Penn State’s 25th Annual Symposium on Family Issues to be held Oct. 23-24

Penn State’s 25th Annual Symposium on Family Issues will be held at the Nittany Lion Inn on Oct. 23-24.

New communication technologies such as smart phones and social media are rapidly diffusing across the globe among both children and adults. Fifteen percent of U.S. adults have used an online dating site. American teens spend an average of nine hours a day engaged in social media. Technological changes are rapidly changing how couples meet and form relationships, how parents raise their children, and how family members remain connected across long distances.

The 2017 National Symposium on Family Issues focuses on how these dramatic changes are shaping family life and is aimed at identifying novel directions for population and family research.

The symposium is free for Penn State students and employees. Registration is required.

For more information and to register visit 2017 Family Symposium.