Creative Factor Inventor Day Returns in 2024

November 13, 2023 | Following a successful Creative Factor Inventor Day at Toy Fair® 2023, where 24 selected inventors pitched their playthings to companies including Jazwares, Melissa & Doug, Spin Master, Crayola, Basic Fun!, Fat Brain Toys, and more, The Toy Association™ has announced that the event will return virtually on Monday, March 4, 2024.

The program allows toy inventors, designers, and artists to pitch their ideas to top toy and youth entertainment professionals and manufacturing partners. Inventors are invited to submit their application along with a 90-second video to support the written application by the December 29 deadline. Selected applicants will be notified by January 19, 2024. Once selected, Inventor Day participants will be invited to attend a virtual prep session hosted by the Creative Factor Advisory Board, and then pitch their product via Zoom to invited inventor relations contacts and play professionals on Monday, March 4.

“Creative Factor Inventor Day is a unique platform where innovation meets opportunity,” said Kimberly Carcone, executive vice president of global market events at The Toy Association. “As we return in 2024, we invite the inventor and designer community to seize this chance to showcase their creativity and connect with industry leaders. Your ideas can shape the future of play, and we look forward to discovering the next wave of groundbreaking concepts in March.”

Questions about inventor applications for Creative Factor Inventor Day may be directed to Emily Brown, The Toy Association’s event associate