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SEP 2018

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88 Landscape Architect and Specifier News I n f o r m a t i o n R e q u e s t # 6 2 2 U.S. Play Coalition Calls for Presentations The U.S. Play Coalition is asking for presenter proposals for the 10th annual Conference on the Value of Play: Play for Life. The conference will take place March 31-April 3, 2019 at Clemson University in Clemson, S.C. Play for Life will address topics such as accessible equipment, inclusive design and more. The conference is calling for 3 kinds of presentations to be given by researchers and industry professionals: research symposium sessions, educational sessions and poster presentations. Research symposium sessions are grouped by topic and should only be 15 minutes long. A 15-minute Q&A session will follow each topic series. Educational sessions should be interactive and targeted at practitioners. These presentations are 50 minutes long including a Q&A session. Poster presentations will be displayed during the conference; presenters must stand by the poster during the closing reception on Tuesday, April 2 to explain the information. The deadline for presentation submissions is October 15, 2018. Submitters will be notified of acceptance or rejection by December 15. To submit a proposal or learn more about the conference, visit https://tinyurl. com/yb48cmms . Any questions can be emailed to usplaycoalition@clemson.edu . Percussion Play Introduces New Ground Piano To pay homage to the 1988 movie "Big," staring Tom Hanks, and its 30th year anniversary, Percussion Play, an outdoor musical instrument manufacturer based in the United Kingdom, announced their two newest products, the Baby Floor Piano and the Grand Floor Piano. The ground pianos are engineered to work in any weather condition and are installed flush with the ground. They are built of stainless steel and the Baby Floor Piano includes 13 notes while the Grand Floor Piano holds 25. Percussion Play's website states that the larger piano is wide enough to accommodate four to five people, while the baby piano is better suited for one to two people.

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