Trade Day Event Host Information

Welcome Trade Day event hosts, presenters, event organizers!

This page is intended to serve as your one stop shop for all information related to hosting events for Gen Con's Trade Day program.

A couple of things to know ...

  • The policies and procedures listed herein apply to Trade Day only.
  • Trade Day is held on Wednesday prior to Gen Con Indy ("Convention").
  • There is no cost to you for hosting a Trade Day event.
  • In order to submit an event, you must have an account in the Gen Con system.
Trade Day

Event Submission - Opens in January 2024

Gen Con is always looking for content to offer from professionals and experts in the field, Trade Day is no exception. If you have something to offer/share with the Trade Day audience of retailers, educators and librarians we want to hear from you!

Key Info

  • Event submission opens January 2024.
  • Trade Day will stop accepting events for the program in June 2024.
    Specific dates will be announced later this year.

We will be updating the Trade Day Event Host Policy document for 2024 and will post it here when available. Please read the Trade Day 2023 Event Host Policy so you have have an understanding of what to expect and what is expected of you when hosting an event for Trade Day.

For general information about hosting events for Gen Con, please review Gen Con's 2023 Event Host Policy. This policy is primarily for events being hosted at Gen Con Indy, but some information applies to Trade Day events as well. It will be updated for 2024.


The Trade Day badge policy is subject to change, details will be in the 2024 Trade Day Event Host Policy. General badge information ...

  • Trade Day events hosts should not purchase a Trade Day badge.
  • A Trade Day event host is eligible to receive a complementary badge for a Trade Day event that has been accepted.
  • Event hosts may receive one badge for hosting one or more events for Trade Day.
  • For more information on Trade Day event host badges, please review the Trade Day Event Host policy document.


For additional questions about hosting events at Trade Day, please email us.