Unleashing the Power of Play

The International Play Association (IPA) Canada is extremely proud to partner with The City of Calgary to host the 20th IPA Triennial World Conference in Calgary, Alberta in September 2017.

The IPA has members in nearly 50 countries and has been working for more than 50 years to secure every child’s right to play and to promote healthy, high quality play opportunities and environments.

Who is this conference for?

The IPA Triennial World Conference brings together dedicated play researchers, advocates, designers, educators, practitioners, providers and policymakers from around the globe to celebrate play, understand its many benefits and provide all children with the chance to engage in rich, meaningful, free play…every day.

Are you passionate about the benefits of play? Register for the conference.

Already registered? Check out the conference schedule.

Want to know more about what to see, eat, drink and do during your visit? Discover Calgary.


A Message From The Mayor of Calgary
Mayor Naheed Nenshi of Calgary supports the Power of Play and is looking forward to the IPA Triennial World Conference.