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Start Smart Luncheon
April 29, 2022 @ 11:30 am - 1:30 pm
Pretend City’s 5th StartSmart FUNdraising luncheon on
Friday, April 29, 2022, at Newport Beach Country Club from 11:30 am to 1:30 pm.
This annual event is a celebration of Pretend City’s impact on our youngest children’s healthy development and wellbeing.
Kids connected…. or not?
A thought-provoking action-oriented program
focused on tech and kids’ healthy development.
Meet our Panelists
Jennifer Strube Bochsler, LMFT, Co-Founder, TechWiseLittles
Jennifer Strube Bochsler is an educator, licensed family therapist and co-founder of TechWiseLittles, an online resource for parents.
Dijanna Figueroa, PhD, STEAM educator
Dr. Figueroa is a STEAM Educator, science teacher, science communicator, marine science consultant, director of playful learning, and social justice warrior.
Stephanie Reich, Professor, UCI School of Education
Professor Reich is a community psychologist. Her work explores how family, school, and online environments directly and indirectly influence young people
Ryan Steelberg, Co-Founder and President, Veritone
Ryan Steelberg is a seasoned technology executive and pioneer of digital and data-driven businesses.
Fee: $150 tickets. Sponsorship starts at $1,000