Chicago Navy Pier 2019


Attendee Information

Note: Attendee registration will open in the fall of 2018

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Jennifer Lipsey, ACLP CEO

“We've enhanced the programming for the 2019 Child Life Annual Conference with an increased focus on peer-to-peer information-sharing in round-table discussions, in response to feedback from prior conference attendees. I’ve witnessed significant ‘a-ha!’ moments that have happened during conversations in addition to the learning that occurs through traditional session content.

We’re adding more dedicated time and space to facilitate the interactive learning that occurs through connection with one another over shared content, interests, and challenges by creating parallel collaborative tracks for child life specialists, academic professionals, and program leaders/directors. The sessions in these specialized tracks will offer participants more time to dive deeper into particular topics and opportunities to learn through sharing each other’s experiences and insights into the topic, complementing the ongoing, break-out sessions that will still be structured as traditional presentations.

Our hope is that these alternative track sessions offer an effective opportunity to influence one another in a meaningful way that inspires greater learning and engagement with the child life community and provides participants with customized takeaways that further enhance their conference experience.” – Jennifer Lipsey




2019 Conference Schedule at a Glance

Thursday, April 11, 2019

 Start Time End Time  Event
8:00 am 11:00 am Half Day Intensives 
8:00 am 12:00 pm Board Meeting (closed)
8:00 am 2:00 pm Full Day Intensives
11:30 am 2:30 pm Half Day Intensives
1:00 pm 2:30 pm Committee Chairs
Orientation & Leadership
Development Session
(Invitation Only)
2:30 pm 5:30 pm Hospital Tour - TBD
3:00 pm 4:00 pm First Timer/New Member
Orientation
3:00 pm 4:30 pm Student Event
5:00 pm 8:00 pm Welcome Reception - Exhibit Hall


Friday, April 12, 2019

Start Time End Time Event      
7:00 am 6:00 pm ACLP Registration Desk Open
7:30 am 9:30 am Exhibit Hall Opens with Breakfast 
9:30 am 11:30 am Opening General Session with Emma Plank Keynote Address and Distinguished Service
Award Presentation (2 PDUs)
11:30 am 1:30 pm Lunch in Exhibit Hall 
    Workshops Tracks
1:45 pm 2:45 pm Professional Development 
Workshops
(1 PDU) x 4    
Child Life Collaboration
Session 1 
1:45-4:45
(3 PDUs)

Academic Collaboration
Session 1 
1:45-4:45
(3 PDUs)
Program Director's Collaboration
Session 1
1:45-4:45
(3 PDUs)
3:00 pm 4:00 pm Professional Development Workshops
(1 PDU) x 4
4:15 pm 5:15 pm Professional Development Workshops
(1 PDU) x 4
5:30 pm 6:30 pm ACLP Town Hall
6:00 pm 9:00 pm Leadership Reception (Invitation Only)


Saturday, April 13, 2019

Start Time End Time Event      
7:00 am 6:00 pm ACLP Registration Desk Open
7:30 am 8:30 am Staffed Poster Presentations
7:30 am 9:30 am  Exhibit Hall Opens with Breakfast 
    Workshops Tracks
 9:00 am 10:30 am Plenary Sessions (1.5 PDUs) x 4 Child Life Collaboration
Session 2
9:00-12:00
(3 PDUs)
Academic Collaboration
Session 2
9:00-12:00
(3 PDUs)
Program Director's Collaboration
Session 2
9:00-12:00
(3 PDUs)
10:45 am 11:45 am Professional Development Sessions
(1 PDU) x 4    
11:45 am 2:00 pm Lunch in Exhibit Hall      
2:00 pm 3:00 pm Professional Development Sessions
(1 PDU) x 4
Child Life Collaboration
Session 3
2:00-5:00
(3 PDUs) 
Academic Collaboration
Session3
2:00-5:00
(3 PDUs)
Program Director's Collaboration
Session 3
2:00-5:00
(3 PDUs) 
3:15 pm  4:45 pm  Professional Development Workshops 
(1.5 PDUs) x 4
5:00 pm 6:00 pm Research Discussion & Awards Presentation
6:00 pm 8:00 pm Community-Based Networking


Sunday, April 14, 2019

Start Time End Time Event       
     Workshops  Tracks
8:00 am 9:30 am Professional Development
Workshops (1.5 PDUs)
Child Life Collaboration Session 4
8:00 - 11:00
(3 PDUs)  
Academic and Internship Collaboration Session
8:00 - 11:00
(3 PDUs)
Program Director's Collaboration Session 4
8:00 - 11:00
(3 PDUs)
9:45 am 11:15 am Professional Development
Workshops (1.5 PDUs)
11:30 am 1:00 pm Closing General Session and Mary Barkey Award Presentation (1.5 PDUs)


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