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Statement regarding COVID-19
3 April 2020

It’s with great sadness that we have to announce the cancellation of CMC, which was scheduled to take place in Sheffield from 7-9 July.

However, please save the dates, because from Tuesday 7 to Thursday 9 July, we will be running a virtual version of the CMC with a range of webinars and Keynotes to reflect everything that people value at the conference. Though perhaps not all 60 sessions – we’ll keep it manageable!

We are also offering a programme of webinars over the next few months to keep The Children’s Media Community informed, inspired, challenged, entertained and connected over the next few months.

The CMC Presents…

CMC China Connect – Webinar
21 April 2020 9-10.30am BST
This webinar is with key Chinese platforms, producers and distributors, to explore:
1. The current state of the Chinese animation market.
2. How to pitch your project and yourself into new relationships in China.
Free of charge. Join via Zoom here

CMC China Connect – Market Meetings & One-to-Ones
22 April 2020 8-11.30am BST
To accompany the webinar, CMC is offering a managed market morning with key Chinese executives in exclusive one-to-one meetings.
Cost £50+VAT. Register now

CMC China Connect is supported by The Department for International Trade

Still Here Right Now
With the help of our Advisory Committee, we’ll be offering a schedule of virtual events to offer discussion and debate on the topics that matter, plus chances to hear from commissioners, funders, research companies, and master-practitioners. Join a CMC session and bring your cup of tea, as The Children’s Media Conference converts itself to The Children’s Media Community for the duration. The Webinar programme will run up until the virtual CMC on 7-9 July.
All registration details and information on the webinars (including Zoom log-in details) will be available here.

Conference Theme: Still Here Right Now

The Children’ Media Community is always great in a crisis. Maybe it’s because we’re conscious of our responsibility to help the younger audience handle difficult situations, understand their changing world, and still have some fun along the way. In the last few weeks the community has been nothing short of brilliant in pulling together a new way of looking at the conference they help create every year. As a result we’re pleased to say that CMC 2020 rebranding ‘for the duration’ as the Children’s Media Community and refocusing its theme from ‘Right Here Right Now’ to ‘STILL Here Right Now’. What that means is that volunteer producers will still work on great sessions, helped by the CMC Advisory Committee, and they’ll be delivered to people’s desktops on a regular basis right up to and including a virtual conference in July. We can come together as a community to share the learning, insights and inspiration, challenge, argue and discuss – just as we do in Sheffield – but you’ll need to make your own tea.

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