Where can someone buy the The SparkFun Inventor's Kit? My kids love the educational manipulatives my wife bought for them at http://www.assessmentservices-edu.com/ and they will surely be interested to "explore the world of embedded electronics".
What are the engineering and design challenges in creating successful IoT devices? These devices are usually small, resource-constrained electronics designed to sense, collect, send, and/or interpret data. Some of the devices need to be smart enough to act upon data in real time, 24/7. Specifically the guests will discuss sensors, security, and lessons from IoT deployments.