2015 PLAY CONFERENCE SPEAKER SCHEDULE ANNOUNCED

The Play Conference is ONE MONTH AWAY!! And now the Speaker Schedule is online with close to 100 presentations as well as numerous opportunities to play, network, and collaborate. It is a gathering not to be missed!

  • Advice From ‘America’s Worst Mom’

    “Childhood should be a time of freedom and play, not building a résumé for college.” Dr. Peter Gray, one of our keynote speakers for the 2015 Play Conference, was quoted heavily in this NY Times blog.

  • An ABC of General Sessions for the 2015 Play Conference

    The full detailed schedule is coming soon…but until then, below is an alphabetical list of the General Sessions planned for the 2015 Conference on the Value of Play: Advancing Play. Be sure to REGISTER TODAY because this PLAYful conference is just a month away!

  • Fighting for Free Play

  • A Playful Halloween

    Pat the Play lady shares PLAYful treats this Halloween!

  • For Family- Friendly Cities, Build Play Beyond the Playground

    Let's make play a part of our everyday routine! Playtime can be ALL the time!

  • Eureka! Play report: Play for Today

  • The Building Blocks of a Good Pre-K

  • The 2015 George Wright Society Conference on Parks, Protected Areas, and Cultural Sites - March 29 to April 2 - "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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  • Children & Nature Network Conference 2015 - April 7 to April 9 - Join leaders from around the world to hear what others are doing to create nature-rich communities that are so critical to the health and wellbeing of children and families. Learn about the latest research and policies, hear from leading health and urban planning experts, and discover innovations in technology that bring new audiences to nature. You don’t want to miss this ground-breaking conference.

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  • Kids to Parks Day 2015 - May 16 - Children, families, teachers, cities, towns, and parks are gearing up for this year’s Kids to Parks Day (KTP), a nation-wide day of outdoor play organized by National Park Trust (NPT) in cooperation with a host of local and national collaborators. This year’s KTP Day will be held on Saturday May 16, 2015, the week before the official start of summer. NPT is encouraging children across the country to explore their neighborhood parks and discover science, history, nature and adventure right around the corner or just across town.

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