Sacramento Play Summit

Saturday, September 15, 2018
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM at Tsakopoulos Library Galleria

Play is the most important work of childhood, setting the foundation for a child’s physical, emotional and cognitive well-being. Yet there are growing threats and limitations placed on the time, resources and spaces devoted to play.

The 6th annual Sacramento Play Summit, presented by Fairytale Town and Sacramento Public Library, aims to highlight the importance of play, the many types of play, ways to incorporate play into daily and school life, and more.

This conference is ideal for adults who work with children: preschool and elementary educators, early childhood education specialists, childcare providers, after-school program administrators and practitioners, parks and recreation professionals, physical education professionals, parents and grandparents.

Call for Presenters: Applications Due by February 28, 2018

Do you have practical play advice or experiences to share? Have you been researching the importance of play? We want to hear from you! We’re looking for speakers to present at the 2018 Summit. If you are interested in being a speaker, please complete the online application. The deadline for submission is February 28, 2018. For questions related to speaking at the Play Summit, please contact Kathy Fleming.

Registration Opens May 15

Early Bird Registration: May 15 – August 14, 2018
$50 per person
$40 per person for students, seniors (65+), members of Fairytale Town or Friends of the Sacramento Library.

General Registration: August 15 – September 5, 2018
$60 per person
$50 per person for students, seniors (65+), members of Fairytale Town or Friends of the Sacramento Library.

Morning coffee service, lunch & afternoon snacks included
Select your lunch option at time of registration! Please notify us of any dietary restrictions for lunch at time of registration.
The Play Summit is a daylong conference designed for adult learning. Children are not permitted to attend.


A $7 flat rate for parking is available at the Park Tower Garage, located at 8th and J Streets (entrance in Library Alley off J Street). Parking fees are collected upon exit from the lot. Download a map with driving directions and parking information.

Professional Growth Credit

Conference may qualify for professional growth credit (7 hours). Certificates of completion will be distributed after the conference ends at 4 PM.

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