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Disney VP Andrew Sugerman to Keynote Digital Kids Conference at Toy Fair
Digital Kids Media, the owner and operator of Digital Kids Conference, announced today that Andrew Sugerman, Executive Vice President, Disney Publishing Worldwide will deliver a keynote address at the 2015 Digital Kids Conference on Tuesday, February 17, 2015 in New York City. Digital Kids takes place February 15-17, 2015 and is colocated with the 112th North American International Toy Fair. This is the fifth year both shows have colocated. Attendees from Digital Kids have free access to the Toy Fair Expo Hall.
Sugerman is one of 50 expert speakers, who will educate attendees on how they can create best-selling apps, games and digital toys for kids and better connect with children on digital devices. Using the powerful combination of connected mobile devices (tablets, smartphones and more) and new and innovative physical toys, digital kids today have new possibilities in toys, reading, play and learning.
"Play has always taken many forms, from hide-and-seek to today's variety of inventive toys. Now, with the advent of the internet and ubiquitous mobile devices we are entering the age of "Connected Play", a theme highlighted at this year's Digital Kids Conference @ Toy Fair," said Tonda Bunge Sellers, President of Digital Kids Media. "Connected Play provides variety of new play experiences for children, marrying physical play activities with connectivity of the internet through innovative new devices, creating altogether new play patterns. It is an exciting time!"
About Sugerman's Keynote Address
Disney approaches the children’s digital space in a uniquely Disney way to bring fresh, entertaining experiences that feature characters families know and love. As the world’s largest publisher of children’s books and apps, the company creates engaging digital experiences through the development of personalized and expansive storytelling, as well as increased shared experiences. The company is also now trailblazing early digital learning to meet the interest of today’s children – a generation of technology-savvy, mobile-first consumers. Disney Imagicademy, the company’s new learning initiative, combines research-driven curriculum developed in conjunction with top academic and education experts with the Disney characters and stories families love. What is to come for toys, learning and entertainment? Disney's Sugerman takes the stage to talk about this new category of learning and where he sees children’s digital experiences going.
50 Expert Speakers: From Innovative Big Brands to Innovative Startups
Digital Kids Conference attendees will also hear a keynote address from Boris Sofman, Co-Founder and CEO and Joby Otero, Chief Creative Officer of Anki. Additional speakers include executives from: Spin Master, The Fred Rogers Company, Scholastic Media, Saban Brands, MakieLab, Schell Games, Kidz Global, Intel Corp, Google, SuperData Research, PlayKids, PlayCollective, Toca Boca, Fuel, Cupcake Digital, TTPM, Animax, kidSAFE® Seal Program, Tiggly, TechStars, CreatorBox and more. The complete speakers list can be found at digitalkidscon.com/speakers and the complete schedule can be found at digitalkidscon.com/schedule.
Toys Learning and Play Summit
The pre-conference Toys, Learning and Play Summit, taking place on Sunday, February 15, will explore the rapidly changing innovations occurring in learning technology, with a focus on consumer- and curriculum-based learning products and services that enrich the lives and education of children. Dan White, Founding Partner and Chief Product Officer, Filament Games will deliver the Toys, Learning and Play keynote address. Speakers include executives from: Ubisoft, Nickelodeon Group, Meredith Parents Network, Common Sense Media, Hopscotch, Roominate, Tinybop and more. Please see the schedule at: digitalkidscon.com/learning.
Digital Kids is currently offering a special Online Registration rate February 6th, saving you $200 off the onsite price. There are three ticket options including the Digital Kids Conference, The Toys Learning and Play Summit and the All Access Pass which includes both. Additionally, The Digital Kids Conference ticket or All Access Pass provide full access to the Toy Fair Expo show floor (Feb. 14-17), a $225 value if purchased separately.
About Digital Kids Media
Digital Kids Media, a unit of Engage Digital, is a creator, owner and operator of specialized trade events focused on children's digital media. Digital Kids Conference 2015 takes place February 15-17, 2015 in New York City. Digital Kids Summit takes place September 9-10, 2015 in San Francisco. Get involved at www.DigitalKidsMedia.com.
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