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CMC 2015 Highlights

Steve Hewlett talks to Ed Vaizey MP and Alice Webb
Ed VAizeyIn the Opening Session, Steve Hewlett hosts 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 talk double acts
D&D websiteRichard McCourt and Dominic Wood – long-time cornerstones of the CBBC factual entertainment output as Dick and Dom – will join writers, producers 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 will present a Masterclass revealing unseen content previews.

Jenny Sealey MBE delivers 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 will deliver the CMC 2015 Creative Keynote on Thursday 2 July.

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

Irish Children’s Laureate talks pre-school
Irish Children’s Laureate Niamh Sharkey, creator of ‘Henry Hugglemonster’, shares her thoughts on What Are Little Girls Made Of, a session which will ask if preschool programming changes the way gender is viewed in society.

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

Ombudsman Considers Rights and Responsibilities
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Anne Longfield OBE, the recently appointed Children’s Commissioner for England joins discussions on the Web We Want for our kids.

CMC 2015 Programme Online

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

Session Descriptions
List of contributors
Delegate List

International Exchange
EdTech@CMC 2015 

Keynote Speaker Announced – Michael Stevens from Vsauce

Michael StevensMichael Stevens, YouTuber and creator of hit online channel Vsauce, delivered the Keynote speech at this year’s Children’s Media Conference on Wednesday 1 July at the Crucible Theatre in Sheffield.

With 8.7 million subscribers to Vsauce1, Michael is one of the new breed of ‘change-makers’ who are creating waves in traditional media models, in education and in the minds of his young audience.

Vsauce comprises a number of YouTube channels all created by Stevens: Vsauce1, Vsauce2, Vsauce3 and WeSauce. The channels are known for producing videos relating to various scientific and philosophical topics, as well as gaming, technology and culture.

His Keynote underscored the important connection between education and kids’ content, and considered how YouTube makers engage their audience in new ways associated with “authenticity”.

More information on CMC 2015

Conference Content 2014

You can catch up on content you missed at CMC 2014.

Blogs. PowerPoints, audio or video of most of the sessions are accessible via the sessions list.  Or All of the 2014 podcasts and videos are listed here.

Malorie Blackman’s inspirational Creative Keynote from CMC 2014