2020 Kids@Play and FamilyTech Summit
Thursday, January 9
There’s a huge market of expectant families and young parents who depend on technology to help them stay informed and analyze their progress. We’ll show you the best of the breed.
Age-old stresses around conceiving and caring for newborns hasn’t changed in thousands of years. The technologies grabbing the headlines—artificial intelligence, sensors, sophisticated algorithms, voice tech, wearables—are producing significant solutions helping modern-day parents. Join these leading-edge innovators for this timely discussion.
In the US, one in ten babies are born prematurely, often without access to necessary neonatal equipment. Discover how powerful partnerships with this trailblazing organization is delivering intensive care technologies needed to save a generation of kids from lifelong disabilities.
Today’s kids move seamlessly between the world of tech and the physical world. They expect to discover their toys in the same manner. Meet the new ToysRUs, the local play store, and the influencer model.
Personalized, tech-enabled solutions can dramatically impact children’s learning outcomes, and technology gives us the ability us to create vastness in a small physical space to do so. As an industry, it is important to draw from learning and behavioral science to more effectively help children develop critical skills. Leaning on data science and AI only further enables us to create products that cater to individual learning levels and interests, in turn creating stronger, long-term impacts. Influencing how children are engaged in their learning through game-based environments is an important component of the learning process, and there are new and impactful ways to do this. It is also important to change the experience for the parents through tools and approaches that better allow them to connect with their child about what they are learning and be a positive influence. This panel will touch on the importance of social emotional and behavioral sciences, cognitive research, and more, and discuss how Age of Learning, developers of ABCmouse, is creating solutions with impact.
Discover innovative concepts and ideas, which explore unchartered areas and focus on what can be devised, designed, and manufactured to bring STEM/STEAM to toys and play in new ways. Brand-new research by The Toy Association in partnership with Prodigy Works.
WWE Superstar Kofi Kingston shares his insights on fatherhood and how to leverage the benefits of technology and social media both in and outside of the parenting ring. Channeling his roots as an up-and-coming underdog to now a WWE Champion, Kofi has learned to leverage his social media platform for good by being a positive influence in his community and an outspoken advocate against bullying through WWE’s Be a STAR program. He’s learned to master the spotlight using the latest technology to engage and communicate with the millions of fans that are part of the #KofiMania movement.
Discovery is key for generation alpha! We explore best practices, in the content space, what is next and how voice and AI as an interface can influence design of other products in the family tech market.
What does Toys R Us look like when it gets a 21st century makeover? And how does your local toy store and the influencer market build engagement for your brand and the newest decision makers (generation alpha) along the journey to purchasing?
Mixed reality is providing agency and opportunity for kids and families to interact with each other and brands they love, in new and creative ways.
We are at a unique moment in history where technology is finally catching up with our imaginations and creative ambitions. Hear perspectives from industry leaders on the latest connected play landscape and how the untapped potential of emerging technologies, experimentation and collaboration are pioneering the future of play.
From security, and privacy and respecting the next generation and their needs. Parenting today is data driven.
Today’s children are growing up in a whole new world in which parents are digitally tracking their every move, starting in the womb and lasting until adulthood. How much is too much and what are the security and privacy implications?
On-the-go or at home, families need assurance in privacy and safety for the hyper-connected changing world. Leena Elias, VP of Product Delivery and Digital Wellness Advocate, helps us understand how to protect our families on any device anywhere.
Enjoy tech as a family. Be a mentor to your children. You are in charge from beginning to end. Build agency and positive interaction with tech. Find the new tools that are making this possible this year.
Writing, touching and listening… we’ve finally mastered how to meld high tech with rich sensory experiences.
Student winners from our The Young Innovators to Watch Program will wow you with their technical prowess. Their projects represent original technology, inventions, or discoveries that display forward-thinking entrepreneurial vision and social good.
The KAPi (Kids@Play) Interactive Awards moves to daytime. Join us as we present the 12th annual awards for the best of kids’ tech and media. Meet the developers, producers, and influencers behind kids tech today!
PLAY is at the heart of learning and entertainment for families from streaming to our sensory level, to disruption in how we shop and why, to IoT and smart homes and cities to STEM/STEAM PLAY is the constant.