Our 2021 VIRTUAL Play Conference kicks off on April 1 (no joke!) with weekly live headliners and networking events, dozens of recorded educational and research presentations and much more – all online from April 1 through June 30, 2021.

“PLAY IS SURVIVAL” will explore play across the lifespan, play in the workplace, play in the classroom and address universal issues of access, equity, inclusion and more.

We hope you will engage with us virtually in the interest of public health, wellness, safety and education!!!


2021 VIRTUAL Play Conference Registration includes:
  • Access to all “Live” online presentations. These presentations will also be recorded and included in the 2021 Play Conference content.
  • Access to educational sessions and research symposium presentations to watch and learn at your own pace through June 30, 2021.
  • Access to “The Play Room,”  a weekly networking opportunity for conference attendees.
  • Invitation to join closed LinkedIn and Facebook groups for 2021 VIRTUAL Play Conference attendees to connect with PLAY colleagues, share resources and engage around the VALUE of play year-round!

The annual Conference on the Value of Play, now in its 12th year, brings together leading play researchers, park and recreation professionals, educators, health scientists, architects, landscape architects, designers, planners, business and community leaders, psychologists, physicians and parents from across the globe.

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