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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. Moderator: Robin Raskin Founder and CEO Living In Digital Times Speakers: GT Wonder Boy Social Bot Companion GT Robot Technology Visit: https://kidsandfamilytech.com #FamilyTech #KidsAtPlay http://livingindigitaltimes.com/
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“MIXED PLAY” EXPERIENCES LETS DIGITAL GET PHYGITAL

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. Moderator: Robin Raskin Founder and CEO Living In Digital Times Featured Speaker: Sven Gerjets EVP Chief Technology Officer Mattel, Inc. Visit: https://kidsandfamilytech.com #FamilyTech #KidsAtPlay http://livingindigitaltimes.com/
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IS CONTENT STILL KING

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. Moderator: Tim Peterson Senior reporter Digiday Featured Speaker: Michelle Wilson Co-President WWE Visit: https://kidsandfamilytech.com #FamilyTech #KidsAtPlay http://livingindigitaltimes.com/
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STEAM POWERED PLAY

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. Moderator: Ken Seiter Executive Vice President, Marketing Communications The Toy Association Speakers: Dr. Knatokie Ford, PhD Founder and CEO Fly Sci™ Enterprise Silver McDonald Head of LEGO Education North America LEGO Education Ted McGuire President Thames & Kosmos Visit: https://kidsandfamilytech.com #FamilyTech #KidsAtPlay http://livingindigitaltimes.com/
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CRACKING THE CODING QUESTION

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. Moderator: Trevor Mitchell Executive Director MENSA Speakers: Michael Blaustein Product Manager/Learning Resources Learning Resources Alex Klein CEO Kano Janene Russell Product Development Manager Educational Insights Visit: https://kidsandfamilytech.com #FamilyTech #KidsAtPlay http://livingindigitaltimes.com/
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VOICE AND AI ARE THEY KIDS’ NEW BFFs

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. Moderator: Joseph South Chief Learning Officer ISTE Speakers: Emily Chacra Brand Manager WowWee Matt Hammersley CEO Novel Effect Michelle Meyers Head of Global Marketing Minelab Feng Tan CEO and Co-founder Woobo Inc Visit: https://kidsandfamilytech.com #FamilyTech #KidsAtPlay http://livingindigitaltimes.com/
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BUILDING TOMORROW’S LEADERS WITH TODAY’s 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. Featured Speakers: Dr. Vera Blau-McCandliss VP of Education & Research Square Panda Paul Berberian CEO Sphero Vikas Gupta CEO Wonder Workshop, Inc. Visit: https://kidsandfamilytech.com #FamilyTech #KidsAtPlay http://livingindigitaltimes.com/
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BREAK SPONSORED BY The Genius of Play™ Paper Pilot Challenge

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. Host: Jason Lautenschleger Owner Game Night in a Can Barry McLaughlin Owner Game Night in a Can Anna Yudina Director of Marketing Initiatives The Genius of Play Visit: https://kidsandfamilytech.com #FamilyTech #KidsAtPlay http://livingindigitaltimes.com/
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KIDS, CREATIVITY & TECH ADDING HUMOR AND HEART

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. Moderator: Jess Joho Entertainment Reporter Mashable Speakers: Ryan Harwell Director, Digital Development Cartoon Network Jill King SVP, Marketing and Partnerships Cartoon Network Jacqueline Russell Program Manager Microsoft Visit: https://kidsandfamilytech.com #FamilyTech #KidsAtPlay http://livingindigitaltimes.com/
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CONNECTED PLAY LANDSCAPE 2.0

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. Moderator: Valerie Vacante Founder, Managing Partner Collabsco Speakers: Silas Adekunle Founder Reach Robotics Matthew Evans Executive Vice President, Digital and New Business Nickelodeon Group Christopher Oliveri Design Manager of Integrated Play at Hasbro Hasbro Dr. S. Brett Walker CEO Circuit Scribe Visit: https://kidsandfamilytech.com #FamilyTech #KidsAtPlay http://livingindigitaltimes.com/
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HOW DATA & TECHNOLOGY FUELS MULTIGENERATIONAL BRANDING

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. Moderator: Tim Peterson Senior reporter Digiday Featured Speaker: George Barrios Co-President WWE Visit: https://kidsandfamilytech.com #FamilyTech #KidsAtPlay http://livingindigitaltimes.com/
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PROTECTING OUR KIDS US and EU POLICY AROUND CONNECTED TOYS

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. Speaker: Sheila Millar Partner Keller and Heckman LLP Leigh Moyers Senior Manager, Federal Government Affairs Toy Association Visit: https://kidsandfamilytech.com #FamilyTech #KidsAtPlay http://livingindigitaltimes.com/
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KIDS, TECH & GAMES From MINECRAFT TO FORTNITE

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. Speakers: Joost van Dreunen CEO SuperData Visit: https://kidsandfamilytech.com #FamilyTech #KidsAtPlay http://livingindigitaltimes.com/
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IS MY KID A TECH ADDICT AM I SPOILER ALERT NO

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? Speakers: David Kleeman SVP, Global Trends Dubit Sada Malladi CEO Vimana Visit: https://kidsandfamilytech.com #FamilyTech #KidsAtPlay http://livingindigitaltimes.com/
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SLOW AND STEADY MEDIA FOR PAUSE AND REFLECTION

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? Speakers: Anja Dinhopl UX Research Manager Facebook David Kleeman SVP, Global Trends Dubit Visit: https://kidsandfamilytech.com #FamilyTech #KidsAtPlay http://livingindigitaltimes.com/
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TAKE TIME FOR YOU, BE THERE FOR THEM

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! Speakers: Chris Aimone Co-Founder and CTO Muse Cyd Crouse Chief Marketing Officer Muse Visit: https://kidsandfamilytech.com #FamilyTech #KidsAtPlay http://livingindigitaltimes.com/
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ADDING THE HUMAN TOUCH TO SMART HOMES AND IOT

“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 human touch and you’ve got an audience ready-to-buy into a smarter lifestyle Moderator: Mike Prospero Senior Editor Tom's Guide Speakers: Adnan Agboatwalla Director, Innovation Programs Samsung Electronics America Sri Deivasigamani CEO & Co-founder Intellihot John Pleasants CEO Brava David Selinger CEO and Co-Founder Deep Sentinel Visit: https://kidsandfamilytech.com #FamilyTech #KidsAtPlay http://livingindigitaltimes.com/
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NEW PARENTS POWER THE BABY TECH CRAZE

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 Moderator: Lynn Perkins CEO & Co-Founder UrbanSitter Speakers: Iman Farzaneh Business Leader Mother & Child Care Philips Dedi Gilad CEO & Co-Founder Tyto Care Jordan Monroe Chief Product Officer Owlet Baby Care Visit: https://kidsandfamilytech.com #FamilyTech #KidsAtPlay http://livingindigitaltimes.com/
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NEW TECHNOLOGIES & EASY TO USE DESIGN COUNT SENIORS AND KIDS IN ON THE ACT

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. Moderator: Tom Kamber Executive Director Older Adults Technology Services Speakers: Kimberly Mosley, CAE, CPE President ASTRA Thomas Serval Founder/Director Baracoda Group Dr. Zheng Shi Founder and CEO Beyond Screen Limited Amy Braun Head of US Marketing and Communications Pai Technology Visit: https://kidsandfamilytech.com #FamilyTech #KidsAtPlay http://livingindigitaltimes.com/
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10th Annual KAPi Awards

The 10th Annual KAPi (Kids at Play Interactive) Awards celebrate excellence in children’s media and digital toys. Emcees Warren Buckleitner of Children’s Technology Review, Tonda Sellers and Robin Raskin of Living in Digital Times, the KAPi jurors, and some special guests will be presenting awards to some of the most deserving people and products in the kids industry. This year, as kids products grow more connected, as screen time becomes a cautionary tale and a digital literacy becomes the hallmark for tomorrow’s jobs it’s more important than ever tha we celebrate the best of breed. Meet, greet, and mingle with the toys, the tech, and the people as we kick off 2019 toy year. Enjoy an intimate cocktail party rewards reception replete with Live Music. 2019 Winners Best Hardware: Echo Dot Kids, Amazon.com Best Overall Tech: Nintendo Labo by Nintendo Best Maker Spirit: Itty Bitty Buggy, Microduino, Inc. Best Robot: Jimu, Ubitech Most Novel Tech: When in Rome, Sensible Object Best Mixed Reality: Untamed / Battle ARena by WowWee + and HappyGiant Best Educational Product: Snap Circuits, Elenco Best Physical: Play Nerf Laser Ops, Hasbro Best Video Game Starlink, Ubisoft Honorable Mentions: StoryBall, MyStoryball Novel Effect, Novel Effect #KAPIAWARDS #FamilyTech #KidsAtPlay Visit: https://kapiawards.com/ Presented By: Living In Digital Times http://livingindigitaltimes.com/
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