FAQs

Who is this conference geared to? Who should attend?
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. Consider attending this conference if you work in one of the following fields: Education, Early Child Care, Playwork, Play Provision, Social Work, Research, Design Planning, Health, Play Therapy, Recreation, Child & Youth Advocacy, Children’s Rights, Psychology, Architecture, Landscape Design, Children’s Geographies, Play Policy, Parks and Community Services.

When will registration be open? 
Registration is open! Please follow us on Facebook and Twitter for updates and see our registration page for prices.

What are the registration fees? 
Please see our registration page for all details on registration costs.

Registration is Sold out. Will you be opening up any more spaces?  
As we receive cancellations we will make spaces available for registration. Please visit this link to add your name to the wait list. Spaces will be offered if they become available. Putting your name on the wait list is the best way to secure a spot.

Can two people split a registration?
No, registrations cannot be split.

Will there be a fee waiver for presenters? 
All presenters are expected to register and participate in the conference. At this time we have no financial aid to offer to any delegates.

Where will the conference be held? 
The conference is being held at the Telus Convention Centre in downtown Calgary.

Do I have to be a member of IPA to attend the conference? 
No, although the cost of registration will be lower for members. Check out the IPA World website for a local branch.

Can I attend the Presidents’ Reception if I am not a member of the IPA?
Unfortunately not, this event is for members only. For member options, please click here.

Can you register for the Unleash The Celebration Gala after you’ve already registered for the conference?
Yes, there will be a limited amount of tickets available for purchase onsite at the conference.

I’m interested in attending a pre-conference tour.  Where is the pick-up location?
For each pre-conference tour, pick-ups will be arranged at each of the conference’s hotels.

Do you have any information on accommodation in Calgary?
Yes, we have some information here which will be updated regularly.

How do I book an exhibitors booth?
Please see our exhibitors page for all the details associated with having a booth at the conference.

How can my organization become a conference sponsor?
Please contact Julie Guimond at The City of Calgary, Julie.Guimond@calgary.ca

What are the dates and times of the tradeshow portion of the conference?
The Exhibitor Fair will run from September 13-14.

I am interested in becoming a member of the IPA, what are the benefits of this?
Please click here for the IPA Canada website where you can find all member benefits.

Do you have a list of Exhibitors?
Not yet, this information will be posted on the website when it is finalized.