Playful Learning, Manchester, 13-15 July 2016

Playful Learning is pitched at the intersection of learning and play for adults. Playful in approach and outlook, yet underpinned by robust research and working practices, we’ll be providing a space where teachers, researchers and students can play, learn and think together. A space to meet other playful people and be inspired by talks, workshops, activities and events. Based in the heart of Manchester, we’ll also be exploring some of the city’s playful spaces with evening activities to continue the fun and conversations after the formal programme ends.

Playful learning will run over three days, from lunchtime on Wed 13 July 2016 to lunchtime on Friday 15 July 2016.

Find out more about the conference here

Who’s it for?

Higher and Further Education teachers, researchers, trainers and students; library, museum and local government education officers; workplace trainers; educational designers; learning technologists; in fact anyone involved in adult learning who has an interest in engaging people through play.

What will be there?

We’re planning a whole host of playful guests, activities and events, which we’ll gradually reveal here. We already have our keynote speakers lined up (to be announced very soon), and are exploring lots of exciting options for the conference programme. We really want to make this more than the traditional conference format and are open to ideas and suggestions – weird and wonderful, please!

Let me in!

You can book your tickets to the conference here.

Early bird registration (first 25 places only): £295 including 2 nights accommodation in halls of residence.

Fashionably late registration: £395 including 2 nights accommodation in halls of residence.

Take £110 off if arranging own accommodation.

Add £20 to take part in an escape room challenge in the evening of 13 July.