HyattGaineyInnovative business research and trends related to youth, play, and technology will be shared at the Toy Industry Association’s (TIA) upcoming educational and networking conference, PlayCon 2015, schedule to take place from April 29 to May 1 at the Hyatt Regency Resort & Spa at Gainey Ranch in Scottsdale, Ariz. Attendees who sign up by February 28 will receive PlayCon’s early bird registration rate.

Gary Grant, the founder of the UK specialty toy store, The Entertainer, will deliver PlayCon’s keynote address. The roster of speakers will also include Ken Hertz, a music, talent, and strategy expert, and Jeremy Gutsche, an innovation expert and founder of

Networking lunches, evening events, and social activities will round out the three-day conference, providing attendees with opportunities to network with industry peers. Presenters and a full conference agenda will be available at the TIA website.

Registration is now open and may be completed online; discounted hotel rates will be available through April 3, and rooms may be booked online or by calling (888) 421-1442 and mentioning PlayCon.

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Phil Guie

Phil Guie

Phil Guie is an associate editor at Adventure Publishing Group. He writes and edits articles for The Toy Book and The Licensing Book. Phil also serves as lead editor for The Toy Book Blog and The Toy Report newsletter, and manages social media for The Toy Book. But of course, Phil’s pride and joy are his weekly reviews for The Toy Insider, in which he writes about video games, movies, and other cool things. His hobbies include comics, baking, fidgeting, and traveling to off-the-beaten places and making new friends.