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TOY & GAME DESIGN CONFERENCE 2018

10th September, 2018, 09:00 - 16:00pm, Emirates Stadium, London

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WELCOME TO THE TOY & GAME DESIGN CONFERENCE 2018

Focusing on creativity, innovation and design

The Toy and Game Design Conference 2018, taking place within the inaugural Play Creators Festival, is a day set to inspire, enlighten and wow the industry’s creative backbone. With a line-up of exciting speakers from across toys, games, tech and the wider worlds of design, our conference will unite the global toy and game inventor community and leave your creative juices flowing.

Tickets: £99.

Please Note: A ticket to the Toy and Game Design Conference also gets you access to our Play Creators Meet Up, a night of networking taking place after the Monday conference. Yes, post-conference we’ll be heading round the corner to the Brewhouse & Kitchen Highbury for a fun night, held in partnership with Flowhaven.

WHO'S SPEAKING?

KEITH CHAPMAN

KEITH CHAPMAN

Kids Entertainment Creator

DARREN LEE PHILLIPSON

DARREN LEE PHILLIPSON

Vice President of Global Product Design, Alpha Group

BETHANY KOBY

BETHANY KOBY

Co-founder and CEO, Tech Will Save Us

DAVID CADJI-NEWBY

DAVID CADJI-NEWBY

Founder and Creative Director, Wonderbly

HEATHER DELANEY

HEATHER DELANEY

Founder, Gallium Ventures

MERLIN CROSSINGHAM

MERLIN CROSSINGHAM

Creative Director, Wallace and Gromit, Aardman

RICH MAZEL

RICH MAZEL

Director of Global Product Acquisition, Hasbro

EMILY TUTEUR

EMILY TUTEUR

Director of Product Design, LittleBits

DON PENNANT

DON PENNANT

Trade Mark Attorney, Wynne-Jones IP

BEN CALLICOTT

BEN CALLICOTT

Head of Product, Primo Toys

LESLEY SINGLETON

LESLEY SINGLETON

Founder and MD, Playtime PR

BRETT J. GILBERT

BRETT J. GILBERT

Game Designer, Developer & Consultant

JACOB JASKOV

JACOB JASKOV

Creator, Fog of Love

ANNE-MARIE LACEY

ANNE-MARIE LACEY

MD, Filament PR

DEB SHARRATT

DEB SHARRATT

Founder & Owner, DebSharratt Communications

BRUNO SCHILLINGER

BRUNO SCHILLINGER

Lead Designer, Kano

ADAM PORTER

ADAM PORTER

Game Designer

DAVIN SUFER

DAVIN SUFER

Chief Technical Officer, WowWee

EVENT SCHEDULE

Monday, 10th September 2018, 09:00am - 16:00pm

TimeSessionSpeaker(s)
09:00am - 09:30amRegistration
09:30 - 09:40amOpening Remarks
09:40 - 10:05amThe importance of storytelling in pitching an inventionRICH MAZEL, Director of Global Product Acquisition, Hasbro
10:05 - 10:30amPlay Your IP Cards RightDON PENNANT, Trade Mark Attorney, Wynne-Jones IP
10:30 - 10:55amDigital Creativity for Kids (and Grown-Ups)BETHANY KOBY, Co-founder and CEO, Tech Will Save Us
10:55 - 11:20amCoffee Break
11:20 - 11:45amThe Rules of the Influence GameANNE-MARIE LACEY, MD, Filament PR , DEB SHARRATT, Founder & Owner, DebSharratt Communications
11:45 - 12:10pmStrange Tales and Twisted Narratives: Why making world-class personalised books is hard, but worth itDAVID CADJI-NEWBY, Founder and Creative Director, Wonderbly
12:10 - 13:00pmLunch
13:00 - 13:40pmTechnology PanelHEATHER DELANEY, Founder, Gallium Ventures , EMILY TUTEUR, Director of Product Design, LittleBits , BEN CALLICOTT, Head of Product, Primo Toys , BRUNO SCHILLINGER, Lead Designer, Kano , DAVIN SUFER, Chief Technical Officer, WowWee
13:40 - 14:05pmA look inside Alpha Group’s global design processDARREN LEE PHILLIPSON, Vice President of Global Product Design, Alpha Group
14:05 - 14:30pmBucket loads of CharacterMERLIN CROSSINGHAM, Creative Director, Wallace and Gromit, Aardman
14:30 - 14:50pmCoffee Break
14:50 - 15:30pmBoardgame PanelLESLEY SINGLETON, Founder and MD, Playtime PR , BRETT J. GILBERT, Game Designer, Developer & Consultant , JACOB JASKOV, Creator, Fog of Love , ADAM PORTER, Game Designer
15:30 - 16:00pmCreating Paw Patrol: A look at the ingredients needed to make a hit TV showKEITH CHAPMAN, Kids Entertainment Creator
16:00pmClosing Remarks

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OUR EVENT PARTNERS

Check out who makes this event possible!

Gold Partner
Alpha
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Meet Up Partner
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TRAVEL INFORMATION

Where to find us and how to get here

Venue

Emirates Stadium,
Hornsey Road,
London N7 7AJ

Nearest Tube

Arsenal Tube Station (Piccadilly Line)
Finsbury Park Tube Station (Victoria Line)
Highbury & Islington Tube Station (Victoria Line)

Mainline Stations

Finsbury Park
Drayton Park
Highbury & Islington

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