Rearrange your brain at the World Congress of Play

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Those who attend the World Congress of Play (September
9-11 in San Francisco) are going to come away with an entirely new way of
seeing their business and their industry. 
One of the big reasons is the sheer number of points of view (over 40 speakers and 21 points of view) being
represented by our speakers.
  Here is a
list in alphabetical order of points of view and speakers:

Animation;
Storytelling and Artificial Intelligence
– Oren Jacob, CEO and
Bobby Podesta, Chief Creative Officer ;ToyTalk

Augmented
Reality
– Keith Maddison, Augmented Reality Architect; BoostAR

Children’s
Publishing
– Dan Yaccarino, Author and Illustrator;
Yaccarino Studios

Design
– Brendan
Boyle, Partner; IDEO

Entertainment
– Donna
Friedman Meir, Founder; Lemonade Consulting

Futurist
– Nicholas
Webb, Author and Inventor; Hanz Toys

History
of Play
-Chris Bensch, Vice President for Collections; Strong
National Museum of Play

Learning

Jessica
Lindl, eLearning Executive; GlassLab

Trip
Hawkins -Founder, CEO; If You Can
(founder EA and 3DO)

John
Barbour, CEO; Leapfrog

Licensing
Ira
Mayer, Publisher; EPM

Mobile
Gaming –

Caroline
Hu Flexer, Co-Founder; Duck Duck Moose

Nancy
MacIntyre, Co-Founder, CEO; Fingerprint Digital

Trip
Hawkins, Founder, CEO; If You Can (founder EA and 3DO)

On
Line Play –

Chris
Heatherly, VP of Production & Marketing at Disney
Interactive; Disney Digital

Miles
Ludwig, Managing Director, Content Innovation Lab at Sesame Workshop

DarranGarnham,
Chief Business Development Officer and Chief Licensing Officer; Mind
Candy

Phygital
Play (Digital Toys) –

David
Merrill, Expert in cutting-edge human-computer interaction; Sifteo

Meryl
Nieman, Co-Founder, CEO; Playdate Planet

Playgrounds
Darrel
Hammond, Founder and CEO;KaBOOM!

Research
and Analysis –

UtkuTansel,
Head of Toys & Games Research;Euromonitor

Dr. Kati Heljakka, Toys and Play
Researcher; Tactic

Retail – Richard Barry, Executive
Vice-President, Chief Merchandising Officer; Toys R Us

Social
Network Play –

Nancy
MacIntyre, CEO, Co-Founder; Fingerprint

Chris
Heatherly, VP of Production & Marketing at Disney
Interactive; Disney Digital

Toy
Trends –
Reyne Rice, Trend Specialist; Toy Trends

Traditional
Toy & Game Inventing –

Mary
Couzin, CEO / Co-Founder; Chicago Toy & Game Group

Nancy
Zwiers, CEO & Chief Funosopher; Funosophy

Brendan
Boyle, Partner; IDEO

Transmedia –

Eli
Dekel, President; SabanBrands

Beth
Rogozinski, CEO; Transmedia SF

Chris
Heatherly, VP of Production & Marketing at Disney
Interactive; Disney Digital

Traci
Paige Johnson; Co-Founder, Yummico (Creator of Blues Clues and Co-Creator Super
Why)

Susanna
Pollack, Strategic and Business Planning; Yummico

Anna
Van Slee, Co-Founder; Other Door Entertainment

Brian
Torney, Strategy Director; Manifest Digital

Traditional Toys –

John Barbour, CEO, LeapFrog

Carter Keithley, President; Toy
Industry Association

Video Games – Trip Hawkins, Founder,
CEO; If You Can (founder EA and 3DO)         

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