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

  • US Play Coalition’s 2015 Conference on the Value of Play: Advancing Play - February 15 to February 18 - 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 to February 26 - 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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  • 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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