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Children’s Media Conference (CMC) Announces Keynotes for 2021

Children’s Media Conference (CMC) Announces Keynotes for 2021

The Children’s Media Conference (CMC) has announced two keynote speakers for its 2021 conference, which will run virtually from 5-9 July. The opening keynote will be delivered by ‘Global Teacher Prize’ winner, Andria Zafirakou.

Also in a brand-new slot, presenter, author and actor, Konnie Huq, will be the inaugural ‘The Key To…’ keynote interviewee. 

The opening keynote titled ‘The Power of Potential – Learning Together’ will be held on Monday 5th July. During the session, Andria Zafirakou will share insights on inspiring, empowering and enabling kids, and reveal the greatest lessons she has learned while engaging with young people. She considers what motivates the young, why every young individual matters, and how makers of the media they use should understand their responsibilities to them.

Andria is an art and textiles teacher at Alperton Community School in Brent and was crowned the best teacher in the world in 2018. She is passionate about changing the lives of young people and underserved communities through creativity. Using the money awarded by the Global Teacher prize, Andria founded a charity called Artists in Residence (AiR) with an aim to improve arts education in schools. Andria has also been named in the top ten of The Evening Standard’s 1000 Londoners List.

On Tuesday 6th July, Konnie Huq will be interviewed for the first of the CMC’s ‘The Key To…’ sessions. In this keynote interview, Konnie Huq will discuss her three decades as a presenter and writer – her experiences, her inspirations, what she cares about most when it comes to kids’ media current and future.

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