TOP THREE REASONS YOU SHOULD ATTEND DIGITAL KIDS SUMMIT
Digital Kids Summit online registration ends in a few weeks. Digital Kids will provide you the latest data and insights into the latest trends and ways to manage and alleviate challenges you face in the every changing kids industry of learning and entertainment. Gain critical information to help move your digital strategy forward more efficiently and with better R.O.I.
50+ industry leaders will speak, including veteran leaders in Children’s Media: PBSKIDS Digital, Sesame Workshop, Reading Rainbow, Mattel and Leapfrog as they share how to continue to re-imagine their brands and keep them top of mind in the kids of today with digital. You will also hear from the top startups in the industry that put innovation first: Tiny Bop, ToyTalk, Playrific, Duck Duck Moose and many more.
Keynotes with everything you need from Building a Digital Brand that Lasts - Mobile First perspective with Keynote address given by:
Björn Jeffery, CEO and Co-Founder of Toca Boca to Traditional Brand Going Next Gen with Connecting Kids to Characters in the 21st Century Keynote address given by: Julia Pistor, VP Entertainment/Executive Producer, Playground Productions, Mattel, Oren Jacob, CEO and Co-founder, ToyTalk, and moderated by Evie Nagy, Staff Writer, FastCompany.com
Networking like never before: Network with app developers, technology experts, entertainment execs from big brands, CEOs from innovative startups when you get there a little early Continental Breakfast Hosted by the Genius of Play – the Toy Industry Association’s initiative to raise awareness about play’s critical role in the lives of children. or a Cocktail Reception sponsored by Cupcake Digital, kids app developer and creator of NetKids Digital Entertainment Network where you can mix and mingle with potential partners or get face time with those you are already doing business with.
Online registration is open until September 4th. Get your seat while you can. Register now.
Bright World eBooks, IDEO, Sesame Workshop, PBSKIDS, Speakaboo, Highlights &
Big Blue Bubble Diving into the Digital Age
New Speakers Announced:
Judy Belletti, Co-founder, Bright World eBooks
Nancy MacIntyre, CEO/Founder, Fingerprint
Brent Martyn, Video Game Analyst, NPD
Andy Shafran, VP, International & Digital Business, Highlights Consumer Business
Henry Hsiao, Sr. Director, Head of Digital Media, HIT Entertainment
Michelle Lee, Product Lead, Mobile Strategy & Design, IDEO
Christina Zagarino, Executive Producer, Speakaboos
Bryan Davis, Sr. VP, Big Blue Bubble Inc.
Dr. Nadja Reilly, Assoc. Dir. of the Freeman Center for Child and Family Dev.,
William James College
Dr. James Bower, Founder & CEO, Virtual Worlds IP Inc.
David K. Aylward,, Strategic Director, iThrive
Their passion to find new and inventive ways to connect kids with their favorite characters, brings Julia Pistor, VP Entertainment for Mattel and Oren Jacob, CEO of ToyTalk and Pixar’s former CTO to our stage at Digital Kids Summit for the second day keynote, “Connecting Kids to Characters in the 21st Century”. Evie Nagy, author and staff writer for FastCompany will lead the compelling discussion of these two creative minds regarding the trends, challenges and the future of all connected play.
Currently, Pistor is leading the feature film initiative for Mattel’s Playground Productions, which encompasses extending existing brands as well as identifying, developing and producing new IP. She is producing MAX STEEL, Playground’s first live action feature. Upcoming projects include executive producing MASTER’S OF THE UNIVERSE and BARBIE for Sony and HOT WHEELS with Legendary.
Evie Nagy is a Bay Area-based Staff Writer at FastCompany.com, writing features and news with a focus on culture and creativity. She was previously an editor at Billboard and Rolling Stone, and has written about music, business and culture for a variety of publications. Her book about Devo’s album Freedom of Choice, part of Bloomsbury’s 33 1/3 series, was released in May 2015.
Oren Jacob is CEO and Co-founder of ToyTalk, an award-winning entertainment and technology company that combines art and science to create conversation with characters. ToyTalk’s groundbreaking platform powers the unique creative process that ToyTalk and the world’s leading entertainment companies use to create conversation with their beloved characters.
Just one of our many intriguing sessions includes our panel on “All Diversity Matters”. Leading the conversation on the state of diversity in children’s mobile media and beyond are Raul Gutierrez, Founder and CEO of Tinybop, Erica Branch-Ridley of HITN and Founding Member of Diversity In Apps, Sara DeWitt, Vice President of PBS KIDS Digital and Christine Elgersma, Sr. Editor of Apps and Digital Learning.
For everyone who had their feet in the sand last week, we extended our earlybird registration rate until 11:59pm tonight! Don’t miss out on being part of the conversation, click here for the final chance to save $200!
Digital Kids Summit, taking place September 9-10, 2015 in San Francisco at the Children’s Creativity Museum.
DKS is the only event on the west coast focused on children’s digital media - covering both the entertainment and learning markets. DKS is a single-track, 2-day event limited to 220 guests, that guarantees great networking.
We are excited to announce our Digital Kids Summit opening day Keynote Speaker: Bjorn Jeffery, CEO and co-founder of Toca Boca. Join us in San Francisco on September 9th and 10th. Earlybird registration ends in five days, this Friday, July 31st. Register now and save $200! This is our lowest price ever.
Since its first product launch in 2011, Toca Boca, the #1 mobile-first kids brand, has released 28 apps that have been downloaded in 215 countries worldwide. With over 90 million downloads to date, Björn Jeffery will discuss how you build a successful company that remains innovative and creative as it grows. Björn will touch on mistakes made and lessons learned over the company’s four-year journey, as well as how Toca Boca continues to evolve and adapt to the ever-changing digital media space.
Prior to starting Toca Boca, Jeffery was Director of Future Media & Technology at Bonnier Research & Development, where he was responsible for global research and analysis regarding consumer behavior and strategic shifts in technology. Before Bonnier, Jeffery was CEO of the strategic web agency Good Old, founder of men’s fashion site Manolo.se, and a journalist for Swedish outlets Göteborgs-Posten and SVT (Swedish National Television).
Digital Kids Summit is the only location where you’ll find experts sharing what you need-to-know to create and monetize best-selling kids games, apps and digital media services. These markets are changing rapidly, with lines blurring now more than ever. View the schedule here.
Confirmed Digital Kids Summit Speakers Include:
- Don McGowan, General Counsel, The Pokémon Company International
- Marci Pedrazzi, Marketing & Communications, Flipboard Inc.
- Craig Relyea, Senior Vice President, Content Strategy and Marketing, LeapFrog
- Jenny Mirken, CEO, Jet Networks
- Ryan Modjeski, Director of Product, Reading Rainbow
- Meagan Carabetta, Art Director, Amazon
- Jennifer Kotler, PH.D., Vice President of Research & Evaluation, Sesame Workshop
- Sara DeWitt, Vice President, PBS KIDS Digital
- Eduardo Lins Henrique, Head of Global Expansion, PlayKids
- Shazia Makhdumi, Global Head of Educational Apps & Games Partnerships, Google
- Michael Cai, Senior Vice President of Research, Interpret
- Beth Marcus, CEO, Playrific, Inc.
- Izzy Neis, Director of Digital Strategy and Engagement, Metaverse Mod Squad
- Reyne Rice, CEO, Toy Trends, Inc.
- Jeff Roach, Executive Creative Director and Chief Strategy Officer, Fuel
- Megan Anderson, Youth Centers Manager, San Francisco Public Library
- Maria Bailey, CEO, BSM Media
- Beth Blecherman, Founder, TechMamas.com
- Guillaume Cohen, CEO and Co-Founder, Plumzi
- Dan Ferguson, Director of Digital Interactive, Reel FX
- Dona Fraser, Vice President, ESRB Privacy Certified
- Emily Kirkpatrick, Vice President, National Center for Families Learning (NCFL)
- Scott McQuigg, CEO, GoNoodle
- Josephine Tsay, Design, Product, UX, GlassLabs
- Tonda Bunge Sellers, President, Digital Kids® Media
- Scott Traylor, Chief KID, CEO and Founder, 360KID
More Speakers to be Announced Soon!
If you haven’t already registered, register now to attend DKS and stay on top of the latest trends and best practices. Everyone from senior executives and product directors to licensing experts and marketing pros should consider attending (see previous attendees). DKS is a single-track, 2-day event limited to 220 guests, that guarantees great networking.
Take advantage of earlybird registration. Register now and get our best rate of the year.
We are pleased to announce the schedule for the Digital Kids Summit, taking place September 9-10, 2015 in San Francisco at the Children’s Creativity Museum.
DKS is the only event on the west coast focused on children’s digital media - covering both the entertainment and learning markets. DKS is a single-track, 2-day event limited to 220 guests, that guarantees great networking. Don’t forget, Earlybird Registration is now open.
Stay up to date on what’s trending in today’s marketplace for toys, gaming, interactive learning and programming and leave with inspiration for your own brand.
A Brave New World: New Technologies, Mediums and Points of Entry
User generated content, social media, video, 3D, print, VR/AR are just a sample of the mediums the average child is using to collaborate and connect with others.
Let the Numbers Tell the Story
How do you know that your message and brand are reaching the right audience? The experts tell you!
Social Good: Coming Together with Digital
There are some truly inspiring organizations working in the social good space for kids and their families that you should know more about. Plus, learn how to incorporate Social Good into your products!
Big Idea Competition
Our own startup pitch event returns for the second year. Submit your company to pitch or come hear from this year’s finalists!!!
Exciting Keynotes (we promise) to be Announced
The New Frontier: An International Perspective
Let’s step outside of our U.S.-centric world view for this session and take a look at what is successful in other geographic markets.
Learning Isn’t All Fun and Games
Education or learning seems almost required for your brand to be a success. Come find out why.
Legal Brief: Inhouse Legal Counsels Take the Stage
Legal experts at leading kids companies talk about the importance of recent legislation. No knowledge of “legalese” required
Finding the Balance: Getting Digital to Play with Physical
Incorporating physical into the digital, from wearable tech, sensors to digital coaching and incentives and more.
Dialing In To the Next Gen: What are the Best (and Safest) Channels?
Tweens and teens are at the leading edge and bleeding edge of today’s communication trends. Learn their secrets.
Monetization: How to Actually Make MONEY
What are the pitfalls of free vs paid vs advertising supported content vs audience growth? Bottom line is you have to have a solid bottom line, of course. We tell you how.
Don’t forget to register now. Earlybird registration ends July 31st! Register here: http://www.digitalkidssummit.com/register/