Childhood in a Multimedia Environment

Monday, 6. Juni, 14.00–19.00 hrs


Led by: Gert K. Müntefering, Head of Daytime TV, WDR, Cologne

Welcome by: Dr. Gerhard Rödding, 1. stellvertretender Direktor der Landesanstalt für Rundfunk Nordrhein-Westfalen, Düsseldorf

14.00-14.30 hrs, Lecture
Images of Childhood. History and function of a social construction
Lorenz Engell, Hochschule für Architektur und Bauwesen, Weimar

14.30-16.00 hrs
Children’s Television Today. An International Survey
Short lectures with audiovisual presentations
Speakers:
Karen Flischel, Senior Vice President Worldwide Research, Nickelodeon, New York
Susanne Müller, Redaktionsleiterin Kinder I, ZDF, Mainz
Mogens Vemmer, Director of Children’s and Youth Department, Danmarks Radio, Söborg
Theresa Plummer-Andrews, Head of Acquisition and Creative Development Children’s  Programmes, BBC, London

16.30-18.00 hrs, Lecture and panel discussion
Children and the New Media
Speaker: Vedran Mihletic, Head of Production ENCONET, Entertainment International, London, and Managing Director KULT FILM, Zagreb

Panel:
David Kleeman, American Center of Childern’s Television, Chicago
Brett M. Pierce, Producer International Television Group, Children’s Television Workshop, New York
Alfred Mencke, Marketing Manager, SEGA Gesellschaft für Videospiele mbH, Hamburg

18.00-19.00 hrs, Lecture
Living an Electronic Childhood

Speaker:
Ellen Wartella, Dean of College of Communications, University of Texas, Austin