Free to Learn

About Peter Gray


Peter Gray is a research professor in the Department of Psychology at Boston College. The author of Psychology, a highly regarded college textbook, he writes a popular blog called Freedom to Learn for Psychology Today. He lives in Shrewsbury, Massachusetts. 

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Upcoming Speaking Engagements


Feb. 10, 2015.  7:00 pm.  Clark University, Worcester, MA.  Real Play: How It Promotes Intellectual, Social, and Emotional Development.  Free and open to the public.  Contact is Amy Richter.

Feb. 17, 2015.  8:00 am.  What Exactly Is Play and Why Is It Such a Powerful Vehicle for Learning?  Keynote address, Conference on the Value of Play, US Play Coalition, Clemson University, Clemson, SC.  Contact is
Stephanie Perler Garst.

Feb. 28, 2014.  Galway, Ireland.  Presentation at Ireland Unschooling Conference.  Details TBA. Contact is
Pauline O'Reilly.

March 3
& 4. Times TBA.  Eastbourne,UK. Talk on the play deficit.  National Playwork Conference, Winter Gardens, Eastbourne, UK.  Contact is Maynell Walter.

March 8, 2015. Time TBA.  Jerusalem, Israel.  Lecture on the Biology of Education. Open to the public.  Venue TBA.  Contact is
Eudice Ben Or.

March 20-21, 2015. Times TBA.  Keynote address, “The Biology of Education,”  and workshops on “What Exactly Is Play,” “How Children Learn to Read Without Formal Instruction,” and “A Survey of Grown Unschoolers.”  VAHomeschoolers Conference.    Cultural Arts Center, Glen Allen, Virginia. Contact is
Krystal McDonald, 703-543-9252.

April 27, 2015. Time TBA. Talk on the value of play.  Resurrection Episcopal Day School, 119 East 74th St., New York, NY.    Free and open to the public.  Contact is
Teri Lawrence, 212-535-9666.

May 28, 2015, 7:00-9:00 pm. Collegiate Peaks Forum Series.  Buena Vista, CO.  Venue TBA. Talk on the biology of play.  Free and open to the public.   Contact is Rebecca Kemper Poos 719-252-9890. 
 

June 20
& 21, 2015.  Times TBA.  Inspired EC Conference (Conference of the Early Childhood Consultancy).  NSW, Australia.  Place to be announced. Contact is Natashja Treveton.


June 24-27. Details TBA.  Keynote addresses on “Mother Nature’s Pedagogy” and “The Value of Play.”  INTASE Early Childhood Leadership Conference (ECLC 2015), Building a 21st Century Preschool.  Singapore.  Contact is Victor Lim

Aug. 7-9, 2015.  Homeschoolers Association of California Conference.  Details TBA.  Contact is
Joanna Murphy.

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