Past Events

September 6, 2017 to September 7, 2017
Washington, DC

Over the past three years, the Project Play Summit has taken its place as the nation’s premier gathering for leaders at the intersection of youth, sports, and health.

June 22, 2017
Baltimore, MD

Imagine if every child in East Baltimore had a chance to play sports. To know the camaraderie of a team, the feeling of a game-winning shot, or the perseverance to shave seconds off a personal best.

May 30, 2017 to June 3, 2017
Denver, CO

Aspen Institute executive director Tom Farrey delivers the keynote address at the 2017 national conference of the North American Society for Sport Management, which supports and assists professionals working in the fields of sport, leisure and recreation.

March 15, 2017
Baltimore, MD

Four years ago, the Aspen Institute launched Project Play, an initiative to provide leaders with the guidance to help sport build healthy communities. Now, Under Armour and other community leaders are bringing Project Play to Baltimore.

March 12, 2017
Austin, TX

Knowledge about the best practices in raising young athletes is constantly evolving.

January 31, 2017

The mission of the Aspen Institute is to foster values-based leadership and explore big ideas that serve the common good. So what does values-based leadership mean to NBA commissioner Adam Silver?

January 27, 2017
Mexico City,

In partnership with Aspen Institute Mexico, Nike, and the Laureus Sport for Good Foundation, Project Play hosted its debut international roundtable in Mexico City.

December 6, 2016
New Orleans, LA

What if non-profits, government, schools, philanthropy, business, pro sports governing bodies and leagues, and the media worked together to apply the best strategies for changing the city through sport + physical activity? 

November 22, 2016
Baltimore, MD

Baltimore has a rich history of developing its children and communities through sport participation, from the early days of Babe Ruth to the proliferation of recreation centers that anchored communities throughout the city.

October 22, 2016
San Francisco, CA

As part of the roundtable discussion on Promoting Physical Literacy in American Youth at the 2016 annual conference of the American Academy of Pediatrics, Sports & Society Executive Director Tom Farrey will address a group of medical leaders on the topic of "Media & Techn