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Children’s Global Media Summit ’17 Announces First Speakers

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Children’s Global Media Summit ’17 Announces First Speakers

Organizers of the Children’s Global Media Summit 2017 have already announced the first high-profile keynote speakers of the next edition of the event, taking place December 4-7 in Manchester, UK: Tony Hall, Director-General of the BBC, and Jeffrey Dunn, President and CEO of Sesame Workshop. The event will bring together professionals involved in children’s media content, digital platforms and policy to help shape a better digital world for kids.

“Nothing matters more than shaping a better, safer and more creative digital world for children. That’s why I’m really looking forward to the Summit – and all of us getting together to make a difference for generations to come,” said Hall, who will be giving the Summit’s opening keynote.

Fellow speaker Dunn has headed Sesame Workshop since 2014, having previously held senior positions at HIT, Nickelodeon and MTV. He said in the announcement:

“At Sesame Workshop, we have always used the latest technology to advance our mission of helping children everywhere grow smarter, stronger, and kinder. When we started out, that cutting edge medium was television. Since then, we’ve embraced every advance in order to reach and teach children around the world in new ways—and the recent proliferation of digital platforms has brought opportunity and challenge in equal measure.”

“I look forward to sharing Sesame stories and strategies—including lessons learned over nearly 50 years—with colleagues across the industry at the Children’s Global Media Summit. I hope that we can start a broader conversation and find ways to work together to ensure the production and protection of safe, quality children’s media in years to come.”

Registrations are open now at

Tony Hall / Jeff Dunn

Tony Hall / Jeff Dunn


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