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Guest Lecturer: The Glenridge

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.

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

– Lisa Snyder

Director of Life Planning

The Glenridge on Palmer Ranch

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

“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

Let's do this
Breakout Session, ASTRA Marketplace

"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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