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Kids@Play/Family Tech Summit at CES 2017 Offers A Chance to See How New Technology is Changing Family Life
- Augmented/Virtual Reality, Voice Assistants and AI Creating New Generation of Screen-less Kids;
- Internet of Things, Smart Homes, and Wearables Free Parents

NEW YORK, Nov. 17, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- More than 90 percent of US households have at least three Internet-connected devices.  Kids – digital from birth – don't think twice about mixing digital with the real world.  Parents, the fastest, largest and most vocal group of technology adoptees, are learning to use technology to take back family time. E-commerce, home appliances, mobile devices and clever gadgets are helping to lessen the load. 

Join Living in Digital Times at CES® 2017 at the Kids@Play/Family Tech Summit to explore the trends, new products and the latest research to service this technologically engaged demographic. The one-day conference is Friday, January 6th at Tech West (Venetian, Level 4, Lando 4301).

"Families and kids don't change, but the tools they use do," said Robin Raskin, founder and president, Living in Digital Times. "We'll look at how technology is creating a new family dynamic with strong intergenerational ties, and creating new business opportunities for innovative pioneers focused on the family."

At Kids@Play/Family Tech Summit you'll see the magic coming from the hottest tech companies with commentary from educators, analysts and researchers. Highlights include:

  • A look at the changing world of the toy store and how it's creating experiences for kids (featuring the American Specialty Toy Retailing Association (ASTRA).
  • Randi Zuckerberg of Dot.complicated talking about her TV show to grow good digital citizens
  • How companies like Lego, Wonder Workshop, WowWeeRoboLink and TechWillSave Us are growing "kid coders". 
  • How AvatarMind and  Elemental Path's Cogni Toys are becoming smart robotic companions with Ai.
  • How Square Panda and Amazon are transforming the tablet for Generation Z.
  • Pokémon will make a major announcement about what's next from this worldwide sensation.
  • David Pogue, Founder, Yahoo Tech will offer his unique takes on kids and family digital life.
  • "Lifehacks" show how new tech conquers the perils of family life from password safety to social media featuring Seagate, Keeper and HP.
  • Plus, how wearables that promote kids' fitness and health and a special intergenerational session with AARP.

Make sure you visit the CES Marketplaces to see these products in action. Kids & Technology Marketplace and Family & Technology Marketplace  will be shown all four days of CES 2017, and are located at Tech West, Sands, Level 2, Halls A-D.

For the eighth year, the summit will culminate with a celebration of the best of kids' media and technology at the Kids@Play Interactive Awards (KAPis). Winners will be honored at a special awards presentation and cocktail reception at 5:30 PM, Friday, January 6, 2017 at Tech West (Venetian, Level 4, Lando 4301).

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To view the full conference agenda, visit here.

For updates on Kids@Play/FamilyTech at CES follow @FamilyTechSummit; #Kidsatplay, #FamilyTech and #CES2017

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(NOTE: Press are also invited to start off their CES 2017 experience by attending an exclusive LIDT Press Conference and Breakfast, offering an overview of the kids and family tech trends and products being showcased at CES 2017. The press-only event is Thursday, January 5 at 10:00 AM at the Venetian, Level 2, Bellini 2003.)

About Living in Digital Times
Founded by veteran technology journalist Robin Raskin, Living in Digital Times brings together the most knowledgeable leaders and the latest innovations impacting both technology and lifestyle.  It helps companies identify and act on emerging trends, create compelling company narratives, and do better business through strong network connections.  Living in Digital Times produces technology conferences, exhibits and events at CES and other locations throughout the year by lifestyle verticals.  Core brands include Digital Health Summit, Digital Money Forum, FitnessTech, BabyTech, Kids@Play, Family Tech Summit, TransformingEDU, FamilyTech TV, BeautyTech, Wearables and FashionWare runway show, Mobile Apps Showdown, Last Gadget Standing, Robots on the Runway and the KAPi Awards.  The company also works with various foundations and manages the Appreneur Scholar awards program for budding mobile entrepreneurs, as well as the 10 Under 20: Young Innovators to Watch awards recognizing student STEAM innovations in New York City.  For more information, visit and keep up with our latest news on Twitter, Linkedin and Facebook.

About CES:

CES is the world's gathering place for all who thrive on the business of consumer technologies. It has served as the proving ground for innovators and breakthrough technologies for 50 years—the global stage where next-generation innovations are introduced to the marketplace. As the largest hands-on event of its kind, CES features all aspects of the industry. Owned and produced by the Consumer Technology Association (CTA)™, the technology trade association representing the $287 billion U.S. consumer technology industry, it attracts the world's business leaders and pioneering thinkers. Check out CES video highlights. Follow CES online at and on social.

Media Contact: 
Karen Pineman
LKPR, Inc. for Living in Digital Times  
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