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Must Attend Conferences for Kids’ App Developers

By June 21, 2016 No Comments

Looking for a great way to gain industry insight, meet peers and learn about developing trends? Attending the right conferences can give you access to all the resources, information, and people for your apps to succeed. Here are conferences developers of kids’ apps can’t miss:

Kids@Play Summit at the Consumer Electronics Show  Las Vegas – January

When it comes to tech conventions CES is the leader of the pack. Top device manufacturers, software producers, and technology influencers join in Vegas to discuss innovations. This is a great place for kids’ app developers to meet with partners from a wide range of industries. The Kids@Play Summit at CES brings together thought leaders to discuss how new technologies can benefit kids. The summit is capped off with the Kids@Play awards that highlights innovators in the kids’ space.

Digital Kids Conference at Toy Fair New York – February

We’ve said it over and over, magic happens when apps and toys connect. Looking for inspiration or partners in the toy industry? Digital Kids Conference brings together industry experts, product developers and brands to advance smart play for kids.

Kidscreen Summit  Miami – February

Kidscreen is a leading source of news in the kids’ entertainment space, and the Kidscreen Summit is a must attend event for anyone working with kids’ apps. If you are looking to learn more about kids’ media, entertainment, toys, and how they interact with the digital sphere, this the place. And a great place to engage in dialogue about what kids, parents, and teachers are looking for.

Games and Media Summit New York – April

Organized by Games for Change, the Games and Media Summit explores the connection between media platform, content, and design. While the event isn’t specifically for the kids’ space the topics are relevant and thought provoking for content creators. The Summit also has a Game-A-Thon where YouTube gaming stars battle it out for charity.

The Kids Want Mobile  Berlin, Germany – May

TKWM is an amazing one-day event that fully focuses on kids’ mobile products. App developers and brands from all over Europe converge to discuss key trends and insights. This is an intimate event to meet industry insiders, partners and get a great feel for the state of the kids’ app space.

Developing Apps for Kids Conference  San Francisco – June

Like TKWM, this conference focuses on kids’ apps. Speakers include top app developers in the kids’ space who discuss trends in education, entertainment, and marketing. Past topics included: the importance of play in kids’ apps, designing learning apps, and monetizing kids’ apps. It’s also a great place to meet players from the kids’ media, entertainment and toy industries.

Google London’s Family Partner Day  London, United Kingdom – June

For Android developers of kids’ apps the Designed for Families section in the Play Store is a great way to ensure parents and kids discover your great games. The Family Partner day celebrates app developers, content producers and kid-friendly service providers that support family apps. It’s a great place to get inspiration, keep up to date, and meet other partners.

Digital Kids Summit  San Francisco – September

Digital Kids focuses on business needs of content producers and product developers. For example, this year’s summit focuses on capturing clients and keeping them engaged. Hear from industry experts in kids’ apps, ed tech, and researchers about trends in the industry and how to build your digital brand.  

GameConnection  San Francisco – March , Paris, France – October

If you are a game developer, GameConnection is a great place to meet people in the industry. Thousands of developers, publishers and app-related service providers attend both events, making it a great place to promote your app and stay on top of industry trends.

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