Speaking Engagements and Book Signings
11/15/17-11/18/17 Annual NAEYC Conference, Atlanta, GA
5/5/17 Family Night, CentroNía Head Start Center in DC Pat will play and speak, 5pm-8pm
4/2/17 - 4/5/17 2017 US Play Coalition Conference, Clemson, SC Is your community designed for play?
Early Head Start for NHSA-Family Night
CentroNía Washington, DC
1/23/17 National Head Start Association Training, Leadership Conference
Washington, DC (Hilton on 16th Street)
Speaking about play and leading play activities
12/5/16 - 12/8/16 Parent, Staff and Leadership Training Conference, National Head Start Association, San Juan, Puerto Rico Play Empowers Everyone
10/15/16 2016 National Character Forum Conference, Washington, DC Brainstorming to Promote Leadership and Community Involvement Through Play
5/16/16 Presented at National Head Start Conference
4/3/16 Featured Speaker, US Play Coalition Conference
5/16/15 Featured at the Gaithersburg Book Festival
5/13/16 WTOP radio interview about Spontaneous Play
2/18/16 Led a discussion, “Jump on the Bandwagon to Promote Play” at the US Play Coalition Conference
12/12/14 7th Annual Takoma Park Authors Book Fair
Trohv, 232 Carroll Street NW, Washington, DC
Pat Rumbaugh will join other local authors while selling her children's book, Let's Play at the Playground.
10/23-10/25/14 Chicago, IL 2014 Playful City USA Leaders Summit at Blue 1647
9/20/14 Takoma Park, MD First Annual Lifelong Takoma Day Pat spoke on the Power of Play and Q&A
9/13/14 Silver Spring, MD Acorn Hill Waldorf Kindergarten and Nursery 50th Anniversary
7/4/14 Takoma Park, MD Takoma Park's Independence Day Parade The Play Lady was named Grand Marshall
5/31/14 Rockville, MD The Play Lady - Presentation to Head Start Families Rockville High School
5/10/14 Red Bank, NJ The Play Lady TEDxNavesink
4/26/14 Henrico, NC The Play Lady TEDxTalk Lizard Creek
2/17/14 Clemson, SC US Play Coalition & International Play Association Conference Pat will address the entire Conference on what it means to be a "Play Ambassador" Also Pat will be leading "A Playful Walk" and "A Playful Activity" www.usplaycoalition.org and www.IPA.org
12/12/13 Washington, DC Calvin Coolidge High School Career Day, Speaking as a Play Advocate
12/10/13 Potomac, Maryland Talking with children and staff about play 10:00am-10:30am, Little Acorn Preschool
12/7/13 Takoma Park, Maryland 5th Annual Takoma Park Author's Book Sale 1:30pm-4:30pm Takoma Park Presbyterian Church
11/13/13 Takoma Park, Maryland Docs in Progress Presents Documentaries about People and Places in Takoma Park and Silver Spring Takoma Park Community Center Featured "The Play Lady" then Q & A
11/1/13 Potomac, Maryland Saint Andrew's Episcopal Lower School The Importance for Play for Children and their Families 8:30am-9:00am, Potomac, MD "We invited Pat to our Lower School campus to speak with students in preschool through grade 3. She shared her book Let's Play At The Playground, which highlights the importance of play in the lives of young children. Pat engaged the students through interactive modeling, call and response, and personal reflection- helping to connect the activities outlined in the book to the experiences of each student. Her presentation was fun, engaging, and provided a wonderful reminder to all members of the community about the vital role play has in deepening social connections, enhancing emotional understanding, and enriching academic settings." Jordan Love Head of Lower School
10/26/13 Newark, Delaware Jane Davidson Forum on Play Pat will be speaking at 9am in Newark, DE "The Benefits of Physical Play for Young Children & Their Families"
9/28/13 Takoma Park, Maryland Book signing at 10am-2pm at Fifth Annual Play Day Takoma Park Middle School
9/23/13 - 9/24/13 Baltimore, Maryland KaBOOM!'s 2013 The Playful City Leaders Summit
9/20/13 - 9/22/13 Philadelphia, Pennsylvania www.declarationofplay.org
9/8/13 Takoma Park, Maryland Pat will be at the Takoma Park Folk Festival Recreation table selling the book Takoma Park, MD 20912
8/11/13 Takoma Park, Maryland Book signing at Now and Then 10am-12pm Takoma Park, MD 20912
7/20/13 Takoma Park, Maryland Book signing at 9am-12pm Playful Yard Sale 7301 Maple Ave Takoma Park, MD 20912
7/13/13 Indiana, Pennsylvania 11am Book Signing at Indiana Free Library Indiana, PA
7/12/13 Indiana, Pennsylvania 8:45am - Renda Radio WDAD 1450 AM - Indiana, PA Indiana in the Morning Show with host Bill Otto
7/4/13 Takoma Park, Maryland Book signing at 9am-12pm Picnic, Play & Parade Watch 7301 Maple Ave Takoma Park, MD 20912
6/22/13 Washington, DC Pat Rumbaugh - The Play Lady, will be doing two book readings at the National Children's Museum on their giant auditorium screen. She will also be selling the book.
5/31/13 Washington, DC Book Signing at Washington International School - Primary Campus 11:30am-1pm
5/19/13 Takoma Park, Maryland Book Signing at Celebrate Takoma 1pm-5pm at Ed Wilhelm Field behind Piney Branch ES
5/11/13 Homer City, Pennsylvania Book signing at Homer City Library 10am-12pm
4/21/13 Takoma Park, Maryland Selling book at Fair Day's Play 10am-1pm Earth Day Book signing 2pm-4pm (Grant Ave & Carroll Ave)
4/15/13 Washington, DC
Politics & Prose, Reading of Let's Play at the Playground
4/14/13 Takoma Park, Maryland
Takoma Park Presbyterian Church 11am service, Reading of Let's Play at the Playground
4/13/13 Washington, DC
Selling book at Washington International School
3/26/13 Takoma Park, Maryland
Circle Time at the Takoma Park Maryland Library, Reading of Let's Play at the Playground
3/8/13 Newark, Delaware
The Study of Play/ International Play Association Conference, "Streets of Play"
2/15/13 Rockville, Maryland
Housing Opportunities Commission Staff Workshop, "The Importance of Positive Play"
2/19/12 Clemson, South Carolina
The US Play Coalition Conference, "The Play Lady Leads A Playful Movement One Step at a Time"
2/25/10 Rye, New York
Eastern District Conference at Rye, New York, "How to make your Community more playful."
3/03/08 Newport, Rhode Island
Eastern District Conference at Newport, Rhode Island, "Why Play? A Focus Towards Teens."