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ICG Play Symposium 2019 “Play for All”
Oct. 4-6 2019
Call for Presenters: Submit your proposal here.
Ithaca Children’s Garden (ICG) Play Symposium 2019: Play for All
Ithaca Children’s Garden (ICG) is accepting presentation proposals for the 2019 ICG Play Symposium October 4-6 in Ithaca, NY.
This year marks Ithaca Children’s Garden’s 4th ICG Play Symposium: a gathering for change-makers fostering a culture of play in their communities.
The international movement toward child-directed free play is expanding in support and practice. At the leading edge is Ithaca Children’s Garden (ICG) and ICG’s unique Hands-on-Nature Anarchy Zone, in partnership with US Fish and Wildlife Service.
Join ICG for three days of sharing, discussion, and play, while learning from local initiatives and play leaders from across the US. Visit Ithaca Children’s Garden, the magical place where children are free to build mudslides, dig dens, climb trees, and catch toads.
Featuring panels, play observation, presentations, and more, ICG’s Play Symposium is highly relevant for educators, parents, play professionals, parks and recreation staff, city administrators, and anyone passionate about children, education, the great outdoors, health, well-being, social justice, or play.
The 2019 ICG Play Symposium theme is Play for All: Equity, Access, and Inclusion. Ithaca Children’s Garden is excited to welcome Dr. Harrison Pinckney IV and Dr. Corliss Outley whose keynote will open the Symposium on Friday October 4th.
Submissions in topic areas directly related to the theme will be prioritized.
Submissions are due June 17, 2019.
Presenters will be notified of acceptance by July 1.
All accepted presenters receive discounted attendance at the 2019 Play Symposium. Submission of session proposals represents an agreement to attend and present the proposed session or to find a substitute presenter.
Submissions are reviewed and selected by Ithaca Children’s Garden’s Play Symposium Committee. The committee may ask for further clarification and details on proposals. Presentations must not have a commercial message for a particular business. In evaluating symposium proposals, the committee will consider appropriateness of the session topic, contribution to knowledge, interest, applicability, innovation, and how it fits with other presentation topics.
For questions pertaining to the 2019 ICG Play Symposium please contact Leigh MacDonald-Rizzo at email@example.com.
Proposals can be submitted electronically via Call for Presenters – ICG Play Symposium 2019
Early bird registration is open through July 31st. Reserve your spot today!
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Below check out information from our previous Play Symposia
Please direct questions to Leigh MacDonald Rizzo, 607-319-4203, or firstname.lastname@example.org.