IPA (England &Wales) Europe-Wide Conference On The Child’s Right To Play
We are pleased to announce a two day conference on Friday 10th and Saturday 11th May, 2019 looking at the Child’s Right to Play, Article 31 and General Comment 17. The conference will take place in central London, half way in time and space between the IPA Calgary and Jaipur triennial conferences.
In partnership with IPA colleagues across Europe we will explore the cutting edge of play theory and practice, as well as present innovative thinking in Children’s Play. A variety of keynotes, workshops and academic papers will be delivered.
Day One: ‘Innovative thinking in Children’s Play’
Chair: Professor Michael Rosen (Professor of Children’s Literature, Goldsmiths, University of London)
Speakers: Professor Sarah Holloway (Professor of Human Geography, Loughborough University), Dr Julia Bishop (Research Associate University of Sheffield)
Day Two: ‘How the child’s right to play is implemented around the world’
Chair: Dr. Wendy Russell (Senior Lecturer in Play and Playwork, Univeristy of Gloucestershire)
Speakers: Dr. Sudeshna Chatterjee (IPA World Development Officer, co-chair IPA 2020 Conference – Jaipur)
Sessions include (subject to change, we’re still adding contributors):
Play in England
Outdoor play in schools
Ifat Gal Shpaisman
The value of Loose Parts Play
Play Matters: Raising Awareness of Play in Northern Ireland
Rohingya exodus: refugee children in Kutupalong refugee camp, Bangladesh
Dr Matluba Khan
Respect, Protect, Fulfil
The Power of Play in Hospital
Play Strategy & Play
Play – The Past, Present and Future
Innovative thinking in Children’s play
Campaigning Global, impacting local
How can we play to learn? How can we learn to play?
Dr Ronit Ronen Tamir, and Dr. Ofra Bahar
Strength and Power of Play and Imagination
Pim van der Pol
Right to Play
Laura Walsh and Martin Jones
Play is Democratic
- Venue: The Diskus, Unite House, Holborn, London (Fully accessible)
- “Early-bird” prices are £150 for IPA members, £200 for non-members and will go up (£250 for members, £300 for non-members) after April 12th.
- Tickets includes 2 days at the conference, an evening networking event including food, and lunch and refreshments on both days. Accommodation is not included.
A pdf version of this is here which includes the daily programme: Conference information 260319
Conference booking: Please click here to go to the booking page