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Attendee Information

Note: Attendee registration will open in the fall of 2018

CurrentACLPPresidentStephanieHopkinson

Stephanie Hopkinson, ACLP President

A Message from the President

Coming together to learn, network, and engage with colleagues at the Child Life Annual Conference is an event many look forward to attending each year.  Conference attendees have the opportunity to build upon their knowledge and share their expertise in a community of learning, networking, and thinking together. 

For the 2019 conference, we have some exciting new features. We have time dedicated to interactive learning sessions through the creation of collaborative, audience-specific options for child life specialists, academic professionals, and program leaders/directors. These innovative parallel collaboration sessions will be offered for participants to explore relevant topics in an interactive learning environment. The sessions will complement the traditional breakout sessions. The goal is to enhance the format of conference while maintaining the quality and scope you have come to appreciate and look forward to from ACLP's professional development experiences. 

We thank each volunteer, volunteer leaders, and the ACLP staff for their profound dedication, commitment, and expertise in selecting sought-after speakers and relevant breakout sessions focused on the most current approaches, strategies, and innovations related to child life practice across settings.

We look forward to seeing and connecting with you in Chicago!

Stephanie Hopkinson
Stephanie Hopkinson, ACLP President


Professional Development Units (PDUs)

With a basic conference registration, you can earn up to 14.5 PDUs.

Intensives (half- and full-day options) offer the opportunity to earn up to 6 additional PDUs.

Registration Pricing

Conference 
Attendee

Full-Conference
Early Registration
September 20-January 31

Full-Conference 
Standard Registration 
February 1-March 24

Intensives
Full-Day
Early/Standard
(includes lunch)

Intensives Half-Day
Early/Standard 
(includes snack)

One-Day Registration
Friday or Saturday

All-Access Pass
(Recorded Sessions
Package) 

Guest Pass for
Welcome Reception

 
Non-member*
$590  $790 $175/$200 $125/$150 $325  $59  $100 
ACLP Professional  $465 $665  $160/$185  $110/$135  $250 $59 $100 
ACLP Student or Retiree Member $380 $580  $150/$175 $100/$125 $250  $59 $100 
*When you join the Association of Child Life Professionals, you receive the benefit of paying member prices for conference registration, intensives, and discounts on books and merchandise in the ACLP store. Join ACLP and register at member rates.

Hotel Information

The conference will be held at the Chicago Marriott Magnificent Mile in downtown Chicago. ACLP has reserved a limited number of rooms at a discounted rate of $189 per night. To reserve your hotel room, visit the Chicago Marriott Magnificent Mile online reservations portal. Please be aware that rooms will sell out quickly.

2019 Conference Schedule at a Glance (subject to change)

Thursday, April 11, 2019

Start Time
End Time
Event
 
 
 
8:00 am 11:00 am Half Day Intensives
8:00 am 12:00 pm Board Meeting (closed)
8:00 am 3:00 pm Full Day Intensives – includes 1 hour for lunch
12:30 pm 3:30 pm Half Day Intensives
3:30 pm 5:00 pm Committee Chairs Orientation
& Leadership Development Session
(Invitation Only)
3:30 pm 5:00 pm Student Event 
4:00 pm 5:00 pm First Timer/New Member
Orientation
5:00 pm 8:00 pm Welcome Reception - Exhibit Hall



Friday, April 12, 2019

Start Time
End Time
Event
 
 
 
7:00 am 6:00 pm ACLP Registration Desk Open
7:30 am 9:00 am Leadership Awards Breakfast – invite only
7:30 am 9:30 am Exhibit Hall Opens with Breakfast 
9:30 am 11:00 am Opening General Session with Emma Plank Keynote Address (1.5 PDUs)
11:00 am 1:00 pm Lunch in Exhibit Hall 
    Workshops/
Sessions

Tracks
1:15 pm 2:45 pm Professional Development 
Workshops
(1.5 PDUs) x 5    
Child Life Collaboration
- Ethics in Healthcare
1:45-4:45
(3 PDUs)

Child Life Collaboration
- Social Justice
1:45-4:45
(3 PDUs)
3:00 pm 4:00 pm Professional Development Sessions 
(1 PDU) x 5
4:15 pm 5:15 pm Professional Development Sessions 
(1 PDU) x 5
5:30 pm 6:30 pm ACLP Town Hall





Saturday, April 13, 2019

Start Time
End Time
Event
 
 
 
7:00 am
6:00 pm
ACLP Registration Desk Open
7:30 am
9:30 am 
Exhibit Hall Opens with Breakfast 
 
 
Workshops/
Sessions

Tracks
 9:00 am
10:30 am
Professional Development Workshops
(1.5 PDUs) x 5
Academic Collaboration
Session
9:00-12:00
(3 PDUs)
Program Director's Collaboration
Session 
9:00-12:00
(3 PDUs)
10:45 am
11:45 am
Professional Development Sessions
(1 PDU) x 5    
11:45 am 2:00 pm Exhibit Hall Opens with Lunch
2:00 pm
3:00 pm
Professional Development Sessions
(1 PDU) x 5
Academic Collaboration
Session 
2:00-5:00
(3 PDUs)
Program Director's Collaboration
Session 
2:00-5:00
(3 PDUs) 
3:15 pm 
4:45 pm 
Professional Development Workshops 
(1.5 PDUs) x 5
5:00 pm  6:00 pm  Staffed Poster Presentations (1 PDU with completion of Poster Quiz)
5:30 pm
6:30 pm
Research Discussion
6:00 pm
8:00 pm
Community-Based Networking



Sunday, April 14, 2019

Start Time
End Time
Event
 
 
 
 
 
Sessions
Tracks
9:00 am
10:00 am
Professional Development Sessions
(1 PDU) x 5    




Child Life Collaboration
- Mentorship (2.5 PDUs)

10:15 am
11:15 am
Professional Development Sessions
(1 PDU) x 5
11:30 am
1:00 pm
Closing General Session (1.5 PDUs)
2:00 pm
5:00 pm
Tour of Chicago Children’s Advocacy Center – limited capacity, additional registration required


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