Anna van Slee on ChiTAG Spotlights Digital Inventing at CES


When your plane is the only one out of hundreds of flights not to get cancelled... it's a little like winning the lottery. Especially when you are leaving behind blizzard-beset Chicago for warm and sunny Las Vegas. Good thing I wasn't going to Vegas to gamble, because I used up all my luck just getting there. I was one of 200,000 people attempting to shake off the cold and descend upon Vegas for the Consumer Electronics Show, better known as CES. The Chicago Toy and Game Group is right at home at CES, because the show is rife with inventors. The consumer electronics category is booming with new products and innovation. In fact, CES is so gargantuan that it's broken into mini-conferences focused on specific industries, such as Healthcare or Automobiles. Kids@Play and Mommytech are the CES show sections focused on the impact of consumer electronics on the play industry. Aside from taking in the sights, I headed to CES to participate in a Kids@Play panel moderated by Mary Couzin, President and CEO of ChiT