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Play Creators Festival expands offering with Student Conference

The event, hosted by Mojo Nation in association with the BTHA is introducing a new conference for toys and games designers.
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Mojo Nation's Play Creators Festival is expanding with Mojo Student Conference, held in association with the BTHA.

The conference aims to encourage more product design students to take up careers in the toy and game sector, with talks on such topics as toy design, game development, creativity, working with brands.

The conference will also feature a ‘How We Made It’ roundtable with the heads of R&D at some of the world’s top toy firms, as well as the launch of the Student Design Challenge, an exciting competition open to students on product design degrees.

The celebration of toy and game design is already playing host to the Toy & Game Design Conference and the Mojo Pitch across September 10th and 11th at the Emirates Stadium.

The Student Conference will be held at London's Design Museum on September 12th.

“Since launching Mojo, one of our key objectives has been to help usher new blood into this space, and so we’re delighted to be able add this third day to this year’s Play Creators Festival,” said Mojo Nation co-founder, Billy Langsworthy.

“We hope our Student Conference can help more graduates embrace toy and game design as a potential career path, and I encourage anyone in the industry who wants to work closer with students, either via internships, guest lecturing or graduate schemes, to come along to the event to engage with this exciting crop of fresh design talent.”

“The BTHA and its members have always taken pride in supporting new emerging designers and innovation in the industry through our Design Student Seminar at Toy Fair,” added Rebecca Deeming, public relations manager at the BTHA.

“We’re delighted to be a part of the Student Conference and join Mojo Nation in supporting even more young designers considering the industry as a future career destination, as they learn more about the exciting world of toy design.’

For more information visit playcreatorsfestival.com.

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