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January 01, 2012

David Kleeman, Children's Programming

Strategist, analyst, author and speaker — for more than a quarter-century, David Kleeman has led the children’s media industry in developing sustainable, kid-friendly practices. Kleeman is Senior Vice President of Global Trends for Dubit, a strategy and research consultancy based in Leeds, England, that also creates digital games, apps and virtual worlds.

As a thought leader and connector, Kleeman loves exploring big questions like, “What is the future of children’s media content in the streaming age?” or, “Is children’s play changing as they interact with a mix of the digital and the physical?” At the same time, he enjoys creating playful events where people from media, education, research and child development can create and collaborate on the fly. He’s done this work as PlayVangelist for PlayScience, and as long-time President of the American Center for Children and Media.

Kleeman is advisory board chair to the international children's TV festival Prix Jeunesse, a 2013 Senior Fellow of the Fred Rogers Center for Early Learning and Children’s Media, a board member of the National Association for Media Literacy Education and a Governor of the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences.  In 2014, he received the “Pioneer” Award from Kids @ Play Interactive.

Kleeman travels worldwide seeking best practices in children’s and family media, technology and products; he has given presentations on six continents.  He writes extensively for trade and general press, including three book chapters and frequent commentaries for the Huffington Post and Kidscreen.

Strategist, analyst, author and speaker — for more than a quarter-century, David Kleeman has led the children’s media industry in developing sustainable, kid-friendly practices. Kleeman is Senior Vice President of Global Trends for Dubit, a strategy and research consultancy based in Leeds, England, that also creates digital games, apps and virtual worlds.

As a thought leader and connector, Kleeman loves exploring big questions like, “What is the future of children’s media content in the streaming age?” or, “Is children’s play changing as they interact with a mix of the digital and the physical?” At the same time, he enjoys creating playful events where people from media, education, research and child development can create and collaborate on the fly. He’s done this work as PlayVangelist for PlayScience, and as long-time President of the American Center for Children and Media.

Kleeman is advisory board chair to the international children's TV festival Prix Jeunesse, a 2013 Senior Fellow of the Fred Rogers Center for Early Learning and Children’s Media, a board member of the National Association for Media Literacy Education and a Governor of the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences.  In 2014, he received the “Pioneer” Award from Kids @ Play Interactive.

Kleeman travels worldwide seeking best practices in children’s and family media, technology and products; he has given presentations on six continents.  He writes extensively for trade and general press, including three book chapters and frequent commentaries for the Huffington Post and Kidscreen.

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