TIA's International Conference of Play Professionals
Date & Location
April 29 - May 1, 2015
Hyatt Regency Scottsdale Resort and Spa at Gainey Ranch
PlayCon is the toy industry’s premier annual gathering for play professionals who are looking to network with peers and industry icons and receive cutting edge research, ideas and inspiration.
This three-day conference features general assembly presentations by industry influencers and thought-leaders, interactive workshops, networking lunches, evening events, social activities and more!
View a preliminary agenda
Founder & Managing Director
The biggest independent toy retailer in the UK
Chief Trend Hunter
Founding Principal, memBrain LLC
Hertz Lichtenstein & Young LLP
| Eva Lorenz
Toys & Games
| Brian Mariotti
President & CEO
Pantone Color Institute
Global Toy Industry Analyst
The NPD Group
Senior Vice President,
Finance and Operations
Toy Industry Association, Inc.
PLAYCON Registration Fees
|TIA Member Full Conference
||$995 per person if registered by February 28, 2015
$1,095 per person beginning March 1, 2015
|Non-Member Full Conference
||$1,395 per person if registered by February 28, 2015
$1,495 per person beginning March 1, 2015
|Meals Only (Spouse/Domestic Partner)
TIA Member Group Pricing and Affiliated Association Group Pricing for members of LIMA, WIT and ASTRA is available for groups of 3, 5 or 10 registrants. For details, please contact Joan Wyche at (646) 520-4855.
PlayCon’s official hotel, the Hyatt Regency Scottsdale Resort & Spa at Gainey Ranch is pleased to offer a special group rate of $275+ per night valid through April 3, 2015 based on availability (plus applicable taxes and fees).
Click here to book your room at the Hyatt or call (888) 421-1442 and mention PLAYCON.
Additional rooms are available at the Gainey Suites Hotel located at 7300 E. Gainey Suites Drive, across the street and approximately a 5 minute walk from the Hyatt Gainey Ranch. Rooms rates average $205 - $335 per night depending upon room type. Reservations may be made by calling (480) 922-6969 or visiting their website www.gaineysuiteshotel.com.
Senior Director, Market Events
Manager, Advertising, Sponsorship and Promotions
PLAYCON 2014 DELIVERS ENRICHING SEMINARS AND NETWORKING ACTIVITIES
May 13, 2014 | Leaders from across the toy, play, and youth entertainment industries gathered in Scottsdale, Arizona last week to partake in content-rich educational sessions and business networking activities at PlayCon, the Toy Industry Association’s (TIA) International Conference of Play Professionals.
Held at the Westin Kierland Resort & Spa, the event kicked off on Wednesday evening, May 7th, with a welcome reception and dinner that included opening remarks from Bob Wann, CEO of Patch Products and chair of the PlayCon Committee. Wann greeted 170 attendees from 106 organizations and promised two jam-packed days of invaluable content covering a range of topics pertinent to play professionals – including marketing and branding, customer engagement, licensing, crowdfunding and crowdsourcing, industry innovation, and more.
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