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CONFERENCES

INTERNATIONAL INNOVATION SUMMIT
ALL ACCESS PASS
11/15/21 - 11/19/21

Virtual this year with a possibility of an in-person component - watch for details! 

 

The world’s largest toy and game innovation conference is going virtual, making it more accessible than ever! Over 5 days, everyone is invited to participate in workshops, networking and pitching ideas. 

Includes tickets to the Toy & Game International Innovation Awards and POP's Got Talent! 

Saturday

PROFESSIONAL INVENTORS & PRODUCT ACQUISITION EXEC TICKET
11/18/21 - 11/21/21

Virtual this year with a possibility of an in-person component - watch for details! 

 

This event is for professional inventors and company inventor relations execs only. Apply, and if approved, your POP PRO or Company Membership will include all events during POP Week! (formerly Chicago Toy & Game Week) 

 FAIR 

FAIR TICKET
11/20/21 - 11/21/21

Below is what happened in 2021, not sure what we are doing this year with the pandemic, but will decide soon!

Spanning 8 virtual stages, families won’t want to miss the fun! We have something for all ages! Here is a sample of the fun! 
 

  • Stage 1 features our popular Young Inventor Challenge with a workshop for young inventors, plus we’ll be awarding prizes to our latest Young Inventor Challenge winners.

  • Stage 5: We will be sharing highlights from the past ten years of the  Magnificent Mile Lights Festival tree-lighting parade. Who does LOVE parades! 

  • Stage 3 is for the whole family. Learn the behind-the-scenes secrets of your favorite toys and games. 

  • To see our our stages, visit this page 

YOUNG INVENTOR CHALLENGE
11/20/21

Saturday

Probably virtual again for 2021, but there is the possibility of a hybrid event. Send us a note if you want to get on the Young Inventor Challenge email list info@chitag.com 

Kids aged 6-18 years have the opportunity

to show off their toy and game idea to

top industry execs and receive feedback. 

More categories, sponsors, scholarships

and video entries! 

(Deadline Oct. 31st, 2021)

 
 

GALA

PlayCHIC Fashion Looks now at the TAGIEs
11/19/21

Celebrating toy and game inventors, designers and industry through fashion! Now a part of the TAGIE Awards!

PART OF THE TAGIEs

TOY & GAME INT'L EXCELLENCE AWARDS (TAGIEs)
and POP
'S GOT TALENT!
11/19/21

Saturday

Virtual this year, which means...

Grab your favorite drink and toast your fellow industry colleagues at the 13th annual TAGIE Awards, which recognize outstanding achievement in the toy and game industry. So entertaining, you'll want to join one of our watch parties or bring your friends and family!  

FREE! 

OTHER

MEDIA & INFLUENCER TICKET
11/15/21 - 11/21/21

We welcome all media (TV, radio, digital, social, print) to meet our exhibitors & cover our events

 

Free
(credentials required to register)

PLAY IN EDUCATION (PIE) CONFERENCE
11/20/21

Saturday

Educators will learn about play in the classroom, enjoy lunch, receive CPDU/CE Credits, free entry for you and your family to the Fair, Chance to win prizes at the end of the Conference

POSTPONED TO 2022

 
Complimentary Admission to the Fair

Retailer & Trade

11/20/21 - 11/21/21

Scouts

11/20/21 - 11/21/21

Grandparents Day

11/21/21

Educators

11/20/21 - 11/21/21

Firefighters, Police, Active Military & Military Veterans

11/20/21 - 11/21/21