Enabling children to be seen and heard
6 DECEMBER 2017, 10:00 AM, MAIN AUDITORIUM
How can we futureproof young people’s understanding of news stories and their authenticity?
How will the industry tackle issues such as fake news?
James Harding – Director of News & Current Affairs, BBC
Nicky Cox – Founder & Editor-in-Chief, First News
Lord Daniel Finkelstein – Columnist, The Times
Amol Rajan – Media Editor, BBC
Baroness Joanna Shields – Filmmaker and Founder, 5Rights
Sarah Lambley – Development Project Manager, BBC News and Current Affairs
Dave Coulson – Producer, BBC Children’s
My voice, my way
Smartphones allow kids to create and share their own content instantly.
Do young people need limits, or free rein? How will adults facilitate and platforms moderate in this brave new world?
Jan-Willem Bult – WADADA news
Ole Vidar Hestaas – Founder of Kudos and Co
Unboxing girls and boys
6 DECEMBER 2017, 14:30 PM, MAIN AUDITORIUM
The media has the power to label and reinforce stereotypes.
How should international content makers represent gender in the future? Is it possible to avoid stereotypes in digital media and empower kids to just be themselves?
Laura Haynes – Co-Chair, UN Women
Deepika Bhardwaj – Independent Journalist & Documentary Filmmaker
Dr Maya Götz – Head of IZI, Prix Jeunesse Foundation
Obie Scott Wade – CEO, Obieco Entertainment, Inc.
Jordan Stephens – Musician
Kez Margrie – Commissioning Editor, Independents, CBBC
Esther Jackson-Burton – Founder, Vulva La Revolution
You can’t be what you can’t see
5 DECEMBER 2017, 12:00 PM, CHARTER 2
Showing young people they can be who they want to be, rather than telling them, is powerful. Aspiration, inspiration and motivation are fuelled when people from all backgrounds can be seen on and off screen. How will we continue to encourage diversity in its truest global sense?
Adam Pearson – Actor and Presenter
Yassmin Abdel-Magied – Author, Engineer, Social Advocate
Shannon Murray – Booker, visABLE
Aaron Haroon Rashid – CEO/Founder, Unicorn Black
Shabnam Rezaei – Co-Founder and President, Big Bad Boo
Justina Kehinde – Writer, Performance Artist, Director
Ros Attille – Head of Development, CBeebies
Hope works Showcase
5 DECEMBER 2017, 13:00 PM, CHARTER 3
Showcase of a global content campaign, which harnesses the power of entertainment to reawaken a generation’s hope.
Michal Butel – Deputy CEO, Hop! Media Group
David Levine – VP, Programming, Production & Strategic Development, The Walt Disney Company
Lucy Murphy – Head of Kids’ Content, Sky
Alison Stewart – Head of CBeebies Production
Kath Shackleton – Producer, Fettle Animation