The Toy Association™ Launches Toy Fair® University Content Series
January 2, 2024 | For the first time, The Toy Association™ is making Toy Fair® University content available to all toy industry professionals through on-demand video presentations captured from the Toy Fair show floor as well as newly launched sessions. Starting tomorrow, January 3, content will roll out biweekly on ToyFairNY.com, LinkedIn, and via email, and will continue through May. The virtual learning experience offers a convenient and flexible way to explore essential topics shaping the toy industry, all from the comfort of your screen.
With a lineup of 37 sessions, featuring both 20-minute solo speaker presentations and 40-minute panel discussions, Toy Fair University covers a diverse range of subjects in five different tracks: Business Development; Creative Factor; Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion; the Metaverse; and The Genius of Play. From the future of toy sourcing to licensing, brand protection, sustainability, and more, expert speakers and panelists guide participants through crucial industry insights.
"As the toy industry continues to evolve, Toy Fair University's biweekly learning series offers a valuable opportunity for professionals to stay ahead,” said Jackie Retzer, director of event management at The Toy Association. “Our comprehensive lineup of sessions, featuring never-before-seen presentations, allows participants to learn at their own pace and expand their expertise. We encourage everyone in the toy industry to leverage this exclusive content.”
Three to five sessions will be released every other week and content will be regularly updated on ToyFairNY.com. Sessions to be released on January 3 include: “Build with Success in Mind,” “Keep Your Top Talent from Becoming Someone Else’s,” “Breaking Barriers: Increasing Representation in Toys for a More Inclusive World,” and “Is Your Brand Protected?”
In May, The Toy Association will open the application period for toy industry thought leaders to present at Toy Fair University at the next Toy Fair, taking place March 1 to 4, 2025 at the Javits Center in New York City.
Contact Jackie Retzer, The Toy Association’s director of event management, with any questions about Toy Fair University.