Child Life Annual Conference

The Child Life Annual Conference is the premier educational experience for child life professionals. Each year, 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. After thorough review and careful consideration of the CDC's COVID-19 recommendations on social distancing, ACLP decided to transform the 2020 Child Life Annual Conference into its first-ever interactive, virtual conference.

The 2021 Child Life Annual Conference is currently scheduled to take place May 27-30, 2021
in Los Angeles, CA. As a precaution, ACLP is planning on hosting a hybrid event that will also include an online virtual experience for those who may not be able to travel. If ACLP is unable to host an in-person event due to ongoing public health regulations, we will host an entirely virtual conference online.


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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2020 Professional Development Guide

To learn about ACLP's 2020 live webinar programming as well as some of our new features, see the 2020 ACLP Professional Development Guide. New offerings include:

  • Professional Development Subscriptions: In 2020 we will be offering 3 webinar subscriptions: Professional Development, Established Professional, and Emerging Professional. To register and learn more click here.
  • Easy Group Registration: Want to register your team for an upcoming webinar? Let us do the work for you! Simply click here to complete the form and share your information with us, and we’ll take care of the rest.
  • Webinar Scholarships: We know professional development is critical to the profession and understand that it can be costly. We’re excited to be able to offer a select number of scholarships for individual registrations to each of our 2020 live webinars. Click here to learn more and apply.
  • Member Pop-ups Are Back: Your membership is important to us. We hope you’ll join us in 2020 for more free member pop-up webinars. Be sure to stay tuned to the ACLP website and ACLP Notes for information about these exciting events. Not able to attend the live event? No problem. Members who register for these free pop-ups get access to the on-demand webinar recordings. Be sure to keep your membership active to take advantage of this wonderful members-only benefit.
2020 Professional Development Guide

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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