The Kellogg-UIC Conference on
Children's Well-Being and Happiness

Thursday July 20 – Friday July 21
Kellogg School of Management
2211 Campus Drive, Evanston, IL 60208
Second Floor White Auditorium

Kellogg is hosting a conference on "Children's Well-being and Happiness" on July 20-21, 2017.  The conference, co-sponsored by the University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC), and organized by Lan Nguyen Chaplin (University of Illinois at Chicago) and Michal Maimaran (Kellogg School of Management) will bring together researchers and practitioners working in diverse areas of developmental consumer research. 

Conference Overview:

The conference will kick-off with a welcome reception on July 20, followed by a day of presentations and an evening reception on July 21.  There is no registration fee and attendance is open to doctoral students as well.   Space is limited. To register, click here.

Confirmed Speakers:

  • Paulo Albuquerque, Associate Professor of Marketing, INSEAD
  • Susan Beacham, CEO of Money Savvy Generation 
  • Margaret (Meg) Campbell, Professor of Marketing, Interim Associate Dean for Graduate Programs, and Associate Dean for Strategic Initiatives, Leeds School of Business, University of Colorado at Boulder
  • Claire Coyne, Ph.D., Psychologist, Center for Childhood Resilience, Lurie Children's Hospital
  • Staci Croom-Raley, Executive Director of HIPPY-USA (Home Instruction for Parents of Preschool Youngsters)
  • Whitney Cross, Global Citizenship Fellow, UNICEF 
  • Ori Friedman, Professor of Psychology, University of Waterloo
  • Agata Gasiorowska, Associate Professor, SWPS University of Social Sciences and Humanities
  • Ronald Paul Hill, Visiting Lindner-Gambal Professorship in Business Ethics, George Washington University School of Business
  • Melissa Koenig, Associate Professor, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis
  • Hillary Linden, UNICEF Kid Power Coach, Dawes Elementary School 
  • Susan Linn, Founding Director of the Campaign for a Commercial-Free Childhood
  • Michal Maimaran, Research Associate Professor of Marketing, Kellogg School of Management, Northwestern University
  • Suzanne Martin, Ph.D., Principal, Martin Research 
  • Beth McCostlin, Managing Director, Midwest Region, UNICEF
  • Mary McIlrath, Ph.D., Senior Vice President and Partner at C+R Research
  • Laura Peracchio, Judith and Gale Klappa Professor of Marketing, Lubar School of Business, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
  • Michael Wood, Partner, 747 Insights 
Download more detailed speaker profiles here.


Download a final program here.

Registered Guests: 

Download a list of registered guests here

Presentations and Photographs:

Download copies of the presentations and photographs here.