Professional Inventor and Inventor Relations Execs AGENDA

(And more to be added!)

 

Wednesday, November 16, 2016

Possible Film Screening 

 

Thursday, November 17, 2016

7:00 Registration, Continental Breakfast

 

8:00 Welcome - All Tracks Together on Room 325

Mary Couzin Introduces Catherine McMillan Gill and Richard Gill of McGill and Associates, Moderators of the Conference and Jessie Mansbacher, Executive Director of Conferences.

 

8:10 Opening Keynotes

Kathleen Campisano, VP GMM Toys, Games, Hobby & Collectibles at Barnes & Noble 

and 

Michelle Thaller, Assistant Director of Science , NASA Goddard Space Flight Center

 

9:25  Professional Inventors and Company Inventor Relations Execs Attendees Leave for Room 328

 

9:30 – 10:30 Professional Inventors and Company Inventor Relations Introductions in one room… together!

 

10:30 Company Inventor Relations Group Think (move to different room)

 

10:30 Professional Inventor Group Think

 

11:30 Both Groups Rejoin to Share Their Thoughts

 

12:00 Networking Chicago-Style Lunch – All Tracks

 

1:00 – 5:30 Professional Inventor and Company Inventor Relations Meetings (companies have private office space) or attend conference sessions in New Inventor Track

 

5:00  Tim Walsh, Chief Playmaker, The Playmakers, and Reyn Guyer, Developer of the Twister game and the Nerf line - Learn How to Think More Creatively with Right Brain Red

 

6:00 – 10:00 Networking Dinner & Fun with the Experts/Speakers at D4 Pub

Join us for the Networking Dinner (open bar and delish dinner) at D4 Pub. It is a short walk from both Navy Pier and Doubletree Hotel (only a block from Doubletree). 

 

FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 18, 2016

7:00 Registration and Continental Breakfast

 

Keynote Speakers

 

8:00 Andy Roo Forrest, Partner in Forrest Pruzan Creative

 

8:30 Jim McCafferty, Owner of JMP Creative

 

9:00  Professional Inventors Leave for Room 328 and Company Inventor Relations Execs leave for Room 326 for New Inventor Track Speed Pitch

 

Professional Inventor Morning Sessions in Room 328

 

9:00  Legal Clauses and Questions

 

9:30 Presentation from United States Patent and Trademark Office.

 

10:00 Other Avenues – DRTV and Crowdfunding

 

10:30 Demo of 5 trends: AR, AI, Coding, Robotics and Talking Toys

Robin Raskin, President of Living in Digital Times

 

11:00 New Technology

 

11:30 Trends

 

12:00 Networking Lunch (All Tracks)

 

1:00 – 5:00 Professional Inventor & Company Inventor Relations Meetings (companies have private office space)

 

Or you can also attend these sessions….

1:00 – 3:00 Social and Digital Media Track

 

1:00 Social Media

Panel Discussion: Using Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, YouTube, Blogs and More

 

2:00 Public Relations and Marketing Strategy (Digital and Traditional)

With So Many Options Today, Where Do You Put Your Money?

 

2:30 3:00 The Importance of Play – Research You Can Use

 

3:00 Wrap-Up Conference

 

If you have exhibit space at the weekend ChiTAG Fair, you have until 6pm to enter the Hall (Festival Hall A&B) to set up your booth/table. Once in the Hall, you may stay until approximately 9pm. See ChiTAG Exhibitor Manual for details.

 

6:00 to 11:00 Toy & Game Innovation Awards (TAGIEs) and PlayCHIC

An elegant and playful celebration of innovation, inventors and collaboration! Black Tie Optional.

 

Saturday, November 19, 2016 8:00 to 6:00

Professional Inventor and Company Inventor Relations Meetings (companies have private office space)

 

Sunday, November 20th 8:00 to 5:00

Professional Inventor and Company Inventor Relations Meetings (companies have private office space)

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