Tickets are now on sale for Australia’s inaugural children’s content summit – the Australian Children’s Content Summit will bring together Australian and international delegates from the children’s and family entertainment industry for an exciting three-day event from Tuesday 29 August to Thursday 31 August at Pacific Bay Resort, Coffs Harbour in New South Wales.

The Australian Children’s Content Summit presents an exclusive opportunity to engage and connect with influential and esteemed industry executives and visionary creatives from around the world to promote dialogue, build relationships, and encourage business in the vibrant children’s & family entertainment and media sector.

Local representatives already confirmed include Libbie Doherty – Head of Children’s Content, ABC, Jenny Buckland – CEO, Australian Children’s Television Foundation (ACTF), Bernadette O’Mahony – Head of Content, ACTF, Grainne Brunsdon – Head of Content, Screen Australia, Kyas Hepworth – Head of Screen NSW, Nakul Legha – Content Executive, Netflix, Deb Richards – Director APAC Studio & Production Affairs, Netflix, and Marissa McDowell – Head of Commissions, NITV.

International delegates attending the Australian Children’s Content Summit include Sarah Muller – Head of Commissioning & Acquisitions, BBC Children’s, Marie McCann – Senior Director of Children’s Content, CBC, Karen K. Miller – President & CEO, Cyber Group Studios USA, LLC, Carla de Jong – Head of Production & Executive Producer, Sinking Ship Entertainment, Joe D’Ambrosia – EVP & General Manager, Sony Pictures Television – Kids, Matthew Berkowitz – President & Chief Creative Officer, Thunderbird Entertainment & Atomic Cartoons, Bob Higgins – President, Trustbridge Entertainment and many more.

The Australian Children’s Content Summit offers an opportunity to network in a fun and engaging environment.  It will provide an exciting platform to establish valuable connections within the industry while enjoying various social activities and events.

Hosted by Australian Television Personality and Actor Mike Goldman, the Australian Children’s Content Summit consist of high-level industry relevant activities including speaker panels, breakout sessions, roundtables, business discussions as well as fun social engagements, and will include an opportunity to experience the Coffs Coast – the coastal getaway that’s got it all and is NSW’s first ECO destination.

“The Australian Children’s Content Summit is set to become a global highlight, gathering the brightest minds and creative talents from the children’s screen industry in Australia and worldwide.  Against the stunning backdrop of the Coffs Coast, this event will ignite inspiring discussions, forge valuable relationships, and drive business opportunities for the children’s entertainment sector.  With a strong commitment to collaboration, this inaugural Children’s Summit invites delegates to engage in fruitful partnerships and drive the creation of exciting and new content,” said SLR Productions CEO and Australian Children’s Content Summit Founder, Suzanne Ryan.

“A summit bringing everyone together to talk about Australian children’s screen content is timely.  We are all at a crossroads with so many challenges and opportunities, and so much to think about in terms of changing audience habits and different ways of working.  Taking the time to reflect and connect with each other is a great idea and the Australian Children’s Television Foundation is proud to support the Australian Children’s Content Summit,” said Australian Children’s Television Foundation CEO Jenny Buckland.

“Screen NSW is pleased to support the inaugural Australian Children’s Content Summit.  Increasing the development of local children’s content is key area of focus for Screen NSW, and I encourage all practitioners to join us, have their say, and help shape future content,” said Head of Screen NSW, Kyas Hepworth.

“As a champion of children’s content, the Australian Children’s Content Summit is an excellent and exciting opportunity for industry to come together in a space designed specifically around the work we do and to be able to speak to our creative visions.  The emphasis on authenticity and keeping the audience in mind is the ideal scenario in attending the Australian Children’s Content Summit,” said Head of ABC Children’s Libbie Doherty.

The Australian Children’s Content Summit is presented by SLR Productions with Principal Partner, the Australian Children’s Television Foundation.  The major Government partner is Screen Australia and is supported by Screen NSW and the Department of Regional NSW. Corporate sponsors include Fulcrum Media Finance, Simpsons, Hayes Knight, Silver Trak Digital, Count Out Loud, Klang and Scout Management.

Industry support is being provided by Australian Children’s Producers, Screen Producers Australia and Screenworks with the regional support of the City of Coffs Harbour and the National Cartoon Gallery.

The Australian Children’s Content Summit 

DATES: Tuesday 29 August, Wednesday 30 August and Thursday 31 August 2023

LOCATION: Pacific Bay Resort, Bay Drive, Coffs Harbour

PRICE: Early bird registration for the full program ticket providing three-day event access, is priced at $650.  Student tickets for the three-day program are available at $455, and one-day event passes can be purchased for $390.  All tickets include lunches, refreshments, evening functions, and more.