Great Speakers are the Key…

Posted on: Sunday 12 June 2011 11:26pm

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We are really pleased that Lord Puttnam of Queensgate will be opening the conference on Wednesday 6th at 6pm in the Sheffield Memorial Hall. A passionate advocate of innovation in education and with a record of huge success in the film industry, David Puttnam is the one of highest profile speakers to ever attend the CMC.  

Our Creative Keynote this year will be given by Michael Acton Smith, CEO of Mind Candy,  and creator of the hugely successful Moshi Monsters. As Moshi moves up to 50 million registered users worldwide, and goes truly transmedia, Michael will explore the pitfalls and challenges along the way to global success.

Rory Sutherland will close the conference with a provocative and agenda-setting presentation. Rory is Chair of the Institute of Advertising Practitioners, and Executive Creative Director of Ogilvy One, and has spoken at TED events on the life lessons of an ad-man.  The ideas he’ll explore, and the debate they’ll stimulate, promise to provide the conference with a big finish!

Our keynote interview will be Director of Children’s BBC, Joe Godwin. 20 months into his role as the leader of the largest public-service children’s operation in the world, and currently presiding over the massive move to Manchester which will soon see the entire department based at Salford Quays, Joe will explore the future of BBC Children’s now the move is under way.

And with master-classes from the Horrid Henry  team on the translation from 2D small-screen animation to 3D big screen live action, from Jamie Rix on re-creating his books on TV, and an exploration of the journey of Horrible Histories from “Manuscript to Multi-platform” there’ll be plenty to get the creative juices flowing, plus a wide range of sessions on policy, strategy, cross-platform working and the business of making and distributing great kids’ content.

All the main speakers for the Conference are now in place and a full list can be seen on theCMC website.