Conference on the Value of Play: Multi-Generational Actions and Strategies

Jan 22, 2012
posted by Fran Mainella

Get ready for three full days of outstanding speakers, play experiences, and opportunities to meet play researchers and workers from around the world. This is the most diverse group of attendees and presenters on the Value of Play collected in one place at one time. Come be a part of this exciting opportunity! You can even receive CEU’s free of charge while you are expanding your knowledge and networks. Take a look at our detailed schedule on our website and start to imagine yourself here with us.


  • "Play Time" exhibition at the Toledo Museum of Art - May 22 to September 6 - The contemporary art show Play Time poses a serious question about a seemingly unserious topic: Is play—the spontaneous, unstructured time found to foster creativity and problem-solving skills—strictly for kids?

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  • Play Day at Gladys Porter Zoo in Brownsville Texas - August 2 - Play Coalition member Diana H. Cortez-Castro and her pre-service teachers from University of Texas, Rio Grande Valley will be promoting diversity and children's right to play!

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  • Sacramento Play Summit - September 12 - The 3rd annual Sacramento Play Summit, presented by Fairytale Town, the Sacramento Public Library and ScholarShare Speaks, aims to highlight the importance of play, the many types of play, ways to incorporate play into daily and school life, and more.

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  • International Walk to School Day 2015 - October 7 - International Walk to School Day 2015 will fall on Wednesday, October 7th. Communities and schools are using Walk to School Day as the first step to change community culture and to create options for getting around that are more inviting for everyone, both young and old.