$1,000 – $1,600

2018 New Inventor & New Business Track of the Innovation Conference

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Navy Pier

Level 2 and Level 3 Rooms

840 East Grand Avenue

Chicago, IL 60611

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Founded in 2006, the New Inventor Track (formerly known as T&GCon, Toy & Game Inventor Conference) is part of our Innovation Conferences. This is your opportunity to pitch your ideas directly to top toy and game execs and product acquisition and inventor relations executives from (these are 2017 companies likely to attend again, almost 90 execs) Hasbro, Spin Master, Mattel, LEGO, Bandai, PlayMonster, Asmodee, Pressman Toy, Goliath Games, ThinkFun, Outset Media, Trend Int'l, USAopoly, Polygroup, Fat Brain Toys, Marektoy, Identity Games USA and Netherlands, ​Carletto, ​Buffalo Games, Peaceable Kingdom, Longshore, Haywire Group, Jazwares, Gigamic, Blue Orange USA, Yulu Toys, D&L, Product Counsel, Brain Games, MindWare, Int'l Playthings, Highlights, Gamewright​​, Educational Insights, NBC Universal ​and​ more come from around world for licensing and/or for advice on moving forward with design, manufacturing, outsourcing, packaging, distribution and marketing. We have assembled the most knowledgeable experts in the toy and game industry to give you advice and feedback. This is the one time in the year that many of these inventor relations executives will look at outside submissions from inventors.

Includes information-packed conference, keynotes and networking events: Inventor Night at D4 Irish Pub (we take over an entire pub) and the elegant and celebratory Toy & Game Innovation Awards (the TAGIEs). This New Inventor Track a must attend event!

Full Conference ticket includes:

  • Full access to events at the Conference targeting small companies and new inventor sessions, held in adjacent conference rooms, see New Inventor Track for more details
  • Networking meals and coffee breaks with Speakers and other Conference attendees
  • One-minute Speed Pitching – Get your toy, game and playful products ready to do this show-and-tell-speed dating-style! Set-up at a table and top toy & game company executives come to you.
  • Please note: The Chicago Toy & Game Group does not claim royalties or commissions on any contracts/agreements made as a result of Conference participation.
  • Ticket to the Inventor Night at D4 pub for toy & game companies executives and Professional Inventors.Great food, great space, great networking, we take over a whole pub! Valued at $150
  • Toy and Game Innovation Awards (TAGIEs) - One ticket - A seat for each registrant at the 10th annual TAGIEs. Join us for an elegant, celebratory and playful Friday evening. Valued at $250
  • Access to 2-days (Saturday & Sunday) admission to the Chicago Toy & Game (ChiTAG) Fair with your Conference badge, ChiTAG Fair is a unique weekend Fair that is open to the public, trade and the media at the start of the 4th quarter holiday shopping season. ChiTAG Fair shows the latest toys, games and a wide variety of playful products offered by our 150+ Exhibitors. Explore the latest trends in the toy, game and play industry or test out your products by taking advantage of the discounts for Booth space or table!
  • Conference registration gives you discounts on exhibit space at the Chicago Toy & Game Fair:
    $300 discount on an Inventor Table (6 foot table and 2 chairs) or $500 discount on a 10 x 10 foot or larger Booth space http://www.chitag.com/exhibit-at-the-fair

Companion Conference Ticket includes:

The Companion Ticket includes all the previous benefits except for the exhibit table for 1-minute Speed pitching since it is assumed they are part of the team for the first ticket. Companion Registration can only be purchased paired with a Full New Inventor Conference Registration. There is a cancelation fee due to costs with eventbrite, authorize.net, credit card processing and our accountants. We are charged but all parties in both the registration and in the credit processing.

*Participating companies subject to change.

Parking and Directions: https://www.chitag.com/directions

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Navy Pier

Level 2 and Level 3 Rooms

840 East Grand Avenue

Chicago, IL 60611

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