2024 Child Life Conference

Hosted annually by ACLP, the Child Life Conference is an opportunity for child life professionals to reconnect with peers and make new acquaintances while earning PDUs and discovering the latest updates in the profession. By attending conference, you will strengthen professional ties and learn from colleagues holding expertise in multiple domains.

Mark your calendars now for May 23-26, 2024 and join us at the 2024 Child Life Conference. This conference will be held in person at the San Antonio Marriott Rivercenter on the Riverwalk in San Antonio, TX.

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Reconnect with the child life community through an exhibit hall booth at the annual Child Life Conference! This is your chance to showcase your products and services directly to an enthusiastic crowd of child life specialists and affiliated healthcare professionals.

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Show your support for the child life community. Establish new connections, broaden existing relationships, and contribute to goodwill in the child life community.  

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Conference Attendance Justification Tips

We invite you to review the materials in this section which will assist you in communicating the value of participating in the conference experience to your manager.

Your manager or supervisor is sure to appreciate the investment made into your professional development as well as greater knowledge that you can apply directly to patient care.

The full Conference Justification Toolkit can be found here.

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Explore the two scholarships available to attendees of the Child Life Conference.

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Upcoming & Past Child Life Conferences

See a list of the past child life conferences programs as well as see where we are headed in the future!

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