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The Children’s Media Conference

Greg Childs

Editorial Director

The Children’s Media Conference

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The Children’s Media Conference is the UK’s principal gathering for all media professionals associated with kids’ content creation and distribution. From radio, TV, film and the internet, to apps, publishing, games, licensing, museums, galleries, theatre and educational media – every corner of the kids’ industry is represented, and over 1,000 delegates meet annually for the July Conference. The CMC also organises other events through the year such as the UK@Kidscreen Delegation to Miami (February), and the Animation Business Conference (November).

Greg Childs worked for over 25 years at the BBC, mainly as a director, producer and executive producer of children’s programmes. He created the first Children’s BBC websites and, as Head of Children’s Digital, developed and launched the children’s channels, CBBC and CBeebies. Greg left the BBC in 2004 and advised producers on digital, interactive and cross-platform strategies, and broadcasters on channel launches, digital futures and management support. He was in the launch teams for Teachers TV and the CITV Channel in the UK, and was advisor to the Al Jazeera Children’s Channel for three years. He also consulted with the European Broadcasting Union on their Children’s and Youth strategy. And was Head of Studies at the German Akademie fur Kindermedien.  As Editorial Director of the Children’s Media Conference, Greg has grown this annual event into a gathering of 1,000+ delegates, with over 200 speakers, and spin-off events and activities year-round. Greg is also Director of The Children’s Media Foundation.

Greg was awarded an OBE, for services to international trade and the children’s media sector,  in the New Year Honours list 2022.