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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 Norfolk, Massachusetts.

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Upcoming Speaking Engagements

February 23, 2019, 3:20–3:35pm EST. AEORx Virtual Conference. "Self-Directed Education as a Civil Rights Movement. This is a TED-style talk. For more information and registration see sites.google.com/educationrevolution.org

March 1, 2019, 8:30–3:30pm. Granite Falls, Minnesota. Six-hour workshop on the value of play for children and the harmful effects of play deprivation. Kids First Early Childhood Conference. For more information and registration, see www.childcareawarewc.org

March 19, 2019, 7:00–8:00pm. Shrewsbury, Massachusetts. "What exactly is play and why is it such a powerful vehicle for learning?" Shrewsbury Public Library. Free and open to the public

April 1, 2019, 8:30–9:30am. Clemson, South Carolina. "Lifelong Consequences of Early Play" co-presented with Stuart Brown. US Play Coalition, 10th Anniversary Conference on the Value of Play at Clemson University. For more information and registration, see usplaycoalition.org

April 11–13, 2019. Athens, Greece. Plenary address on the value of play in children's development. Play on Early Education. First International Athens Conference. Date and time to be determined. For more information and registration, see playonathens.org

April 22, 2019, 6:00–7:30pm. Newton, Massachusetts. Talk on the value of play and consequences of play deprivation for children's intellectual, social, and emotional wellbeing. Chestnut Hill School. Newton, Massachusetts. Free and open to the public. For more information, contact Sneha Veeragoudar at maharani@mit.edu or see www.tchs.org/family-association

May 20, 2019, 9:30–10:30am. Raleigh, North Carolina. Plenary address: The decline of play and rise of anxiety, depression, and other disorders in children.
2:20–2:55pm. Continuing Education Workshop: What exactly is play and why is it such a powerful vehicle for learning? Sixth Annual Early Childhood Physical Activity Institute. Marbles Kids Museum. For more information and registration, see www.beactivekids.org