NOTICE: Jaipur Conference Postponed to 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 and make contact with presenters in regard to the change of dates.

ACE, IPA India and IPA World invite all partners to continue their engagement with this event and we will continue to provide updates on the conference preparation and planning.

We look forward to seeing you in Jaipur in 2021 and thank you for your patience and understanding.

Join IPA Members from around the world for the 21st Triennial World Conference to be held in Jaipur India.

DATES:  TBD- October/November 2021

THEME: Play and Resilience


PLACE: Diggi Palace, Jaipur, Rajasthan, India



Call for submissions closes 29 February 2020

All pictures above are of Diggi Palace.

Earlier News:

16 September 2017 (Calgary, Canada)

The International Play Association (IPA World) has announced that the 21st Triennial World Conference will be held in Jaipur, India in November 2020. Watch this space for more information at a later date. We hope to see you in Jaipur!

Slides from India’s presentation at the Calgary conference:

The site of IPA’s 2020 World Conference is Jaipur, India!