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Children’s Media Symposium: From Print to Screen

Friday 24­­th to Sunday 26th November, 2017


University of the Sunshine Coast, Sippy Downs

School of Communication and Creative Industries 



Convergence, transmedia storytelling, interactivity, fragmentation, the rise of social media and online streaming services have transformed the production and distribution of children’s media. The Children’s Media Symposium represents a chance for the creative sector and the academic community to engage and collaborate in exploring the complex relations between this special audience and a fast-changing media landscape.


This year’s theme is “From Print to Screen” and will feature keynote presentations from celebrated children’s author Gary Crew, Oscar-winning illustrator Shaun Tan, the ABC’s former Director of Television Kim Dalton OAM, and CEO of the Australian Children’s Television Foundation Jenny Buckland. Our keynote speakers will be joined by a range of leading industry speakers who will share their experiences of creating media for children, as well established and emerging scholars of children's media who will provide context by analysing issues and trends in contemporary children's media.   



CMS 2017 Speakers

Kim Dalton (OAM)

Kim Dalton (OAM)

Former head of Television, ABC

Jenny Buckland

Jenny Buckland

CEO Australian Children’s Television Foundation

Shaun Tan, photo by Mike Baker

Shaun Tan

Oscar-winning illustrator

Photo by Mike Baker

Gary Crew

Gary Crew

Award winning children’s author

Conference Organisers

Dr Anna Potter

ARC DECRA Fellow, International Transformations in Children’s Television 2013­–18


Dr Inez Mahony

Research Officer

Arts Research in Creative Humanities (ARCH)