FAQs


What is PlayCon?
TIA’s International Conference of Play Professionals is a three-day conference featuring general assembly presentations by a myriad influencers and thought-leaders; interactive workshops, networking lunches, evening events, social activities and more!

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Why attend PlayCon?
As we celebrate 100 years of the toy industry; PlayCon 2016 is the industry event of the year to respect the past, and embrace the future...of the next 100 years of Play. PlayCon 2016 is planned to propel the industry forward, and prepare all play experts for the next 100 years of inspiration, imagination, information and innovation.

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Who attends PlayCon?
Leaders, creatives, innovators and decision-makers responsible for continuous growth across all play categories.

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When and where is PlayCon?
PlayCon will be held Monday, May 2 – Wednesday, May 4, 2016.

The Miami Beach Edition Hotel
2901 Collins Avenue, Miami Beach, Florida

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What is the cost to attend?

TIA Member Full Conference 

$1,195 per person
TIA Member Group Packages are available for multiple registrants from the same company:  3-pack: $2,730
5-pack: $4,265
10-pack: $8,030

Non-Member Full Conference $1,495 per person

Group Packages for members of WIT, ASTRA and LIMA may be purchased
when multiple registrants with membership in one of these affiliated
organizations register. Individuals may register separately.
TIA will apply the discount to each registration once the 3, 5 or 10 mark
has been reached by each organization. Discounts will be applied
and credits issued within 7 days of the close of the conference.
3-pack: $3,230
5-pack: $4,765
10-pack: $8,530

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What is included in the fee?
The registration fee includes admission to all sessions, the opening night dinner, breakfast both days, refreshment breaks throughout the conference, lunch, and the networking event. Your hotel room and all other activities such as golf (off property) or spa treatments are an additional fee.

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What will I learn?
Attending PlayCon provides access to industry leaders and influencers in a casual atmosphere designed for interaction, participation and engagement. The featured sessions include general assembly, panel presentations and interactive workshops focused on retail, licensing, global business, consumer insights, business building tools and more.

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Who are the presenters?
Jeremy Gutsche, The TrendHunter; Nikhil Nayar, Vice President Merchandise Manager, Toys & Sporting Goods, Target; Frédérique Tutt, Toys Global Industry Analyst, The NPD Group; Bryan Gildenberg, Chief Knowledge Officer, Kantar Retai; Marni Schapiro, Director of Sales, Snapchat; Naomi Nuta, Vice President, Client Services, Neuro Division, Nielsen; Knatokie M. Ford, PhD, Senior Policy Advisor, White House Office of Science and Technology Policy Science Division; Andrea Barthello, Co-Founder/COO of ThinkFun; Evelyn Molina, Founder, MommyMafia.com; Manual Torres, EVP, WW Consumer Products, NBC Universal Brand Development; Kathleen Campisano, Vice President, Toys & Games, Barnes & Noble; Laura Post, Vice President of Global Insights, LEGO and Andy Yeatman, Content Acquisition, Netflix.

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Who has presented at PlayCon?
Activision, Amazon.com, Animax, Barnes & Noble, Calendar Club, Disney Consumer Products, The Entertainer, Euromonitor International, The Family Room, Funko, Google/YouTube, Hasbro, LeapFrog, LEGO, The Marketing Store, Nickelodeon, The NPD Group, Pantone Color Institute, RocketHub, Saatchi & Saatchi, Target, Tongal, TOMY International, Toys R Us, UGLYDOLL and WalMart to name just a few.

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How do I register?
Online registration is open. Click here to register for PlayCon.


How do I make my hotel reservation?

The Miami Beach Edition Hotel
2901 Collins Ave.
Miami, FL 33140 USA
Phone: 786.257.4500 / 1.800.466.9695 - Reference: “PlayCon 2016”.

A special group rate of $345.00++ is available for attendees when reservations are made by April 4, 2016.
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Thank You to our Sponsors

Blue Plate Media Services
   Diverse Marketing

 Freeman
 GES
   Global Toy Experts