Play isn’t only beneficial for children—adults should reap the benefits, too.
There will be a lot happening at ATD23, so understandably, in-person attendees may need an occasional break. There’s a perfect solution in the EXPO hall. ATD at Play is a fun zone just for you to blow off some steam and decompress.
ATD at Play enables attendees to recharge by playing with puppies, testing out new virtual reality experiences, and enjoying old arcade games, among other activities.
In the context of ATD23, having fun helps adults to relieve stress. You’ll have fun at the conference, of course, but you will also spend four days absorbing information, focusing your attention, and engaging with people you’ve never met.
Speaking of socializing with a lot of people, HelpGuide.org also says play helps develop and improve social skills. You’ll have plenty of time to put those skills to use at the networking events scheduled during the conference.
When you’re putting your ATD23 schedule together, carve out time each day to put on a VR headset or play an arcade game. Give your brain a break—the data shows it benefits you to do so, and the puppies are waiting.