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Posted on: Tuesday 30 June 2015 5:48pm by Linda Ross

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.

The Crucible

The Crucible

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.

Animation gurus Alan Gilbey and Tony Collingwood will provide you with some fun and frivolous “do’s and don’ts” to being a delegate at the CMC.

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.

Linda Ross

About the author

Linda Ross

WOMAD, Co-ordinator

Linda Ross has worked in the TV industry for 25 years, as a producer and director, and also in development.  Freelance roles in the last year include development producer for the Children’s Natural History Unit, location director for Blue Peter and she’s currently developing and co-ordinating the spoken word content… Read more

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