CMC 2017


CMC 2017 continued in its new midweek format, running from Tuesday 4 – Thursday 6 July. 1,200 delegates converged on Sheffield, UK for keynotes, workshops and over 60 sessions.


What’s 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 2017 App

Contains the timetable, session descriptions,  speaker details, a map and guides, PLUS: a build your own schedule function.

Download at iTunes :
Android at Google Play :

Free of charge, thanks to S4C and Moilin.


Our Conference theme – Open

At a time when the world seems to be closing its doors (and mind) we thought CMC should embrace the opposite. In July we were OPEN in Sheffield with relevant, challenging and inspiring content to open eyes to the exciting range and diversity of people, ideas and approaches that sustained the UK kids’ media industry and to keep you open for business so you could continue to open young minds.

Who attended?

cmc-2016-delegatesThe Children’s Media Conference is the most important event in the UK for everyone involved in developing, producing and distributing content for kids. We opened 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

Tuesday Workshops
You had to be a registered delegate to attend a Workshop. All workshops ran simultaneously, beginning at 1pm on Tuesday afternoon and lasting 4 hours.

Get Social to learn how to promote your brand on social media, the differences between platforms, how to create content that is appropriatecompliments, promotes and reaches your audience directly.
Open to Virtual? explored the issues around health and safety while offering advice and hands-on help from industry mentors and practitioners to build great stories in VR and AR.
Pitch Perfect provided expert advice on which markets to attend and when in the development process. It also offered hands-on opportunities to build a better pitch for yourself and your project.

Our Famous Pizza Express Supper
Wednesday 5 July at 8pm. We book 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.

CMC International Exchange
The International Exchange took place on Tuesday 4 July. Click here for more information.