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For over a decade, Ruston has been a sought-after speaker, weaving together compelling stories with cutting-edge science to inspire audiences to rethink their assumptions and gain tools for action.


Summer Sabbatical 2023 - Check back for future talks

At SCREENAGERS and SCREENAGERS: NEXT CHAPTER events, Delaney shares surprising science and humorous stories, often from her own parenting struggles, that illustrate key solutions for better tech balance. She shares effective tools derived from her 20 years of experience as a physician focused on behavior change.


Topics Include:

  • The Secrets of Parenting Successful Screenagers

  • The Surprising Science of Screen Time and Children’s Development

  • Enhancing the Mental Health of Digital Natives

  • How Schools and Businesses can Promote Tech Balance

  • Workshops for Youth and Teens -- Harnessing Their Solutions For Finding Balance in a Tech Revolution



For her films UNLISTED and HIDDEN PICTURES, and the campaigns she created surrounding them, Delaney speaks and advocates internationally about mental health issues.


Topics Include:

  • Global Mental Health - Lessons that Cross All Borders

  • Where Mental Health Care Stands Today—insights from a daughter, doctor, and advocate

  • Why Sharing Our Stories Stops Toxic Shame

  • Why Mental Illness Doesn’t Tear Families Apart, Lack of Care Does


"Insightful, entertaining and uncannily honest, Delaney’s talk and Q & A made all the difference for our parent education event."

- Stephanie Landau

Co-Chair, Parent Ed Committee, Dwight-Englewood School

"Dr. Ruston’s keynote was fabulous. I received great feedback!"

- Debra Webb

Executive Director,

Key Clubhouse of

South Florida

"Delaney Ruston's opening keynote electrified and focused our annual conference of educators."

- Thomas Rochon

President, Educational Records Bureau


Companies and Organizations

Google, Facebook, The United Nations, The Gates Foundation, Pixar, TEDx Seattle, The CDC, Grant Halliburton Foundation, Genentech, Beyond School Hours Texas, Educational Records Bureau, Young Entrepreneur's Organization Hong Kong, Sellen Construction, ...

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Schools and Universities

LA Unified School District, NYU Medical School, Royal College of London, Harvard University, Newburyport School District, University of Washington, Hinsdale School District, Duke University, University of Kentucky, University School of Milwaukee/REDgen...

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Health and Mental Health Organizations

The World Health Organization (WHO), The American Psychiatric Association's Annual Conference, American Association of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry (AACAP) Conference, National Alliance on Mental Illness's Convention, Asia-Pacific Conference on Addiction...

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EXAMPLES OF TALKS IN 2022 & 2023 //
Screenagers Under The Influence, Walt Whitman H.S., Bethesda, MA

May 4, 2023

Screenagers Under The Influence, Bret Harte M.S., San Jose, CA 

April 5, 2023

Seattle Premier of Screenagers Under The Influence

April 3, 2023

Screenagers Under The Influence, Lark Theather, Larkspur, CA

April 4, 2023

Blake School, Minneapolis, MN

March 13, 2023

Young Professional Organization (YPO), Greenwich, CT

March 8, 2023

Canadian Women in Medicine (CWIM)

February 24, 2023

Entrepreneurs' Organization (EO) Winnipeg, Canada

February 13, 2023

Integrative Psychiatry Institute

August 22, 2022

Office of the Superintendent District 26, NY

May 17, 2022

John Burroughs School

March 1, 2022

Wellington School, OH

March 28, 2022

Orchard Park Central School

March 9-10, 2022

East Aurora School District

March 7-8, 2022

Gottman Institute, WA

May 16, 2022

Bush School, WA

April 30, 2022

Cenovus Company, Canada

April 26, 2022

San Francisco Friends School

April 7, 2022

ESC Region 13 Conference

January 1, 2022

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