TIA's Knowledge Network
TIA has a year-round commitment to providing educational content and resources to its members:
TIA’s webinars are presented by staff and outside experts to provide toy industry stakeholders with a deeper understanding of multiple topics, including safety and legislative updates; testing and reporting requirements; recalls; public relations and communications; international and trade topics; and more. Webinars are free to TIA members and available to non-members for a fee; they are also recorded and available for download following the live event.
Toy Fair Educational Sessions
The American International Toy Fair offers industry professionals a wide range of premiere educational and networking opportunities designed to enhance the business and play experience for every attendee. Seminars held throughout the show provide tips, news, and strategies to toy inventors and designers, specialty and independent retailers, creative professionals, small business owners, and much more.
Annual Safety Compliance Update
TIA annually hosts its Toy Safety Compliance Update at the American International Toy Fair in February. Typically a three-hour seminar, the in-depth educational session contains important news and developments related to toy safety laws and other updates on legislative and regulatory activities pertinent to toy industry stakeholders. The session is free for all TIA members and industry stakeholders.
China Toy Safety Seminar
TIA staff travels regularly to China to host a free toy safety training session for the managers and staff of local Chinese manufacturers producing toys and children’s products for the U.S. marketplace.
View the agenda and materials from the 2012 session
TIA’s resource and networking conference for international play professionals.
Sandbox Summit is a series of conferences designed to address how technology affects the ways kids play, learn, and connect. The conversation around play and technology strives to ensure that the next generation of players becomes active innovators rather than passive users of technology.
TIA is proud to host the full video recording of conference sessions from the 2014 SandboxSummit@MIT, Innovation by Design: Inspirations for Playful Learning.
In addition, through a special partnership between Sandbox Summit and TIA, leading business journalist Bob Tedeschi conducted one-on-one interviews with six of this year’s speakers about a range of issues surrounding toys and play.