Conference

2022 Conference

We anticipate the 2022 conference will be held at University of Nebraska Omaha. The call for proposals is not yet announced.

Past Conferences

YearPresidentMeeting SiteKeynote
2021Smita MathurVirtual (due to COVID-19)Lois Holzman, Kerry Ann Escayg
2020San Antonio, TX (Cancelled due to COVID-19)
2019Walter DrewHarrisonburg, VASugar Mitra
2018Rich WorchMelbourne, FLPeter Gray
2017Carrie LobmanRochester, NYBernie De Koven, Montana Miller
2016Eva NwokahNew Brunswick, NJCathy Salit
2015Marcia NellSan Antonio, TXHoward P. Chudacoff, Gail F. Melson
2014Myae HanRochester, NYStephen Siviy, Phillips Stevens, Jr.
2013John SutterbyNewark, DEGarry Chick
2012Albuquerque, NMBill Corsaro
2011The Strong, Rochester, NYBowen White
2010Atlanta, GA
2009Brownsville, TX
2008Tempe, AZ
2007Rochester, NYJoe Frost
2006Olga JarretSt. Catherines, Ontario, CanadaJune Factor
2005Olga JarretSanta Fe, NMPaul McGhee
2004Atlanta, GA
2003Charleston, SC
2002Jim ChristieSanta FE, NMArtin Goncu
2001Diane ParhamSan Diego, CABernie DeKoven
2000Dorothy SlussBaltimore, MDBrian Sutton-Smith
1999Linda A. HughesSant a Fe, NMPeter K. Smith
1998Alice M. MeckleySt. Petersburg, FLGarry Chick
1997Alice M. MeckleyWashington, DCBrian Sutton-Smith
1996Stuart ReifelAustin, TXJoe Frost
1995Margaret C. DuncanSalzburg, AUSTRIABrian Sutton-Smith
1994Dan HilliardAtlanta, GA
1993Don LytleSt . Paul, MNDon Hellison
1992Garry ChickParis, FRANCE
1991Rob LavendaCharleston, SCDon Handelman
1990George EisenLas Vegas, NV
1989Ann Marie GuilmettePhiladelphia, PAMax Kaplan
1988Kendall BlanchardBerkeley, CAMary Catharine BatesonAlan Dundes
1987Jay MechlingMontreal, Quebec,CANADARichard Schechner
1986Frank ManningTempe, AZGershon Legman
1985Bernard MergenWashington, DCRobert Coles
1984Gary Alan FineClemson, SCBernard De Koven
1983Brian Sutton-SmithBaton Rouge, LARoger Abrahams/Sir Edmund Leach
1982Andrew W. MiracleLondon, Ontario, CANADARobert Fagen
1981Alyce Taylor CheskaFort Worth, TXVictor Turner
1980John LoyAnn Arbor, MINorman Denzin
1979John M. RobertsHenniker, NHMihaly Csikszentmihalyi
1978Helen B. SchwartzmanSouth Bend, INDon HandelmanJohn M. Roberts
1977Phillips Stevens, Jr.San Diego, CAGregory Bateson
1976B. Allan Tindall/Phillips Stevens, Jr.Atlanta, GABrian Sutton-Smith
1975Michael A. SalterDetroit, MIEdward Norbeck
1974B. Allan TindallLondon, Ontario, CANADAOrganizational Meeting

Past Conference Program Archives

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200820072006200520042003

Past Conference Material Archives

Materials from 2006 Conference: The following represent examples of the excellent play research presented at the 2006 conference. These are works in progress in most cases and cannot be used without the expressed permission of the author(s).

Powerpoint Slides

Handout


Past Conference Videos

Peter Gray Keynote from 2018 Conference

Tom Henricks Keynote from 2018 Conference


Past Conference Photos

2018 Conference Photos

2016 Conference Photos