Outdoor Play in the Early Years Conference 2023

April 21 and 22 in Calgary, Alberta

Registration is now closed! Thank you for your interest.

Approved for Professional Development Funding for Early Childhood Educators

Your hosts for this conference are:


Children need to be outdoors. This conference will inspire you to be outside with children in a way that honours their creativity, curiosity and learning. Join us outdoors!


Calgary, Alberta

Woodcliff United Church and Edworthy Park

5010 Spruce Drive SW, Calgary

Time and Date

Friday April 21, 6:30pm - 8:30pm

Saturday April 22, 8:30am - 5pm


$200.00 + GST

Includes snacks on Friday evening and Saturday

Lunch on Saturday

Panel discussion on Friday evening

Choose from 28 different sessions on Saturday!

Approved for ECE PD funding.

Who should come?

Do you work with young children between 0-7 years old?

You need to attend.


Are you an early childhood educator, grade K-3 teacher, physiotherapist, occupational therapist, speech therapist, or psychologist?

You need to attend.


Are you looking for inspiration and practical ideas to support you in getting children outdoors?

You need to attend.

We all learn best through play. Come experience outdoor play and learning through hands-on workshops with passionate educators! Choose from 28 different sessions.

Expand the sections below to see the sessions descriptions.

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Where is the closest hotel? We have secured a reduced rate at Four Points by Sheraton Calgary West. It is about a 10 minute drive from the conference location.

To secure the reduced rate, book your room by March 21. Click here to download the booking information.