Welcome to the Play Creators Conference 2022
Tuesday, September 6th 2022
WELCOME TO THE PLAY CREATORS CONFERENCE 2022
Focusing on creativity, innovation, inspiration and design
The Play Creators Conference 2022, taking place within the 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 sessions will unite the global toy and game inventor community and leave your creative juices flowing.
The live event will take place at London’s Twickenham Stadium on Tuesday, September 6th alongside the other Play Creators Festival in-person events including the Play Creators Summer Party, Play Creators Awards and the Mojo Pitch.
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More 2022 speakers to be announced soon...
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|09:45 - 10:20 | Arrival & Breakfast Networking|
|10:20 - 10:30 | Opening Remarks||Billy Langsworthy, Mojo Nation|
|10:30 - 10:50 | Talk 1: Driving “Revolutionary” Innovation||Tanya Thompson and Angus Walker, Hasbro|
|10:50 - 11:10 | Talk 2: Cantaloop, Songwriting & The Creative Process||Friedemann Findeisen - Author, Songwriter & Designer of Cantaloop|
|11:10 - 11:30 | Talk 3: Lore & Order||Phil Corbett, Illustrator, character creator and narrative designer|
|11:30 - 11:50 | Talk 4: Immersive Experiences: The New Frontier of Kids Entertainment||Hamish Jenkinson – Founder & Executive Creative Director, The Department|
|11:50 – 13:00 | Lunch|
|13:00 – 13:30 | PANEL 1: Brand Designs||Speakers TBC|
|13:30 - 14:00 | Toy Design Room 101||Chair: Deej Johnson, Mojo Nation | Guests: Rich Mazel, Spin Master | Gary Pyper, Fun-Damental Invention | Hazel Reynolds, Gamley|
|14:00 – 14:30 | PANEL 3: Trends, Products & Play||Lauren Mershon (Jazwares) Jack Day (KidsKnowBest)|
|14:30 – 15:00 | Coffee Break|
|15:00 – 15:20 | TALK 5: TBA||Speaker TBA|
|15:20 – 15:40 | TALK 6: Broadening the Narrative||Joanna Feeley, Trend Bible|
|15:40 – 16:00 | TALK 7: TIP Around the World||Tal Schrieber (Spin Master), Vered Shapiro (TIP graduate), Gary Pyper (Fun-damental Invention), Chantel Drenthe (Fuse)|
|16:00 – 16:20 | TALK 8: Innovate or Die||James Austin-Smith, Moose Toys|
|16:20 - 16:30 | Closing Remarks||Billy Langsworthy, Mojo Nation|
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200 Whitton Rd,
London, TW2 7BA
From M25, exit at J12 onto M3. This becomes the A316, and Twickenham Stadium is off the Whitton Road roundabout next to the Lexus / Toyota car dealership. Parking for the duration of the event is available.
Twickenham Rail – 10 min walk
Whitton Rail – 20 min walk
St Margaret’s Rail – 20 min walk
Richmond Rail & Tube – 8 min train
Hounslow East Tube – 30 min bus
Heathrow – 6 miles
London City – 20 miles
London Gatwick – 30 miles