Delegate Bulletins

February 2, 2017

Get your bearings & hit the ground running!

Check out these detailed venue maps to see where everything will be located on-site.

Unleash your inner artist

Get ready to roll up your sleeves and literally make your mark at the Summit! Sponsored by the CMPA, we are excited to announce a community art project that will be running at the event this year, giving you a chance to help create a group mural that brings to life the theme Empathy & Kindness. Two 8' x 8' panels will be set up all day on Tuesday, and you are welcome to swing by anytime and cover them with your creativity.

CMPA logo

Not exactly a Picasso? Don’t worry about it! We’ll have artist guides on-hand to help you on the technique side of things. And when all the paint is dry, the finished mural will be unveiled at our Kidscreen Awards After-Party at 6:30pm on Tuesday night in the lobby-level Sevilla Room.

Get a little social @ the Summit

Our hashtag for Kidscreen Summit 2017 is #kss17. Use it often to let folks at home know what you’re up to. Or if you’re more of a Facebook junkie, post your news and doings on our Kidscreen FB page.

Customer Support is here for you

If you have any last-minute questions or needs, please feel free to get in touch with our top-notch Customer Support team for answers and assistance. They are standing by to help at customersupport@kidscreensummit.com.

January 26, 2017

Only 18 more sleeps... Are you ready for the Summit?

YOU’RE INVITED! AAS Popcorn Screening Party

We’re catching up with some of the best and brightest animated series that have debuted at our Asian Animation Summit event over the last five years! Grab a bag of popcorn, kick back and enjoy this collection of short clips showing just how far they’ve gone since wowing our attendees.

Monday, February 13 - 4:30pm to 5:00pm - Sevilla (lobby level)

Check in early for Cocktails with...

You are welcome to attend as many of these end-of-day networking drinks as you like, BUT space will be filled on a first-come, first-served basis until we hit capacity. So we recommend that you show up 10 minutes early to make sure you get in.

DEAL ALERT: Shake off your jetlag at mySpa

The InterContinental’s renowned on-site spa has whipped up a special promotion exclusively for Kidscreen Summit attendees. You can book one of these 50-minute treatments for only $99 – just email myspa.miami@ihg.com before February 7 to make your reservation.

myMassage: Your time. Your experience. We believe in offering a truly personalized massage moment that eases your mind as well as your body. Whether you are seeking a gentle, soothing session or a deeper, focused touch, your therapist will provide you with a massage made just for you. Your myMassage may also be enjoyed in the comfort of your guest room.

mySpa Signature Facial: Restore and revive skin’s optimal health and radiance with tailor-made solutions for your ever-changing skin care needs. Formulated with the fundamentals of science and nature, our results-oriented skincare treatments address lifestyle and environmental challenges. Our classic facial includes cleansing with gentle skin brushing, nutrient-rich hydration masque and stimulating scalp rub.

Get a little social @ the Summit

Our hashtag for Kidscreen Summit 2017 is #kss17. Use it often to let folks at home know what you’re up to. Or if you’re more of a Facebook junkie, post your news and doings on our Kidscreen FB page.

Customer Support is here for you

If you have any last-minute questions or needs, please feel free to get in touch with our top-notch Customer Support team for answers and assistance. They are standing by to help at customersupport@kidscreensummit.com.

January 19, 2017

The countdown is on! Are you ready for the Summit?

Some of you have been asking us when the Delegate Lounge, sponsored again this year by our friends at KOCCA, will be open during the Summit. Here are the hours for your reference:

MONDAY, FEBRUARY 13 8:00 - 6:00

TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 14 8:00 - 6:00

WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 15 8:00 - 6:00

THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 16 8:00 - 3:00

a meeting point at the conference

Reminder to use the MEETING POINTS to connect

Finding other delegates at an event this size can be a real challenge, and you don’t want to waste the first 15 minutes of that super-critical meeting trying to locate each other. So make plans to hook up at one of our three Meeting Points in the event’s main meeting areas. Generously sponsored by BBC Worldwide, these 10-foot pillars will look a little something like the picture to the right, and here’s where they will be located:

Meeting Point A — Grand Ballroom (Trianon)
Meeting Point B — Grand Ballroom (Versailles)
Meeting Point C — Mezzanine South

Venue Tours & early badge pick-up—hit the ground running!

Located on the 2nd floor of the InterContinental Miami, our Kidscreen Summit Registration Desk will be open from 4:00pm to 8:00pm on Sunday, February 12 for anyone who would like to pick up their badge a little early. We are also running guided tours of our event space on Sunday afternoon (4:30pm) and Monday morning (8:30am). If you’re interested, just meet us a few minutes beforehand at the Registration Desk.

Toro Toro (Latin/Steakhouse/Tapas)

THIS ONE IS IN THE EVENT HOTEL, FOLKS!

TripAdvisor says… #10 in Miami

Pollos & Jarras (Peruvian/Spanish)

TripAdvisor says… #2 in Miami

Vero Italian Restaurant (Italian)

TripAdvisor says… #3 in Miami

CVI.CHE 105 (Seafood/South American)

TripAdvisor says… #4 in Miami

Farfalle (Italian)

TripAdvisor says… #5 in Miami

The Capital Grille (Steakhouse/BBQ)

TripAdvisor says… #7 in Miami

Truluck’s Restaurant (Seafood/Steakhouse)

TripAdvisor says… #9 in Miami

Zuma (Japanese)

TripAdvisor says… #11 in Miami

Area 31 (Seafood)

TripAdvisor says… #19 in Miami

La Mar by Gaston Acurio (Seafood/South American)

TripAdvisor says… #22 in Miami

Il Gabbiano (Italian)

TripAdvisor says… #37 in Miami

January 12, 2017

NEW SESSION: TRU to talk toy trends, IP evaluation and more

This just in! Top Toys"R"Us execs Richard Barry (Global Chief Merchandising Officer) and Jamie Uitdenhowen (VP, General Merchandising Manager) will be on the main stage at Kidscreen Summit sharing their views on the current consumer products landscape, what’s hot and not, and trends to keep an eye on. In a fireside chat led by LIMA’s SVP of Industry Relations and Information Marty Brochstein, they’ll also give our attendees an inside look into how the world’s largest dedicated toy and baby products retailer evaluates IPs and how its teams work with partners.

headshot of Richard Barry

Richard Barry

Global Chief Merchandising Officer

Toys"R"Us

headshot of Jamie Uitdenhowen

Jamie Uitdenhowen

VP, General Merchandising Manager

Toys"R"Us

headshot of Marty Brochstein

Marty Brochstein

SVP, Industry Relations and Information

LIMA

Kidscreen’s Global Pitch Guide, hot off the presses

To help you get ready for your meetings with broadcasters at the Summit, CLICK HERE to check out the 2017 edition of our annual Global Pitch Guide. It contains up-to-date buying profiles and executive contact information for leading kids channels from around the world. You’re welcome!

Check yourself in at the Summit

To help you check in quicker and get right down to business at the event, we will once again have four self check-in kiosks in our Registration Desk area on the second floor of the InterContinental. We encourage you to take advantage and skip the first-day lines, BUT you must have a photo of yourself uploaded on your kidscreenXchange profile in order to use the kiosks. Here’s how to do that before you leave for Miami:

  • Go to http://summit.kidscreen.com, find the kidscreenXchange tab on the black nav bar at the top, and select Sign In from the dropdown menu
  • Sign in using your email address and the password from the registration confirmation email we sent you
  • Roll over the kidscreenXchange tab again, and select Edit My Profile from the dropdown menu
  • Click on the Photo tab at the top of the page
  • Click on Choose file to select the image you’d like to use, then click on Upload
  • To check that your photo upload has been successful, click on the View Public Profile button at the top right

Celebrate your Summit success at our CLOSING COCKTAIL PARTY!

That’s right, people! We will be kicking off AND wrapping up the event with some fun poolside networking. So make sure you stick around to join us for a final round of mojitos on Thursday, February 16 from 2:00pm to 3:00pm (5th Floor Poolside Terrace).

Get a little social @ the Summit

Our hashtag for Kidscreen Summit 2017 is #kss17. Use it often to let folks at home know what you’re up to. Or if you’re more of a Facebook junkie, post your news and doings on our Kidscreen FB page.

January 5, 2017

Happy New Year, everyone!

We hope you had a great holiday with your friends & family and that you’ve hit the ground running in 2017. There are just five weeks left before Kidscreen Summit and we’re going to have a lot of news coming your way between now and then. Here’s what you need to care about this week...

HOTEL UPDATE—there are no rooms left at the inn

Our block of hotel rooms at the InterContinental Miami is pretty much sold out, but inventory may still open up due to cancellations, so we do recommend that you keep checking on availability by calling the hotel at +1-305-577-1000.

In the event that you need to book elsewhere, though, here is a list of hotels within walking distance that seem to still have rooms available through Expedia:

River Park Hotel & Suites (2 stars)

Courtyard by Marriott (3 stars)

YVE (3.5 stars)

Langford Hotel (4 stars)

Hyatt Regency (4 stars)

Icon by Sunnyside Retreats (4 stars)

EPIC by Kimpton (5 stars)

JW Marriott Marquis (5 stars)

Hotel Beaux Arts (5 stars)

W Hotel (5 stars)

Still time to sign up for our Master & Mentor Classes

If you’d like to spend a little time honing your skills with experts in one of the Master or Mentor Class subjects below for just $250, now’s the time to get on the list. The easiest way to do that is by contacting Maggie Wilkins in our Event Sales team (416-408-2300 x539 or mwilkins@brunico.com).

MENTOR CLASS—TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 14 (8:30-10:00)

Structural engineering for storytellers

All good stories are as carefully constructed as a skyscraper, and this session will teach budding storytellers the basics of creating two- and three-act structures. Self-proclaimed "story structure engineers" Holly Huckins (Sheriff Callie's Wild West, Rugrats, Recess) and Carin Greenberg (Tumble Leaf, Lalaloopsy, Ghostwriter) will be your guides. They'll deconstruct an episode of a popular series to understand how it was built and why it succeeds, discuss the difference between story and character arcs, and examine the importance of conflict.

MASTER CLASS—TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 14 (8:30-10:00)

Fine-tuning character

Whether you're creating an animated or live-action series for broadcast or digital, if you can't communicate what your show is about in less than a sentence or two, chances are your concept needs work. More focused than a bible workshop or pitching clinic, this Master Class will help you move beyond the broad strokes of your high concept, and into the nitty gritty of creating characters to drive your story. Get ready to dig deeper into the tools and techniques used to define strong characters and craft engaging springboards that bring them to life.

MENTOR CLASS—WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 15 (8:30-10:00)

Negotiating 101

So, you've got your first deal. Now what? This session will provide an overview of what to look for when negotiating a production deal in the current kids TV landscape. It will consider various forms of programming (TV/digital/short form) and look at many types of deals that can be made and how to best protect your intellectual property.

MASTER CLASS—WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 15 (8:30-10:00)

The state of digital distribution

VOD, AVOD, TVOD, not to mention Netflix, Amazon and YouTube: There are now more ways than ever to slice licensing rights for digital platforms. How do you decide who gets what? When does it make sense to refuse a global VOD deal to pursue local ones? What platforms are ponying up the most cash? Distribution experts Richard Goldsmith (Cyber Group Studios US) and Josh Scherba (DHX Media) will cover those burning questions and much more.

Kidscreen: The only way to advertise at the Summit

Kidscreen’s February/March issue is the only media publication that will be distributed at the event next month, and there is still time to book an ad and give your show the extra profile it may need to make a lasting impression with buyers.

At the event itself, we distribute a copy to each and every attendee in our delegate bags, and we always have plenty of extras available for casual pick-up. PLUS, this edition of Kidscreen gets sent to 10,000 industry subscribers before the Summit, and 1,000 copies will be available at Toy Fair afterwards. This kind of extended exposure is exactly what you need to get on all the right radars…and stay there!

Get in touch with the Kidscreen Sales Team (416-408-2300 x492 or sales@kidscreen.com) for more details on options and pricing.

Venue Tours & early badge pick-up—hit the ground running!

Located on the second floor of the InterContinental Miami, our Kidscreen Summit Registration Desk will be open from 4:00pm to 8:00pm on Sunday, February 12 for anyone who would like to pick up their badge a little early. We are also running guided tours of our event space on Sunday afternoon (4:30pm) and Monday morning (8:30am). If you could use a little orientation, meet us a few minutes beforehand at the Registration Desk.

PARTY TIME! Join us poolside for our Kidscreen Summit kick-off cocktail

a pool and terrace

The perfect way to celebrate a successful first day at the event with other delegates, we hope you’ll join us Monday night on the pool terrace for a drink or two as the sun sets.

WHEN:

Monday, February 13

5:00pm to 6:30pm

WHERE:

Pool Terrace

InterContinental Miami

(Fifth Floor)

Come out and celebrate at the 2017 Kidscreen Awards!

You are all invited to help us pay tribute to the year’s best kids television and digital media efforts at our Kidscreen Awards Ceremony on Tuesday, February 14, followed by an after-party where you can mingle with winners and judges alike. Proudly sponsored by the Canadian Media Fund, here are the details:

WHEN:

Tuesday, February 14

5:15pm to 6:30pm (after-party 'til 7:30pm)

WHERE:

Bayfront Ballroom

InterContinental Miami

(Lobby Level)

Sponsored by

Canadian Media Fund logo

Polish up your profile on kidscreenXchange

When people check you out on our event management hub, make sure you're leaving a lasting impression. Now's a good time to update your professional profile on kidscreenXchange. Here’s how to do it:

  • Login to kidscreenXchange using this link
  • Click on the arrow beside your name at the top right of the page and select Edit Profile
  • Using the tabs at the top of the page, update as much info as you want, clicking the blue Update button to save your changes on each page
  • To check that your changes have been made to your satisfaction, click on the View Public Profile button at the top right
December 15, 2016

Empathy takes the main stage at KSS in a kids research keynote by Harvard

We are excited to announce that Dr. Richard Weissbourd, Director of the Human Development and Psychology program at Harvard University, will open 2017’s biggest event for leaders in children’s entertainment with the presentation of an eye-opening research study exploring why and how we are all unconsciously undermining the development of empathy and caring in today’s kids.

In the current socio-economic climate, where tolerance and understanding seem to be in short supply, it’s more important than ever to help kids develop these skills. So join us and find out how kids TV producers and media platforms can help children and parents learn to care for others—and also what kinds of messages and content strategies are important for counteracting the nastiness, scapegoating and incivility that seem to be pervading our culture right now.

We have just rolled out the full event program online!

That’s right, the wait is over. You can now take a look at the many keynotes, panel discussions, presentations, debates and networking/pitching formats you’ll be able to choose from at this year’s event. Here are just a few highlights we are particularly excited about:

Emotional Scheduling: How kids are organizing their own media lives

Kids today are accustomed to having access to what they want, whenever they want it. But as it turns out, programming schedules still make sense to them, and they organize their media lives around factors like where they are, who they’re with, and what they’ve been doing or are about to do. Dubit’s David Kleeman discusses this new concept of “emotional scheduling,” which is critical to driving discovery and retention for anyone creating media for children.

From Toys-to-Life to Life on Netflix: A Skylanders Academy case study

Activision Blizzard’s Skylanders almost single-handedly created the US$4-billion toys-to-life category. And tasked with bringing the bestselling video game franchise to TVs around the globe, content arm Activision Blizzard Studios scored a worldwide deal with Netflix for Skylanders Academy, created by showrunner Eric Rogers (Futurama). In this session, the creative team behind the show will delve into its adaptation process and what we can expect to see next.

Little Big Kids: Preschoolers ready for life

Viacom recently undertook a huge global study of preschoolers—an adventure spanning 12 countries, 6,500 families, social media diaries and in-depth ethnographies—to find out what it means to be under six years old today. Christian Kurz, the company’s SVP of Research, Insight and Reporting, will unveil these latest findings on our youngest generation for the first time. And as an added bonus, real preschoolers—equipped with GoPro cameras—will give you a glimpse into their world.

Surviving, Scaling and Making Money in the Kids Digital Space

Is there a way to create and deliver fun, engaging and strictly regulated digital content to this generation of kids, but also build market share, profits and long-term brand loyalty at the same time? In this fireside chat, Jeff Imberman, CRO of kids ad platform SuperAwesome—and former SVP of Sales and Marketing at Nickelodeon—will answer this critical question and show how the kids digital ecosystem is something to be embraced, not feared. He’ll also divulge how the under-13 audience is already telling brands and content creators what they want—delivering success is just a matter of really listening to them.

Use kidscreenXchange to add sessions to your personal agenda

As you plan your time at the Summit, it’s really simple to add sessions you want to attend to your schedule using kidscreenXchange. Here’s a quick step-by-step guide on how to do it:

  • Login to kidscreenXchange using this link
  • On the nav bar on the left, click on Agenda under Kidscreen Summit to see all the sessions in the event program
  • When you see one you want to attend, click on the title
  • And then click on Add to my agenda to make it part of your personal schedule
December 1, 2016

This week’s to-do? Lunch planning!

Make your Lunching with... selections starting today

Session selection has just opened for our Lunching with... series. This year, you have two options for these small group networking events—you can either lunch with an experienced co-producer from one of eight countries (Mon, Feb 13) OR with one of the industry’s most influential kids merchandise licensees (Tue, Feb 14). To sign up, login to kidscreenXchange using your personalized link and follow these instructions:

  • In the nav box on the left, under Kidscreen Summit, click on the Agenda tab and scroll down to select the Lunching with... session you most want to attend
  • At the top of Lunching with... page, click the green Selections button
  • To reserve a seat, click the blue Sign Up button beside the host's name
  • If there are no more seats available at that session, you will see a Session is Full button
  • If your plans change and you need to switch your session, simply click the blue Remove from my agenda button and make another selection

Each Kidscreen Summit delegate may sign up for one (1) Lunching with... session. If all the seats are full when you login to sign up, we encourage you to check kidscreenXchange frequently as delegates sometimes make changes to their personal agendas, which may leave a spot open. Also, at the event, you are welcome to check in with our Room Monitor at the Lunching with... sessions to see if any seats have become available due to no-shows.

So many exciting sessions brewing!

We’re just a couple of weeks away from rolling out our full lineup of conference sessions and making some very exciting marquee speaker announcements, but to whet your appetite this week, here are some early highlights from the program that you are going to want to watch out for at the event.

The power of character: How parents choose content for their kids

It's no secret that parents regularly steer their children towards educational entertainment that teaches STEM, literacy and problem-solving skills. But as it happens, US parents are also looking for content that develops character strengths like perseverance and gratitude. Common Sense Media's latest research shows exactly how parents search for content for their kids, and how they very often make choices based on the character traits they see represented. Join us to explore these fascinating findings.

Inside Amazon Studios' approach to preschool

On a mission to foster lifelong creative learning through its original preschool programming, Amazon Studios has been striking exactly the right curriculum chord lately. Head of kids programming Tara Sorensen—along with some of the studio's key creators and thought leaders—discuss how the company is engendering play, creativity, art and early life skills like learning from mistakes in its content, and more importantly, what it's looking for next.

Hot Research: How to woo the elusive kid fan

In today’s crowded and highly plugged-in landscape, attracting fans is more challenging—and more important—than ever. So how can your brand become fan-worthy? And what does fandom look like for kids? Come hear from the child development experts at Insight Kids as they share the results of a brand-new research study looking at how kids’ relationships with brands shift as they grow up, and what you can do to cultivate their devotion.

Acing the kids Bechdel Test

An effective tool for ID’ing lopsided gender roles in mainstream cinema, the original Bechdel test answers three sequential questions: Does this movie show... at least two women? ...talking to each other? ...about something other than a man? But what’s the situation in children’s media? Provocative digital thinker Jens de Pedro (ex-Toca Boca) has come up with a modified version of the Bechdel Test to find out. Listen along as he puts the 20 highest-grossing kids films of all time through the process to see which ones would pass and which ones would fail, as well as exploring the impact this might have on ROI.

Getting your bearings

By now, you’re probably in the thick of scheduling Kidscreen Summit meetings, so here's a little guidance that should help you figure out where to connect with other delegates. Our Delegate Lounge—which is Meeting Central at the event—will be located on the second level in the Grand Ballroom.

a meeting point at the conference

Generously sponsored by our friends at BBC Worldwide, we will once again have three 10-foot-tall Meeting Points set up in and around the Lounge area to help you find each other more easily.

Each one will look like this, but with an image of a BBC Worldwide show, of course. And here’s where they will be located:

Meeting Point A — Grand Ballroom (Trianon)
Meeting Point B — Grand Ballroom (Versailles)
Meeting Point C — Mezzanine South

Buffet breakfast and lunch will be served all four days of the event in the second-level Chopin and Biscayne Ballrooms. Our conference sessions are taking place in various rooms on the lobby level. And just inside the hotel’s main entrance, the open-concept Lobby Lounge and Toro Toro Bar is a great place to unwind over drinks, or meet up with a dinner date.

Some Miami hotspots to spice up your nights at the Summit

When the sun goes down, things really heat up in Miami, one of the best cities in the world for nightlife. From rooftop lounges, to Latin dance halls, to underground nightclubs—and everything in between—Miami’s got all kinds of after-hours fun to offer. Here are just a few list-toppers you may want to hit during Kidscreen Summit week.

Bleau Bar (Bar—Miami Beach)

Club Space (Nightclub—Downtown)

Hoy Como Ayer (Latin Music/Dancing—Little Havana)

La Covacha (Latin Music/Dancing—Doral)

LIV (Nightclub—South Beach)

Icon (Nightclub—South Beach)

MO Bar + Lounge (Bar—Downtown)

Mokai (Nightclub—South Beach)

Rose Bar (Bar—South Beach)

Sunset Lounge (Bar—South Beach)

Toro Toro (Bar—@KSS)

Wall (Nightclub—South Beach)

November 15, 2016

Greetings from Kidscreen Summit Central!

We’re thrilled that you’re joining us in Miami next February for the year’s biggest kids entertainment event, and we want to make sure you have a great experience. So over the next few months, we will be reaching out regularly with reminders about sessions, parties and networking events you’ll want to make time for, as well as all sign-up dates and critical deadlines related to Summit stuff. We’ll also throw in some helpful travel tips to help you get to Miami easily and make the most of your time there. We’re still putting together our full conference program, which should be ready for unveiling in a few weeks. But in the meantime, this first Delegate News Bulletin has some important info about Master/Mentor Classes, and booking to stay on-site at the InterContinental Miami. Check out our latest news...

Get into a Master or Mentor Class for just $250

Keen to pack more professional learning into your Kidscreen Summit week? Sign up to take part in one or two of our Master/Mentor Classes for just $250 each. Designed for the industry’s most experienced execs (Master Classes) and for relative newcomers (Mentor Classes), these sessions are 90 minutes long, running on Tuesday, February 14 and Wednesday, February 15 from 8:30am to 10:00am. If you see anything you like on the list below, email Maggie Wilkins (mwilkins@brunico.com) to sign up.

MENTOR CLASS—TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 14 (8:30-10:00)

Structural engineering for storytellers

All good stories are as carefully constructed as a skyscraper, and this session will teach budding storytellers the basics of creating two- and three-act structures. Self-proclaimed "story structure engineers" Holly Huckins (Sheriff Callie's Wild West, Rugrats, Recess) and Carin Greenberg (Tumble Leaf, Lalaloopsy, Ghostwriter) will be your guides. They'll deconstruct an episode of a popular series to understand how it was built and why it succeeds, discuss the difference between story and character arcs, and examine the importance of conflict.

MASTER CLASS—TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 14 (8:30-10:00)

Fine-tuning character

Whether you're creating an animated or live-action series for broadcast or digital, if you can't communicate what your show is about in less than a sentence or two, chances are your concept needs work. More focused than a bible workshop or pitching clinic, this Master Class will help you move beyond the broad strokes of your high concept, and into the nitty gritty of creating characters to drive your story. Get ready to dig deeper into the tools and techniques used to define strong characters and craft engaging springboards that bring them to life.

MENTOR CLASS—WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 15 (8:30-10:00)

Negotiating 101

So, you've got your first deal. Now what? This session will provide an overview of what to look for when negotiating a production deal in the current kids TV landscape. It will consider various forms of programming (TV/digital/short form) and look at many types of deals that can be made and how to best protect your intellectual property.

MASTER CLASS—WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 15 (8:30-10:00)

The state of digital distribution

VOD, AVOD, TVOD, not to mention Netflix, Amazon and YouTube: There are now more ways than ever to slice licensing rights for digital platforms. How do you decide who gets what? When does it make sense to refuse a global VOD deal to pursue local ones? What platforms are ponying up the most cash? Distribution experts Richard Goldsmith (Cyber Group Studios US) and Josh Scherba (DHX Media) will cover those burning questions and much more.

BOOK NOW to stay at the InterContinental Miami

Our hotel reservation link is open for business, and Kidscreen Summit attendees can book king or double rooms at the InterContinental Miami from February 10-18 for just US$319 a night. This is an outstanding rate for this hotel class in February, which is prime time for Miami travel and tourism.

Ranked #7 in the city by TripAdvisor, the Miami InterContinental is a thoroughly modern four-star hotel located on prime downtown waterfront. It was renovated from top to bottom four years ago, and its attractive features include breathtaking views of Biscayne Bay, spacious and well-appointed guestrooms (with 24-hour room service and minibars), an on-site Starbucks, a state-of-the-art fitness center, a full-service spa and a heated outdoor pool and sundeck.

Plus its Toro Toro Restaurant and Bar—which is a crown jewel in the hotel’s swank open-concept lobby—is sitting pretty at #2 on TripAdvisor’s Miami restaurant rankings.

The InterContinental is located just minutes away from South Beach, the Design District, Coconut Grove’s bohemian village and the many galleries, restaurants and boutique shops in Coral Gables.

So what does this all add up to? A GREAT accommodations option for Kidscreen Summit. Trust us, you are definitely going to want to stay where the event is!

We’ve secured a generous block of rooms, but they are already booking up quickly. So we highly recommend that you make your reservation soon.

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