Children’s Media Career Symposium 2023

Mar 28, 2023

Join us on April 13, 2023 at 5:30 PM for the fifth annual Children’s Media Career Symposium.

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We are gathering an impressive group of professionals within the children’s media industry to speak. If you are considering a career in or focused on children, this is a great event to learn more about it from content creation, marketing, researching, and more. The event is open to students and community interested in careers in children’s media.

Register today! Attendance is limited to 100. 

The evening will feature two moderated panel discussions and opportunities for networking with panelists and attendees.

Previous years have included speakers from PBS Kids, 9 Story, Universal Kids, Nickelodeon, Sesame Workshop, Tinkercast, Dubit International and other children’s media companies. 

Light refreshments will be served. 

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Panelists:

Check back for updates. We will be adding names and details as speakers are confirmed. This is a partial list.

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Anne Lund | Senior Director, Curriculum and Content | PBS Kids | https://pbskids.org/

Anne Lund is Senior Director of Content and Curriculum for PBS KIDS and is part of the Learning & Research Team. In this role, she helps set and shape the curriculum priorities and strategy for PBS KIDS and is the curriculum point-person for the Ready To Learn grant. Lund provides curricular guidance on various series, reviewing content across media platforms, including television, web, mobile, tablet and early learning and engagement programs, to ensure the curriculum is clearly integrated across platforms. She works closely with content producers and advisors to ensure that the content and curriculum accurately reflects a show’s premise and learning objectives. Lund has spent years in children’s media specializing in educational curriculum development and media research. Before PBS KIDS, Lund worked with media outlets and research groups, such as Nick, Jr., Sesame Workshop and Disney Channel. She also spent time as an elementary school teacher and preschool program director. Lund earned a BA in Psychobiology from Swarthmore College and a Master’s in Developmental Psychology from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst.  

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David Kleeman | Senior Vice President, Global Trends | Dubit Limited | https://new.dubitlimited.com/

Bio coming soon!

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Caitlin Corkery | Senior Manager Series Production | WHYY Public Television | https://whyy.org/for-kids/

Caitlin Corkery is the Senior Manager of Series Production at Philadelphia PBS affiliate, WHYY, where she is currently overseeing the production of two original children’s programs (Albie’s Elevator and The Infinite Art Hunt) debuting this summer. Previously, she was the lead producer on the local restaurant review show Check, Please! Philly and developed WHYY’s first digital series, Delishtory. She wrote for the local theater company Tribe of Fools including the 2018 Barrymore-nominated Fishtown and hosts the storytelling event, The Moth in Philadelphia. 

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Meredith Halpern-Ranzer | CEO | Tinkercast | https://tinkercast.com/

Meredith Halpern-Ranzer is an Emmy-nominated children’s media executive and Co-founder / Chief Executive Tinkerer at Tinkercast, an independent children’s media company behind the leading kids & family podcasts Wow in the World, Flip & Mozi’s Guide to How to be an Earthling, Who When WOW!, and Camp WeWow. As CEO, Meredith leads Tinkercast’s mission to nurture curiosity in kids and grown ups across platforms to help us all find the WOW in our world. She has been a thought-leader in children’s media, spearheading multiplatform innovations that shape industry trends for over 25 years. From 2005 to 2015, Meredith served as VP of Creative, VP of Alternative Programming, and Executive Producer on the team that launched and led the preschool channel, PBS Kids Sprout. Prior to joining Sprout, Meredith learned the answer to the burning question of childhood, when she not only found out “how to get to Sesame Street,” but worked there for eight years as a producer and editor. She is a founding member and on the board of directors of the Children’s Media Association.  Meredith is a constant seeker of WOW in her world with her husband, son and a campervan named Shoshanna.

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Rosemarie Truglio, PhD | Senior Vice President, Curriculum and Content | Sesame Workshop | https://sesameworkshop.org/

Bio coming soon!

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Take a look at our 2022 Symposium to see past participants and discussions:

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