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Bring more play to your classroom

2017 Information to be Announced Soon! 

Here's What Happened in 2016...

Took Place Saturday, November 19th, 2016 from 9am – 2pm

From building Lego trucks and playing Jenga at a party, play has a unmistakably large influence on our life.


We have summarized many of the benefits of play in an article in our blog


In addition to content you can use participants will:


- Enjoy lunch

- Receive a gift bag with at least $50 in toys and games

- free entry for you and your family to the Fair

- Chance to win prizes at the end of the Conference like a 4' tall Jenga worth $120!* 

*Winner will be drawn at the end of the day and must be present to win. 

Register here! Seats are limited

What Happened in 2016...

Play in Education (PIE) Track

Saturday, November 18th

Time TBA

WIN a Jenga worth $120 to lucky educator! Stacks to 4' tall, 54 wood pieces

Keynote - Meet Leslie Scott, Inventor of Jenga

Leslie Scott, all way from Oxford, England! She is the inventor of Jenga and 40 plus games with her company, Oxford Games,. She is also author of About Jenga: The Remarkable Business of Creating a Game that Became a Household Name,  


Jennifer L. Miller, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Psychology

Illinois Institute of Technology

Carly A. Kocurek

Assistant Professor of Digital Humanities and Media Studies

Illinois Institute of Technology

Hillary Fine

Marketing and Public Relations Manager at Uncle Milton Industries, Inc.

Leslie Scott

Author, Inventor of

Jenga and 40+ games

Oxford Games, Oxford, United Kingdom


9:00am      Early access to Chicago Toy & Game Fair for you and your family (if applicable).

                    Leave your family at the Fair to enjoy and join us at the Conference!


10:00am    Host Welcome to Conference


10:15am    Hillary Fine from Uncle Milton


10:45am    British International School on STEM Learning, Young Inventor Challenge and Young Tech Challenge


11:15am    Carly A. Kocurek and Jennifer L. Miller, IIT Developmental Media Lab, Illinois Institute of Technology                         


11:45am    Lunch and Hands on with Products from Fair

12:45pm    Digital Strategies in the Classroom - TBA


1:15pm      Leslie Scott, Inventor of Jenga and 40+ games, author of About Jenga, Oxford Games, Oxford, England

1:45pm      Closing Comments

2:00pm      Off to the Fair for more hands on learning!


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