****** Dear Campference 2019 attendees, Why do we attend conferences? To paraphrase the 20th Century poet, T.S. Eliot: ‘information is not knowledge and knowledge is not wisdom.’ In other words, it is possible to have lots of information in your memory about a...
By Zan The coming year promises to be filled with adventure. Right off the bat, we are excited to be just over a month away from the second-ever Playwork Campference, a gathering of over 70 play advocates from 6 different countries in one of our favourite adventure...
By Zan We are super excited and slightly giddy to be announcing the next Playwork Campference. Ladies and Gentlemen, we will be working with Jill Wood of Adventure Play at The Parish School in Houston, Texas, to host the second Playwork Campference on a...
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Prioritizing Play Conference gathers international experts in child-directed play and welcomes local settings to learn essentials of play and Playwork practice Urbana-Champaign, IL – Non-profit group KOOP Adventure Play has been delivering...
By Zan We are pleased to announce that together with our friends at Kid Owned and Operated Play (KOOP), we will be organising a play conference on 3rd-5th May 2018. Naomi and Kelsey of KOOP are both students of ours on the Playworker Development Course and we are...
By Morgan 9 weeks. 10,000 miles. 18 stops. The Pop-Up Adventure Play team has met and played with literally thousands of people, from coast to coast, in big cities and small towns, on mountains and in prairies, in parks and schools and lecture halls, with new friends...
By Andy Crawling down back roads looking out for house numbers and community centres has become somewhat the norm for us, especially now as we start the descent towards the end of our grand Canadian tour after 7 weeks on the road. Today we were heading for the Play...
By AndySadly I wasn’t able to attend the National Playwork Conference this year having only just arrived back home from our Playwork Campference in Los Angeles. Luckily there was a live stream available allowing me to watch the awards whilst unpacking my...
By Morgan So, Suzanna and I have been to about 3,412 conferences over the years, mostly on the subject of play. It’s always good to meet with friends, and be introduced to new ideas and new advocates for children’s freedom. Plus, there’s usually...
By Zan After reflecting for a couple of day, I am ready to tell you about my adventures at this year’s National Playwork Conference. Hosted by Meynell Games Group, this is the biggest annual playwork focused conference in the UK. Every year, hundreds of...
By Andy Hinchcliffe Andy is a member of Pop-Up Adventure Play’s wonderful board of directors. He has been working in the playwork field for many years and has many stories to tell. We are very pleased today to have him re-post his reflections on our blog about...
By Zan This time last week, Morgan and I were road-tripping down to Eastbourne, right on the south coast of the British Isles. We were on our way to the 11th National Playwork Conference, hosted by Meynell Games. Both Morgan and I were presenting twice at the...
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