Play on the Move Conference Hosted by GSE

Rutgers Graduate School of Education (GSE) will host the 2016 International Conference of The Association for the Study of Play (TASP) and American Association for the Child’s Right to Play (IPA/USA) March 16-19, 2016. 
Organized by Dr. Carrie Lobman, Associate Professor at the GSE, the conference will bring together over 150 researchers, practitioners, and advocates from 14 countries and at least 25 states to explore the current state of play. Participants will engage in sessions that celebrate the history and future of play, demonstrate its utility in the development of the workforce, and call for equitable innovation for creativity and play outside of school.
With over 80 workshops that will be presented through the conference’s 11 available concurrent sessions and four keynote sessions, there is something for everyone. The keynote sessions include:
  • Growing Inner City Youth: What’s Play Got To Do With It?by Dr. Lenora Fulani, The All-Stars Project
  • Playing and Performing your Way to Growthby Cathy Salit, Performance of a Lifetime
  • Brian Sutton-Smith Memorial Panel: A Celebration of the Life and Works of Brian Sutton-Smith by Fraser Brown, Leeds Beckett University; Anna Beresin, The University of the Arts; Tom Henricks, Elon University; Alice Meckley, Millerville University; and Michael Patte, Bloomsburg University
  • Pantomime, Fairy Tales and Magic Cupboards: Play Then and Now by Eva Nwokah, Our Lady of the Take University and TASP President
Graduate students may register for a reduced rate of $60. Undergraduate students may register for a reduced rate of $30. 
For additional information, including registration details, visit the TASP website.