🍦 Registration for PL24 is now closed – we are full!
If any held spaces become available it will be announced here.

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 provide 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. In its new home on the South Coast of England in Brighton, we have spaces that open the programme up to both indoor and outdoor activities, and evening activities that continue the playful learning and conversations after the formal programme ends.

The next Playful Learning will take place on 3-5 July 2024 at the University of Sussex in Brighton. Follow #PlayLearn on Instagram or Twitter for conference news, and sign-up for notifications.

In the meantime, you can relive Playful Learning 2023 through the:

Timeline 2024

🍦 Call for sessions is now closed

🍦 Deadline for submissions: Midnight, Monday 5th Feb 2024

🍦 Registration is now closed (we are full!)

🍦 Notification of acceptance to authors: mid-March 2024

🍦 Publication of conference timetable: late March 2024

🍦 Booking deadline for presenters: mid-April 2024

🍦 Conference 3rd – 5th July 2024

PL24 and the General Election

The government have helpfully placed the General Election into the middle of PL24 (didn’t they check our schedule?) but this isn’t going to deter us from showing that democratic playfulness can take it in its stride.

We will be running our planned programme on the Thursday evening and Friday morning as normal for those who want to avoid following the election; but we know that some will want to follow events more closely, so we will be providing a dedicated space where you can dip in or out of the coverage with others who are interested. 

The most important thing to remember is that you will need to register for a postal vote if you want to exercise your right to vote on July 4th (unless you live locally). The government are advising that you do so by 19th June at the latest, and all of the information is available here: https://www.gov.uk/apply-postal-vote

Who is Playful Learning 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 went on at Playful Learning previously?

Check the active twitter feed from last year’s conference on #playlearn23 and follow @PlayLearnConf for ongoing news. You can relive the three days of the conference through our official photos:

Playful Learning 2023

You can read about previous Playful Learning conferences on our old website.