An Exclusive Event, by Invitation Only, for Professional Inventors
PART OF CHICAGO TOY & GAME WEEK
I-SPI, The International Summit for Professional Inventors is organized by Inventors and Designers, for Inventors and Designers, I-SPI brings Inventor Relations Executives from dozens of companies to present their top-secret wish lists to the professional inventor community, who come from all around the world. Fill your schedule to meet with toy and game manufacturers in private meeting rooms adjacent to the conferences. All this, plus information-packed workshops (including contracts and clauses, auditing, royalty and tax accounting, 3D modeling, prototyping, and trends) make I-SPI a must attend event!
Here's What Past Presenting Companies and Inventors Had to Say:
"I'm glad to see there is two-way communication platform for Toy makers and Inventors, especially for us from Asia. I-SPI helped me have a different vision about my job and my inventions. This is my first time to be able to show product concepts so efficiently, and to be able to meet several toy makers within two days. I-SPI also let me know about many territories that I never knew before, and I got clear directions from different toy makers. I found many opportunities in the meetings and I really loved the program. Thank you to the organizer for letting all possibilities in the conference. - Alex Li, for Medici Creativity, Inventor, Creativity Consulting, and Toy Developing company in Taiwan
Last year, Ohio Art had the opportunity to meet new inventors at the Inventor Summit and we were extremely impressed with the quality of their ideas. This event is a great opportunity to connect with the best and brightest thinkers in the toy business" - Martin Killgallon, Senior VP Marketing and Product Development, The Ohio Art Company
"I attended the first summit last year. There were inventor relations people there from 22 companies. I was able to meet with 9 companies that I had never presented to in the past and start a relationship with them. This alone was worth the trip to the conference. I am going again this year and will be presenting a workshop on electronic technologies available for the toy and game industry." Bob Ruginis, owner of Bob R., LLC, USA
"I-SPI is a unique chance to meet with both the publishers and other game and toy inventors from around the world. It was especially nice to have the publishers make sales pitches to us for once. And then the following days it was a pleasure to be able to meet with them in a focused and relaxed atmosphere where everybody was sincerely interested in seeing the concepts shown to them. At first it was a little strange to sit there among other inventors, since we are more or less competitors. But pretty fast it was just nice to get to meet other inventors under friendly circumstances to exchange stories and to hear about their experiences. So even though the toy fairs in both Nuremberg and New York are much bigger, I'm definitely not going to miss the chance to go to ChiTAG again and again and again..." Martin Nedergaard Andersen, Inventor and Owner of CAMP Games, Denmark
"I went to the Inventor Summit in Chicago, listened to what the toy and game companies were looking for, worked on new product, and was offered a contract for a game on day one of Toy Fair in New York, less than three months after the Summit." - Joe Herbert, professional designer, co-inventor of the Triviathon game, and co-winner (with his Brother Dave Herbert) of the Doritos Super Bowl XLIII commercial contest.
"The first International Summit for Professional Inventors was an incredible success. It was extremely beneficial to hear wish lists and wants directly from key inventor relations executives and then get to sit down with them one-on-one. The pace of the events is perfect for conducting business. I-SPI is in Chicago, at the perfect time of the year - It's already the premiere event of its kind. By having everyone all in one place, I-SPI makes my life much easier. Now I can cancel my annual showcase at the Ritz-Carlton in Sarasota and just fly to I-SPI. I will save 25K every year. Have you seen how much shrimp Mike Gray can eat? Why didn't Mary think of this sooner?!" - Tim Walsh - Inventor, Author, Filmmaker, The Playmakers
"I-SPI is a designer's dream. First off, toy and game companies pitch to you - they tell you what they need and why you should and why you should work with them. And then you get a chance to pitch to them. It's the perfect opportunity to show your designs to the people who can turn them in to products." - Susan McKinley Ross, Idea Duck, inventor of Qwirkle
"The Chicago Toy & Game Week is unlike any other industry event held throughout the year. The Summit for Professional Inventors and T&G Con are real opportunities where company representatives and inventors are able to network. As the Head of Inventor Relations for ThinkFun, I meet with many inventors in Chicago and it is a real catchment of ideas for our company. Last year we discovered Pat Matthews' game "Distraction" at the conference, and we are thrilled to now include it in our game line. If you are a new or experienced inventor, you should be attending the events during Chicago Toy & Game Week." - Tanya Thompson, Inventor Relations at ThinkFun, Inc.
"The Inventor Summit is quickly becoming the important place to be for showing games. Compared to NY Toy Fair, the environment at ChiTAG is much more focused; the accessibility is better between inventors and companies, and there is more space and more time available to do a quality presentation. The information the companies provided was very helpful. I licensed two of my games before NY Toy Fair even rolled around this year."- Mary Jo Reutter, You-Betcha Interactive
"I-SPI provided the first time I was able to present product concepts during a convention where I had the full attention of the manufacturer; there was peace and quiet, I didn't feel rushed, there were no looky-loos, and there wasn't the risk of getting ketchup stains on my prototypes. All that alone is worth the trip, but when you consider I had that kind of meeting with two dozen prospects, all in one building, and was also privy to presentations of precisely what they want from me, I'd pay any price. One handshake of a new contact at I-SPI is worth miles of shoe leather, and there were many new contacts to meet. The parties, dinners and coinciding conferences are equally rich in networking (not to mention fun), making the events during Chicago Toy & Game Week, a very important week in the yearly cycle of the toy business." - Peggy Brown, Owner of Peggy Brown Creative Consulting.
"The Inventor Summit is an amazing gathering of industry veterans and professional inventors. A packed schedule of informative company presentations, workshops to educate the seasoned designer, and inventor meetings to pitch product, makes this a must-attend conference on my list of industry gatherings. Every professional throughout the world would enjoy and benefit from attending the Inventor Summit. I can't wait for the Inventor Summit 2012!" - Joyce Johnson, Joyce Johnson Designs