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Saturday - Sunday


NOV 21-22

Spanning 3 virtual stages, families won’t want to miss 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 2 is for preschoolers. Listen to stories from your favorite characters, watch a magic show and participate in fun singalongs. 

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


NOV 21


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, 2020)

Thursday - Friday

International Innovation Summit

Nov. 16-20

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. 


Thursday - Friday



This event is for professsional inventors and company inventor relations execs only. Apply, and if approved, your ticket price will include all events during Chicago Toy & Game Week! 


NOV. 16-20



PlayCHIC Fashion Looks

now at the TAGIEs

Nov 20


Celebrating toy and game inventors, designers

and industry through fashion!

Now a part of the TAGIE Awards!

Part of the TAGIEs


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. 

$100 (early bird) 

Toy & Game International Excellence Awards (TAGIEs!)

and POP's Got Talent!

NOV 20


Media & Influencer


NOV 16-22

Wednesday - Sunday

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

Free (credentials required to register)


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

Play in Education (PIE)


Nov 21




Complimentary Admission to the Fair

Retailer & Trade

NOV 21-22

Grandparents Day

NOV 22


NOV 21-22


NOV 21-22

Firefighters, Police, Active Military and Military Veterans

NOV 21-22