RTS Cambridge Convention 2021

RTS Cambridge Convention 2021

September 2021


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The RTS Cambridge Convention 2021 will take place on 15th and 16th September at King's College, Cambridge.

Hillary Rodham Clinton and Chelsea Clinton are set to speak in conversation with Dame Mary Beard at this year’s prestigious conference.

Also joining the high-profile roster of speakers is England football manager Gareth Southgate OBE, who will close the conference in conversation with broadcaster, journalist, and author Clare Balding OBE centred around what Britishness means.

The line up of industry leaders also confirmed to speak at the conference includes Robert Kyncl, Dana Strong, Sinéad Burke, Kevin Mayer, Clive Myrie, The Rt Hon Oliver Dowden CBE MP, Secretary of State for the DCMS, Dame Melanie Dawes, Casey Bloys, Jane Turton, Lutz Schueler, Tim Davie, Alex Mahon, Carolyn McCall, Richard Sharp, Deborah Turness, Mark Thompson, Kirsty Wark and Professor John Curtice, chaired by YouTube’s Ben McOwen Wilson. See the full list of speakers so far below.

RTS Cambridge Digital Pass

Watch all of the sessions live and on demand after the convention with an RTS Cambridge Digital pass. The registration fee is £60 for RTS members and £150 for non-members, excluding VAT. Book your RTS Digital Cambridge pass here.


Find out more on the RTS Cambridge Convention 2021 microsite

The 2021 event, which is set to take place at King’s College in Cambridge, is titled “Broadcast Britain: Reshaping Britishness on the Global Stage”.

The Principal Sponsor for the RTS Cambridge Convention 2021 is YouTube.

Book your RTS Cambridge Digital Pass here

Should there be a change in Government restrictions owing to new covid variants of concern which prevents the Convention proceeding, the RTS will be providing full refunds.


Clare Balding OBE

Chris Banatvala,Independent Media Consultant

Professor Mary Beard DBE, University of Cambridge 

Casey Bloys, HBO

Sinéad Burke, Tilting the Lens

Chelsea Clinton, HiddenLight

Hillary Rodham Clinton, HiddenLight

Professor Sir John Curtice, University of Strathclyde

Alicia Dalrymple, Junior Production Manager

Dharshini David, BBC News

Tim Davie, BBC

Dame Melanie Dawes, Ofcom

The Rt Hon Oliver Dowden CBE MP, Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport

Stephanie Flanders, Bloomberg News

John Gapper, Financial Times

Lorraine Heggessey, Grierson Trust and Channel 4 Growth Fund

Gillian Joseph, Sky News

Jake Kanter, The Times

Robert Kyncl, YouTube

Maria Kyriacou, ViacomCBS Networks UK, Australia and Israel

Ralph Lee, BBC

Alex Mahon, Channel 4

Kevin Mayer, DAZN Group

Carolyn McCall, ITV

Ben McOwen Wilson, YouTube

Naga Munchetty, BBC Breakfast

Clive Myrie, BBC News

Fraser Nelson, The Spectator

Matthew Price, Sky

David Proud, Actor, Writer and Director

Brandon Riegg, Netflix

Beth Rigby, Sky News

Lutz Schueler, Virgin Media O2

Richard Sharp, BBC

Sanjay Singhal, Voltage TV

Gareth Southgate OBE

Marianna Spring, BBC News

Dana Strong, Sky

Rhodri Talfan Davies, BBC

Mark Thompson, Ancestry.com

Deborah Turness, ITN

Jane Turton, All3Media

Sander van der Linden, University of Cambridge

Kirsty Wark, Journalist and Writer

John Whiston, ITV

Briony May Williams

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The RTS Cambridge Convention 2021 will take place on 15th and 16th September at King's College, Cambridge.