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Sacramento Play Summit

Sacramento Play Summit
Saturday, September 12th @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Tsakopoulos Library Galleria, 828 I Street
Sacramento, CA 95814 United States
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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 8th 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: Submit an application to speak at the 2020 Sacramento Play Summit. Applications due February 29, 2020.

Registration Opens May 15, 2020. Registration closes September 7, 2020.

Early Bird Registration: May 15 – August 31, 2020
$55 per person
$45 per person for students, seniors (65+), members of Fairytale Town or Friends of the Sacramento Library.

General Registration: September 1 – 7, 2020
$65 per person
$55 per person for students, seniors (65+), members of Fairytale Town or Friends of the Sacramento Library.

The Play Summit is a daylong conference designed for adult learning. Children are not permitted to attend.
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.


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.

Call for Presenters: Sign up to be a speaker at the Sacramento Play Summit 2020

Thank you for your interest in presenting at the 2020 Sacramento Play Summit on Saturday, September 12, 2020, at the Tsakopoulos Library Galleria in Downtown Sacramento. Please complete the form below. The deadline for submissions is midnight on Saturday, February 29, 2020. For questions related to speaking at the Play Summit, please contact Kathy Fleming. Download the Call for Presenters flyer for more information. Speakers receive one free ticket to attend the conference, lunch, and complimentary parking. Additional co-presenters and panelists are eligible for half-price tickets, lunch, and complimentary parking.

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  • The Meeting Rooms include the following audio-visual equipment: Drop-down screens; built-in LCD projectors; built-in sound systems; lecterns with built in microphones; and a laptop that will accommodate a flash drive. (Please note: none of the laptops can accommodate CDs. We recommend bringing your presentation to the conference on a flash drive). If you are bringing a Mac laptop, please bring your own adaptor. Will you need any additional audio-visual equipment for your presentation? If yes, please let us know in the paragraph below.
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