | Presentation High School | Details
“The Myth of Perfect: Understanding and Overcoming the Elusively Narrow Definition of Success”
In today’s world of high expectations, many individuals – regardless of age – feel an underlying or overarching anxiety of never feeling good enough, and believing that something is “missing” in their pursuit of achievement, success, and happiness. It doesn’t have to be this way! Ana Homayoun discusses the some of the issues facing teens (and adults) today, and discusses ways to help teens identify their internal definition of perfection, and counteract the culture of perfection through defining and honing personal values, developing energizing habits, and pursuing a purpose-filled life.
February 26, 2020 | Mountain View, CA | Mountain View Public Library | Details
"Social Media Wellness: Helping Teens and Tweens Thrive in an Unbalanced Digital World"
In our always-on digital world, it can be hard for tweens and teens - and adults! - to successfully navigate online and IRL worlds. With empathy, compassion, and humor, noted Silicon Valley author Ana Homayoun discusses some of the modern parenting dilemmas in the age of the smartphone and speaks about her latest book, “Social Media Wellness: Helping Teens and Tweens Thrive in an Unbalanced Digital World.” The book explores how the digital balancing act affects all aspects of our lives and personal wellness, and for students impacts academic abilities and social well-being as well as emotional and physical health. Ana's work, which is grounded in research and based on over fifteen years of working with students of all ages, offers practical solutions for students, parents, and educators as they navigate the ever-changing issues involving social networking and healthy teen development.  To get a sense of Social Media Wellness, please watch this video of students speaking about ways to promote social media wellness, or read some of the features below: