2018 Conference on the Value of Play: The Many Faces of Play – April 8-11, 2018, Clemson University
The US Play Coalition is now accepting proposals for Educational Sessions, Poster Presentations and the Play Research Symposium at the 2018 Conference on the Value of Play: The Many Faces of Play. The conference will be held April 8-11, 2018, at Clemson University in Clemson, South Carolina.
“The Many Faces of Play” will explore play from across the globe and address universal issues of access, accessibility, inclusion and more.
The latest research and practices in the field of play will be presented at the play conference, which brings together play researchers, park and recreation professionals, educators, health scientists, architects, landscape architects, business and community leaders, psychologists, physicians, museum professionals, students and parents from across the U.S. and beyond.
The three day event includes keynote and featured speakers, round tables on critical issues and trends, research symposium for academics, educational sessions for practitioners, grant opportunities, PLAYtalks and PLAYinstitutes, networking, and opportunities for play.
At The Conference on the Value of Play, we have long relied on scholars, practitioners and industry leaders to share their expertise on various aspects of play.
Research Symposium Sessions will be grouped by topic. Presentations should be only 15 minutes long as they will be one of 2-4 presented in a block. A 15 minute Q&A will follow the series.
Educational Sessions are interactive and aimed at practitioners. These Educational Sessions are 45 minutes long including Q&A.
Poster Presentations will display from Sunday through the Tuesday closing banquet to maximize visibility. Poster presenters are expected to accompany their posters during the pre-banquet reception on Tuesday evening.
See “Session Themes and Other Important Details” below.
Deadline for submissions is 11:59 EST on Sunday, October 15, 2017.
Notification of acceptance/rejection: December 15, 2017.
If you experience difficulties during proposal submission, please email firstname.lastname@example.org