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CMC 2015: a Record-Breaking Year

Claire Foam FingerThe statistics for CMC 2015  (1-3 July 2015) tell the story – lots of happy delegates, heaps of interesting conversations, masses of insights and plenty of business and creative connections.

  • 1075 delegates at CMC.
  • 1287 meetings at the International Exchange.
  • 204 speakers.
  • 54 sessions and workshops.
  • Over 750 delegates attended the Opening Keynote with YouTuber Michael Stevens at the Crucible. Full video of the keynote here.
  • 450 watched the ‘Game Change’ session with Ed Vaizey, Alice Webb and Steve Hewlett – also available on video.

CMC @Expo Milano 2015

8 September 2015, Palazzo dei Giureconsulti, Milan
Lord Puttnam has been announced as the headline speaker at the CMC ‘Youth of Today, Future of Tomorrow’ Conference in Milan.  Joining UK companies representing key kids brands in entertainment and education, David Puttnam will talk about the digital future of education. More info and registration.

CMC 2015 Speaker Highlights

Steve Hewlett on “Game Change” with Ed Vaizey MP and Alice Webb
Ed VAizeyIn the Opening Session, Steve Hewlett hosted a ‘Question Time’ with major figures in media, including Ed Vaizey MP, Minister for Culture and the Digital Economy, and in her first major public appearance, Alice Webb, new Director of BBC Children’s.

Dick and Dom on double acts
D&D websiteRichard McCourt and Dominic Wood – long-time cornerstones of the CBBC factual entertainment output as Dick and Dom – joined a writer, a producer and a child psychologist to discuss how double acts work in the It Takes Two session.

ILM spreads its magic
In an exclusive behind-the-scenes insight into the creative and technical innovation VisFX powerhouse, Scott Pritchard, 2D Sequence Supervisor from Industrial Light and Magic presented a Masterclass with unseen content previews.

Jenny Sealey MBE – Creative Keynote
Jenny SealeyThe Artistic Director of Graeae Theatre Company , Co-director of the 2012 London Paralympic Games Opening Ceremony and disability campaigner Jenny Sealey MBE deliver edthe CMC 2015 Creative Keynote on Thursday 2 July.

Pat Younge on diversity
Pat YoungePat Younge visited CMC for the first time in his new role as MD of Sugar Films. Formerly Chief Creative Officer of BBC Vision, he participated in the panel From Tokenism to Truthful in which all aspects of diversity and inclusion were up for discussion.

Irish Children’s Laureate on pre-school
Irish Children’s Laureate Niamh Sharkey, creator of ‘Henry Hugglemonster’, shared her thoughts on What Are Little Girls Made Of – in a session which asked if preschool programming can change the way gender is viewed in society.

Dan’l Hewitt on Maker Studios
Danl Hewitt photoDan’l Hewitt, UK Managing Director of Maker Studios, in his Maker Studios Masterclass will talked about how Maker – which boasts 650 million subscribers – works with new talent.

CMC 2015 – All the Info

Whatever section of the kids’ content industry you work in – don’t miss out on everything that CMC 2015 offered:

Session Descriptions
List of contributors
Delegate List

Blogs of every session
Download video and audio