People of Play Week, formerly Chicago Toy & Game Week, was VIRTUAL in 2020!


2021 Events TBA!


Toy Inventors & Designers, Game Inventors & Designers, Product Acquisition Execs, Innovators, Entrepreneurs


2021 Dates TBA!



Public, Social & Traditional Media, Toy & Game Trade Industry, Toy & Game Designers, Product Acquisition Execs, Toy Inventors, Game Inventors


2021 Dates TBA!



Families & People of All Ages to Play, Young Inventor Challenge Entrants, Social & Traditional Media, Toy & Game, Trade, Toy & Game Fair Exhibitors

Announcing our NEW People of Play (POP) Platform!!! 

Do you want to find people/companies/products & do you want to them to find you?

Of course you do! For $50/year, they can! Or, for $250/year, they can find you and you can find them, have access to premium content, enjoy the POP Pub, free events to further your business, find information and make connections to further your business! ​Search by roles, skills, location, product, supplied, awards, promoted, et cetera, et cetera, et cetera! 

The POP platform/database is your access to vital and immediate connections! There are already over 400 profiles and we've only just begun. People and companies are registering and new features are being added by the minute... what are you waiting for? We've got the most powerful platform in our industry! Join here: 

POP Week Key Sponsors
Why should you attend People of Play Week?

"POP Week is “THE” event in the Toy Industry, it is a who’s who of Toy & Game Inventors and Toy & Game Companies. The Conferences, Gala and Fair are unmatched for Educating, Celebrating and Playing in our industry. It is timed perfectly for seeing the best of the best toys and games right in the heart of our biggest selling season!"   

- Gary Swisher, SVP of Design, Spin Master

"POP Week is a high point of the year to meet and speak with inventors from around the globe in an amazing, innovative and supportive environment. It is the only toy and game fair offering a combination of new and experienced inventors, learning and networking opportunities.”   

- Rich Mazel, Head of Global Product Acquisitions, Hasbro

"I’m looking forward to virtual CHITAG's People of Play Week this year! We won’t be seeing each other in February, or for the foreseeable future, so I’m thinking this is the main event that will not be missed."   

- Troy Fischer, Managing Director, Fishco Innovation