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Welcome to...


. . . part of People of Play (POP) WEEK! 

Global Connections - Comprehensive Content - Entertainment!


These companies are looking for inventor ideas and even more are speaking on crucial ALL INDUSTRY topics! All sessions will be recorded, so not too late to register! 

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This is the last chance we have to be together until at least May 2021 and going virtual allowed us to share awesomely rich programming like you've never experienced:

You'll hear from 35 panels with expert content from Leaders & Legends -

Almost 200 speakers from 17 countries!

More Presidents than the US has had since 1776! 

You can network and connect with just one click to join a room and visit other rooms with just a click!

Inventors - you can pitch ideas (more info at end of page). 

Your registration includes a ticket to the Toy & Game International Excellence Awards and POP's Got Talent!

And, if that wasn't enough, you receive a profile page on our new POP Platform! 


Thank you to our Sponsors
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"CHITAG’s Inventor Conferences are timed optimally. There is no better time of year for inventors to pitch ideas to us!"

– Ben Dermer​, SVP Creative Development and Innovation. Deputy Creative Officer, Spin Master Ltd. 

"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

"I love the CHITAG events! They're extremely well run with a great amount of thought put into them." 

– Carly McGinnis, Chief Operating Officer at Exploding Kittens

Your Registration includes ALL of the below and below PLUS a profile page on our new People of Play Platform, which is takes the best of Linkedin + + Special virtual show pricing: $350 per person or $1,000 gets EVERYONE in your company an ALL-ACCESS PASS! 
All sessions are recorded and you can watch when you want or watch again! 
2020 Virtual Keynotes: Leaders & Legends! More TBA!
Speakers from 16 Countries! 
Richard Dickson, President & COO at Matt

Richard Dickson

President and COO, Mattel, Inc.

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Jill Barad

Consultant, Prior: CEO & Chairman of Mattel

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Tom Kalinske

Executive Chairman at Mixed Dimensions

Prior: CEO of Sega America, Leapfrog and Mattel

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Neil Friedman

Advisor, Prior: President of

Alex Brands, ToysRUs, Mattel,

Fisher-Price, Tyco Preschool

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Alan Hassenfeld 

Chairman Executive Committee, Hasbro

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John Frascotti

President and COO, Hasbro

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Leslie Scott

Founder, Oxford Games

Inventor of Jenga and more

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Eric Nyman

Chief Consumer Officer,


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John Barbour

Managing Partner, Volta Capital

Prior: CEO or President of

Leapfrog, ToysRUs, OddzOn, Real Networks-Games Div.


Reuben Klamer

Founder & President of Toylab

Inventor of Game of Life, 1-2-3 Roller Skates and much more!

Eddy Goldfarb

Founder of Eddy & Martin Goldfarb & Assoc., Inventor of Yakity Yak Teeth, Kerplunk and more! 

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Adi Golad

Founder, Managing Director

Goliath Group

Ronnen Harray, Anton Rabie, and Ben Vera
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Gerry Crown

Founder, Crown & Andrews Australia

3 Time winner Peking to Paris

Endurance Rally


Tim Kilpin

President, PlayMonster


Stephen M. Youngwood 

President and COO

Sesame Workshop

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Brian Chapman

President Design & Development, Hasbro

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Reyn Guyer

President, Winsor Entertainment, Inventor NERF, Twister

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Richard Levy

President, RC Levy Associates

Co-creator of the Furby

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Wai Or


Longshore Limited

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Maura Regan


Licensing International

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Richard Barry

President & CEO

Tru Kids Brands

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Ben Dermer

SVP Creative Development, Deputy Creative Officer

Spin Master

Summit Speakers
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Robert Fuhrer

Owner at Nextoy LLC and KenKen Puzzle

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Catherine McMillen-Gill

Co-Founder & President 

McGill Assoc’s

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Richard Gill

Vice President Int'l, PlayMonster

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Matt Nuccio

Co-Owner and Creative Director, Design Edge

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Karri Bean

Senior Licensing Manager, Disney Parks Experiences & Products

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Lisa Guili

General Manager, Educational Insights


David Norman

President of Goliath North America

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Clark Nesselrodt

Senior Vice President

Brilliant PR & Marketing

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Kathleen Tomes

President, Brilliant PR & Marketing

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Adam B. Hocherman

Vice President of New Business, 


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Tanya Thompson

Director Global Product Acquisition & Inventor Relations for Gaming, Hasbro

Kim Vandenbroucke

Owner, The Game Aisle and Brainy Chick


Peggy Brown

President, Peggy Brown Creative

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Tim Walsh

Co-Founder, Roo Games; Founder, The Playmakers

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Ken Johnson

Inventor of Phase 10 and more! 

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Josslynne Lingard Welch



Christine Blumberg

Owner/Principal, RBG Sales

Rachel Griffin

Co-Founder, PlayWise Partners, LLC

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Leila Nosrati

Principal, Master Toy Advisors


Derek Gable

President of West Coast Innovations (Invention and Product Development)

Inspirational Speaker

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Gary Swisher

EVP Design & Development Spin Master


Gregory Murphy

Principal, Landmark IP


Amy Friedland

Executive Vice President, Freeman Public Relations


Dougal Grimes

Senior Director, Global Games Inventor Relations and Partnerships,

Spin Master

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Hayley Woodward

Head Of Global Marketing

 Rubik's Brand Ltd

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David Barkoe 

CEO, Carve Communications

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Phil Sage

Senior Director: Product Development, Design & Inventor Relations, Hasbro

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Erin Griffin

Specialty Sales Rep Partner

Erin Griffin Group


David Kleeman

SVP, Global Trends Dubit

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Tom Rushton

President, Revenew Sales

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Brent Bushnel

President, Two Bit Circus

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Brad Ketz

President, Ketz & Associates 


Azhelle Wade

President, The Toy Coach

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Dave Harris

Senior Director, Inventor Relations and Strategic Partnerships, Mattel

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Rich Mazel

Senior Director, Global Product Acquisition, Hasbro

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David Winter

Head of New Product Acquisition & Inventor Relations, Jazwares

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Gregory Benassar

Licensing & New Business Director


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Simon Skelton

Director, Big Ideas