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Achievement Unlocked!

Thursday 03 July 2014 2:10pm-3:10pm
Showroom Cinema 2

How to design, make and sell successful educational digital games.

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Angels and Urchins

Friday 04 July 2014 2:10pm-3:10pm
Showroom Cinema 3

Private money and children’s media - Hear from leading early-stage investors on what they’re looking for, where they’ve seen success and what to avoid.

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Authentic Performance

Thursday 03 July 2014 5:00pm-6:00pm
HUBS The Stage

Is it a good idea to cast under 8s in pre-school scripted content? How can authentic performances be achieved from such young children?

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BAFTA Creative Masterclass: Laying Foundations for The Dumping Ground

Thursday 03 July 2014 3:30pm-4:30pm
Showroom Cinema 4

How to move on when your title character grows up and leaves home. An insight into the winning formula of sensitive issues, humour and big audiences.

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Charter Renewal: The Great British Sell Off?

Friday 04 July 2014 2:00pm-3:00pm
Showroom Cinema 4

As the Licence Fee and Charter come under public scrutiny, what’s the appetite at the BBC to commit to the children's audience and guarantee increased budgets for their content and services?

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Children’s Film: Forever Forgotten?

Thursday 03 July 2014 2:10pm-3:10pm
Showroom Cinema 3

How do we make more children's films in the UK?

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Classics Nouveaux

Thursday 03 July 2014 11:10am-12:30pm
Showroom Cinema 3

What does it take to keep a classic character brand fresh and relevant for new audiences as when it was created more than a generation ago?

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Closing Keynote: Mind Candy’s Big New Idea

Friday 04 July 2014 3:30pm-4:00pm
Showroom Cinema 4

Michael Acton Smith unveils Mind Candy’s newest app - a revolutionary new creative community for 7-12 year olds that will become a platform for content creators (books, games, cartoons, music) to connect with their fans…

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Coming Together or Falling Apart?

Thursday 03 July 2014 9:30am-10:30am
Showroom Cinema 4

Exploring the future of the children’s media and content industries through to 2020, in the age of digital transformation.

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Commissioner Conversation: BBC

Friday 04 July 2014 11:00am-12:30pm
Showroom Cinema 4

Meet the Director and Controllers for a multi-platform view of BBC commissioning.

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Commissioner Conversation: Broadcasters

Friday 04 July 2014 9:30am-10:30am
Showroom Cinema 4

Meet broadcasters from the UK and abroad in this commissioner interview.

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Commissioner Conversation: Games

Thursday 03 July 2014 1:00pm-1:45pm
HUBS The Stage

Meet games commissioners from the broadcasters.

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Commissioner Conversation: Learning

Friday 04 July 2014 1:00pm-2:00pm
HUBS The Stage

Come and meet some of the people responsible for commissioning content for the learning sector - in both formal and informal contexts.

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Commissioner Conversation: Nickelodeon, Cartoon Network & Disney

Thursday 03 July 2014 11:00am-12:30pm
Showroom Cinema 4

Three half-hour chats with the key players in the big international broadcasters’ UK teams.

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Creative Keynote with Malorie Blackman

Thursday 03 July 2014 6:15pm-7:30pm
Crucible Theatre

The Right to be Seen – the Need to be Heard

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Crucible Bar Open

Wednesday 02 July 2014 5:00pm-6:00pm
Crucible Theatre

The crucible bar is open for drinks in the Crucible theatre foyer before the Opening Keynote.

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Crucible Bar Open

Thursday 03 July 2014 5:15pm-6:15pm
Crucible Theatre

The crucible bar is open for drinks in the Crucible theatre foyer before the Creative Keynote.

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Digital Consumer to Digital Creator

Thursday 03 July 2014 5:10pm-6:00pm
Showroom Cinema 2

Learn why coding is the new rock and roll and how children's media can inspire digital creativity through stories, play and making.

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Drinks Reception

Wednesday 02 July 2014 7:15pm-8:45pm
Millennium Gallery

Drinks reception in the Millenium Gallery – across the square from the Crucible Theatre. Read the reception blog

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First Timers Reception

Wednesday 02 July 2014 5:00pm-6:00pm
Crucible Theatre Adelphi Room

We are inviting all first timers to your very own drinks reception from 5pm just before the Opening Keynote at The Crucible theatre. To find your conference buddies and be introduced to our advisory committee members, sign up to the First Timers reception when you register.

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Focus on Asia

Friday 04 July 2014 9:30am-10:30am
HUBS The Stage

This session will draw on the expertise of some senior industry figures from Asia to highlight opportunities to co-produce, to creatively collaborate and to market content in some of the key destinations in the region.

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Focus on Canada

Thursday 03 July 2014 3:30pm-4:30pm
HUBS The Stage

Exploring how to successfully co-produce kids’ TV with Canada.

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Focus on Europe: What Works Where?

Thursday 03 July 2014 2:00pm-3:00pm
HUBS The Stage

Research on which genres work best in various European territories and a discussion how to build new co-pro opportunities.

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Hunting, Finding, Caring Sharing

Thursday 03 July 2014 5:00pm-6:00pm
Showroom Cinema 4

How do kids navigate the new platform and new services landscape?

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Innovation Forum

Friday 04 July 2014 11:00am-12:30pm
HUBS The Stage

Case studies in creative, technical and platform innovation. From using gestural play to bring real-world objects to life on an iPad to an X Factor-style talent contest with toilet rolls.

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International Exchange

Wednesday 02 July 2014 8:30am-5:00pm
Millennium Gallery

The International Exchange returns. A must for anyone looking for international sales, partnerships or project funding. The CMC is  inviting a range of broadcasters, co-producers, funders and investors from across the world ready to meet sellers of content and services. See our International Exchange section for full information. Read the Exchange blog

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Learning and Laughter

Friday 04 July 2014 9:40am-10:40am
Showroom Cinema 2

Exploring how humour can help kids learn and asking - is there a place for children’s comedy entertainment in the classroom?

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Mini-Dragons: Kids as Commissioners

Thursday 03 July 2014 11:10am-12:30pm
Showroom Cinema 2

A live experiment (with REAL children!) – exploring whether kids could sit with commissioners to help decide future content for their peers.

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Opening Keynote

Wednesday 02 July 2014 6:00pm-7:15pm
Crucible Theatre

Inflection Points: Are kids the new mobile? Dylan Collins (@MrDylanCollins), CEO of SuperAwesome, delivers the CMC Opening Keynote 2014 Read the session blog SuperAwesome is Europe’s number 1 marketing platform, reaching 30 million children a month, and it’s still growing.  Dylan is a serial entrepreneur, sits on the board of one of Europe’s busiest animation companies (Brown […]

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Out of the Mouths of Babes: Free Expression, Children and 21st-century Media

Friday 04 July 2014 11:10am-12:30pm
Showroom Cinema 3

As children form friendships and express themselves online, how should social and children’s media help kids and teens navigate digital perils as well as pleasures?

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Pact: Give Kids a Break!

Thursday 03 July 2014 3:40pm-4:40pm
Showroom Cinema 3

British kids need British TV. Join Pact and a panel of experts to discuss the campaign for a children’s TV tax credit.

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Pizza Express

Thursday 03 July 2014 8:00pm-10:00pm
Pizza Express

It’s the long standing tradition of CMC to gather at the Pizza Express and share a kids’ party style meal. You can buy your pizza express ticket here Pizza Express Menu

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Prix Jeunesse: Still a Kid at 50!

Friday 04 July 2014 11:10am-12:30pm
Showroom Cinema 2

The best, most intriguing and most innovative children’s programmes from around the world, fresh from PRIX JEUNESSE 2014, celebrating its 50th year!

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Put Your Money Where Your Mouth Is

Thursday 03 July 2014 1:45pm-3:00pm
Showroom Cinema 4

The brilliant PYMWYMI is back! Four pitches to industry executives ready to back their instincts and option the next big commercial kids’ property with hard cash.

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Research 1, 2 & 3

Thursday 03 July 2014 11:00am-12:30pm
Showroom Cinema 1

Three 30 minute research presentations… 1. How early adopters find and share new entertainment. 2. The end of Live TV for Children? 3. Bad Games + Bad Children = Good Business? 1. How early adopters find and share new entertainment Dubit and Sherbet present on-going research that will help IP owners optimise their launch strategy with early […]

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Research 1, 2 & 3 (Repeat)

Friday 04 July 2014 11:00am-12:30pm
Showroom Cinema 1

Three 30 minute research presentations… repeated. 1. How early adopters find and share new entertainment. 2. The end of Live TV for Children? 3. Bad Games + Bad Children = Good Business? 1. How early adopters find and share new entertainment Dubit and Sherbet present on-going research that will help IP owners optimise their launch strategy with […]

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Research 4 & 5

Thursday 03 July 2014 2:00pm-3:00pm
Showroom Cinema 1

Two 30 minute research presentations… 4. Pink or Blue? Gender identification and gender-specific provision of content in the digital marketplace. 5. #FOMO! 2014, Welcome to the year of ‘#FOMO, where kids consumption, engagement and interaction with media is based on the ‘fear of missing out’ philosophy.   4. Pink or Blue? Gender identification and gender-specific […]

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Research 4, 5 & 6 (Repeat)

Friday 04 July 2014 2:00pm-3:30pm
Showroom Cinema 1

Three 30 minute research presentations… repeated 4. Pink or Blue? Gender identification and gender-specific provision of content in the digital marketplace. 5. #FOMO! 2014, Welcome to the year of ‘#FOMO. 6. World of Wonder: Why Gaming Appeals to Kids Exploring the world of children and their relationship to gaming…   4. Pink or Blue? Gender identification […]

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Research 6 & 7

Thursday 03 July 2014 3:30pm-4:30pm
Showroom Cinema 1

Two 30 minute research sessions… 6. World of Wonder: Why Gaming Appeals to Kids Exploring the world of children and their relationship to gaming, including the attractions of playing and winning, and the potential for benefits or hazards. 7. Transformational Technology Understanding how technology is transforming children’s interaction with the world.   6. World of Wonder: Why […]

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Research 7 (Repeat)

Friday 04 July 2014 1:00pm-1:30pm
Showroom Cinema 1

30 minute research session… repeated. 7. Transformational Technology Understanding how technology is transforming children’s interaction with the world. Presented by Andrew Manches, University of Edinburgh Read blog: Research 7 View the presentation: Research 7 Read the presenter’s view Research has attempted to understand the relationship between the way children interact with the world and their physical, affective, social, and […]

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Research 8 & 9

Thursday 03 July 2014 5:00pm-6:00pm
Showroom Cinema 1

Two 30 minute research presentations… 8. Growing up Digital Tracing the ‘growth spurts’ and ‘growing pains’ of children’s digital media use over the last 10 years.  9. Getting on the Soapbox: Dialogue, discussion, decision The importance of a continuous dialogue with family audiences…   8. Growing up Digital Tracing the ‘growth spurts’ and ‘growing pains’ of children’s digital media […]

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Research 8 & 9 (Repeat)

Friday 04 July 2014 9:30am-10:30am
Showroom Cinema 1

Two 30 minute research presentations… repeated. 8. Growing up Digital Tracing the ‘growth spurts’ and ‘growing pains’ of children’s digital media use over the last 10 years.  9. Getting on the Soapbox: Dialogue, discussion, decision The importance of a continuous dialogue with family audiences…   8. Growing up Digital Tracing the ‘growth spurts’ and ‘growing pains’ of children’s digital media […]

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Second Screen: Changing the Way We Watch TV

Thursday 03 July 2014 1:00pm-1:45pm
Showroom Cinema 3

How to make the most of 2nd screen, and what kids actually think and do. 2nd screen means many things but what, if anything, does it mean to kids?

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Service with a Smile

Friday 04 July 2014 1:00pm-1:45pm
Showroom Cinema 3

How production companies combine service work with developing IP.

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Speed Meetings: BBC Commissioning Execs

Friday 04 July 2014 1:00pm-2:00pm
The Workstation (Mezzanine)

After the Commissioner Conversation sessions, commissioners or their representatives will be available for 5-minute one-to-one advice meetings. You can arrange to meet them by coming to Registration to book in at the start of each Speed Meeting block.  The speed-meeting blocks are listed in the programme.  There’s no advance booking – it’s on a first come, first served basis.

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Speed Meetings: Broadcasters

Friday 04 July 2014 11:00am-12:00pm
The Workstation (Mezzanine)

After the Commissioner Conversation sessions, commissioners or their representatives will be available for 5-minute one-to-one advice meetings. You can arrange to meet them by coming to Registration to book in at the start of each Speed Meeting block.  The speed-meeting blocks are listed in the programme.  There’s no advance booking – it’s on a first come, first served basis.

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Speed Meetings: Games

Thursday 03 July 2014 2:15pm-3:15pm
The Workstation (Mezzanine)

After the Commissioner Conversation sessions, commissioners or their representatives will be available for 5-minute one-to-one advice meetings. You can arrange to meet them by coming to Registration to book in at the start of each Speed Meeting block.  The speed-meeting blocks are listed in the programme.  There’s no advance booking – it’s on a first come, first served basis.

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Speed Meetings: Learning Commissioners

Friday 04 July 2014 2:15pm-3:15pm
The Workstation (Mezzanine)

After the Commissioner Conversation sessions, commissioners or their representatives will be available for 5-minute one-to-one advice meetings. You can arrange to meet them by coming to Registration to book in at the start of each Speed Meeting block.  The speed-meeting blocks are listed in the programme.  There’s no advance booking – it’s on a first come, first served basis.

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Speed Meetings: Nickelodeon, Cartoon Network and Disney

Thursday 03 July 2014 1:00pm-2:00pm
The Workstation (Mezzanine)

After the Commissioner Conversation sessions, commissioners or their representatives will be available for 5-minute one-to-one advice meetings. You can arrange to meet them by coming to Registration to book in at the start of each Speed Meeting block.  The speed-meeting blocks are listed in the programme.  There’s no advance booking – it’s on a first come, first served basis.

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Telling Tales: Paper to Pixel

Friday 04 July 2014 9:40am-10:40am
Showroom Cinema 3

Many publishers are thinking beyond the physical book, but are digital tales ending happily ever after?

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The CMC Party

Thursday 03 July 2014 10:00pm-2:00am
HUBS The Stage

Delegates’ Dance-Off! A FREE PRIZE bottle of spirits for The CMC Dance Champion! Email music requests to stu@funcrew.co.uk and our DJ will endeavour to drop your favourites into his set. Former Q, Mixmag and Select magazine editor Andrew Harrison will be DJ’ing at FUN CMC, the official CMC after-party sponsored by Fun Crew on Thur 3 July at […]

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The IP Crowd

Thursday 03 July 2014 1:00pm-1:45pm
Showroom Cinema 2

With media and retail worlds increasingly brand obsessed is the convergence of children’s publishing and television an inevitable and desirable necessity? And if so, who wins?

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The Learning Landscape

Thursday 03 July 2014 11:00am-12:30pm
HUBS The Stage

What’s happening in the world of education? Is there a market? Who’s making? Who’s buying? Join this session as we roam The Learning Landscape.

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Transmedia – Where Do I Start?

Friday 04 July 2014 2:10pm-3:10pm
Showroom Cinema 2

A hands-on, up-close examination of detailed considerations in developing pan-platform brands for kids, from the creative and business perspective.

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Wednesday Workshop: Collaborating with Kids

Wednesday 02 July 2014 1:00pm-5:00pm
HUBS The Stage

Experts, including writers, user-researchers, theatre producers and Sheffield kids share experiences of building IP and projects with young people who also benefit from the creative process.

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Wednesday Workshop: Music and Song

Wednesday 02 July 2014 1:00pm-5:00pm
Electric Works

A team of experts provide everything you need to know about the creative and commercial aspects of working with music and musicians.

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Wednesday Workshop: Pitch It

Wednesday 02 July 2014 1:00pm-5:00pm
HUBS A

The Business of Pitching – An art or a science, alchemy or dark art? A debate and tune up for those new and old in the dragon’s den.

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Wednesday Workshop: Playful Learning

Wednesday 02 July 2014 1:00pm-5:00pm
HUBS Common Room

How to turn your IP into a successful educational app or game

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Weird Science

Friday 04 July 2014 1:00pm-1:45pm
Showroom Cinema 2

Exploring the latest on Biometric playtesting, psychological insight, engagement and neuroscience in children's television, media and games.

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Whatever Happened to the Heroes?

Thursday 03 July 2014 5:10pm-6:00pm
Showroom Cinema 3

Is there a major shift away from action adventure and towards comedy for 6 to 9’s? Will superheroes ever be super again?

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When Technology Meets Storytelling

Thursday 03 July 2014 3:40pm-4:40pm
Showroom Cinema 2

How do recent technological advances allow both audience and creator to enhance and develop the story they want to explore?

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