The Play Conference, as it is commonly known, is an annual educational conference presented by the US Play Coalition. The latest research and practices in the field of play are presented at the conference, which brings together play researchers, park and recreation professionals, educators, health scientists, landscape architects, designers, planners, business and community leaders, psychologists, physicians and parents from across the U.S. and beyond. The three-day event includes keynote and featured speakers, roundtables on critical issues and trends, research symposium for academics, educational sessions for practitioners, action, and research grant opportunities, PLAYtalks and PLAYinstitutes, networking, EPIC play breaks and more.
The Many Faces of Play
“The Many Faces of Play” will explore play from across the globe and address universal issues of access, accessibility, inclusion and more. The call for research, educational and poster presentations will be out in early fall.