2019 [email protected] and FamilyTech Summit
Thursday, January 10
How can the industry prepare today’s kids for tomorrow’s workforce? Kids will have jobs we’ve never dreamed of and a new set of challenges to solve. Thought-leaders promoting hands-on learning, STEAM, coding robots offer their answers to this burgeoning market opportunity.
The opportunity to enhance physical play with digital experiences has become increasingly relevant and will continue to be a focus in the coming years. With a long-standing history in toy development and a new way to implement digital capabilities in a platform fashion, Mattel has a unique position around creating Mixed Play experiences that serve the best interest of the end user: children.
With rapid innovation and ever-increasing fragmentation in the global media landscape, there are more options for fans to choose from than ever before. Here from Co-President, Michelle Wilson on how WWE is building its next generation of WWE fans through content creation and partnerships.
STEAM stands for science, technology, engineering, arts, math learning. From toys and games to apps and websites, STEAM activities are moving full-steam-ahead, inspiring curiosity and hands-on exploration. Our panel will discuss the powerful role of STEAM play in helping kids master these subjects.
Why learn to code? And what’s the best way to do it? From math logic to problem-solving, coding can teach children to experiment while providing them the confidence to make mistakes and iterate. We’ll look at some of the many paths to code-ready kids.
AI and personal voice assistants are entering the kids’ tech scene, changing much of the interaction between them and their devices. Hands-free connections and AI that gets to KYK (Know Your Kid) are game changers but plush and good old time outside exploring are infusing tech like never before. Hear why tech is so important in any equation when it comes to play.
Entertainment and learning are at the core of the tech that is preparing the next generation for a future that’s filled with new challenges. Join veteran industry entrepreneurs as they share thoughts on hands-on learning in the age of the swipe.
Whether traditional or tech-enabled, play remains critically important for both kids and adults. Spread your wings, win prizes, and see the benefits of play in action.
Gen Z admires authenticity, loves a good story, and expects to create, not just consume. How can you translate their wants into a winning product? What are the roles of voice, AR/VR, streaming services, and AI in future products? And how will the right licensing and distribution decisions make you a winner?
Cartoon Network engages kids at the intersection of creativity and technology, consistently offering new possibilities for self-expression that draw on the network’s IP – a unique blend of humor and heart. In this session, Cartoon Network executives will talk about their latest efforts to inspire the next generation of creators and innovators, highlighting its latest partnership with leaders in the field.
Uncovering emerging tech and the future of play explore how industry leaders are driving innovation through emerging technologies, experimentation and partnerships to create experiences that ignite imagination, create a sense of wonderment and shape the future of play.
Lunch for purchase available
Families are hungry for advice on how to manage their digital life, whether it’s keeping safe, keeping private, creating new family rituals or just not letting digital usage get out of hand. The experts weigh in on new laws, standards facing the family today.
Hear from WWE Co-President George Barrios as he discusses how WWE leverages data and emerging technology to deliver authentic WWE experiences that resonates with cross-generational audiences.
Children deserve safeguards that include everything from “age appropriateness” to safe digital personae. Hear from policy experts on potential new laws for children’s privacy and security. From COPPA to GDPR, getting attention from policymakers, consumers and children’s advocates.
Games are an organic way for young audiences to familiarize themselves with new technologies. We present an overview of the current landscape for kids-focused video games, identify the key drivers of change, and offer an outlook on the shape of gaming to come.
Activists and journalists are quick to use the term “addiction” in describing children’s and teens’ media use, fueling the “techlash” and worrying parents. But is the term appropriate, and what can parents do to create balance?
Scrolling through social media, flipping channels, “homing” out of games after just a few seconds – sometimes it seems that kids’ and teens’ media world is built only for speed. But, what about a place for “slow media,” where pause, reflection and connection with others are design intentions?
Building a satisfying meditation practice can help families find calm and stay present. Learn how Muse® the brain sensing headband can help families find balance and be present for the people that matter most. Starting January 15th, kids can join in too with the launch of Meditation Studio’s, Goodnight Kiddo Collection!
“Your milk is spoiled,” says your fridge. A smart family depends on meals cooked to perfection, thermostats that save money, home security that knows who’s there. Add AI, next-gen sensors, interoperability, and a human touch and you’ve got an audience ready-to-buy into a smarter lifestyle
From tracking baby’s every moment, watching over your home, to providing granny a safe ride, tech is peeling back the layers of the sandwich generation. From in-utero to aging family members, tech is the universal language.
Millennial parents are hyper-connected. They look to technology to solve everything from fertility and pregnancy challenges to monitoring the health and safety of their babies. Companies are stepping up to deliver innovative solutions that provide a high-tech support system for new parents
Whether its an ecosystem for communications, a shared play experience, or a tech-facilitated check-in, we’re learning how to use technologies to keep generations of family users safe, in-touch and engaged.
Join Living in Digital Times and Children’s Technology Review as we present the 10th annual awards for the best of kids’ tech and media. Reception is by invite only. Interested attendees should contact [email protected] and press inquiries directed to [email protected]