The Project Play Summit is the nation's premier gathering of leaders at the intersection of youth, sport and health. It's where stakeholders from across sectors take measure of the state of play and chart next steps in building healthy children and communities through sports.

The 2018 Summit will be Oct. 16 at the Knight Conference Center at the Newseum in Washington, D.C. NBA legend Kobe Bryant will join us, along with skateboarding legend Tony Hawk, Olympic track and field champion Jackie Joyner-Kersee, NBC Sports broadcaster Mary Carillo, and other U.S. and international leaders to "Think Global, Play Local." The full day will include panels and plenaries; interactive experiences; breakout conversations; major announcements; and the release of new resources as well as the 2018 State of Play report.

These select sessions will be streamed live throughout the day at Visit our agenda to see approximate times for each session.

The event begins at 8 a.m. with check-in and breakfast. Programming will start at 8:25 a.m. and go through 4:45 p.m., with an on-site networking reception to follow. The Summit speakers and topics are now available.

Registration for the Summit is sold out. Sign up to receive notifications for the livestream.

A separate, Post-Summit Workshop Day for community leaders will be hosted Oct. 17 at the Aspen Institute's headquarters. 

Project Play Summit History

Project Play at Five Years: Progress, Next Steps, by Tom Farrey

What’s Next for Youth Sports? by Tom Farrey


2017: MLB Commissioner Rob Manfred supports sport sampling; Project Play 2020 kicks off

2016: Michelle Obama calls on corporate America to provide sports opportunities for all kids

2015: Surgeon General Vivek Murthy on Project Play: "You have built a very powerful roadmap"

2018 Project Play Summit Sponsors

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2018 Post-summit workshop sponsors

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