Child Life Annual Conference

Exhibitors, Showcase Your Products and Services to the Child Life Community 

Plan now to attend the Child Life Annual Conference in the Washington, DC Metro Area. The Association of Child Life Professionals is expecting more than 1,000 attendees from around the globe to come together for the largest annual gathering of child life professionals.

The Child Life Annual Conference is an unparalleled opportunity to showcase your products and services in front of an enthusiastic crowd of child life specialists and affiliated healthcare and child development professionals. Each year, conference attendees look forward to learning about innovative products and services they can use to make a difference in the lives of the children and families they serve.

ACLP attendees come from leading organizations in pediatric healthcare. Don’t miss the opportunity to engage with members of child life departments from hospitals and other healthcare settings across the country and around the world.

See the exhibit hall layout and exhibit booth opportunities.

Please note: The exhibit hall is currently sold out. If you'd like to be put on a waiting list, please contact Bea Wikander at

Learn about sponsorship opportunities
for the Child Life Annual Conference.

New This Year

  • Leadership Reception in the Exhibit Hall
    - Meet with ACLP leadership
    - Invitation-Only for current and former Board members, committee Chairs, and active committee members
  • Welcome Reception in the Exhibit Hall
    - Kick off the conference with this event
    - Extended hours include 'Throwback Thursday' Dance Party
    - Open to all attendees
  •  Breakfast & Lunch Provided for Exhibitors
    - Enjoy relaxed meals before attendees come in for breakfast and lunch
  • New Schedule with 5 Additional Exhibitor Hours
    - Take advantage of extended meal and reception hours to network with attendees 

Exhibit Hall Schedule
(14 hours with attendees)

 Thursday, May 3 Friday, May 4    Saturday, May 5 

7:30 – 9:30 AM 
7:30 – 9:30 AM 
1:00 PM – 4:00 PM 
Exhibitor Set-up
12:30 – 2:30 PM  
11:45 – 2:00 PM
5:00 – 9:00 PM 
Welcome Reception
(Dance Party starts at 7pm) 
6:00 – 9:00 PM 
Leadership Reception  
(Invitation Only
2:00 – 5:00 PM
Exhibitor Move Out

 “The attendees at this conference are a fun group with fresh ideas, wonderful enthusiasm, and fantastic energy. We really enjoy interacting with the attendees at the ACLP conference ever year.” 

- Monica Lauderdale, Memories Unlimited, Inc.
  2017 Conference Exhibitor

Attendees 7

Exhibit Hall 3

Attendees at Conference

Take Advantage of Special ACLP Room Rates

ACLP has reserved a block of hotel rooms at the Gaylord National Harbor Resort. Please feel free to make your reservations now! Once the room block is full, we are unable to guarantee the availability of additional rooms at the $179, plus tax per night rate. 

Please note: The ACLP room block typically sells out well in advance of the reservation deadline, so we recommend making a reservation as early as possible in order to secure a room. In order to take advantage of these special rates, you must be a registered attendee, exhibitor, or sponsor of the Child Life Annual Conference. 

Reserve your room by contacting the Gaylord National Harbor Resort.

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