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CARU Conference: Virtual Series Schedule

Join CARU and leading marketing, legal, and technology professionals for the latest insights and trends in children's advertising and privacy. CARU Conference participants will learn best practices and leave with actionable guidance on topics that impact your business—including COPPA, age screening, kid influencers, live streaming, online gaming, gender equality, and diversity and inclusion.

CARU Conference: Virtual Series Schedule

May 28, 2020

2:00 pm Eastern Time

Opening Keynote: Spotlight on Kids and the Federal Trade Commission (FTC)

The Federal Trade Commission’s Director of the Bureau of Consumer Protection will share his perspective about the future of the kids’ space in this fireside chat.

Speaker:  Andrew Smith – Director, Bureau of Consumer Protection, Federal Trade Commission
Moderator:  Alice Cahn – Cahnworks

June 23, 2020

2:00 pm Eastern Time

Solving Challenges with Social Media and General Audience Platforms that Appeal to Children

Learn best practices for dealing with challenges on tech platforms. Leave with substantive takeaways for what you should and should not do in order to still reach your target audience.

Speaker:  Matt Vidal – Product Counsel, Google LLC
Speaker:  Harry Jho – Co-Creator, Mother Goose Club
Speaker:  Kate DiRanna – Strategic Partnerships and Content Lead, Spark Foundry
Moderator:  Po Yi – Partner, Manatt, Phelps & Phillips, LLP

July 21, 2020

2:00 pm Eastern Time

The Explosive World of eSports and Online Gaming

Explore how esports and online gaming are impacting the children’s media landscape. Learn about emerging industry trends and legal issues involved in bringing children into the game.

Speaker:  Joel Emans – Associate General Counsel, The Pokémon Company International
Speaker:  Melissa Landau Steinman – Partner, Venable

August 18, 2020

2:00 pm Eastern Time

Safety by Design: Protecting Users of Innovative Mobile Apps

Learn why going beyond the low bar of age-gating is good for business. Get insight into how Snapchat built its review process as well as best practices in working with your product, engineering, design and safety teams.

Speaker:  David Rothenberg – Senior Counsel for Product, Snapchat Inc.
Speaker:  Kate O’Loughlin – Chief Operating Officer, North America, SuperAwesome
Speaker:  Rachel Glasser – Chief Privacy Officer, Wunderman Thompson

September 22, 2020

2:00 pm Eastern Time

COPPA-ly Ever After

Once upon a time (20 years ago), the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA) was born. Gain insight from an original author of COPPA as well as Ms. Cohen who will be involved in making the updates. Learn about proposals and changes looming around the bend. Help prepare your company for the unknown and stay ahead of the curve.

Speaker:  Peder Magee – Senior Staff Attorney, Federal Trade Commission
Speaker:  Phyllis Marcus – Partner, Hunton, Andrews Kurth

October 20, 2020

2:00 pm Eastern Time

Keynote: Thinking Outside the Blocks with LEGO

Get an inside look into how LEGO meets its marketing goals by thinking outside of the box. Learn how LEGO forges its own path in order to maintain compliance.

Speaker:  Michael Moynihan – Vice President of Marketing, LEGO Systems, Inc.

November 17, 2020

2:00 pm Eastern Time

Why Diversity and Inclusion is Good for Business

This presentation will cover why a workplace culture that supports diversity is the key to garnering unique ideas that just may be the next big thing. Learn why equality improves company culture and profitability.

Speaker: Michael Nehoray, VP, Global Talent & Inclusion, Mattel
Speaker: Shabnam Rezaei, Co-Founder & President, Big Bad Boo Studios & Oznoz
Speaker: Katie Donnelly, Diversity and Inclusion, Verizon

December 8, 2020

2:00 pm Eastern Time

CARU: Now, Then and Looking Forward

Get an inside peek at what’s going on with the Children’s Advertising Review Unit. Take a deep dive into recent CARU decisions, current priorities and where the organization is looking to go.

Speaker:  Dona J. Fraser – Vice President, Children’s Advertising Review Unit, BBB National Programs, Inc.
Speaker:  Mary K. Engle – Executive Vice President, Policy, BBB National Programs, Inc.
Moderator:  James E. Lee – Chief Operating Officer, Identity Theft Resource Center



Please note: sessions, speakers, and dates are subject to change





Thank you to the organizations supporting the CARU Conference: Virtual Series and responsible advertising and privacy practices for kids.

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