For over a decade, Ruston has been a sought-after speaker, weaving together compelling stories with cutting-edge science, inspiring audiences to rethink their assumptions.


At SCREENAGERS 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, ...

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...

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...


Jan 28, 2021

Fairfield Country Day School

Mar 11, 2021

YPO Empire State (Young Professionals Organization)

Dec 15, 2020

Bainbridge Island Resilience Group

Dec 08, 2020

Media Power Youth Organization

Dec 03, 2020

Bank of America

Dec 03, 2020

Lakeside School

Dec 01, 2020

Miami-Dade County Counselors

Oct 28, 2020


Oct 05, 2020

Student Mental Health Summit

Lansing, MI

Sep 09, 2020

Georgia Campaign for Adolescent Power & Potential

Atlanta, GA

Aug 06, 2020

Idaho Association of School Administrators

Boise, ID

Jul 01, 2020

National School Nurses Conference

Las Vegas, NV

Jun 04, 2020

Nebraska School Mental Health Conference

La Vista, NE

Mar 05, 2020

NW Council for Computer Education Conference

Seattle, WA

Feb 05, 2020

Hinsdale Township School District

Hinsdale, IL

Feb 04, 2020

The Wellington School

Columbus, OH

Jan 13, 2020

School of the Holy Child

Rye, NY

Nov 20, 2019

Hopkins School

New Haven, CT

Nov 12, 2019

Los Angeles, CA

Oct 24, 2019

Pacific Crest School

Seattle, WA

Oct 23, 2019

Raising Resilience

Bainbridge Island, WA

Oct 21, 2019

Highland Park School District

Dallas, TX

Oct 17, 2019


Emeryville, CA

Oct 16, 2019

King Middle School

Berkeley, CA

Oct 10, 2019

Glenbard School District

Chicago, IL

Oct 07, 2019

Parent Map at Eckstein Middle School

Seattle, WA

Sep 17, 2019

Designing Hope: NBBJ Conference

Seattle, WA

May 18, 2019

All Tech is Human

Seattle, WA

Apr 29, 2019

Park Tudor School

Indianapolis, IN

Apr 17, 2019

Humble ISD Education Foundation

Humble, TX

Mar 20, 2019

Baker Botts Law Firm

Houston, TX

Feb 08, 2019

Indiana University Southeast

New Albany, IN

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