Warm Welcome in Sheffield
Linda Ross, outlines how new-comers can navigate CMC and make new mates. Plus a free drink from your caring sharing CMC.
First Timers Reception: Wednesday 1 July, 5-6pm in The Crucible Bar
Arriving in Sheffield for the CMC can be daunting. At first glance, it looks like a huge gathering of old mates and people who’ve worked in Children’s for hundreds of years. But, in fact, around half the delegates to CMC, each year, are first-timers. So, if you’re feeling a bit shy – never fear. The CMC First Timer’s Reception is there to break you in.
Kick your conference off with a special gathering, just for first timers, where you’ll learn what to expect over the following couple of days, as well as meeting some friendly faces from the advisory committee. Most importantly, you’ll meet other delegates in the same situation. This is the CMC’s way of helping you make some new acquaintances so you don’t spend the next few days feeling like a penguin in the desert.
Our host is the multi-talented Karl Woolley, managing director of Laughing Gravy Media. Once you’ve grabbed yourself a drink, he’ll ensure the next half hour or so will inform, entertain and set you up to get the most from your time at the UK’s only gathering for all those involved in content for kids.
And if you think you’re just gonna’ stand there, listening to lots of people talking, think again. This is all about you! With a drink in hand, you are not going to leave that reception without having met, and spoken to, someone new. How we do that is for us to know, and for you to find out. So don’t be shy, come see us all at the Crucible rehearsal room at 5 o’clock on Wednesday. No excuses, you’re in exactly the right place for the keynote speech at 6pm.
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