Please join us for the 2018 International School Grounds Alliance conference in beautiful Yokohama, Japan from November 16 - 18, 2018!

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Theme: The conference will explore the value of school grounds for children to learn about their city and the world. 

Hosts: The conference will be hosted by ISGA and Association for Children's Environment, Kanto Branch.
The event will be co-hosted by the Association for Children's Environment. 

Venue:  Tsurumi University, Tsurumi Junior College, and Tsurumi Junior College affiliated Sansho Kindergarten, 2-1-3 Tsurumi, Tsurumi-ku, Yokohama, Japan

Dates:  November 16 - 18, 2018

Preliminary Program:

  • Friday, November 16th: Bus excursion to visit school grounds
  • Saturday, November 17th: Keynote presentations and an additional, shorter bus tour of school grounds
  • Sunday, November 18th: Keynote presentations and workshops about best practices for school ground design, use and management, with examples and experts from Japan and around the world

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The conference planning team includes:

Conference Director:

  • Dr. Ko SENDA (Associate Professor at Tsurumi Junior College)

Conference Assistant Directors:

  • Dr. Keitaro ITO (Professor at Kyushu Institute of Technology)
  • Dr. Norie MIWA (Associate Professor at Yokohama City University)
  • Mr. Hidenori WATANABE (Headteacher of Yuyu-no-mori Kindergarten and Day Nursery)


  • Dr. Mitsuru SENDA (Emeritus Professor at Tokyo Institute of Technology)
  • Dr. Isami KINOSHITA (Professor at Chiba University)