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Jill Koss, ACLP President

A Message from the President

After thorough review and careful consideration of the CDC's latest Covid-19 recommendations on social distancing, ACLP has decided to transform the 2020 Child Life Annual Conference into an interactive, virtual event May 20-23, 2020.

Visit the 2020 Child Life Virtual Conference website.

No action is needed from you if you have already registered for conference; your original conference registration fees will be applied to the virtual conference. 

At this time, social distancing is critical and forgoing an on-site, in-person conference is in the best interest of our extended child life community and the country as a whole. Thank you for your patience, understanding, and support as we work to create a re-imagined, innovative conference experience for you and your child life colleagues. We will update you regularly on the planning and development of this year's virtual conference

Thank you for your individual service during this national state of emergency. We look forward to your participation in this virtual conference and hope it will provide the professional and emotional support you need during these challenging times.


The Child Life Virtual Conference will offer attendees:

  • Live and recorded sessions available through ACLP's Online Learning Portal in all domains required for recertification.
  • The opportunity to earn 60+ PDUs.
  • An entire year's access to the conference content.
  • Several virtual sessions that incorporate discussion opportunities.
  • A promo code for 20% off in the online Child Life Store. (will be emailed to registrants in May)

Revised Registration Cancellation/Refund Policy

Refund requests for the 2020 Child Life Conference will be honored if received in writing by ACLP no later than April 17, 2020. Requests received between April 18, 2020 and May 15, 2020 will be subject to a $50 service fee. No refunds will be accepted after May 16, 2020.

Refund requests should be sent via email to conference@childlife.org. Refunds may take up to 21 days to process.

Hotel Cancellation Policy

The San Antonio Marriott Rivercenter will cancel all reservations made for the conference. The hotel will automatically send a cancellation confirmation to the email provided when making the reservation. You will receive official notification from hotel by April 3, 2020 at the latest via email. 

Professional Development Units (PDUs)

With the 2020 Child Life Virtual Conference registration, you will have the opportunity to earn more than 60 PDUs in all domains required for recertification by participating in live and recorded sessions available through ACLP's Online Learning Portal. And, you will have access to this content for an entire year. 

Registration Pricing

 Conference Attendee Full-Conference Standard Registration February 8-May 17 
Non-member*
$805
ACLP Professional Member $680
ACLP Student or Retiree Member $595 
*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 in the registration portal.


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