I get frequent updates about industry-focused events like the "Digital Kids" conference, taking place April 25-26 in LA. This convention, now in its sixth year, is intended to "provide companies the critical information they need to build successful online and mobile products and services for kids."
I understand that the target audience is for-profit companies that market to young people. Still it galls me that with all the hundreds of panels, workshops, presentations and booths, that there is apparently no space left for education or youth development.
Youth development and education are totally off the table. And in fact, if you do a Google site search, the phrase "youth development" does not appear once. And the only panel on education focuses on "education about online safety."