The US Play Coalition is seeking educational session presenters for The Play Conference 2016: Rebooting Play, April 3–6 at Clemson University. The latest research and practices in the field of play are presented at this annual conference, which brings together leading play researchers, park and recreation professionals, educators, health scientists, landscape architects, business and community leaders, psychologists, physicians and parents from across the country. We have some incredible headliners for The Play Conference 2016: Rebooting Play. Lenore Skenazy and Rue Mapp will be our 2016 Keynote Speakers. Lenore is founder of Free-Range Kids and Rue is founder of Outdoor Afro. Renowned psychologist Peter Gray will be our first-ever PLAYtalk presenter (PLAYtalks are our version of the popular TED talks). These amazing headliners plus more PLAYtalks, featured speakers, round tables, fireside chats & coffee talks, dozens of educational sessions, networking and collaboration opportunities, and, of course, PLAY make for an EPIC conference not to be missed!
Our educational sessions will be divided into tracks again this year: Education, Programming, Parks and Recreation, Health, Business/Corporate, and Children’s Museums. Accepted presentations can apply for research and action grants. All submissions are peer reviewed using a double blind process.
Deadline for submissions is Friday, November 20, 2015.
For Play Conference 2016 info, see http://usplaycoalition.org/play-conference-2016
To submit a proposal, click on http://usplaycoalition.org/2016-play-conference-call-for-presentation-submissions
Learn more about our Action and Research Grants at http://usplaycoalition.org/action-research-grants