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The summit will take place on Friday, January 6, 2017 the Venetian, Level 4
Lando 4302. The [email protected] and FamilyTech Summit start at 8:00 a.m. and run until 5PM.

To submit your bio, and photo go to KidsatPlaySummit.com and FamilyTechSummit.com and click “2017 Login” in the upper right hand corner of the page. If this is your first visit, create your account by typing the information into the New Users section. Returning speakers are required to create a New Account each year. 

Once your account is created, you’ll see an online form to submit your contact information, photo, bio, and other information. It’s important that you send this information to us as soon as possible, which will allow us to start promoting you on our website. This information is used to Register you for a CES Badge.

All [email protected] and FamilyTech Summit speakers, panelists and moderators are automatically registered for CES. Exhibitors will receive an email and link from CES to register for allotted badges.  Additional colleagues/guests will need to register on their own for CES to get access to the conference.

As a speaker, you will be registered for CES automatically. Upon your arrival, please pick up your badge at any of the CES badge pickup locations or at the two Speaker Ready Rooms: Venetian, Level 4 in Marcello 4401; LVCC N263 in the North Hall (Upper Level) of the Las Vegas Convention Center. Your badge allows access to the exhibit show floor, free conference sessions, SuperSessions and keynotes in addition to the [email protected] and FamilyTech Summit conference tracks.

Hotel rooms will become scarce as it gets closer to CES. Speakers and moderators are responsible for making their own hotel reservations and paying for all of their hotel and travel expenses. Go to http://www.ces.tech/Register-Plan/Hotel for a list of hotels offering CES special rates.

A tentative schedule is available online. Please note that the schedule is subject to change. Updates will be posted atKidsatPlaySummit.com  and FamilyTechSummit.com and we will notify speakers and moderators directly if changes occur.

All speakers and moderators are encouraged to participant in the entire summit and lend their voices to the discussions. However, at a minimum all speakers and moderators should arrive at the Venetian, Level 4, Lando 4301 at least 30 minutes before their session. Some speakers may be asked to come earlier if they are using special technology. Please make your presence known to your moderator and a LIDT representative.

Tuesday, January 7  10am-6pm
Wednesday, January 8 9am-6pm
Thursday, January 9 9am-6pm
Friday, January 10 9am-4pm

Yes. Press and analysts are admitted to all conference sessions. The Summit does quite a bit of public relations, but all speakers are encouraged to do their own PR and set up press appointments while at CES.

Your photo and a short version of your bio will posted on the [email protected] Summit or FamilyTech Summit website and included in the program handout for the Summit. Your bio also will be used to introduce you at your session.

Your session may be recorded for subsequent showing on the [email protected] Summit, FamilyTech Summit, CES and partner websites. Please be sure to read and agree to the media waiver at our website.

Not unless you are a sponsor. Instructions regarding collateral materials are emailed directly to exhibitors and sponsors as part of their sponsorship package. If you have any questions about distribution of materials, please contact [email protected].

The standard A/V in each conference session will be:

  • LCD data/data projector
  • 8 x 8 Screen (or larger)
  • VGA Switch Box [1] [2]
  • Podium laptop with most presentations and media
  • Wireless lavaliere microphone and podium microphone
  • Wireless panelist microphones
  • Document cameras for showcasing mobile apps and small items

    ***There is no Internet in the room

    If you need Internet connectivity during your presentation, please contact [email protected]

    We prefer to assemble all powerpoint visuals before the conference. If you plan to use your own laptop, make sure it has a VGA output connector, bring a flash drive or contact [email protected] for alternatives.

Please let us know by December 1st or earlier so that we can determine if we can accommodate the technology. Please contact [email protected].

Yes. A Speaker Ready room is in the Venetian for your use. The room is Venetian, Level 4, Marcello 4401. The room will have computers, access to the Internet, a fax machine, a printer  (for minimal printing  only), telephones and light refreshments. You will have access to this room during the entire four days of the CES Show. To see all benefits of the speaker ready room, please visit http://www.ces.tech/Conference/Speaker-Resources/Speaker-Services.aspx

For questions, feel free to contact either:

Robin Raskin
[email protected]


Linda Nessim
[email protected]