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Our 1-day Summit on Connecting to Nature in an Urban World, April 19, features a morning plenary and roundtable sessions followed by interactive workshops and walkshops in the afternoon. Building on the Summit is our Conference, April 20-21, featuring keynotes speakers, hands-on workshops and networking opportunities.

Please note: Schedules are now locked from being changed. If you would like to make changes to your schedule, please come see us at the registration desk. See you in Vancouver!
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Janet Loebach

Thrive Design Consulting
Environmental Design & Research Consultant
I am an environmental design researcher and consultant based in Ontario, Canada, specializing in evidence-based, user-centred programming, design and evaluation of environments for special users, including children, seniors, and minority and Indigenous communities. My research has particularly focused on children’s perception and use of their everyday environments, and the socio-environmental factors which influence children’s behaviour and well-being. My areas of expertise include natural and built play environments, learning and healthcare facilities, residential environments or care facilities, as well as urban and community environments. I also have extensive experience in participatory design and planning, including with children, youth and their communities. I currently serve on the Board of Directors of the International Play Association (Canada) and as co-chair of the Children & Youth Environments Network of the Environmental Design Research Association (EDRA). I am also serving as the Program Co-Chair for the 2017 IPA Triennial World Conference.
Tuesday, April 18

5:30pm PDT

Wednesday, April 19

8:00am PDT

10:00am PDT

12:00pm PDT

4:15pm PDT

7:30pm PDT

Thursday, April 20

8:15am PDT

11:15am PDT

1:00pm PDT

2:45pm PDT

4:15pm PDT

6:00pm PDT

Friday, April 21

8:15am PDT

9:45am PDT

12:00pm PDT