Due to ongoing COVID-19 uncertainty complicating live event planning for 2021, Kidscreen has shifted gears to build a robust virtual event experience that will take place online from February 8 to March 5, 2021, continuing its longstanding tradition of delivering the year’s best business networking in a fun and dynamic way.
At the heart of this reimagined Kidscreen Summit Virtual experience is a vibrant delegate lounge environment with various options for exhibitors, and also communal space where individual attendees can meet with one another. To facilitate meetings, each delegate will have a customized private video conferencing room with integrated messaging and scheduling tools to make the virtual pitching experience much smoother and more personal than other software solutions.
Kidscreen Summit Virtual will kick off with a market week that’s focused on bringing the industry together to connect and do business. Offering scheduled pitching opportunities, an array of networking formats, discussions, mentoring, screenings, expert advice, cocktail parties and other fun group activities, this part of the program is everything that’s been missing from work life lately.
Kidscreen Summit is also renowned for its conference program, which always delivers a fascinating lineup of keynotes, Q&As, research presentations, fireside chats and panel discussions—all designed to keep the industry informed, inspired and way out in front of the latest market trends, challenges and opportunities. The bulk of this year’s sessions will be spread out over the three remaining weeks in the best window possible for live access across time zones. And they’ll be available on-demand until the end of March for easy catch-up viewing.
All Kidscreen Summit Virtual attendees will also have access to the Kidscreen Awards, a high-profile virtual celebration of children’s content excellence paying tribute to outstanding TV and digital media work from around the world that keeps kids and families entertained.
Registration for Kidscreen Summit Virtual is now open, with both Content Passes ($495) and Business Passes ($995) available. More information can be found online at summit.kidscreen.com.
The most recent Kidscreen Summit live event brought together 2,200-plus attendees in Miami this past February, representing a 5% increase in registrations from 2019. A 9% bump in delegates from Europe and North America—as well as increases from Russia (up 58%), South Africa (up 45%) and South America (up 9%)—contributed meaningfully to the event’s overall growth.