Pete Dunlap MAED, is an expert in technology overuse and addiction.  His organization, Digital Detangler, equips students with tools and strategies that enable healthier digital habits and promote wellbeing.  He has found that college students are experiencing overwhelming mental health problems that directly relate to how they misuse technology

We are now spending 60 hours a week with our digital gadgets. Many of us are missing out on quality time at work or with family and friends as we tend to our digital selves. If you have ever felt like your social media profile seems to be living a better life than you, you are not alone. Fortunately, a growing body of research on our connected lives offers fresh insights on how to live productive, calm lives. Digital Detangler provides research-backed solutions to help attendees reclaim time from their devices, all while increasing productivity and lowering stress and anxiety.


Introduction to Mindful Technology
This is the most popular session. It takes attendees on a journey describing specific changes that have created the always-on world we now inhabit. The second half of the session includes realistic techniques for taking control back over how you spend your time online. Find out why one attendee described this session as “fundamental information needed by society.”

Connect: Social Media Matters
Learn about the economics of social media and the unwritten rules that are redefining our social landscape. Evaluate your behavior and alter your role in your social environment to maximize your impact without wasting time.

Focus: The Art of Monotasking
Explore psychology’s latest advances in attention and cognitive control. Understand why we can’t stop multitasking and design your workflow for deep work. This session also includes a mindfulness meditation with a twist.

Restyle: An Internet as Unique as You
Email, websites, and apps push into our lives with a lot of baggage. You will change the game by retooling your smartphone for decreased interruptions. You will also divert the flow of email and deconstruct sections of web pages that don’t appeal.

“I've always wanted to alter my use of technology, but this workshop gave me realistic and practical solutions that I plan to actually incorporate in my life!”/Student Attendee Vanderbilt University