Gear up for a veek of fun to come out and play again! The Chicago Toy & Game Group vill be presenting another stellar lineup of blockbuster industry events for kids and their fang-milies this November 17-20, 2016 at Navy Pier (600 E. Grand Avenue) in Chicago. Team Gregula vill be covering the festivities for another year of interactive cheer! If you are lurking to vin a FANG-MILY VEEKEND PASS, scroll down to the bottom of this article.
The veekend of fun at Navy Pier kicks off Thursday, November 17, 2016 and continues throughout ChiTAG vith additional signature events including:
Innovation Conferences – November 17-18, 2016: Held at Navy Pier. Both days kick off vith a Continental Breakfast at 7 AM vith speakers beginning at 8 AM For more information or to purchase tickets, click HERE.
TAGIE Awards Gala – November 18, 2016: The 9th Annual Toy and Game Inventor of the Year (TAGIE) Awards Gala is an elegant evening taking place at the Navy Pier Grand Ballroom in Chicago on Friday, November 18, 2016 from 6 to 11 PM. The TAGIE Awards ceremony vill be honoring masters of invention in categories such as Toy Designer of the Year and Rising Star Designer. The gala ends vith the playCHIC Fashion Show. Tickets are $250 (includes playCHIC ticket). For more information, sponsorship opportunities and to purchase tickets, click HERE.
PlayCHIC Fashion Show – November 18, 2016: The 5th Annual playCHIC Fashion Show takes place Friday, November 18, 2016 at 8 PM directly following the TAGIE Awards Gala. Tickets are $50. For more information, to purchase tickets or to sign on as a sponsor, click HERE.
ChiTAG Fair – November 19-20, 2016: The 14th annual Chicago Toy and Game Fair (ChiTAG) is the largest toy and game fair open to the public in North America. Hours are November 19, 2016 from 10 AM to 6 PM and November 20, 2016 from 10 AM to 5 PM. The fair vill open hour early both days for families vith special needs. Tickets are $14 for adults and $7 for children, available now HERE. For a $3 coupon off ChiTAG Fair Admission register online using the promo code CHITAG3 HERE.
Blogger and Media Breakfast Event – November 19, 2016: Media and Social Media Influencers from around the country bring their fang-milies to be entertained, hear presentations, try products, receive product samples directly from sponsors as vell as enjoy early access to the Fair vith a surprise event just for them. For more information or to register for the Breakfast, go HERE.
Play in Education – November 19, 2016: The Play in Education Conference is on Saturday, November 19, 2016 from 9 AM to 2 PM. This year’s keynote speaker is Leslie Scott, the inventor of Jenga. For more information or to purchase tickets, go HERE.
Young Inventor Challenge – November 19, 2016: Children from the ages of 6 to 18 are encouraged to use their creativity to make and showcase their own original toy & game inventions. Vinning inventors vill take home hex-citing grand prizes and have the opportunity to get their invention produced and sold at retail. The free event takes place at Navy Pier in Chicago on Saturday, November 19, 2016 from 10 AM to 2 PM. Sponsorship opportunities are available. More info HERE
Young Tech Challenge – November 20, 2016: New challenge this year for young creators. Inventors from the ages of 8 to 22 years are encouraged to bring together imagination, play and tech to create an original tech idea. The event takes place at Navy Pier in Chicago on Sunday, November 20, 2016 from 10 AM to 2 PM. More info HERE.
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