About the event

Kidscreen Summit is renowned as the kids entertainment industry’s most important annual event. In 2013, the conference welcomed more than 1,600 attendees from 47 countries. Top executives attend Kidscreen Summit to take advantage of the year’s best business networking, and to engage in critical dialogue on issues that affect the industry.

2013 statistics

1,600 delegates
47 countries represented
98% plan to attend again
99% would recommend the event to colleagues
400+ content buyers
900+ producers/distributors

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Lynn Oldershaw


Kids' CBC

Dr. Lynn Oldershaw is a developmental psychologist, and has worked at the CBC for 13 years as an executive in charge of production for preschool programming.  She provides child development and research expertise, specifically as it informs CBC’s mandate and objectives for children’s programming, the development and production of children’s shows, outreach initiatives, and online properties.  As a member of the Kids’ CBC executive team, Lynn plays an active role in the planning and implementation of many of CBC’s strategies and initiatives in children’s programming. 

Dr. Oldershaw received her Ph.D. in Developmental Psychology in 1989 from the University of Toronto.  Prior to working in children’s programming, Dr. Oldershaw has worked as an Assistant Professor in the Department of Psychiatry (University of Toronto), the Department of Psychology (University of Western Ontario), and as the Research Director of the Clarke Institute’s Child Psychiatry Program in Toronto.   Dr. Oldershaw’s research and clinical work have focused on the factors that contribute to the social, emotional and intellectual development of young children.  She has written numerous publications and articles, and has made presentations to a variety of audiences about child development research and its application.

Prior to obtaining her doctorate, Lynn was actively involved in the theatre, and the film and television industry.  She trained as an actor in New York at the Neighborhood Playhouse School of the Theatre, and was involved in various aspects of production, both on-camera and behind the scenes.  In her current capacity at Kids’ CBC, Lynn is in the enviable position of being able to merge her two worlds – developmental psychology and the entertainment industry.  

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