IC2018: Agenda

Here is the latest Draft Agenda for the Ninth International Consultation of Child Helplines, taking place 6-8 November 2018 in Toronto.

We will be updating this agenda as more and more details become known – so don’t forget to check back regularly for the latest news!

 

Tuesday 6 November 2018

TimeSession
09:00-09:45 Inauguration
• Video Welcome from Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau
• Welcome and acknowledgement from Indigenous Elder
• Overview from Child Helpline International / Kids Help Phone

Speakers will include Child Helpline International's founder Jeroo Billimoria, Kids Help Phone CEO Kathy Hay, and the Lt. Governor of Ontario

09:45-10:00Break
10:00-10:455Press Conference and Launch of Kid Help Phone's texting service
10:45-11:45Role of governments in supporting young people.

Speakers:
Special Representative of the UN Secretary General
Governments of Canada and Senegal (to be confirmed)

11:45-12:00Break
12:00-13:00Opening our minds to inclusive technologies and child helplines – Paving the way

Speakers from Microsoft, the University of Victoria, the GSMA, the Internet Watch Foundation and the Tanzanian child helpline C-SEMA
13:00-14:00Networking lunch
14:00-15:30Social media – a catalyst to ignite youth participation

Speakers from Facebook, jack.org, the Dutch child helpline De Kindertelefoon and Kids Help Phone
15:30-16:00Break
16:00-17:30
Parallel sessions
• Media and Kids: How can child helplines harness media more powerfully
Speakers include a Canadian writer, a Canadian parenting expert and Kids Help Phone

• Influencing change: forming partnerships with vloggers and bloggers
Speakers include a YouTuber, a mental health expert, De Kindertelefoon and a Kids Help Phone ambassador

• Telecoms session
Speakers include the GSMA, the Canadian Wireless Telecommunications Association and Childline Zambia

 

Wednesday 7 November 2018

TimeSession
09:00-11:00Regional Spaces
Led by Regional Representatives



11:00-11:30
Break
11:30-13:00Oneline: A presentation by Jeroo Billimoria

Speakers include Benetech

13:00-14:00Networking lunch
14:00-15:30Advocacy and Influence for Child Protection - National to Global Connection

With the participation of World Vision, UNICEF, Plan International, ECPAT and Child Helpline International

15:30-16:00Break
16:00-17:30
General Assembly of Child Helplines
For all members of the Child Helpline International network

 

Thursday 8 November 2018

TimeSession
09:00-11:00
Child Helpline Visit
(Virtual tour)

A day in the life of a counsellor, and highlights from other departments at kids Help Phone

11:00-11:30Break
11:30-13:00Youth Forum
13:00-14:00Networking lunch
14:00-15:30
Parallel
sessions
Harnessing Big Data and AI
With speakers from Infoway, Crisis Text Line and Child Helpline International

APIs and Chat Bots

15:30-16:30
Parallel
sessions
Open Spaces

Featuring presentations by Child Helpline International members, including:
Beat UK, Lifeline/Childline Namibia, Childline Kenya, AMAN from Qatar and Linha Fala Crianca (Child Helpline Mozambique)

16:30-17:00Closure

Additional parallel sessions will be led by Kids Help Phone