With heavy hearts, the decision was made to cancel PLAAY Summit for 2022.

We hope to see you at PLAAY Day on February 24th, 2022 and next year for the return of the summit.

The PLAAY Summit provides teachers, social workers, coaches, medical professionals, administrators, parents and other leaders of youth with a conference to address the multi-factorial areas of adolescent health with emphasis on the importance of physical activity.

“The PLAAY Summit breathes life into my daily routine as a Health & Physical Education specialist. It’s a room full of expert enthusiasts chasing the dream – improving lives with play and knowledge!” – Eric Heil, former SHAPE Teacher of the Year.

2020 Keynote Speaker

Commissioner Adam R. Crum

Adam Crum serves as commissioner for the Alaska Department of Health and Social Services. He was born and raised in Alaska and has over a decade of experience in the private sector in strategic management , organizational development, executive consulting and working on multi-billion dollar projects.

Commissioner Crum is active in community services organizations and has served as a board member for groups including the Salvation Army and MyHouse, a group that works specifically with homeless youth. Both groups work with clients dealing with mental health, substance use disorder, transitional housing and workforce development issues.

Crum ventured from the wilds of Alaska to the gridiron of the Big Ten, playing football at Northwestern University where he received a bachelor’s degree in psychology. He then completed a Master of Science in Public Health degree from Johns Hopkins University. He currently resides in Wasilla, Alaska with his wife Colleen and an energetic black lab named Walter.

Additional Speakers

  • Dr. Robert Arnold, MD Pediatric Ophthalmology and Adult Strabismus, AK Children’s Eye & Strabismus
  • Eric Boyer, Alaska Mental Health Trust Authority
  • Dr. Jay Butler, MD, Center for Disease Control
  • Mandy Casurella, LPC, AK Emotion Coach
  • Dana Diehl, Director Wellness and Prevention, ANTHC
  • TJ Miller, Director HPER, UAA 
  • Dr. Scott Wellman, MD, Pediatric Cardiologist, AK Children’s Heart Center
  • Cari Zawodny, Adult Facilitator, Anchorage Youth Vote & Story Works AK

PLAAY is possible with generous support from our sponsors.



This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements of the Washington State Medical Association (WSMA) through the joint providership of Alaska Native Tribal Health Consortium (ANTHC) and Alaska Sports Hall of Fame. ANTHC is accredited by the WSMA to provide continuing medical education for physicians. ANTHC designates this live activity for a maximum of 12.4 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. Multiple professional boards accept AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™ such as Social Work and other professions.

ANTHC is approved as a provider of continuing nursing education by the Montana Nurses Association, as accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.  ANTHC designates this activity as meeting the criteria for one nursing contact hour credit for each hour of participation up to a maximum of 12.4 hours.