Featured Events

Holding Space for Black Mental Health: A Conversation with Entrepreneurs Kevin Dedner and Will Coleman

February 16, 2022

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Join Hopelab for an important conversation with Hurdle CEO and author, Kevin Dedner, and culinary producer and writer, Chef Will Coleman as we hold space to talk about Black mental health, reflect and acknowledge the systems of oppression and generation trauma that contribute, and offer thoughts about improving mental health systems that empower and heal.

Health Equity Across the Lifespan: Opportunities for Innovation & Social Change


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Join Erin Sietstra, Arianna Taboada, Priya Iyer, and Anna Steffeney for an important conversation about how milestone moments, like pregnancy, impact health equity and long-term success.

Hope is Timeless: OUTWORDS and Hopelab Celebrate Pride


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Learn more about the importance of intergenerational dialogue and hear stories of longtime LGBTQ+ pioneers and activists including Mandy Carter (LGBTQ and Civil Rights Activist), Renee Imperato (Trans Pioneer), and Alex Sanchez (LAMBDA Award-winning YA Novelist).

Coping with COVID-19: How Young People Use Social Media to Manage Their Mental Health


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March 2021 marks the one-year anniversary of the start of the coronavirus pandemic. How have young people fared after a year of lockdowns, remote schooling, and the disruption of social norms? Join Hopelab, Common Sense, and the California Healthcare Foundation to hear the findings of new research into how young people have been using social media and digital health tools to manage their mental health during the pandemic.

A Reading and Riffing with Stuart Getty, Author of How to They/Them


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Stuart Getty (they/them) joins two of our youth contributors, Will Coleman (he/him) and Sam Dinga (she/hers, they/them) to unpack the ways we might better support queer and gender non-conforming people.

Upcoming Events

7.15.2021 Join Emma Bruehlman-Senecal at the 7th IPPA World Congress for a poster presentation.

Past Events

Going Digital Behavioral Health Tech

6.3.2021 Intimate discussions and thought leadership about how to survive and thrive with digital behavioral health in light of COVID-19 and beyond.

Parenting through the Pandemic 

4.28.2021 Common Sense Media hosts a panel featuring Dr. Danielle Ramo and Dr. Madeline Levine focusing on parenting tips to get you through the next phase of the COVID pandemic.

StartUp Health Fireside Chat 

4.20.2021 Margaret Laws and StartUp Health co-founder, Steven Krein engage in a fireside chat on the power of moonshot thinking.

Society of Behavioral Medicine’s 42nd Annual Meeting 

4.12-16.2021 The Hopelab research team presents at the Society of Behavioral Medicine’s 42nd Annual Meeting and Scientific Session.

Mad*Pow HXD 

4.7.2021 Robin Hayashi and Dr. Danielle Ramo introduce Quit the Hit at MadPow HXD in a panel presentation called Out of the Haze and Into Your DMs. The panel is about fostering an inspiring and supportive environment to combat teen vaping addiction over Instagram DMs.

Instagram Live with Jevon Wikes 

2.19.2021 Join Will Coleman and Jevon Wikes, Executive Director at California Coalition for Youth (CCY), for a conversation on Instagram Live.

It Gets Better Global Summit 

12.7.2020 Join Fred Dillon, Senior Director of Strategy & Design as he moderates the Youth Voices — Class of ’21 panel at the It Gets Better Global Summit.

CenterLink Global E-Summit 

10.2020 CenterLink’s annual E-Summit brings together LGBTQ+ Community Centers Staff and Board Members from centers all over the US, Canada, Australia, and China. Learn more about Hopelab’s sponsoring role.

Queer and Thriving Panel 

09.01.2020 panel and Q&A from Hopelab, CenterLink, and Headstream with leading experts in LGBTQ+ teen and young adult mental health. Featuring panel host, Arianna Taboada, MSW, MSPH and panelists, Shelley Craig, PhD, LCSW and Lance T. McCready, PhD.

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