Kids@Play and FamilyTech Summit

presented by Living in Digital Times

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The Kids@Play Summit reimagines the next generation’s reality from toy box to backpack with AR/VR, robotics and IoT toys and games. FamilyTech helps parents and kids find balance by redefining their relationships with the tech they use to keep connected, safe and engaged in the smart home and elsewhere.

Top Three Topics:

  • The changing business of play and learning: Future-ready kids
  • Mobile Natives: Entertaining and parenting
  • Taking back your time with tech

Kids@Play and FamilyTech Summit Logo

8:45-11:15 AM January 10

Venetian, Level 4, Lando 4302

In raising a tech-savvy next generation, we need a keen understanding of play and learning. Play experts and EdTech giants collaborate to shape future-ready kids.

  • 8:45-8:50 AM Welcome to the Human Touch of Tech: Kids and Family of Today
  • 8:50-9:35 AM Is Play the Secret Sauce?
  • 9:35-9:45 AM Tech and Individualized Instruction: Empowering Early Literacy
  • 9:45-10:15 AM Is STEM A Four Letter Word?
  • 10:15-10:45 AM Everyday Learning: EDTech Times Perspective
  • 10:45-11:15 AM Revolutionizing Youth Sports Training with Wearables

Moderator
Ken Seiter
Executive Vice President,
The Toy Association

Moderator
Hester Tinti-Kane
CEO,
Ed TechTimes

Speaker
Vera Blau-McCandliss
Director of Educational Research & Curriculum,
Square Panda Inc.

Speaker
Michael Blaustein
Product Manager,
Learning Resources Inc

Speaker
Warren Buckleitner
Editor,
Children's Technology Review

Speaker
Tonda Bunge Sellers
Producer,
Living In Digital Times

Speaker
Mary Couzin
President and Founder,
Chicago Toy & Game Group, Inc

Speaker
Sara DeWitt
VP, PBS KIDS Digital,
PBS

Speaker
Zee Dubrovsky
CEO,
Root Robotics

Speaker
Erik Fisher
Psychologist,
Dr. E... Presents

Speaker
Sophia Hanson
Robot,
Hanson Robotics

Speaker
Wesley Horne
Owner and Creator,
ShotDoctor

Speaker
Jody LeVos
Director, Child Development and Learning,
Mattel

Speaker
Robin Raskin
Founder and President ,
Living in Digital Times

Speaker
Connor Regan
Program Lead, Be Internet Awesome,
Google

Speaker
Krissa Watry
CEO,
Dynepic

11:30 AM-12:30 PM January 10

Venetian, Level 4, Lando 4302

Immersive, personalized worlds are providing new dimensions of creativity for kids. Coding, maker products and other new technologies can engage kids and further connect them to one another.

  • 11:30-11:45 AM Making Confident Explorers of the Online World
  • 11:45 AM-12:30 PM Tech & Toys: The Toy Industry Looks Ahead
  • 12:05 PM-12:15 PM Future of Play:  Creating a Kid-friendly VR/AR Ecosystem
  • 12:15 PM-12:30 PM Kids, Parents and Tech: Lessons from Messenger Kids

Moderator
Ed Desmond
EVP, External Affairs,
Toy Association

Moderator
Kiki Prottsman
Author, Curriculum Writer and YouTube Personality,
Code.org

Speaker
Loren Cheng
Product Development Director,
Facebook

Speaker
John Coyne
CMO,
OSMO

Speaker
Jeremy Kenisky
VP, Creative,
MERGE

Speaker
Sheila Millar
Partner,
Keller and Heckman LLP

Speaker
Kimberly Mosley
President,
American Specialty Toy Retailing Association

Speaker
Thomas Serval
CEO and Co-Founder,
Kolibree

Speaker
Shawn Sheng
Chief Operating Officer,
Pai Technology

Speaker
Dr. Zheng Shi
CEO,
Beyond Screen Limited

Speaker
Brett Walker
CEO,
Electroninks

1-3:15 PM January 10

Venetian, Level 4, Lando 4302

Cloud and mobile natives are dominating the web. Between Finstagrams, emojis, fake news, and streaming services, “the Youth” can almost seem a different species. We explore the most fascinating GenZ trends, from the inspired to the weird.

  • 1-1:20 PM The State of Digital Kids
  • 1:20-1:40 PM Digital Games for the Benefit of Society
  • 1:40-2 PM Cross Platform Domination
  • 2:15-2:45 PM Ordinary Homes Become Smart: Minimize Pain/Maximize Gain
  • 2:45-3 PM Setting Digital Ground Rules for the Family
  • 3-3:15 PM Family’s Changing Media & Play world

Moderator
Stacey Higginbotham
Editor,
Stacey on IoT

Moderator
Robin Raskin
Founder and President ,
Living in Digital Times

Speaker
Asi Burak
CEO,
Power Play

Speaker
Daniel Coates
President,
Ypulse

Speaker
Daniel Herscovici
General Manager and SVP, Xfinity Home,
Comcast Xfinity Home

Speaker
Maya Baratz Jordan
Managing Director,
Techstars

Speaker
David Kleeman
SVP, Global Trends,
Dubit

Speaker
Shira Lee Katz
Content Strategy Manager, Kids, Teens, & Family,
Netflix

Speaker
Felicite Moorman
CEO,
STRATIS

Speaker
Phillip Raub
Founder and CBO,
b8ta

Speaker
Saurabh Sharma
Senior Product Manager,
Google

Speaker
Thad White
Director of Product Management,
Ooma Inc.

Speaker
Michelle Wilson
Chief Revenue and Marketing Officer,
WWE

3:30-5 PM January 10

Venetian, Level 4, Lando 4302

Carving out “me” time or shared experiences — we use tech tools in the car, on the wrist, and in the home to stay connected and balanced. In a high-tech world, family still matters most.

  • 3:30-4:15 PM The Real You
  • 4:15-4:30 PM Loving + Learning with Robots
  • 4:30-5 PM Using Tech to Better Bond with Baby

Moderator
Dan Ackerman
Senior Editor,
CNET

Moderator
Laurie Jennings
Director,
Good Housekeeping Institute

Speaker
Liat Ben-Zur
SVP, Digital Technology Leader,
Philips

Speaker
Michael Dean
Managing Member,
KidsConnect

Speaker
Edward Hall
Founder and CEO,
Petrics Inc

Speaker
Colleen Hancock
Chief Operating Officer,
Baby Center

Speaker
David Hanson
Founder and CEO,
Hanson Robotics

Speaker
Sophia Hanson
Robot,
Hanson Robotics

Speaker
Stefanie Lemcke
Founder and CEO,
GoKid Corp

Speaker
Gustav Praekelt
Founder,
Praekelt.org

Speaker
Stacy Stusynski
Director of Product, SleepIQ Technology,
Sleep Number

5:30-7 PM January 10

Venetian, Level 4, Lando 4302

Join Living in Digital Times and Children’s Technology Review as we present the 9th annual awards for the best of kids’ tech and media. Reception is by invitation-only. Interested attendees should contact rachel@livingindigitaltimes.com and press inquiries directed to lk@lkpublicrelations.com.



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