CMC 2022

CMC 2022 Live

Date: 5-7 July 2022
Venue: Sheffield

CMC 2022 Online

Date: 5-7 July 2022
Venue: Online

The Children’s Media Conference 2022 is Live in Sheffield and Online Tuesday 5 – Thursday 7 July 2022. Join us for sessions, keynotes, workshops and videos on demand – all at the UK’s premier children and youth content conference. 


Delegate Pass Costs

CMC 2022 Live in Sheffield Passes*
Full Rate £480+VAT = £576
Self-employed/Under 30 Rate £265+VAT = £318
*Live passes also includes all online benefits
CMC 2022 Online Passes
Full Rate £175+VAT = £210
Self-employed/Under 30 Rate £130+VAT = £156


New in 2022

  • Whether you attend in real life, or virtually, we have something for you. Come to Sheffield and network in real life! Or attend online and have access to the live sessions streamed from Sheffield, PLUS a video library of exciting content covering the breadth of children’s media today.
  • CMC 2022 Live: Tim Patterson, experienced children’s broadcaster and programmer, is the Producer of this year’s CMC 2022 Live in Sheffield. He’s looking forward to welcoming you in person to the Crucible Theatre for our top quality timetable of sessions and keynotes.
  • CMC 2022 Online: Greg Childs, Editorial Director of CMC, is your host for the simultaneous CMC 2022 Online. All CMC pass holders will see the timetable of sessions and keynotes live-streamed from Sheffield and join the virtual networking zone in Wonder.

What’s Included in your Live Pass?

  • Access to CMC Keynotes
  • Access to the Tuesday evening keynote
  • Ticket for the Tuesday drinks reception
  • Access to all sessions on Wednesday and Thursday
  • Wednesday and Thursday lunches
  • Access to the Wednesday evening keynote
  • Ticket for the Wednesday night party
  • Access to all live-streamed sessions and VOD content online
  • Access to the Wonder networking platform


Optional Extras

CMC International Exchange

Thursday 30 June 2022, 8am-8pm BST Online
A must for anyone looking for international sales, partnerships or project funding, the International Exchange takes place for the whole day. 
The International Exchange plays host to a wide range of broadcasters, co-producers, funders and investors from across the world keen to meet sellers of content and services. Read more…

CMC SkillBuilder

Tuesday 28 June 2022, 4-5.30pm BST on Zoom
This online workshop is the perfect opportunity to pitch YOUR project to experienced industry investors and creatives, and receive instant and invaluable feedback on both your pitching technique and your concept. Read more…


Bonus Free June Webinar

Get In, Get On

Monday 27 June 2022, 4-5.30pm BST on Zoom
Free – available to delegates and non-delegates
For newcomers to the industry and newcomers to CMC. Information on joining the children’s media industry, how to make progress with your freelance work or project, and how to use CMC 2022 to best effect.

CMC 2022 Theme

A lifetime ago (2018) the CMC theme was What’s Next? No-one could have predicted what happened in the years that followed.  At CMC we aim to equip or delegates for a constantly changing media landscape. But change, when it came, was radical, all-consuming and, continues to impact on the lives and futures of children and young people the world over.

So it’s time to ask again – and more urgently – What Next? Updated to version 2.2.  (See what we did there?)

What Next 2.2 will offer answers, strategies, insights and – as always – inspiration to help delegates bring the best possible media, of every kind, to kids and young people in uncertain times.

We’ll explore what matters to young people – maintaining mental health, acting on climate change, embracing inclusivity, finding truth, fairness, and of course fun. We’ll reveal the changes in policy and share strategies to meet the challenges of delivering media to kids in the vastly changed landscape of 2022 and beyond. And we’ll explore the creative and business opportunities for content makers and distributors in this rapidly changing landscape.

Join us for What Next 2.2 at CMC 2022 in Sheffield and Online.

Who attends?

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 and educational media. For a flavour of how the CMC can work for you, read What has the CMC ever done for me?