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2014 TASP Conference
40th Annual Conference of The Association for the Study of Play
April 23-26, 2014
National Museum of Play at The Strong
Rochester, NY

Play: Connecting the Past, Present, & Future

Our 40th Annual Conference celebrates a benchmark in our organization!  We take time to recognize and honor the truly amazing understandings and sometimes divergent perspectives play scholars have shared during our conferences in the past.  We commend the current slate of play scholars who share freely their research findings, understandings and perspectives on play. We also encourage and have faith that our current concepts about play will inspire the work of upcoming play scholars well into the future.  It is in true celebration that we gather in Rochester to meet, share, and conjoin our personal perspectives and love of play!

Please join the Birthday Celebration on Friday evening from 6-10 PM at the Radisson Hotel.  We will have a plated sit-down dinner consisting of chicken breast stuffed with brie, New York apples, cranberries & onions served with a creamy veloute sauce along with a caesar salad, seasonal vegetables, starch, rolls with butter, freshly brewed regular & decaffeinated coffee, assorted black & herbal teas, and birthday cake for dessert.  There will be an open bar, DJ to provide music and dancing!! Please join us as we celebrate our organization’s 40th Birthday!

Conference events will be held at The Strong and at the Radisson Rochester Riverside.

Program and Schedule

The conference program can be found here.

The conference schedule can be found here.


Online registration for the TASP 2014 conference is available.

Hotel Arrangements

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Student Travel Grant

We’re happy to announce the “Student Travel Grant” to attend the 2014 TASP conference in Rochester, NY. All students are eligible to apply for this grant.

The deadline for the application is April 18th, 2014. The winners will be announced during the TASP business meeting in Rochester. Winners will receive a $300 travel grant plus free registration (Registration will only be reimbursed if already paid).

To apply, simply fill in the application form attached and send it to Rick Worch,  at