Agenda

Agenda

PLEASE NOTE: The times below are in Eastern Daylight Time (EDT).

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Hiding Thursday, March 10 (show)

Hiding Friday, March 11 (show)

Wednesday, July 6

11:00am

Pitch Doctoring 1 (11:00am - 2:20pm)

Get primed to pitch your project more effectively! In these 18-minute one-on-one consults, some of the industry’s most talented pitchers will take a look at your materials and give you advice on how to deliver them with more punch.

Note: Advanced sign up is required.


Featuring:

Chantal Ling

VP of Original Series and Co-Productions

Mercury Filmworks

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Fonda Snyder

Executive Vice President

Battat Entertainment

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AJ Trauth

VP, Kids

marblemedia

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Pitch Doctoring 2 (11:00am - 2:20pm)

Get primed to pitch your project more effectively! In these 18-minute one-on-one consults, some of the industry’s most talented pitchers will take a look at your materials and give you advice on how to deliver them with more punch.

Note: Advanced sign up is required.


Featuring:

Josh Fisher

Producer

I Josh Around

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Julian Scott

Consulting Executive Producer

Julian Scott Associates

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Brenda Wooding

Owner

Kid Glove

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Pitch Doctoring 3 (11:00am - 2:20pm)

Get primed to pitch your project more effectively! In these 18-minute one-on-one consults, some of the industry’s most talented pitchers will take a look at your materials and give you advice on how to deliver them with more punch.

Note: Advanced sign up is required.


Featuring:

Patrick Egerton

Partner

Cheeky Little Media

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Rob Hudnut

Owner

Wisteria Productions

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Rita Street

President

Radar Cartoons

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Sunday, July 17

2:00pm

Early Check-In (2:00pm - 7:00pm)

Registration

4:30pm

Venue Tour (4:30pm - 5:00pm)

Meeting Point B

Get a feel for the layout of our venue before the Summit officially kicks off so you don’t waste precious time trying to find sessions, events and people throughout the week. This tour departs from Meeting Point B and shows you where everything will take place.

Monday, July 18

8:00am
9:00am

Coffee with... (9:00am - 10:00am)

Merrick

Start fresh at the Summit! Connect one-on-one with buyers over gourmet coffee in this networking session built around 15-minute meetings. NOTE: Advance sign-up is required.

Featuring:

Zia Bales

Lead Acquisitions, Partnerships and Coproductions, Kids EMEA

Warner Bros. Discovery EMEA

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Kait Boss

Director, Children's Television

The Jim Henson Company

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Karen Fowler

VP, Development

9 Story Media Group

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Ed Galton

CEO

CAKE

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Dominic Gardiner

CEO

Jetpack Distribution

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Athena Georgaklis

Head of Development

Nelvana

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Amanda Lorber

Director of Development

Disney Television Animation

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Darren Nartey

Acquisitions Manager, Films & Kids

ITV

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Caroline Tyre

VP Global Sales and Rights Strategy

WildBrain

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10:00am

KEYNOTE: The Life-Changing Power of Saying Yes (10:00am - 10:45am)

Bayfront

The word yes is profound. Kwame Alexander knows all too well the power it has—the word yes has changed the course of his career more than once. But in these trying times, finding the hope to keep moving forward can be daunting. So you will not want to miss the inspirational story of Kwame’s journey in kids entertainment, as he explores the positives of jumping on opportunities, and also how companies and creators can use the word yes to change the world.

Featuring:

Kwame Alexander

Poet, Educator, Producer

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10:45am

BREAK (10:45am - 11:00am)

11:00am

Lessons in Social-Emotional Learning (11:00am - 11:45am)

Bayfront

The world that kids are growing up in today is very different from two years ago—and it’s made the need for this kind of development more important than ever. But what is social-emotional learning, where does it work best, and how do you foster these life lessons in kids who've had little interaction outside of their homes? Join our panelists as they explore how SEL can positively influence content and audiences alike.

Featuring:

Natascha Crandall, Ph.D.

President

Crandall Consulting

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Amy Friedman

Head of Kids and Family Programming

Warner Bros. Discovery

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Akimi Gibson

VP & Educational Publisher, Formal Learning and Racial Justice Content Synergy

Sesame Workshop

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Moderating:


Linda Simensky

Head of Animation & Scripted Content

Duolingo

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30 Minutes with... Veronica Pickett, Amazon Kids+ (11:00am - 11:30am)

Gusman

A returning favorite at the Summit, our 30 Minutes with… sessions give you a chance to hear about the future plans and priorities of the kids industry’s major content investors first-hand, as well as participate in some Q&A and meet-and-greets. You are welcome to attend as many of these popular buyer briefing sessions as you can fit into your schedule! Space will be filled on a first-come, first-seated basis until we hit room capacity.

Featuring:

Veronica Pickett

Head of Original Video

Amazon Kids+

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30 Minutes with... Katie Wilson, WildBrain Television (11:00am - 11:30am)

Flagler

A returning favorite at the Summit, our 30 Minutes with… sessions give you a chance to hear about the future plans and priorities of the kids industry’s major content investors first-hand, as well as participate in some Q&A and meet-and-greets. You are welcome to attend as many of these popular buyer briefing sessions as you can fit into your schedule! Space will be filled on a first-come, first-seated basis until we hit room capacity.

Featuring:

Katie Wilson

VP, Channels & Curation

WildBrain Television

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11:45am

BREAK (11:45am - 12:00pm)

12:00pm

360-Degree Brand Strategy: The merits of making a big splash (12:00pm - 12:45 pm)

Bayfront

Slow and steady may win the race, but launching new IPs sometimes requires a big push. Hear from brand owners who went everywhere with their rollout strategies about how they picked the right platforms and maximized their resources and budgets.

Featuring:

Maria Doolan

VP, TV Content

ZAG Entertainment

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Suzanne Masri

VP of Marketing, Communications & Engagement

Fred Rogers Productions

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Jasen Wright

Vice President North America, WildBrain CPLG

WildBrain

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Moderating:


Ken Faier

President & CEO

Epic Story Media

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30 Minutes with... Eduardo Calvo Martinez, RTVE (12:00pm - 12:30pm)

Flagler

A returning favorite at the Summit, our 30 Minutes with… sessions give you a chance to hear about the future plans and priorities of the kids industry’s major content investors first-hand, as well as participate in some Q&A and meet-and-greets. You are welcome to attend as many of these popular buyer briefing sessions as you can fit into your schedule! Space will be filled on a first-come, first-seated basis until we hit room capacity.

Featuring:

Eduardo Calvo Martinez

Kids Licensing and Content Sales

RTVE

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12:45pm

Lunching with... Digital Experts (12:45pm - 2:00pm)

Sevilla

Spend some quality time with experienced experts who can give you advice and guidance on how to commercialize your kids IP in the digital space. You’ll have a chance to share a meal in a small group with one of the industry’s top execs specializing in fields like streaming, websites, gaming apps, podcasting and YouTube content for kids. This is designed as a networking opportunity, folks, so please save your pitch for a private meeting. NOTE: Advance sign-up is required.

Featuring:

Linnette Attai

President

PlayWell

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Whit Higgins

SVP, International Media and Education

Sesame Workshop

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Susan Jaramillo

CCO and Co-Founder

Encantos

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David Kleeman

SVP, Global Trends

Dubit

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Kane Lee

Head of Content

Baobab Studios

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Victoria Lozano

EVP, Marketing

Crayola

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Jon Ollwerther

President of Kartoon Channel

Genius Brands International

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James Ruben

CEO

Hellosaurus

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Shai Samet Esq, CIPP/US

Founder & President

kidSAFE Seal Program

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LUNCH (served from 12:45pm - 2:00pm in Biscayne & Chopin Ballrooms)

2:00pm

30 Minutes with... Kim Howitt, HBO Max/Cartoon Network (2:00pm - 2:30pm)

Gusman

A returning favorite at the Summit, our 30 Minutes with… sessions give you a chance to hear about the future plans and priorities of the kids industry’s major content investors first-hand, as well as participate in some Q&A and meet-and-greets. You are welcome to attend as many of these popular buyer briefing sessions as you can fit into your schedule! Space will be filled on a first-come, first-seated basis until we hit room capacity.

Featuring:

Kim Howitt

Senior Creative Executive, Kids & Family, HBO Max, Cartoon Network

WarnerMedia

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Breaking Free: Taking a brand from YouTube to linear and beyond (2:00pm - 2:45pm)

Bayfront

CocoMelon. Baby Shark. Ryan's World. It's undeniable that YouTube has evolved into one of our industry’s strongest launch platforms. And we’ve recruited several experts to share their tips and tricks for translating AVOD success into new streaming, linear and consumer product business.

Featuring:

José Garcia de Letona

COO and Co-Founder

Anima Estudios

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Bin Jeong

CEO

Pinkfong USA

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Michelle Melanson

President/Executive Producer

Headspinner Productions

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Chris M. Williams

Founder & CEO

pocket.watch

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Moderating:


Katherine Sils

VP International Digital Content Strategy & Social Engagement

Nickelodeon Animation Studios

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30 Minutes with... Anna Taganov, BBC Children's (2:00pm - 2:30pm)

Flagler

A returning favorite at the Summit, our 30 Minutes with… sessions give you a chance to hear about the future plans and priorities of the kids industry’s major content investors first-hand, as well as participate in some Q&A and meet-and-greets. You are welcome to attend as many of these popular buyer briefing sessions as you can fit into your schedule! Space will be filled on a first-come, first-seated basis until we hit room capacity.

Featuring:

Anna Taganov

Head of Content & Programming Strategy

BBC Children’s & Education

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2:45pm

BREAK (2:45pm - 3:00pm)

3:00pm

Kidscreen Debate: Balancing the scales of IP ownership (3:00pm - 3:45pm)

Bayfront

With multiple stake-holders vying for their fair share, IP ownership is a contentious topic these days. Should the lion's share of rights belong to the studios fronting the production costs? Should creators get a larger share of the pie, since there would be no IP without their original idea? And how do buyers’ ownership demands change the conversation? Make sure you're in the room when these groups face off in an attempt to settle on a more equitable approach to IP ownership

Featuring:

Matthew Berkowitz

CCO

Atomic Cartoons / Thunderbird Entertainment

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Mark Bishop

Co-CEO & Executive Producer

marblemedia

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Athena Georgaklis

Head of Development

Nelvana

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Maria Perez-Brown

Head of Kids & Family

TIME Studios

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Moderating:


Gary Pope

Co-Founder

Kids Industries

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3:45pm

BREAK (3:45pm - 4:00pm)

4:00pm

Cocktails with... Apple TV+ (4:00pm - 5:00pm)

Tuttle

Chat over drinks with leading kids content teams in this lively format that aims to loosen up the networking vibe and help you make deeper connections at the channels, platforms and studios that invest heavily in kids programming. This is designed as a networking opportunity, folks, so please save your pitch for a private meeting. NOTE: Advance sign-up is required.

Featuring:

Michele Hennessy

Senior Creative Executive, Preschool

Apple TV+

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Dianna Lau

Creative Development Executive, Children’s Programming

Apple TV+

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Christina Reynolds

Executive, Kids Programming

Apple TV+

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Cocktails with... Warner Bros. Discovery (4:00pm - 5:00pm)

Dupont

Chat over drinks with leading kids content teams in this lively format that aims to loosen up the networking vibe and help you make deeper connections at the channels, platforms and studios that invest heavily in kids programming. This is designed as a networking opportunity, folks, so please save your pitch for a private meeting. NOTE: Advance sign-up is required.

Featuring:

Amy Friedman

Head of Kids and Family Programming

Warner Bros. Discovery

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Kim Howitt

Senior Creative Executive, Kids & Family, HBO Max, Cartoon Network

WarnerMedia

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Gloria Ponce

Senior Creative Executive

Warner Bros. Discovery

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Cocktails with... Nelvana (4:00pm - 5:00pm)

Gusman

Chat over drinks with leading kids content teams in this lively format that aims to loosen up the networking vibe and help you make deeper connections at the channels, platforms and studios that invest heavily in kids programming. This is designed as a networking opportunity, folks, so please save your pitch for a private meeting. NOTE: Advance sign-up is required.

Featuring:

Athena Georgaklis

Head of Development

Nelvana

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Mellany Masterson

Head of Nelvana Enterprises

Nelvana Ltd

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Pamela Westman

President

Nelvana Ltd

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Cocktails with... Disney (4:00pm - 5:00pm)

Flagler

Chat over drinks with leading kids content teams in this lively format that aims to loosen up the networking vibe and help you make deeper connections at the channels, platforms and studios that invest heavily in kids programming. This is designed as a networking opportunity, folks, so please save your pitch for a private meeting. NOTE: Advance sign-up is required.

Featuring:

Rick Clodfelter

Content Acquisitions & Partnerships Lead

Disney Branded TV

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Christina Jang

Manager of Acquisitions + Partnerships, Disney Branded Television

Disney Branded TV

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Amanda Lorber

Director of Development

Disney Television Animation

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5:00pm

Kidscreen’s Kick-Off Cocktail on the fifth-floor Pool Terrace (5:00pm - 6:30pm)

Sponsored by

Catch up with old colleagues and new acquaintances in person at the Summit's biggest social event. This bash caps off the first day and attracts hundreds of kids entertainment execs looking to meet partners, chat about business and soak up the Miami sunset.

Tuesday, July 19

8:00am
9:00am

Coffee with... (9:00am - 10:00am)

Merrick

Start fresh at the Summit! Connect one-on-one with buyers over gourmet coffee in this networking session built around 15-minute meetings. NOTE: Advance sign-up is required.

Featuring:

Catie Asip

Assistant Director, Children's Programming

PBS KIDS

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Eduardo Calvo Martinez

Kids Licensing and Content Sales

RTVE

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Agustina Dompe

Sr Manager Content Acquisition

Disney Latin America

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Kirsten Hurd

Acquisitions, TVO Kids

TVOKids

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Karen K. Miller

President & CEO

Cyber Group Studios USA

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Gloria Ponce

Senior Creative Executive

Warner Bros. Discovery

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Jamie Smy

Kids & Family Acquisitions, Disney+/Disney Channels

Disney EMEA

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Caroline Tyre

VP Global Sales and Rights Strategy

WildBrain

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Erika Vogt-Lowell

Director of Programming and Acquisitions

HITN

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10:00am

Mastering M&A: Looking at the current buying spree with a kids industry lens (10:00am - 10:45am)

Bayfront

Mergers and acquisitions seem to be at an all-time high right now—companies of all shapes and sizes are exploring their options, and it seems like everything under the sun is for sale. We've invited several M&A dealmakers to help make sense of this mergermania. They'll explore the factors driving these current market dynamics, forecast what to expect in 2022, and identify the challenges and opportunities that are likely to crop up.

Featuring:

Vince Commisso

President & CEO

9 Story Media Group

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Raphaelle Mathieu

Executive Vice-President

Cyber Group Studios

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Mark Solomon

Senior Vice President

BYJU's

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Andy Yeatman

Managing Director, Head of Americas

Moonbug Entertainment

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Moderating:


Richard Goldsmith

President, Global Distribution and Consumer Products

Atomic Cartoons

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10:45am

BREAK (10:45am - 11:00am)

11:00am

The Science of an Earworm (11:00am - 11:45am)

Bayfront

Ever wonder why the catchy songs in kids TV shows infiltrate mainstream pop culture? Moonbug Entertainment and We are Family will take you on a deep dive into the making of a popular kids tune, presenting a data-driven look at the elements all of the most popular ones have in common. Their findings will be music to your ears

Featuring:

Maurice Wheeler

CEO

We Are Family

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Andy Yeatman

Managing Director, Head of Americas

Moonbug Entertainment

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30 Minutes with... Adina Pitt, Warner Bros. Discovery (11:00am - 11:30am)

Gusman

A returning favorite at the Summit, our 30 Minutes with… sessions give you a chance to hear about the future plans and priorities of the kids industry’s major content investors first-hand, as well as participate in some Q&A and meet-and-greets. You are welcome to attend as many of these popular buyer briefing sessions as you can fit into your schedule! Space will be filled on a first-come, first-seated basis until we hit room capacity.

Featuring:

Adina Pitt

VP, Content Acquisitions, Partnerships and Co-Productions for the Americas, Kids and Family

Warner Bros. Discovery

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30 Minutes with... Guillermo Sierra, HITN (11:00am - 11:30am)

Flagler

A returning favorite at the Summit, our 30 Minutes with… sessions give you a chance to hear about the future plans and priorities of the kids industry’s major content investors first-hand, as well as participate in some Q&A and meet-and-greets. You are welcome to attend as many of these popular buyer briefing sessions as you can fit into your schedule! Space will be filled on a first-come, first-seated basis until we hit room capacity.

Featuring:

Guillermo Sierra

Head of Television and Digital Media

HITN

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11:45am

BREAK (11:45am - 12:00pm)

12:00pm

Coming Out of COVID (12:00pm - 12:45pm)

Bayfront

Despite virtual learning, social isolation and complex health measures, kids have exhibited plenty of resilience in navigating their way through COVID-19. But that doesn’t mean the past two years haven't taken a toll. Join Dubit’s Adam Woodgate and David Kleeman as they unveil exclusive research that looks at how kids view their relationship with media now—where it’s supported them, where it’s let them down, and what they need as they emerge from the pandemic's upheaval

Featuring:

David Kleeman

SVP, Global Trends

Dubit

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Adam Woodgate

SVP, Media Trends

Dubit

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30 Minutes with... Layla Lewis, Nickelodeon (12:00pm - 12:30pm)

Gusman

A returning favorite at the Summit, our 30 Minutes with� sessions give you a chance to hear about the future plans and priorities of the kids industry’s major content investors first-hand, as well as participate in some Q&A and meet-and-greets. You are welcome to attend as many of these popular buyer briefing sessions as you can fit into your schedule! Space will be filled on a first-come, first-seated basis until we hit room capacity.

Featuring:

Layla Lewis

SVP Global Acquisitions & Content Partnerships, Nickelodeon

Nickelodeon

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12:45pm

Lunching with... Licensing Experts (12:45pm - 2:00pm)

Sevilla

Spend some quality time with experienced experts who can give you advice and guidance on how to commercialize your kids IP in the digital space. You’ll have a chance to share a meal in a small group with one of the industry’s top execs specializing in fields like streaming, websites, gaming apps, podcasting and YouTube content for kids. This is designed as a networking opportunity, folks, so please save your pitch for a private meeting. NOTE: Advance sign-up is required.

Featuring:

Michael Connolly

Founder & CEO

Retail Monster

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Elizabeth Foster

Director of Content and Communications

Licensing International

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Bill Graham

President

PhatMojo

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Hollie Holmes

Global Head of Licensing

PlayMonster

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Mellany Masterson

Head of Nelvana Enterprises

Nelvana Ltd

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Menal McGrath

VP, Global Licensing

Moose Toys

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Stuart Pollock

President

Segal Licensing

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Michael Rinzler

EVP & Partner

Jazwares

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Alexis Wilcock

Licensing Manager

ADK Emotions NY

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LUNCH (served from 12:45pm - 2:00pm in Biscayne & Chopin Ballrooms)

2:00pm

30 Minutes with... Rick Clodfelter, Disney Branded TV (2:00pm - 2:30pm)

Gusman

When it comes to selling a show, figuring out who to pitch and how to get your foot in the door is half the battle—especially at the bigger channels and platforms that have multi-faceted buying teams. So we've lined up a few of them to talk to you directly about how they operate, what they need, and which approaches work best to get their attention. Stick around afterwards for some Q&A and meet-and-greets. Space will be filled on a first-come, first-seated basis until we hit room capacity.

Featuring:

Rick Clodfelter

Content Acquisitions & Partnerships Lead

Disney Branded TV

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4:00pm

Cocktails with... YouTube Kids (4:00pm - 5:00pm)

Dupont

Chat over drinks with leading kids content teams in this lively format that aims to loosen up the networking vibe and help you make deeper connections at the channels, platforms and studios that invest heavily in kids programming. This is designed as a networking opportunity, folks, so please save your pitch for a private meeting. NOTE: Advance sign-up is required.

Featuring:

Zoė Di Stefano

Creative Executive, Kids & Family, YouTube Originals

Google

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Daniel Haack

Creative Executive, Kids & Family YouTube Originals

YouTube Kids

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Craig Hunter

Global Head of Kids & Family Original Content

YouTube Kids

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Cocktails with... Atomic Cartoons (4:00pm - 5:00pm)

Tuttle

Chat over drinks with leading kids content teams in this lively format that aims to loosen up the networking vibe and help you make deeper connections at the channels, platforms and studios that invest heavily in kids programming. This is designed as a networking opportunity, folks, so please save your pitch for a private meeting. NOTE: Advance sign-up is required.

Featuring:

Matthew Berkowitz

CCO

Atomic Cartoons / Thunderbird Entertainment

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Richard Goldsmith

President, Global Distribution and Consumer Products

Atomic Cartoons

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Jennifer Twiner McCarron

President

Atomic Cartoons

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Cocktails with... LEGO (4:00pm - 5:00pm)

Gusman

Chat over drinks with leading kids content teams in this lively format that aims to loosen up the networking vibe and help you make deeper connections at the channels, platforms and studios that invest heavily in kids programming. This is designed as a networking opportunity, folks, so please save your pitch for a private meeting. NOTE: Advance sign-up is required.

Featuring:

Felipe Baquero

Manager, Content Distribution

LEGO

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Jay Shah

Head of Global Content Distribution & Entertainment Business Development

LEGO

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5:15pm

Kidscreen Awards and After-Party (5:15pm - 7:30pm)

Sponsored by

Bayfront

Join us as we celebrate the year’s best work in kids entertainment at our annual Kidscreen Awards ceremony, hosted by voice actor and comedian Grey Griffin, known for her work on Scooby Doo, Loud House and more. Be sure to toast the winners, nominees and judges alike at the cocktail party following the show!

Featuring:

Host

Grey Griffin

Voice Actress & Comedian

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Wednesday, July 20

8:00am
10:00am

Mind the Gap (10:00am - 10:45am)

Bayfront

The vast universe of screen content has shifted the viewing landscape in many ways, including allowing older kids to easily re-watch or discover younger-skewing shows, and younger kids to dip into older-skewing content. With the middle ground blurring, the concept of “bridge content” for four- to seven-year-olds has increasingly gained traction with content creators and media outlets. But what makes a show “bridge,” and what appeals to kids across the significant chasm between little-kid four and big-kid seven? Nickelodeon’s new research looks to answer those questions and spark ideas for a new category of content.

Featuring:

Becca Liss

Senior Manager of Consumer Insights

Nickelodeon

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Andrea Strauss

VP, Nickelodeon Brand & Consumer Insights

Nickelodeon

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Speed Pitching 1 (10:00am - 11:00am)

Merrick

Sit down one-on-one with top broadcasters and investors who have the power to greenlight your project. This highly effective networking format will feature eight-minute meetings, giving you just enough time to deliver the perfect elevator pitch. NOTE: Advance sign-up is required.

Featuring:

Dominic Gardiner

CEO

Jetpack Distribution

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Tommy Gillespie

Senior Director, Current Series PBS Kids

PBS KIDS

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Kirsten Hurd

Acquisitions, TVO Kids

TVOKids

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Dianna Lau

Creative Development Executive, Children’s Programming

Apple TV+

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Sarah Maizes

Senior Creative Executive

Amazon Kids+

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Rachel Reade Marcus

VP, Creative Development

Guru Studio

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Ira Singerman

VP of Development

Cyber Group Studios USA

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Katie Wilson

VP, Channels & Curation

WildBrain Television

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10:45am

BREAK (10:45am - 11:00am)

11:00am

Diversity is Good Business (11:00am - 11:45am)

Bayfront

The moral imperative to produce content offering nuanced portrayals of different people and cultures has arguably never been more important. But to take the conversation past lip service, producers, broadcasters and distributors need to understand the business opportunities, too. Streaming has made it possible to reach millions of kids around the world, and they’re hungry for characters who look and behave like them. This panel will explore the untapped market opportunities inherent in achieving better representation, and how brands that have embraced diverse storytelling are reaping significant financial rewards

Featuring:

Rajiv Chilaka

Founder & CEO

Green Gold Animation

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Sean Gorman

President

Cloudco Entertainment

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Erika Vogt-Lowell

Director of Programming and Acquisitions

HITN

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Moderating:


Kevin Clark

Children’s Media Producer & Consultant

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30 Minutes with... Rafael Garcia, Disney Branded TV (11:00am - 11:30am)

Gusman

A returning favorite at the Summit, our 30 Minutes with… sessions give you a chance to hear about the future plans and priorities of the kids industry’s major content investors first-hand, as well as participate in some Q&A and meet-and-greets. You are welcome to attend as many of these popular buyer briefing sessions as you can fit into your schedule! Space will be filled on a first-come, first-seated basis until we hit room capacity.

Featuring:

Rafael Garcia

Vice President, Original Series Development

Disney Branded TV

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11:30am

Speed Pitching 2 (11:30am - 12:30pm)

Merrick

Sit down one-on-one with top broadcasters and investors who have the power to greenlight your project. This highly effective networking format will feature eight-minute meetings, giving you just enough time to deliver the perfect elevator pitch. NOTE: Advance sign-up is required.

Featuring:

Daniel Bays

VP of Development

CAKE

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Aaron Berman

Production Executive, Amazon Kids

Amazon Kids+

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Eduardo Calvo Martinez

Kids Licensing and Content Sales

RTVE

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Rick Clodfelter

Content Acquisitions & Partnerships Lead

Disney Branded TV

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Agustina Dompe

Sr Manager Content Acquisition

Disney Latin America

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Daniel Haack

Creative Executive, Kids & Family YouTube Originals

YouTube Kids

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Dianna Lau

Creative Development Executive, Children’s Programming

Apple TV+

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Amanda Lorber

Director of Development

Disney Television Animation

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Lorna Withrington

VP, Development - Animation

WildBrain

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11:45am

BREAK (11:45am - 12:00pm)

12:00pm

30 Minutes with... Sara DeWitt, PBS KIDS (12:00pm - 12:30pm)

Gusman

A returning favorite at the Summit, our 30 Minutes with… sessions give you a chance to hear about the future plans and priorities of the kids industry’s major content investors first-hand, as well as participate in some Q&A and meet-and-greets. You are welcome to attend as many of these popular buyer briefing sessions as you can fit into your schedule! Space will be filled on a first-come, first-seated basis until we hit room capacity.

Featuring:

Sara DeWitt

SVP & GM PBS Kids

PBS

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Smart Podcast Strategies that Build Big Brands (12:00pm - 12:45pm)

Bayfront

Podcasting is growing up—it’s not just a marketing vehicle for existing brands anymore. As parents increasingly seek out screen-free activities, and kids search for new ways to let their imaginations run wild, companies are seeing big gains in audio-only storytelling. Listen up as this panel of leading producers and platforms share their visions for podcasting's future.

Featuring:

Meredith Halpern-Ranzer

Chief Executive Tinkerer

Tinkercast

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Maggie McGuire

CEO

Pinna

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Laura Ordoñez

Head of Podcast Ratings and Reviews

Common Sense Media

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Jes Wolfe

CEO

Rebel Girls

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Moderating:


Anthony Frasier

CEO

ABF Creative

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12:45pm
2:00pm

Thrive in Live (2:00pm - 2:45pm)

Bayfront

The world of live entertainment is exploding again. These opportunities are everywhere from theme parks to malls to your local theaterand all kinds of brands are jumping in. As a kids content maker, come and learn how to translate your IP for this space in a thoughtful, inventive and inspiring way. Kids and families are craving it, and they'll reward you for it, too!

Featuring:

Fri Forjindam

Chief Development officer

Mycotoo

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Gevork Sarkisyan

Founder & CEO

KidZania USA

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Susan Vargo

VP, Global Live Events

Moonbug

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Moderating:


Donna Friedman Meir

CEO & Founder

WOW Explorations

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30 Minutes with... Daniel Haack & Zoe Di Stefano, YouTube Kids (2:00pm - 2:30pm)

Gusman

A returning favorite at the Summit, our 30 Minutes with… sessions give you a chance to hear about the future plans and priorities of the kids industry’s major content investors first-hand, as well as participate in some Q&A and meet-and-greets. You are welcome to attend as many of these popular buyer briefing sessions as you can fit into your schedule! Space will be filled on a first-come, first-seated basis until we hit room capacity.

Featuring:

Zoė Di Stefano

Creative Executive, Kids & Family, YouTube Originals

Google

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Daniel Haack

Creative Executive, Kids & Family YouTube Originals

YouTube Kids

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Speed Pitching 3 (2:00pm - 3:00pm)

Merrick

Sit down one-on-one with top broadcasters and investors who have the power to greenlight your project. This highly effective networking format will feature eight-minute meetings, giving you just enough time to deliver the perfect elevator pitch. NOTE: Advance sign-up is required.

Featuring:

Kait Boss

Director, Children's Television

The Jim Henson Company

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Agustina Dompe

Sr Manager Content Acquisition

Disney Latin America

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Christina Jang

Manager of Acquisitions + Partnerships, Disney Branded Television

Disney Branded TV

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Rachel Reade Marcus

VP, Creative Development

Guru Studio

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Gloria Ponce

Senior Creative Executive

Warner Bros. Discovery

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Ira Singerman

VP of Development

Cyber Group Studios USA

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Jamie Smy

Kids & Family Acquisitions, Disney+/Disney Channels

Disney EMEA

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Erika Vogt-Lowell

Director of Programming and Acquisitions

HITN

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Lorna Withrington

VP, Development - Animation

WildBrain

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2:45pm

BREAK (2:45pm - 3:00pm)

3:00pm

Advanced Authenticity: Co-creating with kids to level up on relevance (3:00pm - 3:45pm)

Bayfront

From TikTok to Roblox to Fortnite, Gen Alpha has been heavily engaged in content creation for some time. They have a voice, they know how to use it, and media companies should take note. With the help of academic experts and kids themselves, LEGO and Kids Know Best will identify best practices for meaningfully engaging kids throughout the entire creative process.

Featuring:

Ronah Harris

Founder/CEO

Play Pattern

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Rebecca Stringer

Research Director

KidsKnowBest

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3:30pm

Speed Pitching 4 (3:30pm - 4:30pm)

Merrick

Sit down one-on-one with top broadcasters and investors who have the power to greenlight your project. This highly effective networking format will feature eight-minute meetings, giving you just enough time to deliver the perfect elevator pitch. NOTE: Advance sign-up is required.

Featuring:

Zia Bales

Lead Acquisitions, Partnerships and Coproductions, Kids EMEA

Warner Bros. Discovery EMEA

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Aaron Berman

Production Executive, Amazon Kids

Amazon Kids+

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Karen Fowler

VP, Development

9 Story Media Group

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Athena Georgaklis

Head of Development

Nelvana

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Daniel Haack

Creative Executive, Kids & Family YouTube Originals

YouTube Kids

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Michele Hennessy

Senior Creative Executive, Preschool

Apple TV+

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Christina Jang

Manager of Acquisitions + Partnerships, Disney Branded Television

Disney Branded TV

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Darren Nartey

Acquisitions Manager, Films & Kids

ITV

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3:45pm

BREAK (3:45pm - 4:00pm)

4:00pm

Cocktails with... PBS KIDS (4:00pm - 5:00pm)

Dupont

Chat over drinks with leading kids content teams in this lively format that aims to loosen up the networking vibe and help you make deeper connections at the channels, platforms and studios that invest heavily in kids programming. This is designed as a networking opportunity, folks, so please save your pitch for a private meeting. NOTE: Advance sign-up is required.

Featuring:

Catie Asip

Assistant Director, Children's Programming

PBS KIDS

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Tommy Gillespie

Senior Director, Current Series PBS Kids

PBS KIDS

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Abby Jenkins

Senior Director of Content

PBS

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Cocktails with... Amazon Kids+ (4:00pm - 5:00pm)

Tuttle

Chat over drinks with leading kids content teams in this lively format that aims to loosen up the networking vibe and help you make deeper connections at the channels, platforms and studios that invest heavily in kids programming. This is designed as a networking opportunity, folks, so please save your pitch for a private meeting. NOTE: Advance sign-up is required.

Featuring:

Sarah Maizes

Senior Creative Executive

Amazon Kids+

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Veronica Pickett

Head of Original Video

Amazon Kids+

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Monica Sharma

Senior Business Development Manager

Amazon Kids

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Cocktails with... Sesame Workshop (4:00pm - 5:00pm)

Gusman

Chat over drinks with leading kids content teams in this lively format that aims to loosen up the networking vibe and help you make deeper connections at the channels, platforms and studios that invest heavily in kids programming. This is designed as a networking opportunity, folks, so please save your pitch for a private meeting. NOTE: Advance sign-up is required.

Featuring:

Kim Diaz

Sr Director of Production and Development

Sesame Workshop

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Rosemary Palacios

Director, Talent Outreach, Inclusion and Content Development

Sesame Workshop

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Kay Wilson Stallings

EVP Creative & Production

Sesame

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Thursday, July 21

8:00am
10:00am

Pandemic Education Fallout: How COVID-19 has changed everything (10:00am - 10:45am)

Bayfront

The pandemic has done more than change the how and where of early childhood education. New research from The Family Room and Sesame Workshop provides compelling evidence that it has also upended what raising a well-educated child even means to parents of preschoolers. Join George Carrey and Rosemarie Truglio as they examine the impact this big shift will have on educational content creators and SVOD platforms as they strive to remain relevant with post-pandemic parents.

Featuring:

George Carey

Founder & CEO

The Family Room

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Rosemarie Truglio

SVP Curriculum and Content

Sesame Workshop

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11:00am

Real-Time Game-Changers (11:00am - 11:45am)

Bayfront

From bleeding edge to cutting edge, real-time game engines like Unreal and Unity are inching their way into the animation industry mainstream. But can they replace traditional production models? Hear from several studios that are banking on it, and see how they have shifted their business models to incorporate the latest animation pipeline techniques.

Featuring:

Chad Eikhoff

Founder + CEO

TRICK 3D

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Fred Faubert

CCO

Digital Dimension

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Gabriel Garcia

CEO

Hype

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Moderating:


Larry Cutler

Chief Technical Officer and Co-Founder

Baobab Studios

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12:45pm
2:00pm

Kidscreen’s Closing Cocktail on the fifth-floor Pool Terrace (2:00pm - 3:00pm)

Join us at the Pool Terrace to celebrate another successful Kidscreen Summit with some drinks and downtime.

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