Moms and Kids are Front and Center at the 2013 International CES

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Nolan Bushnell, David Pogue & Warren Buckleitner among Featured Speakers; Registration open at cesweb.org.

Learn what today’s digital kids expect and what their families want to see at the Kids@Play and MommyTech Summits at the 2013 International CES®. These conference sessions bring together industry leaders to examine the epicenter of consumer technology as it shifts to the family consumer, discuss how to reach the coveted $2.1 trillion mommy audience and connect with kids who have grown up in a digital world. Owned and produced by the Consumer Electronics Association (CEA) ®, the 2013 CES is scheduled January 8-11, 2013 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Produced by Living in Digital Times®, the Kids@Play Summit is scheduled for 9 a.m. and the MommyTech Summit is scheduled for 1 p.m. on Wednesday, January 9 in the North Hall of the Las Vegas Convention Center (LVCC),

“This year’s kids are digitally connected, almost at birth. Fifteen new tablet devices made expressly for kids are now on the market,” said Robin Raskin, founder, Living in Digital Times. “We’ll explore some of today’s hottest trends, from the rise in kids’ tablets to apps, books and virtual worlds. Participating companies include a broad spectrum of influencers, from Lego and Leapfrog to new brands like Wanderful Storybooks and Wizards 101.”

In the afternoon, MommyTech will heat things up with a discussion about how technology is changing the sex lives of women, the business of blogging and what it means to be a woman in the CE industry. Featured products include a bevy of smart solutions to mom’s most onerous problems, including remote home monitoring, e-wallets, new mobile devices and child monitoring.

Other Session Happenings
Kids@Play: Nolan Bushnell, often referred to as the “father of digital kids,” creator of Atari and founder of Chuck E. Cheese, will offer a sneak peek at his latest projects and discuss why kids learn best when they’re engaged at 9 a.m.

MommyTech: Women in CE – Join some of today’s most successful women in a variety of careers from engineering, publishing and finance in a lively discussion about bringing a woman’s touch to the manly world of tech at 4:30 p.m.

“By the end of the day, attendees will know how to find their inner child as well as think like a mom when it comes to technology purchases,” added Raskin.

In addition to a full day of sessions, the Kids@Play and MommyTech Exhibitions, located in the Venetian Ballroom, will be open January 8-11, 2013.

Registered summit guests will be able to join Living in Digital Times for evening festivities including the Kids@Play interactive (KAPi) Awards and a spotlight on wearable high tech fashion. To register for the 2013 CES, go here: http://registration3.experientevent.com/showCES131/Default.aspx.

About Living in Digital Times
Living in Digital Times produces conferences and exhibits throughout the year that bring together the most knowledgeable leaders and the latest innovations that intersect technology and lifestyle. Among their many goals is to help companies understand what it means to be a consumer in today’s digital world and stay a step ahead in identifying key trends in their given marketplace. Living in Digital Times produces the following summits and exhibitions at 2013 CES: CloudBase3, Digital Health Summit, Silvers Summit, Fitness Tech Summit, HigherEd Tech Summit, Kids@Play Summit, MommyTech Summit, Mobile Apps Showdown, Last Gadget Standing Mommy Tech FashionWare Show and KAPi Awards. Go to http://livingindigitaltimes.com/ for additional information.

About CEA
The Consumer Electronics Association (CEA) is the preeminent trade association promoting growth in the $206 billion U.S. consumer electronics industry. More than 2,000 companies enjoy the benefits of CEA membership, including legislative advocacy, market research, technical training and education, industry promotion, standards development and the fostering of business and strategic relationships. CEA also owns and produces the International CES – The Global Stage for Innovation. All profits from CES are reinvested into CEA’s industry services. Find CEA online: http://www.CE.org and http://www.DeclareInnovation.com. Follow CES at http://www.CESweb.org.

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