Call for presentations

Toy Fair offers the most robust education program in the industry to boost your business savvy and help attendees meet today’s demands head on.

Toy Fair University – created to spark the imagination, encourage dialogue, and drive new solutions for the business of play - will feature a wide range of experts and provide access to the strongest, most comprehensive thought leadership in the global toy and play industry.

Are you that thought leader? If you are, then submit your presentation for consideration. Transform your research, ideas, case studies or best practices into a solo presentation or panel session to be delivered at Toy Fair next September.  The Call for Presentations is now open and will close on December 16.  Please see full details below.

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Review and Selection Process

  • All complete applications received by December 16, 2022 will be reviewed by The Toy Association.
  • All presentations are selected based on the information submitted. Those submitting are expected to follow all instructions carefully and provide all requested information. Incomplete submissions will not be considered. Proper grammar, punctuation, etc., is expected. Accepted presenters/sessions will be notified no later than February 28, 2023.  If selected, all final session material must be submitted to show management for review no later than May 31, 2023.
  • All speakers must be available to present at Toy Fair from September 30 – October 3, 2023 and sessions will be recorded for Toy Fair digital education. Speaker will not choose their session date or time slots. All speakers must be available for attendee Q&A post-session.
  • All sessions are public and open to all Toy Fair attendees. Toy Fair University allows attendees to build the schedule that best suits their goals and gain a competitive edge in today’s increasingly complex and crowded field.
  • If your submission provides a service, features a product, or is advertorial in nature, your application will be forwarded to the Toy Fair Sponsorship and Promotions team who will contact you with available fee-based opportunities. 

If you have questions about the Call for Presentations form, please contact Jackie Retzer.

Toy Fair University Target Audiences

All Toy Fair Participants
Exhibitors / Manufacturers
Creatives (Inventors/Designers)
Entertainment Executives

Toy Fair University Session Topics

Inventing & Designing
Marketing & Advertising
(and more!)

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