Thursday, November 9 – Virtual Play Date
Playing in Place: Finding PLAY Wherever You Are
For our last stop of our 2023 Play Date Tour, the tour bus is taking over the “interwebs” to showcase play practitioners and researchers from all over the world that will help you find, explore and understand the VALUE of PLAY – wherever you are!
Virtual Play Date speakers, session schedule and registration details below!
2023 Virtual Play Date Speakers (listed alphabetically)
U.S. Access Board Accessibility Specialist
Russ Carson, PhD, Research & Community Impact Director,
PlayCore Center for Research, Outreach, and Education
Educator, Author & Illustrator
Darryl Edwards, FBSLM
Founder of Primal Play, Movement Coach & Author
Nicky Everett, Senior Lecturer on Childhood Development and Playwork, Leeds Beckett University (UK)
Lisa K. Forbes, PhD, LPC, Clinical Asst Professor, University of Colorado Denver
Daniel Hatcher, Senior Director of Strategic Partnerships, Alliance for a Healthier Generation
Cath Hubbuck, Registered Health Play Specialist (UK)
Julie P. Jones, PhD
Associate Professor, Child & Family Studies, Converse University
Ingrid M. Kanics, OTR, FAOTA, CPSI, President, Kanics Inclusive Design Services, LLC
Sharon M. Peck, PhD
Associate Professor of Literacy, SUNY Geneseo + Play Advocate
Harrison Pinckney, PhD, Assistant Professor, Penn State University
David Thomas, PhD, Executive Director of Online Programs, University of Denver
Sunny Vachher, Founder & Chief Executive Officer, SUNNY + Producer, TED / TED-Ed
Heather Von Bank, PhD, Chair, Dept of Family Consumer Science, Minnesota State University – Mankato
2023 Philly Play Date Sessions
Virtual Play Date Session Schedule:
(All Times listed are Eastern time zone)
11:00am ET – Welcome and Intros
11:10am ET – “Play in ‘Play’ce” – Julie P. Jones + Jed Dearybury
11:30am ET – “Finding Your Playful Rebellion” – Lisa Forbes + David Thomas
11:50am ET – PLAY Break!
12:00pm ET – “What Makes a Park Inclusive to All Users? Connecting The Dots for Everyone’s Whole Park Enjoyment” – Bill Botten
12:25pm ET – “Play in Hospital – Always More Than ‘Just’ Playing!” – Nicky Everett + Cath Hubbuck
12:45pm ET – “Young Storytellers” – Sunny Vachher + Daniel Hatcher
1:00pm-2:00pm ET – TAKE A LUNCH BREAK
2:00pm ET – “Play On!: Promoting Learning and Healthy Lifestyles through Active Play” – Russ Carson
2:25pm ET – “That’s Not Play…Say’s Who?” – Harrison Pinckney
2:50pm ET – “Inclusive Playground Design: A Case Study of Three New England Playgrounds” – Ingrid M. Kanics
3:10pm ET – PLAY Break!
3:25pm ET – “Rescuing Recess: Who Gets to Play?” – Heather Von Bank + Sharon Peck
3:50pm ET – “Why Active Play is the Best Form of Self-Care” – Darryl Edwards
4:15pm ET – “The Play Room” – Virtual Happy Hour + Networking
Register NOW for the 2023 Virtual Play Date,
Thursday, November 9.
CEUs are available for the Virtual Play Date (0.5 CEUs). The CEUs are issued by the Eppley Institute for Parks and Public Lands on behalf of Indiana University at 0.1 per hour of learning. Paperwork will be required.