CES '11 Lifestyle Tracks Keynotes Are Set

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Living in Digital Times

, the producers of a series of day-long lifestyle conference tracks at the

2011 International CES

, today announced its keynote roster for HigherEd Tech Summit, Digital Health Summit, Sports and Fitness Tech Summit,


and Mommy Tech Summit, and Silvers Summit.

The CES lifestyle conference tracks focus on the fastest-growing technology consumer markets -- from parents and children, to students, young adults and seniors.

All tracks take place in the North Hall of the Las Vegas Convention Center, Jan. 6-9, 2011. This year's keynotes include:

HigherEd Tech Summit:

Walt Mossberg


author of the

Wall Street Journal's

weekly Personal Technology column, and

Anya Kamenetz

, a staff writer for Fast Company, will deliver keynote presentations.   

The HigherEd Tech Summit takes place on Thursday, Jan. 6, with Kamentz's keynote at 9:30 a.m. and Mossberg's keynote at 4.30 p.m.

Digital Health Summit:

Colonel Ron Poropatich, M.D.,

is the deputy director of the

Telemedicine and Advanced Technology Research Center

of the U.S. Army Medical Research and Material Command at Fort Detrick, Md., which manages more than $450 million a year in federally funded research in advanced medical technology.


Digital Health Summit

takes place on Friday, Jan. 7, with Col. Poropatich's keynote at 9:00 a.m. 

Sports & Fitness Tech Summit:

Seth Wescott

, world champion and two-time gold medalist in snowboardcross, will share what it takes to be a champion and how he utilizes technology to help him navigate some of the world's toughest mountain terrains.

Shellie Pfohl

, executive director of the President's Council on Fitness, Sports and Nutrition, will provide an update on recent news, initiatives and programs of the President's Council.


Sports & Fitness Tech Summit

takes place on Friday, Jan. 7, with  Wescott's keynote at 12:30 p.m. and Pfohl's keynote at 4:00 p.m.  

Kids@Play and Mommy Tech Summit:

New York Times

technology columnist

David Pogue

will keynote. The agenda will also include a "fireside chat" with

Jesse Schell

, founder of Schell Games; the creators of Disney's Toy Story Midway Mania and Epcot's Sum of All Thrill; and

Ge Wang

, co-founder of Smule. Moderated by Warren Buckleitner, editor of

Children's Technology Review

, this interactive session will provide a glimpse into the future of game play.


Kids@Play and

Mommy Tech Summit

takes place Saturday, Jan. 8, with Schell and Wang's keynote at 8:30 a.m. and Pogue's keynote at 12:30 p.m.  

Dr. Gary Small

, one of America's leading neuroscientists and director of the UCLA Center on Aging at the Semel Institute for Neuroscience & Human Behavior, will discuss the impact of constant connectivity on the brain and the ways our technology age is changing consumers' lives.


Silvers Summit

takes place on Saturday, Jan. 8, with Dr. Small's keynote at 8:30 a.m.

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In addition, Living in Digital Times announces its call for submissions for the

Last Gadget Standing

event in which industry judges and online readers will vote on the products they believe will become standard fixtures in the consumer electronics market. The final ten products selected will compete onstage in Las Vegas at the 2011 CES Last Gadget Standing.

Submission info can be found at




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