Children’s Media Conference Sets 2020 Dates


Changing its dates for 2020, the Children’s Media Conference is now scheduled to run from Tuesday, July 7 to Thursday, July 9.

Around 1,250 delegates are expected to attend the conference, which will center on the theme of Right Here Right Now and tackle the current issues facing the children’s media industry and the youth audience. CMC will kick off with its annual market day, the CMC International Exchange, playing host to a range of broadcasters, co-producers, funders and investors from across the world who are looking to meet sellers of content and services.

The three-day event will feature a slate of keynote speakers, an exploration of the changes facing the industry and discussion panels on relevant topics, including young people’s new activism and the volatile digital landscape for kids. At CMC 2020, the Changemakers, who have provided a call-to-arms for the children’s media industry over the years, will have an even greater presence with the addition of a new Changemaker network and more young people influencing the content of the conference.

Greg Childs, editorial director at CMC, said: “Our theme this year was very much inspired by the challenges set by our young Changemakers last July. They demanded action from us on climate change, diversity in the industry, enabling the voices of young people and understanding the changing ways in which they’re accessing their media choices. The theme reflects the rapid change in the kids’ content business landscape. New sources of funding, industry consolidation, public service and commercial pressure, new platforms targeting young consumers, new regulatory issues and continuing audience fragmentation—they are all contributing to uncertainty.”