Inventors & Designers: Apply Now to be Selected for the Inaugural “CF@TF Inventor Day”

November 27, 2018 | Toy inventors and designers are invited to apply to The Toy Association’s inaugural “CF@TF Inventor Day,” an opportunity for select individuals with toy and game inventions to pitch to influential toy and youth entertainment professionals and manufacturing partners during Toy Fair New York. CF@TF Inventor Day is being held on Friday, February 15, the day before Toy Fair opens, at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center in New York City.

All toy inventors and designers attending Toy Fair are eligible to participate. In addition to filling out the online submission form, applicants are required to send in a 90-second video to support their written application. The deadline to apply is Monday, December 17, 2018.

“Inventors and designers are the lifeblood of the toy industry since it is their creation of unique playthings that will inspire the next generation of children,” said Marian Bossard, executive vice president of global market events at The Toy Association. “We encourage inventors to take advantage of this program and look forward to providing a pipeline of innovation for the industry and for play innovators.”

CF@TF Inventor Day is another value-added resource offered through the expanded Creative Factor educational programming at Toy Fair New York. As previously announced, Creative Factor has a new advisory board whose input has raised the bar for the educational series. Aimed at entrepreneurs, inventors, and designers, the seminars will feature engaging demonstrations and content presented by experts who will share actionable tips on trending topics relevant to this important group of professionals. These sessions will be held throughout the four-day show and are included in Toy Fair registration.

The advisory board will perform the initial review and selection of applicants for CF@TF Inventor Day. If selected, applicants will be notified no later than Friday, January 4, 2019.

Questions about applications for CF@TF Inventor Day may be directed to Toy Fair New York will take place Saturday, February 16, to Tuesday, February 19, 2019. Learn more at