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The Playing Human Conference and The International LAFTAS 2023

Welcome back to play and laugh in London 2023!

We were ready to open the doors to one of the most exciting and playful conferences of 2020 when delegates would be travelling from all over the world will be able to take part in and experience three days of Laughter Yoga, play, serious learning, and connection.

However, times are uncertain and we have decided to postpone the conference to 2-4 June 2023. The Playing Human Conference runs every two years and this will be our next big celebration as we launch The International LAFTAS Awards.

We will be back shortly with more information, key-notes and more.

Although this event is organised by UnitedMind Ltd, a private limited company, the event is a non-profit event where all profit will go to support local charities.

We will be filling Conway Hall with people, laughter, chat, fun, tales of joy from around the world, and energy that is unsurpassed by any measure.

The idea for The Playing Human Conference came in 2017 from a recent article I read about the importance of playing as an adult and my mind wandered back to an exhibition I visited in my young years at the art gallery, Louisiana, north of Copenhagen (worth a visit). The first Playing Human Conference was held in London in September 2018.

The exhibition in 1979 was called Homo Ludens – the playing human.

This led to further inspiration as I was reminded of a book I came across back then, the book written in 1938 by Dutch historian and cultural theorist Johan Huizinga, “Homo Ludens”. A bit of context:

We are very excited about this opportunity to bring awesome speakers together to share their view on play, happiness, laughter and life.

  • Conway Hall, 25 Red Lion Square, London, WC1R 4RL
  • Friday 2 June 2023 to Sunday 4 June 2023 we open the doors to a truly special event with awesome individuals and organisations who will be sharing their pearls of wisdom and playfulness
  • Programme and speakers are now confirmed

Please note, although the conference is organised through UnitedMind Ltd, a registered private company, the event is non-profit and all proceeds will be shared equally between the participating charity organisations.