Friday, January 6
Playing with AR and VR, having a robot buddy, coding your own entertainment, and using YouTube as your encyclopedia, we look at every facet of building the coolest worlds for digital kids to experience.
New Life for the Toy Industry?
Over-scheduled kids, competition for prime shelf space, hurting brick-and-mortar storefronts, and the parental battle with clutter and cash are challenging toy and tech companies alike. We’ll look at how new technologies can build a vibrant toy culture.
The predictions are in! Augmented/virtual reality, toys with built-in AI, curated content channels, learning to code through play, robots and drones are all big news. We debut the best ideas and products for 2017.
Review of Emerging Trends and the Screenless Kids
Dean will make sense of the trends and patterns discussed and demoed and what it means for the youth of today to be screenless and connected.
Pokémon GO and the rise of Real World Gaming
Last summer Niantic and the Pokémon company launched the augmented reality game, which instantly became a worldwide sensation. Find out how they did it.
Randi Zuckerberg On the DOT
Mom Entrepreneur, Industrial Brothers in association with The Jim Henson Company and the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation, and Sprout team up to spark a dialog to help navigate kids’ relationship with technology.
FREE PLAY TIME:
Calling all big kids to get some hands on time with our hand picked favories.
Stay and PLAY (Lunch available for purchase)
We love all families, especially the connected ones.
Where do we go from here?
Kids will always be kids, but technology is changing rapidly. How do we reconcile new technologies like AR, VR and AI with some traditional views of keeping kids safe. An open forum for change.
David Pogue’s Tech Take 2017
David Pogue has been delighting readers and viewers with his very personal, often wacky take on consumer technology. Come hear what’s on his tech-obsessed mind and how it changes the family dynamic.
The family dynamic has changed thanks to social media. At its best it creates strong intergeneration family ties and bonds. At its worst, in wrecks havoc. Time for some amazing stories and amazing studies about the role of the media in our lives.
5 Lifehacks for Tech-Centric Families
Tech has changed family life; our jobs are to make the change compelling and positive. Find out how these tech experts improve the bottom line by giving family’s tech they can use.
Creating Family Bonds Through Technology
The mobile phone and internet communications have become the glue for modern family life. From connecting generations and checking in, to creating memories and surviving the day it’s all about the phone meeting the family.
Infants and toddler tech, teen gear favs, wearables for mom and dad, and staying in touch with grandma… tech is a family affair from birth on.
IoT and the Connected Family
A new generation of home appliances, robotic helpers, voice-activated controls and personal assistants are turning our homes into extensions of ourselves. Discover how IoT and smart home services are changing the face of modern homes.
FamilyTech and the Age of Wearables
No longer confined to your desktop or lap, your computing power may be worn on your wrist, embedded in your clothing, or built into your jewelry or watch. Let’s see how wearables are changing parenting.
Annual KAPi (KidsAtPlay Interactive) Awards & Cocktail Reception
Join Living in Digital Times and Children’s Technology Review as we present the 8th annual awards for the best of kids’ tech and media. Reception is by invite only. Interested attendees should contact email@example.com and press inquiries directed to firstname.lastname@example.org.