CMC 2018

Date: 3 – 5 July 2018
Venue: Sheffield, UK

CMC 2018 ran from Tuesday 3 – Thursday 5 July where over 1,100 delegates converged on Sheffield, UK for keynotes and over 60 sessions.

What was Included?

  • Access to the Tuesday evening keynote
  • Ticket for the Tuesday drinks reception
  • Access to all sessions on Wednesday and Thursday
  • Wednesday and Thursday lunches
  • Break-time teas and coffees on Wednesday and Thursday
  • Access to the Wednesday evening keynote
  • Ticket for the Wednesday night party

The CMC 2018 App

The CMC 2018 app contained the timetable, session descriptions,  speaker details, a map and guides, PLUS a build your own schedule function.

Download at iTunes :
Android at Google Play :

The app is free of charge, thanks to S4C and Moilin.



Michael Rosen The acclaimed Poet, broadcaster, YouTube star, children’s advocate and former Children’s Laureate delivered the Opening Keynote on Tuesday 3 July at 6pm.

Beeban Kidron The Director of ‘Bridget Jones: The Edge of Reason’ and ‘Oranges Are Not the Only Fruit’ took us on her creative journey, and told how kids’ identities can be built by stories at the Creative Keynote on Wednesday 4 July at 6.30pm.

Our Conference theme – ‘What’s Next?’

At CMC 2018 we focussed on the future and looked at what’s next for media-makers and distributors in both financing and content; the next steps for inclusivity in production and representation; what’s next for audiences; and what’s next in the tech that will define how we’ll all be working, viewing, listening and interacting.

Who attended?

The Children’s Media Conference is the most important event in the UK for everyone involved in developing, producing and distributing content for kids. We open our doors to delegates from television, radio, film, games, interactive media, magazine and book publishing, the licensing and toy sectors and the arts and culture sectors. For a flavour of how the CMC can work for you, read What has the CMC ever done for me?

Optional Extras

CMC International Exchange
A must for anyone looking for international sales, partnerships or project funding, the International Exchange took place on Tuesday 3 July. The International Exchange played host to a wide range of broadcasters, co-producers, funders and investors from across the world keen to meet sellers of content and services.

Our Famous Pizza Express Supper
The evening of Wednesday 4 July. We booked the whole restaurant with a set menu. It’s like a kids’ birthday party: a selection of starters and pizza slices come to your table from the oven as soon as they are ready. Pizza Menu 2018

NEW! CMC SkillBuilder
CMC Skillbuilder at 1pm on Tuesday 3 July offered a choice of two hands-on, interactive chances to develop specific skills relevant to all sectors. Building a Bible or Building a Pitch to hone your skills with experts in the field.