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Introducing our Keynote Speaker:

 Dr. Stuart Brown

Trained in general and internal medicine, psychiatry and clinical research, Dr. Stuart Brown first recognized the importance of play by discovering its absence in the life stories of murders and felony druken drivers.  His years of clinical practice and review of over 6000 personal play histories affirmed the importance and need for healthy play throughout the human life cycle.  His independent scholarship and exploration of the evolution and neuroscience of human and animal play have led to the establishment of the National Institute for Play (NIFP) is to bring the unrealized knowledge, practices and benefits of play into public life. Dr. Brown was the instigator and Executive Producer of the three-part PBS series, "The Promise of Play," and coproduced the BBC-PBS series "Soul of the Universe." His experience as a medical administrator, producer, and scientific consultant or creator to numerous other productions on Joseph Campbell, Cosmology, Animal Play, and Stress, plus his scientific and popular writings have identified him as the foremost "practical champion of the knowledge of play."  Dr. Brown's book: Play:  How it Shapes the Brain, Opens the Imagination, and Invigorates the Soul has been translated into twelve languages.  He co-teaches From Play to Innovation at the Hasso Plattner School of Design at Stanford University, and is the "Key Strategist" for the Nevada Medical Center's Global Play Science Institute.  In addition to regular creative scholarly contributions for the PlayCore company, he enjoys other international corporate and academic consulting on play and its many contributions through their engagement with it, as it enhances overall human well-being. As the information base about play grows, it is evident that play is a public health necessity

 

Our species, he says, "is built for play, and built by play."

Panel of Experts:

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Our Moderator:

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TOURS (TRANSPORTATION NOT INCLUDED)

ECSTEM is excited to offer tours of The Children's Center at Caltech!

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