Randi Zuckerberg, Amazon Kids join Kidscreen Summit program

Sharing her insights on technology-fuelled family dynamics, digital lifestyle expert Randi Zuckerberg's fireside chat promises to be a conference highlight. Amazon Kids will also discuss how it's shaping next-gen preschool content in a thought-provoking feature panel.
January 14, 2015

Randi Zuckerberg, New York Times best-selling author of Dot Complicated and children’s book DOT, is participating in what promises to be a thought-provoking one-on-one Q&A session at Kidscreen Summit 2015, taking place in Miami, Florida from February 23 to 26.

From creativity to coding, technology opens up countless doors for children to learn new skills and explore their passions. But it’s also challenging the conventions of family dynamics in new ways.

In a fun and informational fireside chat dubbed  “Tech, Content and the Next Generation”, Zuckerberg will explore how today’s parents and children are living and interacting with technology, drawing out critical insights for attendees to keep in mind as they seek to engage kids and family audiences.

A former marketing executive at Facebook, Zuckerberg is a digital lifestyle expert, channeling her broad experience into her roles as founder and CEO of Zuckerberg Media, editor-in-chief of DotComplicated.co and host of “Dot Complicated with Randi Zuckerberg” on SiriusXM. She also recently penned children’s book Dot, a unique picture book about finding the balance between “plugging in” and recharging with “unplugged” forms of play.

Additionally, Amazon Studios is putting together a Kidscreen Summit feature panel presentation entitled, “Shaping the Next Generation of Content.” With an increasing emphasis being placed on curriculum in preschool programming, one of the most vibrant sectors of the kids biz, Amazon Studios is blazing a new trail with its pilot program and commissioning strategy.

Head of kids programming Tara Sorensen, noted curriculum expert Dr. Alice Wilder, and several thought leaders in child development will come together at the Summit to discuss how Amazon Kids is shaping curriculum for early childhood learning and looking at play, art and creativity for the youngest demo.

Last year, the event welcomed nearly 1,700 attendees from 47 countries around the world. For more information, visit the event website at http://summit.kidscreen.com/2015/.

Photo by Delbarr Moradi.

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