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"Thanks so much for your inspiring talk. It was the perfect kick off for the conference."

 – Greta Eleen Pennell, Ph.D.

V.P., International Toy Research Association

Deputy Editor, Humanity & Society

Professor Emerita School of Education

University of Indianapolis

"Tim Walsh gave a memorable keynote at the International Toy Research Association conference held at The Strong as he used stories to share about the importance of play! Throughout the week, members continued to reference his powerful words as we discussed research supporting the value of play!"

– Rebecca Horrace, Ed.D.

Keynote Session, AATH Humor Academy

"Thank you so much Tim Walsh for your brilliant presentation for our AATH Humor Academy on the importance of play. We have had so many positive comments from those who attended. Thank you for sharing this powerful message. You are making a difference in the world!"

– Mary-Kay Morrison, AATH

(Association for Applied and Therapeutic Humor)

Capstone Keynote, USC Physical Sciences in Oncology Symposium

The USC Physical Sciences in Oncology Center asked me to speak on how play can help researchers attack complicated problems more successfully. They specialize in a form of cancer research that brings experts from outside the field of biochemistry to the fight, including engineers, mathematicians, and physicists. Awesome afternoon!



Host and Producer of the Toy & Game Inventor Awards

For the past 8 years I has hosted and produced the TAGIES, the "Oscars" of the Toy Industry.

“Tim has been hosting the Toy and Game Inventor of the Year Awards, from its inception. As an accomplished game inventor, celebrated writer and knowledgeable toy and game historian, I could think of no better toy industry leader to take on the awesome responsibility of hosting this event. As our MC, Tim's easy humor and enthusiasm align perfectly with our mission of celebrating and honoring game and toy inventors from all over the world." 

– Mary Couzin

Founder of TAGIE Awards


Guest Lecturer

Photos by Bill Erlacher Photography

"Your presentation was fantastic and very well received! Thanks again."

Lisa Snyder

Director of Life Planning

The Glenridge on Palmer Ranch


"Tim Walsh is an engaging and motivating speaker. His knowledge of creativity is unparalleled! The Alliance audience left with some real take aways that they were able to put into practice when they got back to their businesses. I would HIGHLY recommend Tim to any organization. We will be asking him back to ours!"

Heather Kasten

Executive Director

Lakewood Ranch Business Alliance


Breakout Speaker ASTRA Marketplace & Academy

"Tim’s presentation on creativity at the ASTRA Marketplace was exceptional! By far the best the Calliope team experienced at the show!"

Ray Wehrs

President, Calliope Games


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