2025 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 22-25, 2025 and join us at the 2025 Child Life Conference. This conference will be held in person at the JW Marriott Los Angeles LIVE, Los Angeles, CA.

Abstract submissions for the 2025 Child Life Conference are open July 1 - July 31, 2024. Full submission guidelines can be found here.

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Exhibitors & Sponsors

Connect with the child life community through an exhibit hall booth or sponsorship 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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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 Conference Justification Letter template can be found here.

Child Life Conference


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

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Upcoming & Previous Child Life Conferences

View the program books from previous year's conferences and see where we are headed in the future!