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Platinum Sponsors

At Whirlpool, we advance technology to the point of Simplicity. Creating innovations that are forward-thinking for what we choose to put in – and what we don’t. Great design that fits seamlessly into life. Along with you, we never stop seeking smarter, simpler ways to help run a home.

Gold Sponsor

VTech is the world’s largest manufacturer of cordless telephones, electronic learning products and provides highly sought-after contract manufacturing services. Since 1976, VTech’s mission is to be the most cost effective designer and manufacturer of innovative, high quality consumer electronics products and to distribute them worldwide in the most efficient manner.

VINCI was created as a new category of Early Learning Systems to provide fun learning experiences with the goal to engage, empower and educate children to achieve success. VINCI Early Learning Systems grow with the child by offering VINCI Curriculum, a step-by-step learning structure comprised of learning subjects and assessments.

The LEGO Group is a family-owned company based in Billund, Denmark, and is the world’s leading construction toy manufacturer. The company is committed to inspiring the builders of tomorrow by developing children’s creative and imaginative abilities through quality educational play materials. 

3D Systems is a leading, global provider of 3D content-to-print solutions, including personal, professional and production 3D printers, integrated print materials and on-demand custom parts services for professionals and consumers alike. They also provide creative content development, 3D software for capture, design and inspection plus curation services and content downloads.

Silver Sponsor

Recently named a Sunday Times FAST TRACK 100 for being one of the fastest growing companies in the UK, Wow! Stuff is dedicated to creating blockbuster toys that have “Wow! factor.” The company invents and brings to market innovative products with international sales appeal, delivering its signature retail theater worldwide.

Lexibook® is the European leader in licensed leisure electronic products. Their products possess exclusive licenses (Barbie, Disney, etc.) combined with an electronic component (educational computers, televisions). Lexibook has launched more than 25 million products into the market and today, it sells a product every 5 seconds worldwide!

Techno Source, a division of LF Products (a Li & Fung company), is one of the fastest growing global toy companies. Known for its ground-breaking products, marketing prowess and strong retail relationships, the company is committed to delivering high-quality toys and games that offer significant play value at affordable prices.

iRGONOMIC  is a full service design driven marketing & information technology agency. We apply theory, principles, data & methods to the design and the use of technology in order to optimize human experiences & maximize business outcomes. Created by proven industry executives, iRGONOMIC has come together with years of experience in design, architecture & world class marketing technology. 

Brother International Corporation has earned its reputation as a leading supplier of innovative products for the home sewing enthusiast. Through a growing network of dealers and retail outlets nationwide, Brother offers a full line of machines, from basic to top-of-the-line sewing and embroidery machines. The company is recognized for its high-quality, state-of-the-art machines and accessories, offering ease of use and flexibility at affordable prices. 

Since 1983, Velodyne Acoustics, Inc. has been the brand of choice for high-performance low-distortion subwoofers. That legendary performance is now available with Velodyne’s entry into the personal audio product arena. Keep your eye on Velodyne as we continue to break new ground in 2012.

Fingerprint Digital is a mobile entertainment company for kids and the creator of Fingerprint Play, the first kids’ learning and game play platform, providing sharing and engagement opportunities between kids and their grown-ups across mobile devices and the web. 

LeapFrog is the leader in educational entertainment for children. LeapFrog’s award-winning product portfolio helps children achieve their potential by delivering best-in-class curriculum through engaging content, multimedia learning platforms and toys. Through the power of play, LeapFrog’s products and curriculum help children of all ages prepare for school and life success. 

AboutOne is the fast, easy way to organize your busy life. It supercharges your existing calendar and contact tools to make your household information work for you.

• Calendar-based, online organizer
• Completely private with bank-level security
• Full mobile access
• Easy, auto-magic data entry
• Guides you on the path to organization

Best of all, AboutOne pays you to be organized!

AboutOne is the fast, easy way to organize your busy life. It supercharges your existing calendar and contact tools to make your household information work for you.

• Calendar-based, online organizer
• Completely private with bank-level security
• Full mobile access
• Easy, auto-magic data entry
• Guides you on the path to organization

Best of all, AboutOne pays you to be organized!


Toon Boom Animation is the worldwide leader in digital content and animation creation software. Toon Boom develops user-friendly animation applications for children, home users, students, educators and creative professionals. Toon Boom also offers a wide product range to independent animators and studios from powerful pre-production tools to leading-edge production solutions.

Photobucket transforms the act of photosharing into the art of storytelling. As the world’s leading consumer service dedicated to preserving and sharing the entire photo and video lifecycle, Photobucket hosts more than 10 billion images from 100 million registered members, who upload more than four million images and videos per day from the Web and connected digital devices. 


Numedeon is recognized as a leading innovator in the use of virtual worlds for learning and user engagement. Since launching the first learning-based virtual world for children, Whyville.net, in 1999, Numedeon’s patented virtual world engine has been used to construct virtual worlds serving a broad range of purposes and demographics.

Wanderful, Inc. had created a collection of multilingual interactive storybook apps based on the award-winning titles originally published by Living Books.  Wanderful apps (iOS, Android, Mac, and Windows) deliver imaginative, engaging and educational experiences for young and emerging readers through high-quality, animated content loved by children, parents and teachers alike.

Sifteo Cubes are classic play, made interactive. The award-winning, tactile entertainment system is unlike any game platform you’ve ever tried, yet you’ll be hooked in seconds. Sifteo Cubes communicate wirelessly and respond to your gestures. Tilt, shake, neighbor, press, scootch, slide, flip, stack – get ready for endless hands-on play!

KingsIsle Entertainment develops and publishes high quality family online games that appeal to a wide audience.

The American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) is the professional, scientific, and credentialing association for 140,000 members and affiliates who are audiologists, speech-language pathologists and speech, language, and hearing scientists. Our Vision: Making effective communication, a human right, accessible and achievable for all.

Established in 2004, Bluetree Electronics is a Singapore-based technology company specializing in portable electronics and audio MP3 products.

Bluetree Electronics launched the Kube MP3 player in June 2009 and still remains a hit globally. CNET described the Kube2, introduced at CES 2012, as “A mini-MP3 player hit from Singapore“.

Basic Sponsor

Introducing the first adult-featured stereo headphones made specifically for kids. Manufactured with the same high quality components as those used in standard adult headphones, the Kidz Gear™ stereo headphones deliver extremely rich sound quality for a variety of audio content – DVDs, MP3s, Game Players, Radio and more.  A KidzControl™ Volume Limit Cable is included FREE, making the Kidz Gear Wired Headphones the safest and most comfortable headphones available for the little ones.  All products are covered by a Lifetime Limited Warranty.  They are a must for children in the car, on the plane or hanging out at home.

iLuv Creative Technology is the premier provider of the most comprehensive line of accessories for Apple, Android and smartphone devices.  iLuv is a division of jWIN Electronics Corp., a leading consumer electronics company.  iLuv’s products are designed and developed in New York and lead in quality, value, design and innovation.  

Media Partner

Storia® is Scholastic’s free teacher-recommended eReading app for children ages toddler to teen. Storia offers access to a carefully-curated range of eBooks including enriched titles that have fun, educational activities including word games, comprehension quizzes, and videos. Storia is free to download at scholastic.com/storia and comes with five free books.