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 towards the end of the month, but in the meantime…
We are excited to announce three keynotes that will knock your socks off!
The Day the Universe Changed
How 2016/2017 turned Gen Z’s emotional landscape upside down, and the doors this opens for more emotionally relevant media platforms and content.
For the last 10 years, US research firm The Family Room has been mapping the shifting emotional landscape of Gen Z youth. And for the first eight, these core hopes, fears, dreams and anxieties remained remarkably constant.
And then came 2016, which triggered the start of some astonishing shifts in the Passion Points Gen Z kids and teens are most focused on, leading to implications for the kids media industry that cannot be overstated. In this kick-off keynote, TED Talk speaker and Family Room CEO George Carey will track these shifts in Gen Z’s emotional landscape, exploring how they will impact the where, how and what of youth media consumption, and recommending strategies for kids media players to reflect this new reality and elevate the emotional relevance of their properties and platforms with today’s kids and teens.
Geena Davis returns to Kidscreen Summit
After delivering a knock-out keynote address at Kidscreen Summit 2016 that had audience members rethinking their approaches to gender and diversity in the development process, activist and Oscar-winner Geena Davis is returning to the
event to unveil exclusive new research from the Geena Davis Institute on Gender and Media. Her latest study seeks to examine how products are being marketed to boys and girls through the use of brand mascots. It will analyze and identify current trends in the marketplace and look at how the way brands portray different genders negatively or positively affects the way children perceive gender roles.
In Conversation with Marty Krofft: Kids Entertainment Legend
Brothers Marty and Sid Krofft first hit the kids media spotlight in the '70s as creators of some of the most original and decade-defining shows, including H.R. Pufnstuf and The Land of the Lost.
In 2015, the duo came back in a big way, starting with Mutt & Stuff (Nickelodeon), and then the reboot of Sigmund and the Sea Monsters (Amazon Studios), and now the upcoming Myam’s WonderLab (starring The Big Bang Theory’s Myam Bialik). Marty Krofft is coming to Kidscreen Summit to share his lifetime of experience with attendees, delving into the brothers’ development process, how the business has changed, and the secrets to keeping kids watching.
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 8-17 for just US$329 a night (plus a $15 nightly service fee). This is a great rate for this hotel class in February, which is prime time for Miami travel and tourism.
Ranked #8 in the city by TripAdvisor, the Miami InterContinental is a thoroughly modern four-star hotel located on prime downtown waterfront. 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 one of Miami’s top 20 restaurants, according to TripAdvisor.
The InterContinental is also located just minutes away from South Beach, the Miami Design District, American Airlines Arena, 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 it is already booking up quickly. So we highly recommend that you use this link to make your reservation soon.