Researchers, practitioners, and activists from a wide range of fields came together for the 2023 SNF Nostos Conference to discuss the progress of the Child & Adolescent Mental Health Initiative and tackled 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.
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 were held.
We were honored and delighted that President Barack Obama took part in this year’s SNF Nostos Conference. He is returned 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.