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)

Breakout Session, ASTRA Marketplace

 Compelling Connections; How and Why Your Influence Matters. Here I share the touching story behind the documentary, OPERATION: Operation, which I co-produced and co-directed with Peggy Brown. The film is about John Spinello, the creator of the beloved board game, Operation. We discuss the themes of play, connection and vulnerability, culminating in the claim that’s so clearly illustrated by Spinello’s story: Our influence matters more than we realize. 

Tim Walsh at USC
Live Strong
Play Connects
Play Engages
Play Inspires
Point 11
All Aboard
Crowd Participation
Davidson Conference Center USC

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! 



Tagie Award
Presenting with Joan Severance
Podium Jokes
Model Presenter
Pulling a Hero from a Hat
The House
Grand Ballroom Navy Pier
Anything for Fun

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


TW by Bill Erlacher Photography2
TW by Bill Erlacher Photography3
TW by Bill Erlacher Photography
Smells Like Fun

Photos by Bill Erlacher Photography

Guest Lecturer

"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