Latest Updates On The Conference

Conference Postponed to October / November 2021!!

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.


IPA Right To Play Award Programme

IPA Right To Play Award PROGRAMME


Call for Submissions

The “IPA Right to Play Award” Programme was created to recognise and celebrate projects that utilise innovative and practical ways to implement Article 31 of the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child.

Appropriate projects include activity programs, public awareness campaigns, media products, implemented national or local legislation, design of spaces, and design of play items.

This award was launched at the IPA World Conference in Melbourne, Australia in 1993 and since then awards have been made at every Triennial World Conference. The awards provide an opportunity for winners and nominees to showcase their work to both their community and the world. Nominations are invited from organisations and individuals that represent profit or not for profit organisations.

Award winners will be announced at the 21st Triennial IPA World Conference hosted in Jaipur, November 2020 and featured on the IPA World website.


To participate:

Download IPA Right to Play Award Programme Submission Form here

The IPA Right to Play Award Programme Submission Form is to be sent to:


Kathy Wong Kin-ho

by email attachment to [email protected]


Accompanied submissions to be exhibited may be brought to the conference in person on the first day of the conference.

Unaccompanied submissions to be exhibited should be sent to arrive between 19th and 30th October, 2020.

Details of where to send unaccompanied submissions will be provided upon acknowledgement receipt of your submission form.