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Hosted annually by ACLP, the Child Life Conference is an opportunity for child life professionals to reconnect with peers and make new acquaintances while earning PDUs and discovering the latest updates in the profession. By attending conference, you will strengthen professional ties and learn from colleagues holding expertise in multiple domains. 
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2024 Call for Abstracts

Expertise, knowledge, and thoughtful insight from the child life community will help the profession prepare for an exciting future. ACLP will be seeking 2024 Professional Development Abstract Proposals that reflect the best thinking in the field, informed by theory, research, and practice from July 1 - July 31, 2023.

All proposals will be evaluated by peers as abstract reviewers. Submit a proposal today for...

  • 2024 Conference Session
  • 2024 Conference Intensive
  • 2024 Conference Poster Presentation
  • 2024 ACLP Webinar


The 2024 Child Life Conference will be taking place from May 23 - 26, 2024 at the San Antonio Marriott Rivercenter on the River Walk in San Antonio, TX.

The deadline to submit a proposal is July 31, 2023 at 11:59pm EST.

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Exhibitors & Sponsors

ACLP is excited to invite you to showcase your products and services directly to an enthusiastic crowd of child life specialists and affiliated healthcare professionals.

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Conference Scholarships

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One-Person Child Life Program Conference Scholarships

Applicants for the scholarship must be Certified Child Life Specialists working full time in a hospital-based, one-person program who has never attended an ACLP conference. 

NOT CURRENTLY ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS


International Child Life Conference Scholarships

Annually, ACLP provides eight International Scholarships to enable professionals outside of North America working in a child life or adjacent field to attend the Child Life Annual Conference. 

International Scholarships cover the following:

  • One-year ACLP membership
  • Cost of registration for the conference
  • Up to five nights lodging at the conference hotel
  • Round-trip airfare up to $1,800 U.S.
  • Stipend of $250 USD to help toward incidental expenses such as meals, taxi, etc.

Funding for this scholarship is made possible by The Walt Disney Foundation. Thank you to the Walt Disney Foundation for their generous support of the annual conference.

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Attendee Feedback

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Conference Attendance Justification Toolkit

In keeping with ACLP's mission to provide quality professional development, we offer these tools to provide a clear path to assist you in achieving your educational goals by attending the 2023 Child Life Conference.
 
The Conference Attendance Justification Toolkit includes a letter template and breakdowns of the benefits of each conference event to assist you in communicating the value of attending conference to your manager or supervisor.  

Past & Future Child Life Conferences

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See a list of the past child life conferences programs as well as see where we are headed in the future!

VIEW THE LIST

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Questions?

Email conference@childlife.org
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Funding for the annual child life conference is made possible by Disney. Thank you to Disney for their support of the annual conference.

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