World Summit on Media for Children 2017
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- All Day: All Day
- Manchester, United Kingdom
The World Summit on Media for Children Foundation (WSMCF) has chosen Manchester and BBC Children's as hosts for the next World Summit in 2017. The summit will welcome over 1,500 delegates from around the globe to Manchester from 4 to 7 December 2017. World Summits on Media for Children are held every three years and provide a forum for producers, broadcasters, educators and regulators and other professionals committed to the improvement of quality media for children. The vision for the 8th WSMC is to bridge the differences across the enormously diverse media world and find synergies with the exploration of a single uniting theme “The Universal needs of Children”. Firmly putting children and young people first, they propose to explore a diverse range of issues of particular relevance to the media and technology industries through the creative, educational and technological challenges and opportunities they present. The universal needs of children, including empowerment, learning, entertainment, connection and protection, will form the organising principle behind the rich and varied programme, and will be explored through talks, masterclasses, workshop sessions and debates. At the Summit’s conclusion the ambition is to harness the collective brain and will-power of the Summit to create a lasting global legacy. For further information, see the World Summit on Media for Children website.