Conference Schedule

The following is an overview of the conference schedule for the 20th IPA Triennial World Conference. Our schedule is based on eight themes.

All conference events will take place at the Telus Convention Centre unless otherwise indicated.

We are working hard to bring you the most informative sessions, the best keynote speakers and the most interesting discussions about play! We will continue to update this schedule so please check back regularly.

**Please note this schedule and sessions listed is DRAFT 2 and is subject to change.**

Pre-Event (Sun-Tue) | Day 1 (Wed) | Day 2 (Thu) | Day 3 (Fri) | Day 4 (Sat)

Sunday, September 10 to Tuesday, September 12

Pre-Conference Tours & Workshops
Discover the best of Calgary and Alberta including the Rocky Mountains!
Tour details can be found here.

Tuesday, September 12

Early Registration 5:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.

Day 1 – Wednesday, September 13, 2017

Please Note: This is Draft 2 of the Schedule is subject to change 

Time Theme Description
7:30 am – 5:30pm Registration Desk Open
7:30am – 8:45 am Stampede Welcome Breakfast
8:45 – 10:00 am Opening Ceremonies
10 – 10:30 am Play Break
10:30-12pm Day 1 Plenary Session: Unleashing the power of play in the 21st century
Dr. Peter Gray (US) / Dr. Roger Hart (US)
12 – 1:30pm Lunch
12:30 – 1:15pm Brown Bag Sessions

  • I Like to Move It, Move It!: Recycle your way to musical play
    Laura Scheinholtz, Heather Von Bank and Joyce Hemphill (US)
  • Get Playful with DANCE
    Matt Leung (Canada)
  • Meet the world and play! Challenges and fortunate circumstances in voluntary international development work
    Michael Dietrich (Germany)
  • Moving the Crowd: Spoken Word as a Tool for Play and Empowered Democracy
    Nicole Sumner (US)
1:30-3:00pm Concurrent Sessions
1A Post-Plenary Talking Circle: Unleashing the Power of Play in the 21st Century

  • Panelists: Peter Gray, Roger Hart & Invited Guests
  • Facilitator: TBA
1B  1: In Situations of Crisis, Conflict & Challenge Oral Presentation Session: Play & Learning in Crisis Environments

  • Assessing children’s developmental outcomes resulting from play- and sport-based intervention supporting children displaced by conflict and war
    Philip Cook & Laura Lee (Canada)
  • Clowns nudging: Experiential learning in crisis environments
    Laura Anes (Austria)
  • Promoting integration and belonging through play
    Amanda Weightman, Amanda Koyama & Dean Bareham (Canada)
1C  2: Supporting Children’s Right to Play & Participate Playshop: Play to Promote Children’s Participation in Their Communities

  • Building inclusive communities: Engaging children as leaders through value-based play
    Claudia Sighomnou & Ruth Morrison (Canada)
1D 2: Supporting Children’s Right to Play & Participate

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4: Child/Family Health & Well-Being

Symposium / Panel: Inclusive Play for Children with Disabilities

  • Promoting or preventing play for children with disabilities in Europe: Perspectives from policy and practice
    Helen Lynch (Ireland), Maria Prellwitz (Sweden), Christina Schulze (Switzerland) & Alice Moore (Ireland)
1E 2: Supporting Children’s Right to Play & Participate

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5: In Community & Public Spaces

Oral Presentation Session: Engaging Children in Neighbourhood Research & Planning

  • Engaging children in neighbourhood planning informs prioritized investment in a local play space to increase access to play
    Laura Ryan, Sharon Mackinnon & Janet Loebach (Canada)
  • Kids + teens planning for play: 210 Hancock Project
    Beth Myers (US)
  • Engaging children in examining neighbourhood play-friendliness: Lessons in collaboration
    Desiree Wilson, John Stark & Robin Stewart (Canada)
1F 3: Learning & Development

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4: Child/Family Health & Well-Being

Panel Discussion: The Case for Risky Play

  • Risky play and children’s growth, learning, health and well-being: Definitions, evidence and arguments
    Ellen Sandseter (Norway), Mariana Brussoni (Canada), Scott Duncan (New Zealand) & Anita Bundy (US)
1G  3: Learning & Development

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6: Outdoors & In Nature

Outdoor Playshop: Adventure Play in Schools

  • Walk on the wild side: Adventure play in public schools and nearby nature
    Jacqueline Whelan & Joanne Burbridge (Canada)
1H 3: Learning & Development

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8: Driving Social & Policy Change

Oral Presentation Session: International Initiatives Promoting Learning Through Play

  • Play it Forward with Playfutures: A global research and innovation network
    Louise Zimanyi (Canada)
  • Outdoor Classroom Day: Giving play cultural caché
    Cath Prisk & Tom Sheppard (UK)
  • ‘Playground Ideas’: A million children playing in over 143 countries before Christmas
    Marcus Veerman (Australia)
1I  4: Child/Family Health & Well-Being Playshop: Play and Well-Being

  • Exploring the importance of play in nurturing social and emotional well-being
    Shefali Geoffroy Chateau & Gina Blank (Canada)
1J  5: In Community & Public Spaces Oral Presentations: Methodologies to Capture Outdoor & Community Play Behaviours

  • The Application of Forensic Playwork
    Marc Armitage (Australia)
  • Using GPS to study outdoor social play
    Jenny Gibson, Hailes Stephen, Heravi Behzad & David Skuse (UK)
  • Web-mapping the city: Social, play, leisure and emotional geographies for youths
    Frederico Lopes, Rita Cordovil & Carlos Neto (Portugal)
1K  6: Outdoors & In Nature Oral Presentation Session: Children’s Perceptions of Outdoor & Nature Play

  • Playing in nature: The experience of Tupinambá children
    Christiana Profice & Léa Tiriba (Brazil)
  • Bringing nature back to children through play in home gardens
    Mega Suria Hashim, Ismail Said & Nurul Nadiah Sahimi (Malaysia)
  • Outside is where I need to be: Why providing optimal early childhood centre outdoor environments and time in nature is so vital for the holistic development of the child
    Cheryl Greenfield (New Zealand)
1L  6: Outdoors & In Nature Playshop: Engaging Children with Loose Parts

  • Loose Parts Work: Lessons from Evergreen Brick Works Children’s Garden
    Luke Howie & Morgan Zigler (Canada)
1M 8: Driving Social & Policy Change Round Table: Developing a Child Play Index

  • Creating a population-based “Child Play Index” pertinent to research, practice, and policy
    Martin Guhn, Alisa Almas, Lori Irwin, Tavinder Ark, Kimberly Schonert-Reichl, Eva Oberle, Anne Gadermann, Barry Forer & Pippa Rowcliffe (Canada)
3:00-9:00pm Exhibitors Fair Open
3:00-4:00pm Poster Session and Break
P1  2: Supporting Children’s Right to Play & Participate

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3: Learning & Development

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4: Child/Family Health & Well-Being

Posters on Display:

  • Preparing for first grade at the playground?
    Yaara Bashan Haham (Israel)
  • General Play Skills: Developing Physical Literacy Through Play
    Tracy Lockwood and James Rosnau (Canada)
  • Sharing Play Memories
    Janette Wetsel, Allyson Hardaway and Kayla McGuire (US)
  • A study on play environments in children’s hospitals and the influence of artwork on play
    Ayako Naka (Japan)
  • The efficacy of a pretend play intervention on the self-regulation, language, and pre-literacy skills of 4- to 5-year-olds with English as a second language: An overview
    Tanya Paes and Michelle Ellefson (UK)
  • Preschool physical literacy curriculum framework action plan
    Dawne Clark, Nancy Ogden, Katie Jewitt and Paxton Bruce (Canada)
  • Read and Play Kits – building print AND physical literacy!
    Kristen Duke (Canada)
  • “This is gross but fun”: Growing children’s environmental engagement and curiosity through gardening
    Sara Runions, Nicole Yantzi, Yovita Gwekwerere and Theresa Mills (Canada)
  • Young people participation for city community renovation in Toyama city, Japan
    Koji Ohnishi (Japan)
  • Child’s play: A catalyst for literacy and numeracy learning
    Leonor Diaz (Philippines)
  • Girls’ toys and ‘boys’ toys: Learning through play
    Sarah Goldsmith (UK)
  • Children and dogs sharing public off-leash areas: Improving safety and increasing play
    Taryn Graham, Gavin McCormack & Melanie Rock (Canada)
  • Playing at university
    Linda Sutherby & Cathy Smey Carston (Canada)
  • Active curriculum is easy as 1, 2, 3 and hop, skip, jump
    Lynn Campanella & Joseph Curto (Canada)
  • Play structures appear to promote use of speech in preschoolers: Results from a pilot study
    Justin Markussen-Brown (Denmark)
  • The teaching-learning process of Therapeutic Play in Brazil: teacher’s experience in undergraduate nursing courses
    Edmara Bazoni Soares Maia, Conceição Vieira Da Silva Ohara & Circea Amalia Ribeiro (Brazil)
  • KinderKaizen: The acceptance of parents and children in Malaysia
    Putri Afzan Maria Zulkifli & Mohd Faizul Iqmal Mohd Kamil (Malaysia)
  • Play at school: The school environment as creation and development
    Brasilda Rocha (Brazil)
  • Theoretical model of KinderKaizen play
    Putri Afzan Maria Zulkifli & Maisarah Rahim (Malaysia)
  • KinderKaizen: Exploring the level of Play amongst children 4 to 6 years old in Malaysia
    Nurul Najmi Mohd Haniffah & Putri Afzan Maria Zulkifli (Malaysia)
  • The miracle of play as language
    Lars-Erik Berg & Jonas Larsson (Sweden)
  • Developing social awareness of and policies to support persons with Development Coordination Disorder
    Paulene Kamps (Canada)
4:00-5:30pm  Concurrent Sessions
2A  1: In Situations of Crisis, Conflict & Challenge Playshop: Supporting Children’s Play in Situations of Crisis

  • IPA Access to Play in Crisis: Rights and practice handbook
    Marianne Mannello, Martin King-Sheard & Theresa Casey (UK)
2B  2: Supporting Children’s Right to Play & Participate

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4: Child/Family Health & Well-Being

Oral Presentation Session: Play Experiences of Children with Challenges

  • Play in the learning environment: An occupational therapy lens
    Laura Addington (Canada)
  • The experience of play for children with high levels of physical disability
    Naomi Graham, Anne Mandy, Channine Clarke and Christopher Morriss-Roberts (UK)
  • How Developmental Coordination Disorder impacts play and leisure for children and families
    Paulene Kamps (Canada)
2C  2: Supporting Children’s Right to Play & Participate

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8: Driving Social & Policy Change

Playshop: Community-Based Play Ambassadors

  • Ambassadors for play: Next generation play workers
    Matt Leung (Canada)
2D  3: Learning & Development Symposium / Panel: Play and Recess – Part I

  • School recess/breaktimes: Implications for social, psychological and cultural development
    Ed Baines (UK), Peter Blatchford (UK), Lauren McNamara (Canada) & Anna Beresin (US)
2E 3: Learning & Development

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4: Child/Family Health & Well-Being

Presentation Session: Risky Play in the Early Years

  • Mind the gap: Perceptions of active energetic play or “risky” play in the child care setting
    Nancy Ogden, Dawne Clark, Katie Jewitt & Paxton Bruce (Canada)
  • Physical Literacy in the Early Years (PLEY) Project
    Michelle Stone, Angie Kolen, Daniel Rainham, Laurene Rehman, Joan Turner, Jane Cawley, Natalie Houser & Sara Kirk (Canada)
  • Conquering the tyre tower: Toddlers engaging with challenging, risky play
    Helen Little & Matthew Stapleton (Australia)
2F 3: Learning & Development

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6: Outdoors & In Nature

Symposium: Evaluating the Success of Natural Playgrounds

  • Research in action: The Haysboro Community Park
    Sonja Sahlen, Meg Kendall & Tracey Martin (Canada)
2G 3: Learning & Development

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6: Outdoors & In Nature

Playshops: Adventure Play

  • Sharing memories of Adventure Playgrounds
    Wendy Russell (UK)
  • MAP-ing a new way to play: Lessons learned from the Mobile Adventure Playground
    Keely Willment, Nalini Mohan & Sarah Jessup (Canada)
2H  4: Child/Family Health & Well-Being Oral Presentation Session: Parent Perceptions of Play

  • Play perceptions and practices in New Zealand: The State of Play Survey
    Scott Duncan, Julia McPhee (New Zealand) & Mariana Brussoni (Canada)
  • Parents’ perceived value of children’s play: Opportunities and support for engagement
    Keely Stenberg, Ana P Belon, Jane Hewes & Candace Nykiforuk (Canada)
  • Why school recess?: An exploration of the perspectives of children and parents in New York City
    Keyonna Hayes (US)
2I  5: In Community & Public Spaces Oral Presentation / Round Table: Adolescents’ Right To Play and the City

  • Urban affordances and reflexivity: How the stage of social media transforms public space (Presentation)
    Benjamin Shirtcliff (US)
  • We were young once, too: Lessons learned that still matter (Round Table)
    Patsy Eubanks Owens, Sarah Little, Adina Cox & Janet Loebach
2J  5: In Community & Public Spaces Oral Presentation Session: Creating Play-Friendly Cities – Part I

  • Child Friendly Edmonton: Growing a vibrant city with children
    Ian Smith & Beckie Boutilier (Canada)
  • Cities Alive: Everything to play for – rethinking the design and management of future child friendly cities
    Samuel Williams (UK), Hannah Wright (Netherlands) & Felicitas Zu Dohna (UK)
  • Reviving street play: Prospects for resident-led approaches
    Tim Gill (UK)
2K  6: Outdoors & In Nature Playshops: Introducing Nature Play into Programs for Children & Youth

  • The Nature of Play – Unstructured Nature Play in Registered Programs
    Barbara Kowalzik (Canada)
  • Nature 101: Introducing nature programming into child/youth courses
    Chris Hicks & Hadi Fares (Canada)
2L  6: Outdoors & In Nature Oral Presentation Session: Outdoor & Nature Play Initiatives

  • NB PLAYS! Outside: Less screen time, more green time
    Michelle Decourcey & Chris Gallant (Canada)
  • Cultural Wilds: The benefits of non-traditional play and learning environments
    Monica Giesbrecht (Canada)
  • Warm up your winter with outdoor play
    Kurtis Dinsmore, Adrian Merrick & Lisa Jensen (Canada)
2M  6: Outdoors & In Nature Outdoor Playshop:

  • Playing with words… Making stories
    Tracy Hayes (UK)
5:30 -8pm   Opening Reception- Wild Wednesday Evening Extravaganza

 

Day 2 – Thursday, September 14, 2017

Please Note: This is Draft 2 of the Schedule is subject to change 

Time Theme Description
7:30 am – 5:30pm  Registration Desk Open
8:30-10:00 am Concurrent Sessions
3A  2: Supporting Children’s Right to Play & Participate Playshop: A Rights-Based Approach to Play & Participation

  • Supporting children’s right to play and participate through a rights-based approach to programs and policy
    Laura Wright, Philip Cook, Michele Cook, Micheal Montgomery, Tara Collins & Brijpal Patel (Canada)
3B  2: Supporting Children’s Right to Play & Participate

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8: Driving Social & Policy Change

Playshop: Development of a Playwork Training Program

  • Level 2 Award in Playwork Practice: Embedding playwork learning for a range of professionals
    Martin King-Sheard & Marianne Mannello (UK)
3C  3: Learning & Development Oral Presentation Session: Creating Schools Supportive of Play

  • The translation of play learning modalities into an architecture of schools
    Larissa De Souza, Doris Kowaltowski, Daniel De C. Moreira (Brazil); Pamela Woolner (UK)
  • With play in mind: A game for briefing school buildings
    Marcella Savioli Deliberador & Doris Kowaltowski (Brazil)
  • Play environments to support school-wide culture change: Featuring ‘Don’t Walk in the Hallway’
    Chris Fenlon-Macdonald & Kerri Murray (Canada)
3D  3: Learning & Development Playshop: Play as a Mechanism for Learning

  • Ignite learning with serious play: a playshop for learners of all ages
    Stephanie Bartlett & Steve Clark (Canada)
 3M 3: Learning & Development

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4: Child/Family Health & Well-Being

Oral Presentations / Round Table: Perceptions of Safety & Risk

  • Risky play: What do Mum and Dad say? Alberta parents’ perceptions from two studies (Presentation)
    Nalini Mohan, Megan Myers & Katie Jewitt (Canada)
  • Perceptions of risk: How can we change the channel? (Presentation)
    Albi Sole (Canada)
  • Considering the voices of children and parents in risk and play (Round Table)
    Nancy Spencer-Cavaliere & Mary Ann Rintoul (Canada)
3E  3: Learning & Development

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6: Outdoors & In Nature

Oral Presentation Session: Developing & Assessing Adventure Playgrounds

  • Playful community partnerships: How we built the Sacramento Adventure Playground
    Kathy Fleming & Steve Caudle (US)
  • The North American adventure playground revival!
    Rusty Keeler (US)
  • Play Works: Creative ways to evaluate impact in adventure playgrounds
    Nicola Mcewan (UK)
3F 3: Learning & Development

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6: Outdoors & In Nature

Oral Presentation Session: Outdoor Adventure & Loose Parts Play [French Language Session]

  • Un espace de jeu 0-5 ans à Deschambault-Grondines
    Sylvie Melsbach (Canada)
  • A PlayPod experience in Paris
    Baptiste Besse-Patin (France)
  • Adventure PlayDays: Giving control back to the children!
    Pierre Harrison (Canada)
3G  5: In Community & Public Spaces Oral Presentation Session: Children’s Perspectives of Community Spaces

  • Our neighbourhoods through children’s eyes: a mixed-method study using children’s narratives and drawings
    Christina Han, Mariana Brussoni & Louise Masse (Canada)
  • ‘We just want to play:’ Adolescents speak about their access to public parks
    Patsy Eubanks Owens (US)
  • Child-friendly environments: Green space management promoting children’s play?
    Märit Jansson (Sweden)
3H  6: Outdoors & In Nature Oral Presentation Session: Encouraging Outdoor & Nature Play in Early Years Environments

  • Nature Playscape play and learning: A photo documentary of early childhood teachers’ perceptions
    Victoria Carr, Leslie Kochanowski & Sue Schlembach (US)
  • Niagara Naturalized Play Spaces Initiative
    Ginette Wilson & Patricia Couroux (Canada)
  • Get Outside and Play: Inpsiring early childhood educators
    Christina Pickles (Canada)
3I  6: Outdoors & In Nature Outdoor Playshop:

  • The Nature Playbook: Take action to connect a new generation with nature
    Chloe Dragon Smith & Dawn Carr (Canada)
3J  6: Outdoors & In Nature

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8: Driving Social & Policy Change

Symposium / Panel: Global Campaign to Promote Outdoor Play

  • Outdoor Classroom Day : How to build ‘cultural caché’ around outdoor play
    Cath Prisk (UK), Julia Dietrich (Brazil), Griffen Longley (Australia), & Sudeshna Chatterjee (India)
3K  7: Through New Technologies Oral Presentation Session: Integrating Digital Technologies into Play

  • Children’s use of mobile digital technologies during play: Everyday agency, assemblages and affordances
    Chris Martin (UK)
  • “You want the glowstone where?!”: Reflections on using roles and structured play with Minecraft videogame
    Jeffrey MacCormack (Canada)
  • “This is amazing, I’m in two worlds!”: A multiple reality game designed with children for children
    Tom Flint (UK)
3L  8: Driving Social & Policy Change Symposium/Panel: Governments Supporting Outdoor & Unstructured Play

  • Untying the Gordian Knot: The role of government in re-energizing play
    Bob Yates (Canada), Cathy Kiss (Australia), Wendy Russell (UK) & Heather Turner (Canada)
10:00 – 10:30 am Play Break
10:00am-5:00pm Exhibitors Fair Open
10:30-12pm Day 2 Plenary Session: Unleashing the power of play… in situations of crisis

Theresa Casey (UK), Sudeshna Chatterjee (India), Maria Assi (Lebanon) & Additional Speakers

12:00 – 1:30pm Lunch
1:30-3:00pm Concurrent Sessions
4A Post-Plenary Talking Circle: Unleashing the Power of Play… in Situations of Crisis

  • Panelists: Theresa Casey, Sudeshna Chatterjee, Maria Assi & Invited Guest Panelists
  • Facilitator: TBA
4B 2: Supporting Children’s Right to Play & Participate Oral Presentation Session: Approaches Supporting Children’s Right to Play & Participate

  • Researching in an authentic, inclusive way when participants are very young children
    Cheryl Greenfield (New Zealand)
  • Play is a Serious Matter:  Young People’s Perspectives on UNCRC Article 31
    Virginia Caputo (Canada)
  • Partners in Play: University students promoting play in a Northern Canadian Indigenous Community
    Mary Ann Rintoul & Beth Hudson (Canada)
4C 2: Supporting Children’s Right to Play & Participate

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4: Child/Family Health & Well-Being

Playshops: Inclusive Play Programs

  • Inclusive physical literacy
    Andrea Carey (Canada)
  • Inclusive play: Providing activities and playful ideas for ALL children
    Kay O’Brien & Maurice Hines (UK)
4D 3: Learning & Development Oral Presentation Session: Play & Learning in Early Years

  • Research on play in early childhood: What, where and why?
    Kristen Kemple, Tina Smith-Bonahue, Ji Hyun Oh, Catherine Rama & Kaitlyn Tiplady (US)
  • Play-based recreation preschool programs: Instructors’ perceptions of places for play
    Ana P Belon, Keely Stenberg, Erin Gallagher, Doreen Paradis, Jane Hewes & Candace Nykiforuk (Canada)
  • Examining the impact of community investment on children’s play in a free play-based recreation preschool program: Mixed-method research findings
    Candace Nykiforuk, Ana Paula Belon, Gabrielle Donoff, Doreen Paradis, Erin Gallagher & Jane Hewes (Canada)
4E 5: In Community & Public Spaces Round Table: Place-Based Play Experiences

  • Playscapes: Learning beyond the classroom
    Travis Robertson & Jenn Meredith (Canada)
4F 3: Learning & Development

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4: Child/Family Health & Well-Being

Panel Discussion: Perspectives on the Role of Adult Professionals in Supporting Risky Play

  • Martin King-Sheard (UK), Marlene Power (Canada), Helen Little (Australia), Beverlie Dietze (Canada) and Ellen Beate Hansen Sandseter (Norway)
4G 3: Learning & Development

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4: Child/Family Health & Well-Being

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6: Outdoors & In Nature

Oral Presentation Session: Supporting Active & Risky Play [French Language Session]

  • Jouer dehors : Les préoccupations des parents d’enfants de 3 à 12 ans au Québec
    Guylaine Chabot, Richard Larouche, Michel Rousseau & Maude Dionne (Canada)
  • Reclaiming the school yard!
    Pierre Harrison (Canada)
  • Bouger c’est naturel
    Sylvie Melsbach (Canada)
4H 4: Child/Family Health & Well-Being

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6: Outdoors & In Nature

Oral Presentation Session: Health & Development Impacts of Outdoor & Nature Play

  • Green means GO!: Benefits of free-play outside in nature and green spaces
    Kim Hunter (BC)
  • Beyond connecting: Constructing ‘ecological identity’ through play in nature from birth to seven years
    Jan White (UK)
  • What makes them happy? Exploring the relationship between outdoor play environments at schools and children’s happiness and wellbeing in Toronto, Canada
    Farzana Propa, Raktim Mitra & Brenda Simon (Canada)
4I 4: Child/Family Health & Well-Being

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8: Driving Social & Policy Change

Playshop: Collaborating to Build Active, Playful Cities

  • Empowering communities through play
    Cynthia Watson, Tracey Martin, Jarret Hoebers & Stephen Price (Canada)
4J  5: In Community & Public Spaces Oral Presentation Session: Factors Influencing Engagement in Neighbourhood Play

  • What is the relationship between the neighbourhood built environment and time spent in outdoor play? A systematic review
    Amalie Lambert, Janae Vlaar & Mariana Brussoni (Canada)
  • Do parental worries about crime influence independent mobility in older children?
    Morgan Yates, Mariana Brussoni and Louise Masse (Canada)
  • Rights, Power and Play: Control of play in school grounds- an action research project from Wales
    Marianne Mannello (UK)
4K  6: Outdoors & In Nature Playshop: Mapping Children’s Outdoor & Nature Play

  • Learning to use Behavior Mapping to capture and assess children’s play in outdoor and natural environments
    Janet Loebach (Canada), Adina Cox & Sarah Little (US)
4L  6: Outdoors & In Nature Outdoor Playshop:

  • Play and place: How land inspires story
    Stephanie Barltett, Lesley Tait & Stephanie Leech (Canada)
4M 7: Through New Technologies Playshop: Digital Media & Play

  • Bringing the outside in: Playing with/in digital landscapes
    Pat Tarr & Sayward Wilkinson Blanc (Canada)
3:00-4:00pm Poster Session and Break
P2 5: In Community & Public Spaces

6: Outdoors & In Nature

7: Through New Technologies

8: Driving Social & Policy Change

Posters on Display:

  • Parents and play
    Ruth Matthews (Ireland)
  • Improving Outdoor Recreation Opportunities for Rural Youth in Yellowhead County
    Jina Materi, Crystal McNernie and Kevin Myles (Canada)
  • What can make architects in collaboration with child psychologist in projecting of child play spaces in the city?
    Maria Sokolova, Inna Kotliar, Alexander Frontov, Sergey Tatarinov, Anastasia Yurkevich, Ksenia Golovanova and Anastasia Zemtsova (Russia)
  • Kids’ voices can be heard from “Zohki-bayashi”: Developing play-place in the metropolitan suburbs of Japan, Niiza-City
    Junko Sakamoto (Japan)
  • Children’s playspaces in Russia: History and current trends
    Inna Kotliar and Maria Sokolova (Russia)
  • The characteristics of playgrounds from the perspective of architectural planning: A case study of Helsinki City playgrounds
    Yukari Tsukada (Finland) & Yoshinori Kakino (Japan)
  • The playful city: Ludic urban interventions
    Gabrielle Donoff (Canada)
  • The characteristics of children’s activities at after school childcare centres in high-density areas: A case study of Osaka City
    Yukari Tsukada (Finland) & Akiko Koito (Japan)
  • Green and blue spaces and psycho-physiological adaptation in primary school children: The SOTOASOBI Project
    Mari Yoshinaga and Koji Onishi (Japan)
  • Playful practitioners: Playing along with children and young people, in and with nature
    Tracy Hayes (UK)
  • First-hand experience of nature communicated through story
    Tracy Hayes (UK)
  • Effects of a nature-based developmental program in the attentiveness and conversational skills of Grade Two students
    Aileen Hernandez (Philippines)
  • Outdoor Classroom Day – Giving play cultural caché
    Cath Prisk (UK)
  • New Winton Nature Nippers: Engaging with parents, carers and children through play in the outdoors
    Stacey Marko (UK)
  • Play spaces and children’s well-being in  Aotearoa New Zealand: King Street Nature Kindergarten Programme – A journey to self-discovery
    Jan Beatson and Nola Harvey (New Zealand)
  • Spinning a thread that ties together a lifetime of outdoor play
    Albi Sole (Canada)
  • The willow trees talk to us: Ways of knowing in a Forest Nature Program
    Louise Zimanyi (Canada)
  • Play of schoolchildren in Japan: Game play in a local area
    Tomoko Awahara (Japan)
  • Designing an open space concept for enabling environments that celebrate diversity: The KinderKaizen approach
    Putri Afzan Maria Zulkifli & Nurul Najmi Mohd Haniffah (Malaysia)
  • The actual status and changes of adventure playgrounds in Japan
    Noriko Kajiki (Japan)
  • Habikino Play Park and involvement with derivative activities from there
    Haruka Uchiyama (Japan)
  • Floorbooks: Protecting the right to be heard
    Claire Warden (UK)
  • Physical literacy and its relationship to play
    Andrea Carey (Canada)
4:00-5:30pm  Concurrent Sessions
5A 1: In Situations of Crisis, Conflict & Challenge Oral Presentation Session: Supporting Children’s Play in Challenging Contexts

  • New technology and indigenous games as correlates of social interaction of children in Nigeria
    Adefunke Ekine (Nigeria)
  • Hospital clowning as a play stimulus in healthcare
    Laura Anes (Austria)
  • Providing understanding and training methods for work with youth problems: “gangs & mobbing”
    Brian Ashley (Sweden)
5B  2: Supporting Children’s Right to Play & Participate Playshop: Intergenerational Social Innovation Play Lab

  • Play for experiential learning and child and adult collaboration
    Laura Wright, Tara Collins, Michele Cook, Philip Cook, Micheal Montgomery & Brijpal Patel (Canada)
5C  2: Supporting Children’s Right to Play & Participate

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8: Driving Social & Policy Change

Oral Presentation / Round Table: The Role & Impact of Playworkers in Out-Of-School Care

  • The impact of playwork in out-of-school care in Edmonton (Presentation)
    Lauren Turner (Canada)
  • Out-of-school care, practitioner capacity and play advocacy: A Calgary case study (Round Table)
    Julia Davies Dawson, and Dee Dogar,  (Canada)
5D  3: Learning & Development Symposium / Panel: Play & Recess – Part II

  • Recess research: An international symposium
    Anna Beresin (US), Lauren McNamara (Canada), Ed Baines (UK), Peter Blatchford (UK), Olga Jarrett (US), Joyce Hemphill (US) & Ladonna Atkins (US)
5E 3: Learning & Development

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4: Child/Family Health & Well-Being

Oral Presentation Session:Reframing Risk Perceptions & Policies

  • ‘If at first you don’t succeed…try, try again’: Positive adversity in children’s play and development
    Elizabeth Cummins (Australia)
  • Exploring perceptions and identifying solutions: A policy toolkit to support unstructured child-led play
    Christina Pentland & Frank Welsh (Canada)
  • Reframing parents’ perception of risk to promote children’s outdoor play
    Mariana Brussoni, John Jacob, Juan Tellez, Kevin Quach, Fahad Hasany, Anita Bundy, Louise Masse, Takuro Ishikawa & Christina Han (Canada)
5F 3: Learning & Development

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6: Outdoors & In Nature

Outdoor Playshop:

  • Down and dirty play shop
    Claire Warden (UK) & Jill Bienenstock (Canada)
5G 3: Learning & Development

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8: Driving Social & Policy Change

Playshop: Empowering Adults to Leverage Play for Lifelong Learning

  • Play every day with Sesame Workshop
    Kim Foulds & Ana Sofía Cantú-Miller (US)
5H 4: Child/Family Health & Well-BeingAND

6: Outdoors & In Nature

Oral Presentation Session: Supporting Children’s Active Play [Mixed Language Session]

  • Results on active play from the ParticipACTION Report Card on Physical Activity for Children and Youth (English)
    Allana Leblanc, Joel Barnes, Christine Cameron, Valerie Carson, Jean-Philippe Chaput, Guy Faulkner, Katherine Janson, Ian Janssen, Roger Kramers, John Spence, Brian Timmons and Mark Tremblay (Canada)
  • Perception of childcare educators related to active play in regard to seasonality (French)
    Mathieu Point & Louis-Philippe Dugas (Canada)
  • The salutogenic effects of an adventure playground: A within-subjects comparison with a conventional playground (English)
    Beth Myers (US)
5I 4: Child/Family Health & Well-Being

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6: Outdoors & In Nature

Oral Presentation Session: Supporting Active & Outdoor Play Within Families

  • Real Play Families: A New Zealand case study
    Simon Walters, Scott Duncan, Julia McPhee, Denise Atkins and Sarah-Kate Millar (New Zealand)
  • Making physical literacy ‘The New Normal’: A Grassroots-up approach
    Richard Monette (Canada)
  • An intergenerational qualitative study of good parenting and active free play
    Shannon Pynn, Kacey Neely, Meghan Ingstrup & Nicholas Holt (Canada)
5J  5: In Community & Public Spaces Oral Presentation Session: Creating Play-Friendly Cities – Part II

  • Innovative approaches to the creation of play friendly communities
    Jackie Boldon (UK)
  • Play streets revitalize low birthrate communities in Tokyo
    Hitoshi Shimamura (Japan)
  • From Play Streets to Play Quarters: The return of independent children in London
    Paul Hocker (UK)
5K  6: Outdoors & In Nature Oral Presentation Session: Preschool Teacher Perceptions of Outdoor & Nature Play

  • A constructivist grounded theory of understanding preschool teachers’ beliefs about young children’s outdoor play
    Ji Hyun Oh & Kristen Kemple (US)
  • The Investigation of Early Childhood Educators’ Perspectives Towards Outdoor Play
    Hatice Sebnem Cetken & Serap Sevimli-Celik (Turkey)
  • Outdoor play for children: Opportunities and teachers’ perception
    Tolu Okoruwa (Nigeria)
5L  6: Outdoors & In Nature Playshop: Supporting the Provision of Community Outdoor Play Spaces

  • Meeting the need for increased outdoor play and activity space for children and youth in the community
    Brian Ashley & Big Britt Almström Ashley (Sweden)
5M 8: Driving Social & Policy Change Oral Presentation Sessions: Campaigns to Promote Children’s Play

  • The genius of play: Helping busy families capitalize on key developmental benefits for their children
    Anna Yudina (US)
  • Play the New Zealand way: Sport New Zealand’s Journey to preserve and enhance the Taonga (Treasure) that is New Zealand Play
    Scott Mackenzie (New Zealand)
  • Taking Outdoor Play Seriously in Schools (TOPS): Positive PlayGrounds Quality Award
    Jacqueline O’Loughlin and Alan Herron (UK)
5:30 –   Evening on your own to explore Calgary and all it has to offer

 

Day 3 – Friday, September 15, 2017

Please Note: This is Draft 2 of the Schedule is subject to change 

Time Theme Description
7:30 am – 5:30pm  Registration Desk Open
8:30-10:00am Concurrent Sessions
6A 1: In Situations of Crisis, Conflict & Challenge Playshops: Promoting Resilience in Children Through Play

  • Building children’s resilience and participation after crisis: Equitas Play it Fair! approach
    Claudia Sighomnou & Ruth Morrison (Canada)
  • Giving them a head start: Important skills that young children can develop through play that increases their resilience
    Queenie Tan (Hong Kong)
6B  2: Supporting Children’s Right to Play & Participate Oral Presentation Sessions: Realizing Children’s Right to Play

  • Are children getting the opportunities to realise their right to play?
    Jacqueline O’Loughlin & Alan Herron (UK)
  • Advocating for children’s right to play and resuming childhood in Vietnam: Project sharing
    Pui Yi Ada Wong (Hong Kong) & Phan Thi Tuyet Mau (Vietnam)
  • Article 31: ‘Hey, I’m bilingual – can I use my home language when playing?’
    Nola Harvey (New Zealand)
6C 2: Supporting Children’s Right to Play & Participate
AND4: Child/Family Health & Well-Being
Oral Presentation Sessions: Initiatives to Increase Opportunities for Inclusive Play

  • Making the right to play of children with disabilities a reality: the COST Action LUDI
    Serenella Besio (Italy), Pedra Encarnação (Portugal)
  • Better playgrounds: Advocating inclusive play environments for all children in Hong Kong
    Chris Yuen, Kathy Wong & Florence Chiu (Hong Kong)
  • Play Midlothian’s Play For All project
    Susan McIntyre & Stacey Marko (Scotland)
6D  3: Learning & Development Playshop: Meaningful Play Through Loose Parts

  • Joyful learning happens with loose parts
    Linda O’Donoghue (Canada)
 6E 3: Learning & Development Outdoor Playshop:

  • ‘Not for the faint of heart’: Life size loose parts with children 3-6 years
    Lisa Menzies, Wendy Yuen & Sayward Wilkinson-Blanc (Canada)
6F 3: Learning & Development

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4: Child/Family Health & Well-Being

Oral Presentation Sessions: Challenging Perceptions of Risk & Safety

  • Challenging perceptions of risk and making the case for embracing risk-taking
    Bambi Yost & Daniel Jost (US)
  • Why risky play is not in contradiction with the safety standards
    Koenraad De Maertelaere (Belgium)
  • The complexities of living risky play in early childhood
    Melanie Walters (Canada)
6G 3: Learning & Development

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6: Outdoors & In Nature

Symposium / Panel: The North American Adventure Play Movement

  • Rising of the North American Adventure Play Association
    Rusty Keeler, Joan Almon, Reilly Wilson, Morgan Leichter-Saxby,  & Deb Doncaster (Canada)
6H 4: Child/Family Health & Well-Being Oral Presentation Session: Family Play & Playful Parenting

  • Parents and play
    Ruth Matthews (UK)
  • Encouraging playful parenting through TotsPlay Programme in KinderKaizen
    Siti Sarah Samsuri & Putri Afzan Maria Zulkifli (Malaysia)
  • Uncovering the treasure under the swing
    Yaara Bashan Haham (israel)
6I 4: Child/Family Health & Well-Being

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6: Outdoors & In Nature

AND

8: Driving Social & Policy Change

Oral Presentation Session: Campaigns to Promote Active & Outdoor Play

  • Impact of the Canadian Position Statement on active outdoor play
    Casey Gray, Shawna Babcock & Mark S. Tremblay (Canada)
  • Enabling outdoor play: Lessons learned to date from the Lawson Foundation’s Outdoor Play Strategy
    Christine Alden & Heather Smith Fowler (Canada)
  • An evaluation of the ParticipACTION “Make Room for Play” campaign
    Carly Priebe, Amy Latimer-Cheung, Tanya Berry, Norman O’Reilly, Ryan Rhodes, John Spence, Mark Tremblay & Guy Faulkner (Canada)
6J 5: In Community & Public Spaces Oral Presentation Session: Facilitating Play in Neighbourhoods

  • Building neighbourhood social cohesion through our children
    Morgan Yates, Mariana Brussoni & Louise Masse (Canada)
  • Neighborhood play: Practice and results (Double Presentation)
    Mike Lanza (US)
6K  8: Driving Social & Policy Change Symposium / Panel: Perspectives on the Intersection of Preschool Play Research & Practice

  • Reflections on the intersection of practice and research on play in preschool settings: Partner and researcher perspectives
    Jane Hewes, Doreen Paradis, Erin Gallagher & Candace Nykiforuk (Canada)
6L 8: Driving Social & Policy Change Playshop: Play Training for Adults

The importance of play: Play training for adults
Pierre Harrison (Canada)

10 – 10:30 am Play Break
10:30-12pm Day 3 Plenary Session: Unleashing the power of play… to spark change

Laura Arndt & Youth Amplifiers (Canada) / Dr. Peter Gray (US)

12 – 1:30pm   Lunch
12:30-1:15pm Brown Bag Sessions

  • Tinkering: The role of play in developing an innovative mindset
    Olga Jarrett and Robert Jarrett (US)
  • Meet the Editors Session: Learn about publishing your work in Children, Youth & Environments, PlayRights Magazine, or the Canadian Journal of Children’s Rights
    Victoria Carr (US), Cynthia Gentry (US), and Virginia Caputo (Canada)
  • Outdoor Improvisations: Dancing off Each Other and the World
    Nicole Sumner (US)
1:30-3:00pm Concurrent Sessions
7A Post-Plenary Talking Circle: Unleashing the Power of Play… to Spark Change

  • Panelists: Laura Arndt, Peter Gray, & Invited Guest Panelists
  • Facilitator: TBA
7B 1: In Situations of Crisis, Conflict & Challenge Oral Presentation Session: Play in Post-Disaster Environments

  • Access to play in crisis in the case of the Great East Japan Earthquake
    Isami Kinoshita, Kumi Tashiro, Mari Yoshinaga, Mitsunari Terada & Hitoshi Shimamura (Japan)
  • Play-Oriented Psychological Debriefing Through Instruction: Management of Crisis Situations
    Leonor Diaz (Philippines)
  • Why do we need adventure playgrounds in Japanese Rural Area? Revitalization project of Ishikawa Town, Fukushima
    Mitsunari Terada, Isami Kinoshita (Japan) & Mariia Ermilova (Russia)
7C 2: Supporting Children’s Right to Play & Participate Round Tables: Promoting Children’s Right to Play

  • Children’s right to play: What can adults do to promote and support play through Article 31
    Margaret Westwood & Anne-Marie Mackin (UK)
  • Playing for Life
    Jonas Larsson (Sweden)
7D 2: Supporting Children’s Right to Play & Participate

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4: Child/Family Health & Well-Being

AND

5: In Community & Public Spaces

Oral Presentation Session: Inclusive Outdoor Playspaces

  • Outdoor playspaces as sites of social inclusion: The challenges of play provision in Ireland
    Helen Lynch & Alice Moore (Ireland)
  • Revitalized neighbourhood playgrounds and social gathering spaces as catalysts for youth resilience
    Melanie Hood, Nicole Yantzi, Nastassia McNair & Kelsey Ettinger (Canada)
  • Are playgrounds a hindrance to play?
    Maria Prellwitz (Sweden)
7E 2: Supporting Children’s Right to Play & Participate

AND

8: Driving Social & Policy Change

Symposium / Panel: The Role of Playwork Professionals in Developing Play Opportunities

  • Unleashing the power of playwork
    Marc Armitage, Caroline Burston, Susan Vissenjoux, Justine Walsh & Nicole Burke (Australia)
7F 3: Learning & Development Oral Presentation Session: Initiatives to Increase Unstructured Play at School

  • Dynamic transformation and development of play using loose parts in schools
    Kirsty Wilson (UK)
  • School recess: Stimulating an increase in children’s free play repertoire
    Janine Dodge, Telma Scott & Aline Mendonça (Brazil)
  • The OPAL Project:  Modelling outdoor play and learning in schools of the Toronto District School Board
    Brenda Simon (Canada) and Michael Follett (UK)
7G 3: Learning & Development

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4: Child/Family Health & Well-Being

Symposium / Panel: Making the Case for Risky Play

  • Advocacy and public policy: Making the case for risky play, and challenging the blame culture
    Adam Bienenstock (Canada), Marcus Veerman (Australia), Robin Sutcliffe (UK) & Frank Welsh (Canada)
7H 3: Learning & Development

AND

6: Outdoors & In Nature

Oral Presentation Session: Assessing the Impacts of Outdoor Playspace Design

  • Thriving Outside:  How natural playground installations can impact young children’s outdoor play behaviours
    Janet Loebach and Heidi Campbell (Canada)
  • New Zealand early childhood centre outdoor design: Creative spaces that maximise learning through engagement with the natural environment
    Jill Rice (New Zealand)
  • Urban playgrounds: How we can find a compromise between children’s needs and a city’s possibilities?
    Maria Sokolova, Aleksandr Frontov, Elena Smirnova & Inna Kotliar (Russia)
7I 3: Learning & Development

AND

6: Outdoors & In Nature

Playshop: Pop Up Adventure Play

  • Pop-Up Adventure Playgrounds: Opening public space and discourse for play
    Morgan Leichter-Saxby & Suzanna Law (US)
7J 4: Child/Family Health & Well-Being Oral Presentation Session: Active Play in Early Childhood

  • An investigation of play in an indoor preschool environment: Does free play encourage adequate levels of physical activity for preschool children?
    Barbara Hughes, Ana Belon, Jane Hewes & Candace Nykiforuk (Canada)
  • Gender matters: Male and female ECEC practitioners’ perceptions and practices regarding children’s rough-and-tumble play
    Rune Storli & Ellen Beate Sandseter (Norway)
  • Get Outside and Play Early Childhood Network in Alberta: Supporting change through policy and practice
    Christina Pickles (Canada)
7K 5: In Community & Public Spaces Oral Presentation Session: Play-Friendly Public Spaces

  • Shifting Play: A one of a kind non-profit’s approach to connecting communities, children and nature
    Sara Stepa (Canada)
  • Design for play: challenges and opportunities in 2017
    Nicola Butler (UK)
  • Public spaces as intergenerational play places and cultural connectors
    Monica Giesbrecht (Canada)
7L  6: Outdoors & In Nature Outdoor Playshop:

  • Meeting your deepest play needs through Forest School
    Lea Komaromi & Ashley Dunham (Canada)
7M 6: Outdoors & In Nature

AND

8: Driving Social & Policy Change

Playshop: Community-Based Approaches for Designing Play & Learning Spaces

  • Healthy childhood – Healthy planet: Outdoor play and learning by design
    Robin Moore & Nilda Cosco (US)
3:00-3:30 pm Play Break
3:15-4:00 pm Pre GM Questions & Protocol Discussion
 4-5:30 pm IPA GM
5:30-6:30pm Presidents Reception
7:30 -10:00pm   You are invited to: Cinema Under the Stars at Prince’s Island Park

 

Day 4 – Saturday, September 16, 2017

Please Note: This is Draft 2 of the Schedule is subject to change 

Time Theme Description
7:30 am – 5:30 pm  Registration Desk Open
8:30-10:00 am Concurrent Sessions
8A 2: Supporting Children’s Right to Play & Participate Presentation / Playshop: Participatory Approaches to Designing & Planning for Play

  • ‘But how do we actually engage children in design for play?’ An introduction to the Play User Lab (Presentation)
    Karen Feder (Denmark)
  • Playful movements and the creation of play-space: Exploring the dilemma of ‘planning for play’ (Russelling up Stuart Lester) (Double Presentation)
    Wendy Russell (UK)
8B 2: Supporting Children’s Right to Play & Participate

AND

4: Child/Family Health & Well-Being

Oral Presentation Sessions: Creating Inclusive Institutional Play Environments

  • Finding the extraordinary in the ordinary moments: The power of play in the learning cycle
    Jennifer Hart, Wanda Small & Cheryl Greenidge (Canada)
  • How we integrated inclusive play in our Additional Needs Saturday Club Play Service in Scotland
    Irene Hogg (Scotland)
  • Inclusive museums: Inviting whole families to play
    Caroline Jones & Alissa Rupp (US)
8C 2: Supporting Children’s Right to Play & Participate

AND

8: Driving Social & Policy Change

Oral Presentation Sessions: Support & Training for Playworkers

  • Why play workers need play therapy
    Meynell Walter (UK) & Hale A.Kahyaoğlu (Turkey)
  • Play and education for play workers in Germany
    Gerhard Knecht & Marie Theres Wasck (Germany)
  • Training: The professional qualification of play agents in Brazil
    Janine Dodge, Judith Terreiro & Priscila Leonel (Brazil)
8D  2: Supporting Children’s Right to Play & ParticipateAND

8: Driving Social & Policy Change

Oral Presentation Sessions: Understanding & Advocating for Play

  • ‘Let us Play’: Embedding the right to play in social policy
    Alan Herron & Jacqueline O’Loughlin (UK)
  • Play as a social justice tool: Applications of public space theory to play advocacy and policy formation
    Reilly Wilson (US)
8E 3: Learning & Development Playshops: Creating Playful Schools Through a Pedagogy of Play

  • Playful professional learning
    Heather Mckay, Rachel MacDonald & Divya Devender Kraft (Canada)
  • Creating a playful, physically literate school board
    Lynn Campanella & Joseph Curto (Canada)
8F 3: Learning & Development

AND

4: Child/Family Health & Well-Being

Symposium / Panel: Play Policies to Encourage Challenge in Playspaces

  • Speaking of risk: Developing play policy that recognizes the relationship between play value and safety
    Harry Harbottle (Scotland), Julian Richter Sr. (Germany), Cam Collyer (Canada), Julia Rousakis & Chelsea Hoffman (US)
8G 3: Learning & Development

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6: Outdoors & In Nature

Oral Presentation Session: Supporting Outdoor & Nature Play

  • Outdoor free play: Rhetoric or reality?
    Nancy Spencer-Cavaliere, Lisa Tink, Bethan Kingsley, Elizabeth Halpenny and Mary Ann Rintoul (Canada)
  • Nature pedagogy: Play inside, outside and beyond
    Claire Warden (UK)
  • Utilizing behavior mapping to capture children’s outdoor play behaviors: Findings from natural playscape observations
    Sarah Little, Adina Cox (US) & Janet Loebach (Canada)
8H 3: Learning & Development

AND

6: Outdoors & In Nature

Symposium / Panel: Impacts of Outdoor Play Training for Early Years Play Experience

  • Building capacity: Creating specialized outdoor play training to empower children’s experiences
    Beverlie Dietze, Diane Kashin, Cheryl Hatten & Joanne Keilty (Canada)
8I  

4: Child/Family Health & Well-Being

AND

5: In Community & Public Spaces

Oral Presentation Session: Healthy Play Across the Lifespan

  • More than just getting by: The role of play in supporting student thriving in the Ontario kindergarten classroom
    Heather Coe-Nesbitt (Canada)
  • Wellness and community development through the alignment with United Nations University as a Regional Centre of Expertise
    Cindy Dent & Catherine Matheson (Canada)
  • Healthy, complete outdoor playspaces: A healthy public policy project
    Monique Beneteau (Canada)
8K  6: Outdoors & In Nature

AND

8: Driving Social & Policy Change

Round Table:Facilitating an Outdoor Play Movement

  • Galvanizing an outdoor play movement in Canada
    Shawna Babcock & Christine Alden (Canada)
8L 6: Outdoors & In Nature Outdoor Playshop:

  • Who’s got the bear spray and other empowering adventures of Forest School and Nature Kindergarten educators
    Lisa Menzies, Wendy Yuen & Sayward Wilkinson-Blanc (Canada)
10 – 10:30 am   Play Break
10:30-12pm Concurrent Sessions
9A  2: Supporting Children’s Right to Play & Participate Round Tables: Improving the Quality of Children’s Participation & Programming

  • Play, leadership and children’s meaningful participation in decision-making
    Sarah Dennene & Laura Wright (Canada)
  • HIGH FIVE: How Canada is leading the way on quality children’s programs
    Fern McCracken (Canada)
9B 2: Supporting Children’s Right to Play & Participate

AND

4: Child/Family Health & Well-Being

Symposium / Panel: Inclusive Play for Families

  • Rediscovering play: The importance of play for families with children living with impairment
    Brandi Healther & Jessica Schurman (Canada)
9C  3: Learning & Development Oral Presentation Session: Play Training & Support for Early Years Teachers

  • Freeing play and learning: An exploration of faculty members’ beliefs and practices in higher education
    Marleah Blom & Miranda D’Amico (Canada)
  • Pre-kindergarten teachers’ journey to seek ways to infuse, not impose, learning in play contexts
    Jiwon Kim (US)
  • Digital play: Embracing pop-culture and creative storytelling in the virtual early childhood education adult classroom
    Carolyn Bjartveit & Bev Mathison (Canada)
9D  3: Learning & Development Playshops: Assessing & Activating Play Settings

  • How to assess the ‘play value’ of a setting or space
    Kirsty Wilson & Gemma Saunders (UK)
  • MakerSpaces: The evolution of constructive play
    Julie Ramsay & Elan Lamontagne (Canada)
9E 3: Learning & Development

AND

6: Outdoors & In Nature

Oral Presentation Session: Schoolyard Design Initiatives

  • Nature and play – Planning for ‘Tomorrow’s Children’
    Ifat Gal Shpaizman (Israel)
  • Re-imagining & rebuilding public elementary schoolyards: City-wide initiatives, strategies, & lessons learned
    Bambi Yost, & Taylor Danger (US)
  • Promoting children’s right to play using locally made playgrounds in Papua New Guinea and Tonga
    Kym Simoncini (Australia), Victoria Carr (US) & Elisapesi Manson (Papua New Guinea)
9F 3: Learning & Development

AND

6: Outdoors & In Nature

Outdoor Playshop:

  • Putting outdoor learning into practice through time spent outdoors
    Hartley Banack (Canada)
9G 5: In Community & Public Spaces Creating Play-Friendly Cities – Part III

  • Play across the lifespan and the temporary production of space in citiesGregor H. Mews (Australia)
  • Network of play in Munich (Double Presentation)
    Gerhard Knecht (Germany)
9H 5: In Community & Public Spaces

AND

8: Driving Social & Policy Change

Symposium / Panel: A Critical Look at Playspace Design & Equipment Standards

  • Play space design and equipment standards: The case for reform
    Tim Gill (UK) Susan Herrington (Canada), Harry Harbottle (UK), and Mariana Brussoni (Canada)
9I  6: Outdoors & In Nature Oral Presentation Session: Preschool Teacher Perceptions of Outdoor & Nature Play

  • A Constructivist Grounded Theory of Understanding Preschool Teachers’ Beliefs about Young Children’s Outdoor Play
    Ji Hyun Oh & Kristen Kemple (US)
  • The Investigation of Early Childhood Educators’ Perspectives Towards Outdoor Play
    Hatice Sebnem Cetken & Serap Sevimli-Celik (Turkey)
  • Outdoor Play for Children: Opportunities and Teachers’ Perception
    Tolu Okoruwa (Nigeria)
9J 6: Outdoors & In Nature

AND

8: Driving Social & Policy Change

Symposium / Panel: Lessons from a City-Wide Play Promotion Initiative

  • Leading the ways to play
    Graham Jones, Michelle Wong, Julie Guimond & Heather Cowie (Canada)
9K 6: Outdoors & In Nature

AND

8: Driving Social & Policy Change

Round Table: Early Years Professional Development to Support Outdoor Play

  • Changing children’s outdoor play experiences through an innovative professional development model
    Beverlie Dietze & Peter McCracken (Canada)
9L 3: Learning & Development Round Table: Pedagogies of Play

  • Collaborating to support play-based learning
    Colleen Friendship, Eileen David & Christine Vanderree (Canada)
  • Designing joyful literacy learning environments
    Heather McKay, Rachel MacDonald & Divya Devender Kraft (Canada)
12 – 2:00 pm   Closing Ceremonies & Lunch
2:00-4:00 pm Children’s Play Event at Shaw Millennium Park
7:00 pm – midnight   Unleash the Celebration Event at Telus SPARK