CMA LA’s Town Hall Kickoff Event: The Start of a New Chapter

On September 23, 2017 the Children’s Media Association’s new Los Angeles chapter went live with our CMA-LA Town Hall Kickoff Event. The day was lead by CMA LA’s President, Steph Sosa and her dedicated steering committee of children’s media professionals who spent weeks collaborating to put this memorable event together. As promised, the kickoff party was “not your typical industry event”. The forty plus attendees were greeted with a whimsical wonderland of balloons and confetti, giant bowling, cartoon charades, and pie face- all of which quickly broke the ice.

After the fun and games we were able to hear from Steph Sosa and some of the LA team members about the values of the Children’s Media Association, what a membership entails, and the upcoming events we would be facilitating. The CMA National team in New York shared a video message that welcomed the Los Angeles members and gave them an overview of what the Children’s Media Association is all about: Inspiring one another, innovating quality kid’s content, and connecting children’s media professionals.

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The CMA National team from New York shared a video message that welcomed the Los Angeles members and gave them an overview of what the Children’s Media Association is all about: Inspiring one another, innovating quality kid’s content, and connecting children’s media professionals.

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If you thought the party games was where the fun ended, you’re mistaken. We were lucky enough to get an all star puppet show performance from Amie DellaValle, Dan Garza, Kirk Damato, and Ithamar Enriquez. They invited a lucky member of the audience onto their “dating show” and had the entire room laughing.

 

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We wrapped up the event by dividing the room into small groups discussions lead by our steering committee crew to ask what potential members wanted out of their CMA-LA membership. We went far over the allotted 15 minutes to discuss what type of professional support people wanted through the Children’s Media Association and the answers were recorded for future event planning.

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Everyone was given the opportunity to sign up for a membership and be a part of our founding member group photo, pictured below. The day was filled with fun and excitement, but most importantly meaningful connection between children’s media professionals. The function felt less like a networking event and much more like a celebration for this exciting new chapter of the Children’s Media Association.

I’m sure all attendees can attest that this was not your typical industry event!

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