Development Committee

We are working to encourage everyone that cares about play and its value to society to join with us and become a member of the coalition. There is no membership fee. Instead we require your commitment to play and your willingness to share information about play and its value with colleagues, members of your organization, and others when appropriate. We also ask that you share with us any information you come across that provides evidence for the value of play.

Committee Co-chairs

  • Dr. Joel Agate, Assistant Professor, Department of Health Education and Recreation, Southern Illinois University Carbondale - joela@siu.edu
  • Lynn Pinoniemi, Director of Marketing, Landscape Structures, LynnPinoniemi@playlsi.com

 

 

US Play Coalition’s 2015 Conference on the Value of Play: Advancing Play - February 15, 2015 to February 18, 2015 - This conference is an opportunity to share how you are implementing innovative strategies to engage your community in play. We also seek research that illuminates the diverse benefits of play including physical, social, emotional, and cognitive well-being. Our goal is to bring these many perspectives together and to facilitate the development of new methods of advancing the play movement. Keynote speakers include Dr. Peter Gray and Dr. Kevin Ross Emery.

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  • Active Living Research 2015 Conference - February 22, 2015 to February 26, 2015 - Mark your calendars for February 22 - 26, 2015 and plan to join ALR in sunny San Diego. Check the ALR website for updated conference details. Look for the Call for Abstracts to be released May 2014.

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  • 12th Active Living Research 2015 Annual Conference - February 22, 2015 - 12th Active Living Research Annual Conference will be held on February 22-25, 2015 in San Diego, CA. The conference agenda will include both research and practice/policy presentations. The deadline for abstract submissions is August 18th.

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  • The 2015 George Wright Society Conference on Parks, Protected Areas, and Cultural Sites - March 29, 2015 to April 2, 2015 - "GWS2015 is your place to engage with colleagues who share your commitment to excellence ... to educate yourself about the latest trends and ideas ... to raise expectations for yourself and your career!" This event will be held in Oakland, California on March 29–April 2, 2015.

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