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Shaping the Future of Play Is Serious Work

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Best known for uncovering the importance of unstructured play, Swiss psychologist Jean Piaget once said "play is the answer to how anything new comes about". We know now from decades of research that having the time and space to play with ideas and things is essential to innovation, creativity and discovery. But, as we grow older and our lives become more structured, scheduled and technology filled, what are we doing to nurture one of out greatest natural resources, our playful minds? What are we doing to shape the way our younger generations play to help them innovate, create and discover a better tomorrow?
Come hear what a few leaders, known for playing big, are doing to reshape the impact of play, their visions for the future of play and the challenges they face to make their visions real enough to pay their mortgages.



Byrne Reese Head of Customer Dev ToyTalk Inc

Dennis Bjoern Petersen Sr Producer LEGO System A/S

Jayne Vidheecharoen Sr Interactive Media Designer Scoot & Doodle Inc

An interactive media designer who combines design, technology, and strategy to connect the now to the near future.

Patricia Chang Cofounder/Prod Lead Scoot & Doodle Inc

Patty Chang is a cofounder & product lead of Scoot & Doodle: realtime collaborative studios where friends and classmates come together face-to-face for creative jam sessions. Patty is responsible for content direction, overall product development and user experience.

Prior to Scoot & Doodle, Patty spent an adventurous decade producing stories for NBC News Dateline and Nightly News.

She has a son and loving family who inspire and improve her work at Scoot & Doodle every day.