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2019 Child Life Annual Conference

This year, ACLP brought together more than 1,100 child life professionals at the Child Life Annual Conference in Chicago. It was the most highly attended conference to date and provided an unsurpassed opportunity for attendees to enhance their professional development, gain fresh perspectives, meet with colleagues, and form new and lasting relationships within the child life community. 

The Child Life Annual Conference advances the field by presenting the latest research, innovations, and  techniques for Certified Child Life Specialists (CCLSs), educators, students, and other child life professionals at all professional levels. There are ample opportunities for both formal and informal networking with peers. The conference also features an exhibit hall offering products and services that are of interest to the child life community.

Conference attendees earn Professional Development Units (PDUs) necessary for recertification for the Certified Child Life Specialist (CCLS) credential. 

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Buckingham Fountain is a Chicago landmark in the center of Grant Park. 

The 2019 All Access Pass

Thank you to all those who joined us for the 2019 Child Life Annual Conference in Chicago. If you purchased the 2019 All Access Pass as part of your conference registration or on-site with us in Chicago, you were sent an email with instructions about how to access your content through ACLP's new online education page.

If you were not able to join us for the 2019 Child Life Annual Conference in Chicago, the 2019 All Access Pass is now available for purchase on our online education page

Questions? If you have any questions about the 2019 All Access Pass, please email Emily Eagon at EEagon@childlife.org. 


The 2019 Child Life Annual Conference took place April 11-14, 2019 at the Chicago Marriott Magnificent Mile. 

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All sponsors are recognized on the ACLP website and in ACLP’s quarterly publication, the ACLP Bulletin, and in the annual conference section of the ACLP app. Additional benefits are available for higher-level sponsorships.  


As the largest annual gathering of child life professionals in the world, the Child Life Annual Conference offers you the ideal opportunity to showcase your products and services to a unique audience. 

Learn and Earn with the All Access Pass

If you were unable to attend this year's conference—or if you would like the opportunity to listen to sessions you were unable to attend—you can purchase the All Access Pass. Purchasers will be able to view all of the professional development workshops that were recorded onsite at conference on computers or tablets at their convenience, and earn additional Professional Development Units (PDUs) by completing the quizzes at the end of the recordings. For more information, visit ACLP's online education page.

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