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. Registration will open in the fall of 2019. 

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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. Online sponsor registration will open in the fall of 2019. In the meantime, please contact Bea Wikander at beawikander@childlife.org.

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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

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 portal.

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