Videos of the plenaries at the LEGO Idea Conference 2019 are available below. Enjoy!


Opening plenary: Power Up - Starting Our Work Together - Tuesday 2 April

In the opening plenary of the conference, you will hear from:

  • Thomas Kirk Kristiansen, Chairman of the LEGO Foundation Board of Directors
  • John Goodwin, CEO of the LEGO Foundation
  • Pia Rebello Britto, Chief Early Childhood Development, UNICEF

Interactive Game Show: The Parent Perception Playoff at LEGO Idea Conference 2019 - Tuesday 2 April

Participants took part in an interactive game show using global research to reveal the truth about parental attitudes and beliefs. Hosted by Jennifer Kotler Clarke of Sesame Workshop.

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Celebration plenary: Playful Parenting and the LEGO Prize - Tuesday 2 April

After an inspiration on playful parenting from Karima Grant of ImagiNation Afrika, attendees were invited to discover the core competencies caregivers need with Jack Shonkoff of the Center on the Developing Child at Harvard University. Presentation of the 2019 LEGO Prize.

Roundtable: Reframing the Parenting Narrative - Wednesday 3 April

This roundtable challenged participants’ thinking on the parenting narrative and featured Luis Benveniste of the World Bank, Sarah Hutchinson of the Neimand Collaborative and Ralph Smith of The Campaign for Grade Level Reading. Moderated by Maniza Ntekim of UNICEF.

Following the roundtable, attendees learned from Marc Bornstein of the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development about how parent behaviours directly impact children’s development.

Working Session: Reflect, Share, Prepare - Wednesday 3 April

This plenary included an inspiration on playful parenting by Paul Ramchandani of Cambridge University and an introduction to the action-oriented work sessions taking place in the afternoon where attendees were tasked with working towards a concrete output.

Closing Play-nary: Raising Our Voices - Wednesday 3 April

Action Team presentations, an inspirational address from Ziauddin Yousafzai of the Malala Fund (and Malala’s Father) and a playful, musical finale with Jaime Lachman of Oxford University.