The Experts Discuss the Millennial Generation

Date: February 24, 2010

Via Webcast
555 Pennsylvania Ave., NW
Washington, DC 20001


The Pew Research Center Millennials Conference has ended. Video and full transcripts of the entire conference are available on 

9:00 - 9:15
Welcome Remarks

  • Andrew Kohut, President of the Pew Research Center
  • Rebecca W. Rimel, President and CEO of The Pew Charitable Trusts

9:15 - 10:45
Portrait of the Millennials
Results from a new survey and expert analysis of the values, experiences and demographics of today's teens and twentysomethings.

  • David Campbell, Associate Professor of Political Science, University of Notre Dame, and author, Why We Vote: How Schools and Communities Shape Our Civic Life 
  • Neil Howe, co-author, Millennials Rising 
    Allison Pond, Research Associate, Pew Forum on Religion & Public Life
  • Paul Taylor, Executive Vice President, Pew Research Center

11:00 - 12:30
Millennials, Media and Information
Experts on media and technology examine how Millennials are seeking, sharing and creating information.

  • danah boyd, Microsoft Research New England, and Fellow, Harvard University Berkman Center for Internet & Society
    Dylan Casey, Product Manager, Google
  • Amanda Lenhart, Senior Research Specialist, Pew Internet & American Life Project
  • Tom Rosenstiel, Director, Pew Research Center's Project for Excellence in Journalism

12:30 - 2:30
Millennials, the Midterms and Beyond
They rocked the vote in 2008. Will the Millennials show up this November? And how will they shape the political landscape beyond?

  • Matt Bai, Contributing Politics Writer, The New York Times Magazine 
  • Eli Pariser, Board President,
  • Reihan Salam, Fellow, New America Foundation, and co-author, Grand New Party
  • Scott Keeter, Director of Survey Research, Pew Research Center
  • Michael Dimock, Associate Director, Pew Research Center for the People & the Press

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