The Opening Industry Day 2019

KIDS Regio is thrilled to co-host The Opening Industry Day as the Opening Industry Hub of The Financing Forum for Kids Content 2019. 

Venue: Folk, Mat & Möten

Participatory Design Track

This conference track will focus on implementing a user-centered design approach in the creation of kids’ media. In other words, we will look at having children and young teens actively participate in the development of content and formats, to help the creators, producers, commissioning editors and funders gain a deeper understanding of their audience.

The Track consists of three Opening Lectures and a Work-shop and is facilitated by Inga Von Staden, Germany

Tuesday 12th March 2019 – 13:00-18:45 


Active participation in the development of content and formats, to help the creators, producers, commissioning editors and funders gain a deeper understanding of their audience.

Keynote on Participatory Design

  • Speaker: Inga von Staden, projectscope, GER

Case Study on Sharing Experiences

  •  Sparkle presented by Matthias Bazyli, producer at ANDERTHALB Film- und Fernsehproduktion with authors Ulrike Lehmann and Christina Schollerer, GER

Keynote Co-Creation as a Design Method

  • OLIVIA 17/YLE presented by Asta Wellejus, CEO Die Asta Experience, DK

Coffee Break

14:30  – 18:45 WORK-SHOP exclusively for pre-registered participants

Note: Please join our Parallel Track on Immersive & Digital Factual from 14.30 pm if you are not participating in the work-shop.

Putting Theory into Practice – The Workshop – requires registration!
Building Worlds together, The Plot Machine, Grown Ups are shuffled between tables, play-do, Commissioning Editors, Funders and Producers, Students Facilitators, Country Declarations – are just some of the buzz words for our four phases 2019 co-creating with the target group work-shop will emphasize.
In creative collaboration with young experts from Denmark and Sweden, participants will engage in a user-centered, generative design method to gain a better understanding for the needs and fears of kids and insights into their dreams and realities. The interdisciplinary teams will each ideate craft and medialize their own fictional world and then use it to tell stories or play games staged within that universe.
As the work-shop unfold and insights are gained, it will all be summed up and collected into meaningful and written reflections or inspirational guidelines, that we will share with all the Forums guests as a take away, on the screen during the Pitching Event 1 on Wednesday March 13th . The outcomes will also be considered a prelude for the upcoming 3rd KIDS Regio Forum 2019 in Weimar, Germany.
Facilitated by Inga Von Staden, Germany
Registrations are open…
…for all media content creators, producers, decision makers and distributors and the work-shop is free of extra charge, but you need to have an accreditation to the Financing Forum 2019 to be able to register for the work-shop.

To register please write an e-mail until 1 March 2019 to: info (at) kids-regio (dot) org

19:00-20:30 Opening Cocktail Mingle at Folk, Mat & Möten with a nice welcome from ECFA


 Program subject to changes