2020 Child Life Annual Conference

Each year ACLP brings together more than 1,000 child life professionals at the Child Life Annual Conference—the world's largest gathering of child life professionals. It is 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. 

Plan to join us at the San Antonio Marriott Rivercenter May 21-24, 2020. Get ready to expand your professional horizons and contribute to the ongoing growth of child life!

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The 2020 Child Life Annual Conference will take place May 21-24, 2020 at the San Antonio Marriott Rivercenter.

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All sponsors are recognized on the ACLP website and in ACLP’s quarterly publication, the ACLP Bulletin, and in the conference app. Additional benefits are available for higher-level sponsorships. Please contact Bea Wikander at beawikander@childlife.org for assistance.

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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. 

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Learn and Earn with the All Access Pass

Don't miss out on breakouts you can't attend in person. With the All Access Pass, you'll be able to listen to all the recorded professional development workshops and earn additional PDUs - all for only $59. To add the All Access Pass to an existing conference registration, edit your event details in the registration portal. To register for conference, click here

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