Conference Track

Kids@Play/Family Tech Summit

Digital natives are now raising families of their own. They expect tech to fit seamlessly into their lifestyles. Both legacy brands and new thought leaders in kids and family tech arena will introduce the next generation of devices and services including STEM and tech-toys, IoT devices at home and on-the-go, smart home and voice-enabled devices, plus a look at what AI means to family life.

Thursday, January 9

9:00 – 9:35 AM

Conference Session

New Parent Alert: Desperately Seeking Innovative Solutions!

LOCATION Venetian Level 4 Lando 4302

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 and wearables — are producing significant solutions helping modern-day parents. Join these leading-edge innovators for this timely discussion.

9:35 – 10:00 AM

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How Tech Saves Our Smallest Super Heroes

LOCATION Venetian Level 4 Lando 4302

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.

10:15 – 10:45 AM

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The Science of Learning: Using Technology Effectively

LOCATION Venetian Level 4 Lando 4302

Personalized, tech-enabled solutions grounded in data most positively effect children’s learning outcomes. Age of Learning, developers of ABCmouse, discuss social emotional and behavioral sciences and creating effective solutions through game-based learning, in addition to the importance of empowering parents.

10:45 – 11:15 AM

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Uncovering New Frontiers in STEM and STEAM

LOCATION Venetian Level 4 Lando 4302

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.

11:30 – 12:30 PM

Conference Session

Engaging the Techfluid Generation

LOCATION Venetian Level 4 Lando 4302

Discovery is key for generation alpha. Where do they shop? Toys R Us, locally? We explore best practices for designing engaging experiences and boosting discoverability with artificial intelligence, voice and social media to find market success for the techfluid generation.

1:00 – 2:00 PM

Conference Session

Imagining the Future with Emerging Tech

LOCATION Venetian Level 4 Lando 4302

Technology is finally catching up with our imaginations. Hear industry leaders speak about the latest connected play landscape and how the untapped potential of emerging technologies, including mixed reality (AI, AR, VR and XR), are providing agency and opportunity for kids and families.

2:15 – 2:30 PM

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The Effect of Technology on Family Life

LOCATION Venetian Level 4 Lando 4302

Meet WSJ's Julie Jargon. She'll look at how children are being raised by data driven parents. It does take a village to raise the family of tomorrow.

2:30 – 3:15 PM

Conference Session

Digital Wellness for the Family

LOCATION Venetian Level 4 Lando 4302

Families need assurance in privacy and safety. Hear from Leena Elias, VP of Product Delivery and Digital Wellness Advocate for Avast as she shares new ways; Father and Developer Sean Herman introduces us new ways to engage with famiy, and we look at how wearables provide reach.

3:30 – 4:00 PM

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Firing on All Sensors

LOCATION Venetian Level 4 Lando 4302

Parents raising the next generation of innovators focus on growth, using technology to extend a real experience from writing, listening or exploring, we've finally mastered how to meld high tech with rich sensory experiences.

4:00 – 4:30 PM

Conference Session

Meet the Young Innovators

LOCATION Venetian Level 4 Lando 4302

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.

4:30 – 5:30 PM

Conference Session

The KAPi Awards for Best Of Interactive Play

LOCATION Venetian Level 4 Lando 4302

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!

All CES conference sessions are seated on a first-come, first-served basis.
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