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Minnesota State University, Mankato
Minnesota State University, Mankato

The US Play Coalition: Midwest Play Conference

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The 2016 US Play Coalition: Midwest Play Conference is an inaugural event that will bring playful professionals, educators, parents, play advocates, and community members together. Attendees will have the opportunity to network and learn about local efforts to promote play throughout the Midwest.

Lisa Murphy’s keynote speech is sure to inspire educators and parents to create environments that are relevant, meaningful, play-based and grounded in nurturing relationships. Additionally, regional professionals from a variety of fields will engage attendees in discussion through talks and hands-on workshops covering various play topics.

Date & Time:
  • Conference: MSU-Mankato, Centennial Student Union, Saturday, June 25th 2016, 8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
  • Reception: 4:30 – 7:00 p.m. at the Children’s Museum of Southern Minnesota
Registration Information:
  • Early Bird Rate by Tuesday, May 31st @ $50
  • After Tuesday, May 31st @ $75
  • Undergraduate Student Rate @ $25 (with student ID)
  • 5 contact hours will be issued
  • Please dress comfortably, we will be playing.
  • Link to Abstract Book:  Click Here



Location of Conference:
  • Minnesota State University – Mankato, Ostrander Hall, Centennial Student Union
  • Reception:  4:30 – 7:00 p.m. at the Children’s Museum of Southern Minnesota
  • Directions:  MAP
The Midwest Play Conference is made possible in Partnership with:

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Questions: If you have questions about the training or how to register, contact Continuing Education & Professional Development at 507-389-1094, or 1-800-311-3142, or