Play experts Ahren Hoffman, CTRS, CPE, and Jean Bailey, CPE will be featured presenters at the 10th annual Play for Life Conference. The event is part of the US Play Coalition’s program, of which the American Specialty Toy Retailing Association (ASTRA) is a partner.

Hoffman and Bailey will lead two seminars — Play Risks: Exploring Research and Interventions and Incorporating Play into Your Workplace.

“ASTRA is delighted to see increased attention on the importance of play by all the audiences participating in the Play for Life conference: play researchers, park and recreation professionals, educators, health scientists, architects, landscape architects, designers, planners, business and community leaders, psychologists, physicians and parents from across the country,” says Kimberly Mosley, president of ASTRA. “We share the US Play Coalition’s commitment to promoting the value of play throughout life, and we are pleased that ASTRA experts will be at the conference both to share the best research about this topic and to provide some fun how-to tips for getting more play in your daily routine at work.”

The 2019 Play for Life Conference will be held March 31 to April 3 in Clemson, South Carolina.