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2018 FamilyTech/[email protected] Summit
Wednesday, January 10

The Changing Business of Play and Learning

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.    

9:00am - 9:45am
Venetian, Level 4 Lando 4302

Is Play the Secret Sauce?

Traditional playtime spent outside has been shrinking while digital play has been increasing. In the age of technology, we must “put real ‘play’ into high tech toys” like VR, AR, and drones to provide what kids need to succeed.

Moderator:
Executive Vice President
The Toy Association
Speakers:
VP, PBS KIDS Digital
PBS
Psychologist
Dr. E... Presents
Director, Child Development and Learning
Mattel
10:00am - 10:15am
Venetian, Level 4 Lando 4302

Brain Science & Early Literacy

Speakers:
Director of Educational Research and Curriculum
Square Panda Inc.
11:15am - 11:30am
Venetian, Level 4 Lando 4302

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AR/VR and Robotics: Code, Build, and Play

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. 

11:30am - 11:55am
Venetian, Level 4 Lando 4302

Is STEM A Four Letter Word?

We can teach kids myriad technical skills, and they’ll need them—coding, robotics, you name it—but the toys that spur on the next generation’s innovators combine knowledge and technique with creativity, artistry, and imagination. What’s the key to truly transformative learning?

Moderator:
Author/Curriculum Writer/YouTube Personality
Code.org
Speakers:
Chief Product Officer
Pai Technology
CEO
Electroninks/Circuit Scribe
12:15pm - 12:30pm
Venetian, Level 4 Lando 4302

Digital Games for the Benefit of Society

Speakers:
CEO
Power Play
12:30pm - 1:00pm
Venetian, Level 4 Lando 4302

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Entertaining and Parenting Mobile Natives

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. 

1:00pm - 1:25pm
Venetian, Level 4 Lando 4302

The State of the Digital Kid

“Mobile Natives” is right. Our kids are so immersed in technology these days, it’s become nearly a language to them. Finstagrams and the Snap Map are just the beginning. Learn how your kids are reshaping the culture and the future.

Speakers:
President
Ypulse
1:30pm - 2:00pm
Venetian, Level 4 Lando 4302

Family Story Time:

Amidst the overwhelming dialogue about machines driving us apart, we focus on tech products and experiences that bring families together. Sharing memories, connecting from anywhere, learning our own histories—in so many ways, innovation can enrich our stories and our lives.

2:00pm - 2:15pm
Venetian, Level 4 Lando 4302

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2:15pm - 2:45pm
Venetian, Level 4 Lando 4302

Turn the Ordinary Home into A Smart One: Minimize Pain and Maximize Gain

Everyone wants a smart home that is convenient, protects, saves money and provides peace of mind. We will discuss what is a smart home, how it adds to home value and how it offers convenience. It’s time to make your home work for you.

Speakers:
General Manager and Senior Vice President, Xfinity Home
Comcast Xfinity Home
2:45pm - 3:15pm
Venetian, Level 4 Lando 4302

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3:15pm - 3:30pm
Venetian, Level 4 Lando 4302

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Taking Back Your Time with Tech

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.   

3:30pm - 3:55pm
Venetian, Level 4 Lando 4302

The Real You:

Imagine if the tech could take on your to do’s list, and you could have some real free time for once. It’s possible, and we’ll get you the tools you need to make it happen. From pampering to more restful sleep, AI, IoT, and automation will help you feel and be your best.

Speakers:
Chief Operating Officer
Baby Center
Director of Product - SleepIQ Technology
Sleep Number
4:00pm - 5:00pm
Venetian, Level 4 Lando 4302

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Annual KAPi ([email protected] Interactive) Awards

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 invitation-only. Interested attendees should contact [email protected] and press inquiries directed to [email protected] 

5:30 PM - 7:00 PM
Venetian, Level 4 Lando 4302

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