Toy and Game Design Conference

Play Creators Festival 2019 welcomes The Toy Association’s Creative Factor as headline partner

“The Toy Association is thrilled to extend our longstanding support of the inventor and designer community through this multi-dimensional event, offering invaluable learning and networking for inventors, designers and brand owners,” said Steve Pasierb, President and CEO of The Toy Association.

IDEO’s Brendan Boyle to talk ‘From Play to Innovation’ at Toy and Game Design Conference

Boyle will be talking about the importance of play-based behaviours for creating a more innovative company culture.

Fundamentally Children, Spin Master and John Lewis to discuss the ‘State of Play’ at Toy and Game Design Conference

“This session will have the entire eco-system covered, from concept ideation, to pitching, to what makes something a great fit for the shelves of John Lewis,” said Mojo Nation’s Billy Langsworthy.

Toy and Game Design Conference to put eco-friendly design under the microscope in ‘Is Sustainable Attainable?’ session

Issues of eco-friendly design, ethical manufacturing and social sustainability will go under the microscope with Kids Industries’ Gary Pope, Ethical Toy Program’s Carmel Giblin, The Marketing Store’s Ben Poate and design consultant Erin Deighton.

Fuse’s Pete Cartlidge to helm ‘Don’t Forget the Past!’ session at Toy and Game Design Conference

In ‘Don’t Forget the Past!’, Cartlidge will be looking at how past trends and items are often a source of inspiration to him and his team.

Little Inventors’ Dominic Wilcox to discuss ‘The Search for Ideas’ at Toy and Game Design Conference 2019

“As an artist and inventor of unusual objects, I’ve spent my working life trying to come up with great ideas,” said Wilcox.

Designers to banish pet peeves to Room 101 at Toy and Game Design Conference 2019

Making Things’ Fi Murray, Triclops Studios’ Rob Ames and Worlds Apart’s James Austin-Smith will look to convince creative consultant Deej Johnson that their pet hate deserves to go into Room 101.

New dates for this year’s Play Creators Festival

The three-day festival is moving one week earlier than previously announced (2nd – 4th September).

Wynne-Jones IP sponsors R&D Team of the Year category at Play Creators Awards 2019

“We are delighted to be partnering with Mojo Nation on their first ever Awards, which champion the industry’s leading products, individuals and companies,” said Wynne-Jones IP’s Jayne Nation.

Vivid joins Mojo Pitch 2019

“The Mojo Pitch event is key for Vivid to continue our contact with the inventor community and also to see a new pool of inventor talent we are now yet aware of,” said Vivid’s Alex Reynolds.

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