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? Researchers, practitioners, 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, Founder & CEO of The Goldie Hawn Foundation I MindUP 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.*
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.
Almost all SNF Nostos Conference discussions are held in English, with interpretation into Greek available via headset. The following sessions will be held in whole or in part in Greek with interpretation available: 1. Listening to stakeholders to create sustainable change for children and adolescents: The CAMHI experience in Greece (22/06, 09:20, GNO Stavros Niarchos Hall) will be held in both Greek and English, 2. Tasos Bakasetas: Mental health challenges at the top (22/06, 14:30, GNO Alternative Stage) will be held in Greek, 3. Symptoms of a new era: Dysfunctional use of Technology and worsening adolescent mental health (22/06, 16:10, NLG Lobby) will be held in Greek.
Simultaneous onsite interpretation in Greek Sign Language will accompany each session and live captioning in English will be available on attendees’ mobile devices during the sessions held in English.
Admission is free via online registration and offered on a first-come, first-served basis.
Τhere may be changes to the timing and venue of each session.
*Attendance procedures differ for the discussion between President Barack Obama and SNF Co-President Andreas Dracopoulos. All are welcome to join us at the SNFCC Great Lawn for a live broadcast of the conversation