Dick and Dom to deliver keynote at Children's Media Conference 2017

Jack Ridsdale

By Jack Ridsdale

April 11th 2017 at 10:19AM
Dick and Dom to deliver keynote at Children's Media Conference 2017

The BAFTA winning duo will appear at the Sheffield event for the event's first ever double act.

BAFTA award winning duo Dick and Dom will deliver the Creative Keynote speech at this year's Children's Media Conference which takes place 4th - 6th July in Sheffield.

Taking to the stage on Wednesday 5 July, the pair will celebrate their 21st anniversary in children’s TV at CBBC, garnering a plethora of BAFTA nominations for their shows, including Dick and Dom in da Bungalow and Absolute Genius with Dick and Dom.

Beloved by generations of children, this year’s inaugural double-act promises to deliver playful insight on keeping things fresh, having fun, and engaging young audiences with slime, splat and bogeys. 

“With their two decades of inspiring fun and laughter in children, and their great experience of presenting information in playful ways, Dick and Dom are the perfect duo to present a creative keynote at 2017’s CMC," explains Greg Childs, editorial director at CMC.

"The keynote is usually one of the most inspiring and talked-about events at the conference, and I have a feeling this year’s going to be no different. I think Dick and Dom will open some hearts and minds at the CMC as to what really connecting with kids is about, and how taking a sidelong look at the adult world and deflating a few of its pomposities will help kids, in worrying times, keep things in perspective.”  

Dick and Dom’s keynote comes as part of this year’s wider conference theme of ‘Open’. As the world seems to be closing doors, and minds, the CMC aims to embrace the opposite, with relevant, challenging and inspiring content that showcases and celebrates the diversity of people, ideas and approaches within children’s media.

The conference, now in its 14th year, expects to welcome more than 1,100 delegates, kicking off with the annual market day, the CMC International Exchange, on Tuesday 4 July, bringing together creatives with producers, distributors and funding agencies.