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Children’s Global Media Summit – Call

Do you have some research you would like to present at CGMS 2017?
The call for abstracts is now open!

The Children’s Global Media Summit, CGMS 2017 is looking for outstanding and insightful research submissions for the conference, taking place in Manchester on the 5-7th December 2017.

CGMS 2017 will bring together content, policy, platforms, and big thinkers from across the globe to help define the future of media for young audiences in our digital world. At the 2017 Summit they are asking the question: what role can, and should, media play in the lives of children across the world?

They invite submissions from people with original research about the media that children engage with and consume, or a unique story about a ground breaking digital kids media project to share with delegates at the CGMS 2017.

The first World Summit on Media for Children took place in 1995 and they have continued every 3 years ever since. The last Summit was held in Kuala Lumpur in 2014. Each Summit is commissioned by the World Summit on Media for Children Foundation and aims to create a global community committed to the improvement of quality media for children.

CGMS 2017 welcome submissions that are about children’s media in relation to the five themes that will be addressed at the Summit: Innovation, Education, Empowerment, Entertainment, and how to safely enable Freedom for children online.

You might want to consider:
- Innovation – play, platforms and storytelling
How is tech transforming digital media for children?
- Freedom – Resilience, regulation and protection online
Is it too late to rebuild the internet for children?
- Education – structures, globalization, self-teaching
What’s the impact of digital media on education across the globe?
- Entertainment – celebrity, commercial, audience expectation
What is entertainment in a digital world and why does it matter?
- Empowerment – diversity, ownership, truth
How can we give children a bigger voice on the global stage?

The Summit focuses on digital and broadcast media that kids engage with and consume, but not in the area of toys, music, films or books.

Submission should be based on original research, or can be a presentation of a case study, which shares a first-hand experience of a new digital innovation or inspirational story.

All submissions should be around 500 words including research focus, underpinning methodology, main findings. An international committee will evaluate submissions, judged on rigour, originality, and relevance to the Summit; the panel will be academic peers and the BBC Editorial Team.

We anticipate that insights from research papers will be presented as 10-15 minute speech, with 5 mins for Q&A. Please note however that this format is not rigid, and may be subject to change as the event planning develops. The conference’s official language is English.

Submission Information
Abstract Guidelines
Submission Portal

Submission Deadline: Midnight 10th August 2017
Notification of Acceptance: 4th September 2017

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