Trade Day Events

Trade Day 2024

Welcome! Here you will find ALL the exciting things happening at this year's Trade Day.

    Wednesday, July 31

    Located at the JW hotel, 1st & 2nd floors

Wednesday Schedule Overview

  • 8am - Trade Day HQ opens / Onsite Trade Day Badge Will Call
  • 9am - 9:30pm - Events (breaks from 12pm - 1pm & 5pm - 7pm)
  • 10am - 5pm - Trade Day Marketplace

Trade Day Events

Event topics vary from year to year but all are geared towards training, networking, and professional development for the Trade Day audience. 2024 is no exception. With over 100 events being offered, there is something for everyone and at any stage in your learning and/or professional development.

Here is the list of all Trade Day 2024 events being offered for this year.

Things to know:

  • All Trade Day events are free and are electronically ticketed. You must have a current Trade Day badge in order to attend any Trade Day event.
  • Search using the “TRD” event type for a list of all Trade Day events when Event Registration opens in May.
  • We highly encourage attendees to register for specific events through the Gen Con event registration system. Registering for Trade Day events helps the organizer and hosts plan for the event appropriately. A ticket ensures you will have a seat!

    Event Highlights

      Keynote: Let's All Play Together: What Educators, Librarians, & Retailers Can Learn from Each Other

      Impactful game-related programming is a universal goal for educators, librarians, & retailers. The needs, audience, & what works is different for each; let's see how we can put them all together.

        Event Details:

        Wednesday, 9am

        JW hotel : White River Ballroom E

      • No registration is needed but a Trade Day 2024 badge is required

      • Event Sponsored by: eBay

      About Kathleen Mercury, M.A.T., M.E.T.:

      An award-winning teacher and designer Ms. Mercury has been pushing the boundaries of using design thinking to merge game design and instruction from elementary to collegiate levels for over 20 years. She has taught everything from the core subjects to Design and Gifted Intervention in schools from the midwest to California to overseas in Bucharest, Romania. Currently, she is a Lecturer in the School of Education at California Polytechnic Humboldt teaching methods courses and supervising student teachers.

      Kathleen is a published tabletop game designer with Greece Lightning (2021) and upcoming titles Tulip Season and Valkyrie.

      Kathleen thinks happiness comes from being able to create the life you want, and she feels very fortunate that she's been able to do that.

      Trade Day

      Demo Night & Social Mixer (TRD24ND244188)

      This popular event is where games are demoed by some of our favorite Trade Day presenters, exhibitors, and game publisher/manufactures exhibiting at Gen Con Indy. It's an opportunity to socialize with your fellow Trade Day attendees! A great way to bring Trade Day to a close.

        Event Details:

        Wednesday, 7pm

        JW hotel : Grand Ballroom 5 (3rd Flr)

      • Registration required

      • Event Sponsored by: Wizards of the Coast

    Trade Day Marketplace

    Trade Day attendees will have first opportunity at some of the exciting products that can help in the classroom, library, therapy practices/sessions and retailer stores at the Trade Day Marketplace. You will also be able to meet 1-on-1 to ask questions and get your order(s) lined up.

    We are thrilled to announce exhibitors who are participating at this year's Trade Day Marketplace.

    Trade Day Marketplace Exhibitors are:

    Trade Day Marketplace is only accessible to attendees with a 2024 Trade Day badge.