Digital Kids Summit

 

- Audio MP3 recordings of Digital Kids Summit and Digital Kid Edu can be downloaded here.
 
- Presentations that speakers have made available can be found here.
 
- Please join us for the Digital Kids Conference and Toys, Learning and Play Summit February 17-18-19, 2014 in NYC at Toy Fair.

 

Digital Kids Summit, September 19, 2013 in San Francisco, gives you what you need to know to create best-selling kids digital entertainment. The Summit is the must-attend event for brand owners, entertainment and media executives, marketers, producers, digital media directors and licensing professionals seeking to engage children online and on digital devices. Hear from industry veterans from Activision, Netflix, Disney, Google, Club Penguin, Pixar, Lightspeed Ventures and more.

Garner insight from experts, as kid veterans and digital media mavins share their passions for innovation, understanding of the market and path to digital success. From monetization and pricing to innovative product design strategies, learn and network with the best.

If education is your passion, join us Sept. 18th for Digital Kids Edu, focused exclusively on education.

Confirmed speakers include:

 

Digital Kids Summit speaker slideshow presentations are now available for your benefit. View the slides below for a  slice of the research and insights shared at the summit:

Michael Cai, Senior Vice President of Research, Interpret

Oren Jacob, CEO, Toy Talk

Joby Otero, Former VP Art and Technology, Activision, Creative Director Skylanders

Dylan Collins, CEO, SuperAwesome

Jason Morrell, Director of Sales, Games, Virtual Piggy

Michelle Sullivan, VP, Digital, Kids & Family, National Geographic Global Media

Renee Weber, VP, Consumer Strategy and Research, The Marketing Store

More presentations to come.

 

top-10Digital Kids Summit is just one week away. Here are the top ten reasons you won’t want to miss out on this must-attend event:

  1. Network and learn from seasoned kids veterans in the digital kids entertainment industry. Such experts include Oren Jacob, CEO, ToyTalk; Joby Otero, Former VP Art and Technology, Activision, Creative Director Skylanders; Lance Priebe, Founder, HyperHippo; and Luca Prasso, CEO, Curious Hat.
  2. Garner insight from digital media mavins as they share their passions for innovation, understanding of the market and are excited to share on paths to digital success. Mavins such as John Viganocchi, Executive Producer, Disney Interactive and Michelle Sullivan, VP Digital, Kids & Family, National Geographic Global Media are excited to share current strategies such as Integrating Toys in Digital Gameplay and Re-imagining Traditional Brands for Today’s Digital Natives.
  3. Connect with fellow brand owners, entertainment and media executives, marketers, producers, digital media directors and licensing professionals seeking to engage children online and on digital devices.
  4. Learn across multiple disciplines from topics covering a wide spectrum, including mobile games and apps; innovation in the industry; engaging people via people, not products; uniting digital and real world perspectives; game development for parent and child  and more.
  5. Gather hard data from the latest trends and numbers in kids’ digital entertainment. Expert researchers Michael Cai, Senior Vice President of Research, Interpret; and Amy Henry, Vice President Youth Insights, C + R Research, will share their data on the global gaming market and understanding app value from a parents’ perspective.
  6. Strategize with a panel of experts on a creating products and services that sell well. How do you make money? Who is doing it successfully, and what tactics are they using to generate revenue? This panel will be moderated by Scott Traylor, CEO and Founder, 360KID and fueled by panelists including David Lord, President, CEO, Jumpstart; Dylan Collins, CEO, SuperAwesome; Jason Morrell, Director of Sales, Virtual Piggy; and Todd Yellin, VP of Product Innovation, Netflix
  7. Take a look at the market from an investor’s perspective as Justin Caldbeck, Managing Director, Lightspeed Venture Partners, shares How to Enter the Market and Make a Splash. He is your go-to guy for answers to questions including What concepts are setting the scene for the future? What do investors look for in a product? What will they be looking for?
  8. Hear from the kids themselves as they share their digital technology preferences, purchasing habits and more. DK Summit will bring you on onsite focus group called “The Kids’ Perspective,” moderated by Renee Weber, VP, Consumer Strategy and Research, The Marketing Store. This session will take a research-based perspective to the details kids share, such as how many electronic devices they own, what kinds of activities they participate in online and what they find most important in gaming.
  9. Join in on discussion about how to take heritage brands online. Peter Robinson, Head of Research, Dubit; and Brad Jashinsky, Director of Digital Media, Summertime Entertainment will share how to take these IPs online and revitalise them for today’s kids, delving into  extensive research on how kids and parents want to interact with digital brands.
  10. Attend an exclusive post-show networking reception (badge required) sponsored by Netflix from 5:30 p.m.-7:30 p.m.
 

dk registerDigital Kids Summit and Edu online registration ends September 13th–just one week away. Register online by then to save $100.

Attendees have multiple registration options: registering for Digital Kids Summit, registering for Digital Kids Edu or registering for both events at a discount.

Registration for a single event is $295 when you register prior to September 13th, $395 when you register onsite. For both events registration is $495 by September 13th, $595 when you register for both events onsite.

You can register here today to save: http://digitalkidssummit.com/register/

DK Summit and Edu take place September 18-19, 2013 in San Francisco.

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dkseduAt a time when the market for kids games and digital media is exploding, Digital Kids Summit and Digital Kids Edu give you what you need to know to create best-selling kids’ digital entertainment and learning products. These must-attend events will take place September 18-19, 2013 in San Francisco.

Bringing you top forward-thinking industry brands, the Digital Kids fall events speaker list reads like a who’s who of kids and digital entertainment experts.

If you haven’t already, please register and join us to learn from and network with these individuals.

Speakers include:
Joby Otero, Former VP Art and Technology, Activision, Creative Director Skylanders
Justin Caldbeck, Managing Director, Lightspeed Venture Partners
John Viganocchi, Executive Producer, Disney Interactive
Todd Yellin, VP of Product Innovation, Netflix
Michelle Sullivan, VP Digital, Kids & Family, National Geographic Global Media
Lance Priebe, Co-Founder, HyperHippo (previously with Club Penguin)
Pierre Le Lann, Co-Founder, Tribal Nova, a Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Company
Luca Prasso, CEO, Curious Hat
Oren Jacob, CEO, ToyTalk (previously with Pixar)
Karina Linch, SVP of Product Management, BrainPOP
Jessica Lindl, General Manager, Institute of Play
Silvia Lovato, Senior Director, Products, PBS KIDS Digital
David Kleeman, SVP, Insights Program and PlayVangelist, PlayCollective
Caroline Hu Flexer, Co-Founder, Duck Duck Moose
Diana Rhoten, Chief Strategy Officer, Amplify
Laura Feeney, Education Advocate, Adobe
David Baszucki, Co-Creator and CEO, ROBLOX
Molly Passanisi, Head of Industry, Online Gaming, Google
Thijs Bosma, Founder, TribePlay
Jacob Klein, Co-Founder, Motion Math
Stuart Drexler, Chief Product Officer, Tykoon
Nancy MacIntyre, CEO and Co-Founder, Fingerprint
Julie Livingston, Senior Director, CarrotNewYork
Darryl J. Madden, Director, FEMA’s Ready Campaign for Emergency Preparedness
Yuval Kaminka, CEO and Co-Founder, JoyTunes
Srinivas Mandyam, Co-Founder and CTO, Tynker
Reuben Steiger, Founder, 8 and Up
John West, CEO, The Whistle
Scott Traylor, Chief KID, CEO and Founder, 360KID
Izzy Neis, Director of Digital Engagement & Strategy, Metaverse Mod Squad
Beth Blecherman, Founder/Editor & Chief Technology Mom, TechMamas.com
Amy Henry, Vice President Youth Insights, C + R Research
Michael Cai, Senior Vice President of Research, Interpret
David Lord, President, CEO, JumpStart
Dylan Collins, CEO, SuperAwesome
Renee Weber, VP, Consumer Strategy and Research, The Marketing Store
Brad Jashinsky, Director of Digital Media, Summertime Entertainment
Peter Robinson, Head of Research, Dubit
Jason Morrell, Director of Sales, Games, Virtual Piggy

Registration – Save when you register before September 13th.

Attendees have multiple registration options: registering for Digital Kids Summit, registering for Digital Kids Edu or registering for both events at a discount. Registration for a single event is $295 when you register prior to September 13th. Onsite registration for a single event is $395. Registration for both events is $495 by September 13th. Registration onsite for both events is $595.

So register before September 13th and save here: http://digitalkidssummit.com/register/!

We look forward to seeing you in San Francisco.

 
socialmediaAs we are gearing up for Digital Kids Summit, we want to make everyone aware of our social media communities. To engage in discussion with other attendees and expert speakers as well as keep up with the latest digital kids insights, ideas and news, we would like to invite you to join our communities:

 

- Digital Kids Facebook group (click here to join)
- Google+ community (click here to join)
- LinkedIn group (click here to join).

 

save50or100byaug16Please join us at Digital Kids Summit (Sept. 19th) in San Francisco at the Children’s Creativity Museum. Earlybird registration ends this Friday, August 16th. Register now for for $245.

Digital Kids Summit – What you need to know to create strong, best-selling interactive entertainment products and services for kids. Speakers include veterans from Pixar, Activision, Disney, Google, Club Penguin, Lightspeed Ventures and more. Up your game!  Learn the best techniques; from monetization and pricing to innovative product design strategies. http://DigitalKidsSummit.com/

Save when you register before August 16th

Attendees have multiple registration options: registering for Digital Kids Summit, registering for Digital Kids Edu taking the day prior to the Summit, or registering for both events at a discount. Registration for a single event is $245 when you register prior to August 16th. The price is $295 thereafter. Registration for both events is $395 before August 16th or $495 thereafter. http://digitalkidssummit.com/register/

Digital Kids Summit Schedule

- Globally Speaking – Trends and Numbers
- Understanding App Value From Parent’s Perspective
- Characters & Conversation
- Engaging via People, not Products
- Two Customers in One: Game Development for Parent & Child
- Uniting Digital and Real World Experiences
- Integrating Toys in Digital Gameplay
- Creating Products and Services that Sell Well
- Re-imagining Traditional Brands for Today’s Digital Natives
- How to enter the market, and make a splash – An Investor Shares His Insight
- The Kids’ Perspective – An Onsite Focus Group

We hope to see you in San Francisco.

 

Today KidsWire is proud to announce our tentative schedule for the 2013 Digital Kids Summit taking place September 19th in San Francisco. This Fall, the Summit features a range of kid veterans and digital media mavins from established and startup companies making the largest impact on the kids’ entertainment industry.

Join us to hear from speakers including Michelle Sullivan, VP Digital, Kids & Family, National Geographic Global Media; John Vignocchi, Executive Producer, Disney Interactive; and Justin Caldbeck, Partner, Lightspeed Venture Partners.

Also, be a fly on the wall for unique perspectives from digital media veterans behind some of the hottest start-ups:  Lance Priebe, Co-Founder, Hyper Hippo; and Luca Prasso, CEO, Co-Founder, Curious Hat; and Oren Jacob, CEO, ToyTalk.

Currently announced session topics cover a wide spectrum, including mobile games and apps; innovation in the industry; engaging people via people, not products; game development for parent and child; an investor’s perspective and more.

To see the full schedule of the exciting Digital Kids Summit sessions awaiting you, click here.

Visit our Digital Kids Summit speakers page to learn more who you will hear from at the show.

For this one-of-a-kind event, there are multiple registration options you can choose from: register for Digital Kids Summit; register for the day predecessor, the September 18th Digital Kids Edu; or register for both events together in a discounted package deal.

Registration for a single event is $245 when you register prior to August 16th. The price is $295 thereafter. Registration for both events is $395 before August 16th or $495 thereafter. Only 50 tickets are available at the earlybird rate.

 

We are pleased to announce the first round of speakers for Digital Kids Summit, taking place September 19, 2013 in San Francisco. This seasoned group of kid veterans and digital media mavins are excited to share their insights on the market. They include:

  • Michael Cai, Senior Vice President of Research, Interpret
  • Tim Chang, Managing Director, Mayfield
  • Luca Prasso, CEO, Co-Founder, Curious Hat
  • Justin Caldbeck, Managing Director, Lightspeed Venture Partners
  • Lance Priebe, Co-Founder, Hyper Hippo
  • Oren Jacob, CEO, ToyTalk
  • John Vignocchi, Executive Producer, Disney Interactive
  • Amy Henry, Vice President Youth Insights, C + R Research

View the Digital Kids Summit Speakers page to learn more. Additional speakers and session descriptions to come.

Attendees have multiple registration options: registering for Digital Kids Summit, registering for Digital Kids Edu or registering for both events at a discount.  Registration for a single event is $245 when you register prior to August 16th. The price is $295 thereafter. Registration for both events is $395 before August 16th or $495 thereafter. Only 50 tickets are available at the earlybird rate.

 

 

dkEDU2013-banner-200x200bIn addition to the great line-up planned for Digital Kids Summit, we are pleased to announce Digital Kids Edu, a 1-day summit on Sept. 18th (the day prior), covering the profound innovations in the rapidly growing market for children’s digital media education solutions. The event focuses on consumer-oriented children’s learning products and services that are democratizing education and redefining what it means to educate children today.

We have reached a pivotal point in education. The large installed base of tablets mixed with ubiquitous nature of smartphones and the low costs of software development and distribution means entrepreneurs worldwide can apply new and innovative techniques to solving education’s largest problems.

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DSC_0301_3_5_tonemapped_Snapseed-LWe are pleased to announce Digital Kids Summit taking place in San Francisco on September 19.  The San Francisco bay area is the epicenter of technological innovation.  What better place is there to host Digital Kids Summit?  The DKS is just 120 days away, and we’ll have lots of exciting news to share in the weeks and months ahead.

If you would like to be involved please feel free to contact one of our team members.

In the mean time keep up to date with the latest digital kids news by reading KidsWire.com