In light of the COVID-19 outbreak, Action for Children’s Environments (ACE) and IPA India, in close consultation with IPA World, has decided to postpone the International Play Association Conference 2020. Our priority is to guarantee the health of everyone involved and ensure a high level of attendance from our members and other stakeholders from around the world. The conference will now be re-scheduled for October/November 2021 subject to the World Health Organization declaring the COVID-19 global pandemic contained and borders reopened for unrestricted travel.
The planning of the conference was well underway, with more than 200 papers received and sessions scheduled to take place over the course of four days. ACE and IPA India will work towards ensuring the same programme with an even greater level of participation in 2021. The organisers will continue to review the papers already submitted and may open a fresh call this year. The 2020 papers will however get priority.
ACE invites all partners to continue their engagement with this event and we will continue to provide updates on the conference preparation and planning.