Annual Conference

The ACLP Annual Conference on Professional Issues is the premier educational experience for child life professionals. Each year, around 1,000 child life specialists from all over the world gather for a diverse array of high-quality, timely and relevant conference sessions catered to all professional levels.  As the largest gathering of child life specialists of the year, the Annual Conference offers ample opportunities for both formal and informal networking with your peers. Get ready to talk about current child life issues, share ideas and resources, and contribute to the ongoing growth of your profession!

Visit the 2020 Conference page for information about our upcoming conference.



Live Webinars

Individual Member: $30 U.S.
Individual Student Member: $15 U.S.

Individual Non-Member: $110 U.S.

*Group Registraton: 3 - 5 participants $185, 6 - 9 participants $225, 10+ participants $375

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On-Demand Webinars

Recorded conference sessions can be purchased individually or as part of a packaged deal. Webinars can be purchased individually. Participants must complete a quiz to earn PDUs toward recertification.  

Webinar Pricing: Individual: $40 U.S. (Members), $100 U.S. (Non-Members)

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Mentor Program

The Mentor Program provides ACLP members with a structured, six-month program designed to support the development and growth of child life specialists at multiple stages of their career. The program welcomes both mentors and mentees, and applicants are matched based on interests and experiences, creating the optimal foundation for joint learning. 

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Calendar of Events

  • Mountain West Child Life Association Conference

    October 11 - October 12, 2019
    October 12, 2019
  • UPDATED - Initial Offer Date for 2020 Winter/Spring Internship

    October 15 - October 15, 2019
    October 15, 2019
  • UPDATED - Acceptance Date for 2020 Winter/Spring Internship

    October 16 - October 16, 2019
    October 16, 2019
  • UPDATED - 2nd Offer Date for 2020 Winter/Spring Internship

    October 17 - October 17, 2019
    October 17, 2019
  • Texas Association of Child Life Professionals Conference

    October 26 - October 26, 2019
    October 26, 2019
  • Deadline to Apply to Recertify through PDUs

    October 31 - October 31, 2019
    October 31, 2019

ACLP Bulletin & Focus Articles

The ACLP Bulletin is the foremost professional resource focusing on the unique knowledge and skills of the child life community. Its aim is to provide content that encourages the continued clinical development of child life professionals, and a forum for highlighting their milestones, challenges, innovations and successes. 

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Regional Conference Groups

Regional child life groups offer you further opportunities to connect with peers in designated geographic areas. Please note, each organization has its own mission, goals and standards for participation, and does not have any direct affiliation with ACLP.

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