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Kimberley SorensonThe Waterford Institute, Dust or Magic Highlights Foundation 2015
"A wonderful opportunity to get down and dirty with a lot of different voices in a protected space. Inspiring + energizing on all conceivable levels -- many many thanks."
Hans WagnerOwner, Computer Explorers, Dust or Magic 2014
"Just soaked in all of it. Great environment!"
Megan SmithSenior Designer, Interactive Media, Highlights for Children, Dust or Magic 2014
"Warren and Daren really made everyone feel relevant and comfortable. Perfect balance of healthy criticism and ideas for growth."
Carly leads strategy initiatives at PlayScience, a kid- and family-friendly research and incubation facility focusing on innovation in areas including interactive media and gaming. She brings over 10 years experience in the children’s media and toy industry. Most recently, Carly led numerous industry-focused initiatives at The Joan Ganz Cooney Center at Sesame Workshop, with a particular focus on consumer trends, informal learning and mobile devices. In her 5 years with the organization, she researched and authored a number of renowned reports including D is for Digital, Pockets of Potential and the iLearn series. Throughout her career, Carly has worked with a host of children’s media and entertainment groups. She started her career in the kids world with 5 years doing marketing and product development at Spin Master Toys. Carly holds a Master’s degree in Technology, Innovation, and Education from the Harvard Graduate School of Education where she studied how media and technology can be used to educate children effectively. She also holds a Bachelor in Commerce from McGill University. Carly frequently tweets, blogs, and speaks at conferences worldwide on the topic of children’s informal learning through technology. She is passionate about the magic that happens when fun, research, and education converge, and is dedicated to working on quality children’s products that inspire thought and creativity.