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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 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, ...

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...

Bush School, WA

April 30, 2022

Wellington School, OH

March 28, 2022

East Aurora School District

March 7-10, 2022

YPO (Young Presidents' Organization), Ottawa

November 20, 2021

Recovery Cafe, WA

November 17-18, 2021

Easton Ct. PTA

November 4, 2021

Hicksville School District, NY

October 26, 2021

International Student Counselor Association

October 18, 2021

Compass Health, WA

October 16, 2021

Buckingham Strategic Wealth, MO

August 12, 2021

Association of Washington School Principals

June 21, 2021

Chapter Club Webinar - "Parenting in the Screenage" book by Dr. Ruston

June 2, 2021

Youth Think

May 25, 2021

California PTA Conference

May 14, 2021

Frankfurt International School

April 27, 2021

Oregon PTA Conference

April 24, 2021

Toronto District School Board

March 25, 2021