Appearances & Events
In her twelve years as a science-based parenting columnist, Melinda has uncovered many surprising truths about raising kids. She has developed a deep knowledge of the research on crucial parenting issues and is able to provide practical, evidence-based strategies on a range of questions, including how to raise anti-racist kids, how to help siblings get along, how to talk with kids about sex and pornography, how to handle screens and technology, and how to foster healthy self-esteem. She has shared her wisdom at schools, universities, professional conferences, and community events. Melinda also has experience talking about science journalism and science communication.
“A wonderful presentation! Her wisdom and humor shone through, and the audience learned so much.”
— Joan Henderson, Advancement Director, The Island School, Bainbridge Island, WA
“After being captivated by her science-based parenting articles, we were honored to host Melinda on our webinar series. What a treat! Her deep expertise inspired a chat that was more active than we had ever seen!”
— Debbie Rosen, founder, the StudyPro Executive Function and Study Skills Center
“Melinda Wenner Moyer is one of the most down-to-earth, informative, inspiring, data-driven, hopeful and knowledgeable podcast guests I have ever interviewed.”
— Joanna Mandell, host of the Clam Chatter podcast
KNIGHT SCIENCE JOURNALISM @ MIT
THURS, APRIL 14 / 1 PM EST
Science Sources: Where to Find Them and How to Vet Them
“Experts” are everywhere, but who are the best people to include in your science coverage? Learn how to hear from the best, still find different points of view, and ensure equity, diversity and inclusion among your sources.
ASJA WRITER’S CONFERENCE
THURS, APR 22 / 3 PM EST
Fact Checking: What You Need To Know
The cautionary tales abound of authors whose books came out only to be vilified in the press for errors. Even the most conscientious author can make mistakes or forget to doubly confirm a key piece of information, so that’s why fact-checking becomes so important for nonfiction books. But what can you expect in working with a fact-checker, and what do you do if your publisher isn’t offering you one. Come to this panel to learn how the fact-checking process works, how to help it run smoothly, and whether and how to hire an independent fact-check if your publisher isn’t using one.
THE FRIENDS OF THE SEMEL INSTITUTE
THURS, NOV 04 / 8 PM EST
Virtual Open Mind
The Open Mind is a community film and lecture series that brings together thought leaders in science and culture to present programs about mental health issues as a free public service to the community. Prior to the coronavirus pandemic, these programs were held in-person at UCLA but are now presented on a virtual zoom platform, attracting a national and international audience.
Psychiatrist and parenting expert Robin Berman, MD, will join Melinda Wenner Moyer in conversation about her new book How To Raise Kids Who Aren’t Assholes.