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.


Live Webinars

Individual Member: $35 U.S.
Individual Student Member: $15 U.S.

Individual Non-Member: $70 U.S.

*Group Registration: 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: $35 U.S. (Members), $70 U.S. (Non-Members), $15 (Students)

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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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Professional Development Guide

To learn about ACLP's live webinar programming, click here. And be sure to also check out:

  • ACLP Webinar Packages: From creating your own PDU bundle to an all assessment package, ACLP offers a variety of webinar packages to meet your learning needs. To 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 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 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.

ACLP Bulletin & The Journal of Child Life

The ACLP Bulletin is the membership publication of ACLP. 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. Learn more about the ACLP Bulletin by clicking here.

The Journal of Child Life is a peer-reviewed journal that helps to increase the knowledge and use of evidence-based practice by child life professionals, reinforcing the validity of child life theory and practice. Learn more about The Journal of Child Life by click here.



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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