2017 Conference on the Value of Play: Where Design Meets Play, April 2-5, 2017

Innovative Play Space Designer Matthew Urbanski Announced as a Keynote for the 2017 Conference on the Value of Play

Matthew Urbanski is a landscape architect and Principal of Michael Van Valkenburgh Associates in New York, NY. He lectures regularly on design of play spaces in the landscape and how spatial complexity, particularly when combined with plants and other natural materials, supports an integration of active and imaginative play.  His keynote remarks will examine lessons learned from designing play spaces.  Read More...

The Conference on the Value of Play brings together leading play researchers, park and recreation professionals, educators, health scientists, landscape architects, designers, planners, business and community leaders, psychologists, physicians and parents from across the country. The three-day event includes keynote and featured speakers, pre-conference play institutes, PLAYtalks, research symposium, educational sessions, roundtables, grant opportunities, networking, and opportunities for play.  

Power Player Panel Announced as Keynote Session for 2017 Conference on the Value of Play: Where Design Meets Play

Some of the biggest names in the industry will come together for our second keynote session. Tackling the landscape of play from research, health, youth, parks and governmental perspectives, this is a discussion NOT to be missed!

Fran Mainella – Co-Chair of the US Play Coalition & Former Director of the National Park Service

Stuart Brown, MD – Founder and President of National Institute for Play
Michael Suk, MD – Chief Physician Officer, Geisinger System Services
Kim Moore Bailey – Executive Director, Youth Outside

For full information, please visit https://usplaycoalition.org/the-play-conference-2017

To be held at Clemson University, Clemson, SC


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