Sacramento Play Summit

Sacramento Play Summit 2014

Saturday, September 13, 2014 at Tsakopoulos Library Galleria

9:30 AM – 4:30 PM

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 2nd annual Sacramento Play Summit, presented by Fairytale Town, the Sacramento Public Library and ScholarShare Speaks, 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.

Download the Conference Schedule

Early Bird Registration Deadline: August 31, 2014
$35 per person
$25 students, seniors (65+), members of Fairytale Town, Friends of the Sacramento Library or ScholarShare account holders.

General Registration: Beginning September 1, 2014
$45 per person
$35 students, seniors (65+), members of Fairytale Town, Friends of the Sacramento Library or ScholarShare account holders.

Join the Play Summit email list to receive advance notification for next year’s Play Summit.

$6 flat rate parking fee for attendees at the Park Tower Garage (8th and J Streets).

Morning coffee service, lunch & afternoon snacks included
Conference may qualify for professional development credit

Featured Keynote Speaker

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Dr. Stuart Brown

What Nature Wants You to Know About Play

Founder of the National Institute for Play and author of Play: How it Shapes the Brain, Opens the Imagination, and Invigorates the Soul.

M. Sarah Klise

Drawing from Memory

Illustrator of more than 30 award-winning children’s books, including Regarding the Fountain and the 43 Old Cemetery Road series.

Dr. Gnangurudasan Prakasam

Healthy Playing, Living & Eating – Hear it from a Pediatric Diabetes Specialist

Director of Pediatric Endocrinology & Diabetes at the Children’s Center at Sutter Medical Center.

Breakout Sessions

  • The Power of Real Play with Bev Bos & Michael Leeman
  • Outdoor Play with Annie Bosque
  • Musical Play with Alan Candee
  • The World of Play with Kathy Fleming
  • Drawing on Play with M. Sarah Klise
  • Playing in Nature with Shawna Martinez
  • Play & Literacy Panel moderated by Rivkah Sass
  • Creative Storytelling with Brett Stults & Eben Burgoon

Hotel Information

Holiday Inn – Capitol Plaza
Three blocks from conference location
Conference Special: $99 per night
To receive discounted rate, mention group code: UPS
Make a reservation online or by phone at 1-888-HOLIDAY (1-888-465-4329)

The Citizen Hotel
1 block from conference location
Conference special: $149 per night for Deluxe King, Queen or Double room (Offer ends September 3, 2014)
To receive discounted rate ​via phone: Cal (916) 492-4446 and mention​ Fairytale Town​ ​
To receive discounted rate online: Go to and use ​Online Group Code: 1409FAIRYT​

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Special thanks to Odwalla