TIA's International Conference of Play Professionals

Date & Location

April 29 - May 1, 2015
Hyatt Regency Scottsdale Resort and Spa at Gainey Ranch, Scottsdale, Arizona

>>> Register Now – Early Bird Prices end February 28th <<<


2015 Keynote Speaker

Gary Grant

The Entertainer
The biggest independent toy retailer in the UK

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

>>> Register Now – Early Bird Prices end February 28th <<<

2015 Speakers

 Gutsche  Hertz

Jeremy Gutsche
Chief Trend Hunter

Ken Hertz
Founding Principal, memBrain LLC
Senior Partner
Hertz Lichtenstein & Young LLP

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)      $540

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 is pleased to offer a special group rate of $275+ per night valid through April 3, 2015 based on availability.

Click here to book your room or call (888) 421-1442 and mention PLAYCON.


General Inquiries

Kimberly Carcone
Senior Director, Market Events
(646) 520-4869

Sponsorship Opportunities

Laura Mangiaracina
Advertising, Sponsorship and Promotions Account Executive
(646) 454-5589

Looking Back


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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