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.

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Why present at Toy Fair University? Presenting at Toy Fair University is an opportunity to gain industry recognition and establish yourself as a thought leader. It's a chance to network with peers and contribute significantly to the advancement of the toy and play industry. Your presentation will engage an enthusiastic audience passionate about innovation and creativity in toys and play, offering a platform to share your insights and research with a global community.

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 2025.

The Call for Presentations is now open and will close on July 12. Discover the full details below and take advantage of this opportunity – apply today!

Please note that you will not hear from the Toy Association until September 2024 with the status of your submission.


Review and Selection Process

  • Application Deadline: All completed applications received by July 12, 2024, will be reviewed by the Toy Association.
  • Selection Criteria: Presentations are selected based on the submitted information. Applicants must follow all instructions carefully and provide all requested information. Incomplete submissions will not be considered. Proper grammar, punctuation, etc., is expected.
  • Notification: Accepted presenters/sessions will be notified no later than September 6, 2024.
  • Final Material Submission: If selected, all session material must be submitted for review by January 17, 2025.
  • Availability: All speakers must be available to present from March 1 – 4, 2025. Speakers will not choose their session date or timeslots and must be available for attendee Q&A post-session.
  • Session Accessibility: 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.
  • Recording: All sessions will be recorded at Toy Fair and made available to the public post-show.

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Toy Fair University Target Audiences

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

Toy Fair University Session Topics

Business Development
Diversity, Equity & Inclusion
Genius of Play
Inventing & Designing
Marketing & Advertising
(and more!)

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