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WELCOME TO THE PLAY CREATORS FESTIVAL 2022

New ideas and fresh talent are the lifeblood of the industry. The Play Creators Festival brings together some of the brightest design talent to share ideas, give advice and help toy and games firms of all sizes and specialities uncover their next hit product.

Play Creators Festival 2022

WELCOME TO THE PLAY CREATORS FESTIVAL 2022

New ideas and fresh talent are the lifeblood of the industry. This event brings together some of the brightest design talent to share ideas, give advice and help toy and games firms of all sizes and specialities uncover their next hit product.

Whether a toy design stalwart, a product design student or a toy/game industry outsider looking for a route in, the Play Creators Festival is here to champion the industry’s creative backbone and ensure the greatest play ideas don’t just stay ideas. Simply click on the events below to find out more…

“Billy, Adam and the team at Mojo Nation – congratulations on a fantastic event! Both the Conference and Pitch were fantastic for TOMY, and we look forward to attending again!”

Alpesh Patel, VP of Global Toy Design, TOMY
Play Creators Meet Up, Play Creators Festival
Play Creators Meet Up, Play Creators Festival

DAY 1 (EVENING): PLAY CREATORS MEET UP

Grab a drink, catch up with friends and then crush them at a lively music quiz

Monday, September 5th 2022
19:00 – 23:00
Twickenham, London

Grab a drink, catch up with friends and then crush them at a lively music quiz at Mojo Nation’s Play Creators Meet Up!

Celebrating the opening night of the Play Creators Festival we’ll be uniting the toy and game industry on the evening of Monday, September 5th for a night of networking, boozing and quizzing at Twickenham.

We’ve enlisted ‘London’s best and most raucous music quiz’ – the gang at Sounds Familiar – to take charge of quizzing duties, and there’ll be over 100 tracks across eight rounds, covering everything from Wham! to Weller.

We’ll be giving out prizes for 1st, 2nd, 3rd (and last) places, plus there’ll also be a prize for Best Team Name.

Doors open at 7pm, with the quiz kicking off at 8pm, and there’ll be booze and snacks to sustain you through the night! 

Play Creators Conference, Play Creators Festival
Play Creators Conference, Play Creators Festival

PLAY CREATORS CONFERENCE

Focusing on creativity, inspiration, innovation and design

Tuesday, September 6th
09:30 – 16:30
Twickenham, London

The Play Creators Conference 2022 is a day set to inspire, enlighten and wow the industry’s creative backbone.

With a line-up of exciting speakers from across toys, games, tech and the wider worlds of design, our conference sessions will unite the global toy and game inventor community and leave your creative juices flowing.

The live event will take place at London’s Twickenham Stadium on Tuesday, September 6th alongside the other Play Creators Festival in-person events including the Play Creators Summer Party, Play Creators Awards and the Mojo Pitch.

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Play Creators Awards, Play Creators Festival
Play Creators Awards, Play Creators Conference

PLAY CREATORS AWARDS

Celebrating those in the toy and game design community that have excelled over the last 12 months

Tuesday September 6th
19:00 – 23:00
Twickenham, London

The Play Creators Awards celebrates those in the toy and game design community that have excelled over the last 12 months. Whether it’s an R&D team responsible for a smash-hit line, a design agency that’s taken a brief and soared or a freelance designer responsible for the next Pie Face, the PCAs are all about shining a spotlight on the industry’s top architects of play. 2021 also welcomes a new category in Inventor Relations Exec of the Year.

Mojo Pitch, Play Creators Festival

MOJO PITCH

Unearth your next hit product or pitch your idea to the worlds leading toy and game companies.

Wednesday, September 7th
09:00-16:30
Twickenham, London

Looking to unearth your next hit product? The Mojo Pitch puts you infront of the global design community.

The Mojo Pitch 2022 will be a hybrid of in-person and digital events. The live event will take place at London’s Twickenham Stadium on Wednesday, September 7th alongside the other Play Creators Festival in-person events including the Play Creators Summer Party, Play Creators Conference and the Play Creators Awards.

As well as the live events, this year will also welcome the return of the Virtual Mojo Pitch, with the digital event taking place the following month across Wednesday, October 12th and Thursday, 13th.


TOY & GAMES FIRMS, BRAND OWNERS AND SERVICE COMPANIES….

Looking to unearth your next hit product or work closer with toy and game inventors?

The Live and Virtual Mojo Pitch puts you in front of the global design community. You provide us with a brief, outlining desired categories/concepts, and then delegates pitch their toy ideas and board games to you within your own private virtual pitch.


PROFESSIONAL DESIGNER OR DESIGN AGENCY?…

Have an idea that you’d like to pitch to some of the world’s top toy and game firms?

We will schedule you meetings with firms best-suited to taking on your concept. Contact us on the button below to book your spot at the Live and Virtual Mojo Pitch.


AMATEUR INVENTORS AND DESIGNERS…

New to the world of toy and game design? Have an idea that you’d like to pitch to some of the world’s top toy and game firms?

“Mojo Pitch was a great experience. For us it was the perfect opportunity to get to know designers we haven’t had contact with. It will definitely not be our last event.”

Bernd Keller, AMIGO Spiele

EVENT SCHEDULE

Play Creators Meet Up 2022 (Evening)
Monday, 5th September

Twickenham Stadium, London

Play Creators Conference 2022 (Day)
Tuesday, 6th September
Twickenham Stadium, London

Play Creators Awards 2022 (Evening)
Tuesday, 6th September

Twickenham Stadium, London

Mojo Pitch 2022
Wednesday, 7th September
Twickenham Stadium, London

OUR 2022 EVENT PARTNERS

Check out who makes this event possible! More partners to be announced soon...

Boti, Play Creators Festival
Big Potato, Play Creators Festival
Buffalo, Play Creators Festival
Crayola, Mojo Pitch
DanDee, Play Creators Festival
eolo, Play Creators Festival
Ginger Fox, Play Creators Festival
Make It Real, Play Creators Festival
Mattel Games, Mojo Pitch, Play Creators Festival
Melissa and Doug, Play Creators Festival
Moose Toys, Play Creators Festival
Play Monster, Play Creators Festival
Ridleys Games, Play Creators Festival
ThinkFun, Play Creators Festival
USAopoloy, Mojo Pitch

If you would like to become a partner of the Play Creators Festival, Play Creators Meet Up, Play Creators Conference, Play Creators Awards or the Mojo Pitch please contact Sarah Goldhawk – sarah@mojo-nation.com.

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