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40th Annual Child Life Conference

Mark your calendars now for May 26-29, 2022 and join us at the 40th Annual Child Life Conference! This conference will be held both in-person at the Gaylord National Resort & Convention Center in National Harbor, MD as well as virtual.

After a long time apart, the 40th Annual Child Life Conference will allow individuals to reconnect with friends and peers, make new acquaintances, network, and enjoy the company of child life professionals from across the world!

Conference registration opens early 2022!

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In-Person Conference Experience

Connections are formed when participants learn together. Rediscover the energy, passion and creativity of your peers when you attend the 40th Annual Child Life Conference. Strengthen your professional ties as you network with new colleagues and reconnect with fellow members and former colleagues onsite in National Harbor, MD.

Full in-person conference registration includes:

-Access to the full virtual conference for one year
-A total of 30 PDUs (15 PDUs for in person sessions and 15 PDUs for the virtual sessions)
-Access to the Exhibit Hall
-Entry to all networking and receptions
-Ability to view all poster presentations

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Virtual Conference Experience

Learning is a key reason to attend the 40th Annual Child Life Conference Virtually. Whether it’s a keynote address, educational session, exhibit hall discussion, poster presentation or virtual networking session, attendees walk away with “ah-ha” moments that they can tap into right away. 

Virtual Conference Includes:

-A total of 15 PDUs for virtual sessions
-Ability to view sessions on-demand for one year
-Access to the virtual exhibit hall
-Virtual networking opportunities
-Q&A with presenters

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Frequently Asked Questions

Will all the sessions be recorded?

In-Person Conference: No, not all the in-person sessions will be recorded. Please refer to the conference program guide to see which will be recorded.

Virtual Conference: Yes! All the virtual conference sessions will be recorded and available to view for one year.

How many total PDUs will I earn?

In-Person Conference: Up to 30 PDUs for general sessions. Attendees can earn up to 6 more PDUs by purchasing Intensives.

Virtual Conference: Attendees will earn 15 PDUs for attending.

How long will the session recordings be available to view?

All recordings will be available to view and earn PDUs for one year.

What safety provisions will be in place for the in-person portion of conference?

Each individual who participates in the Child Life Conference will be required to provide proof they are fully vaccinated against COVID-19 or an exemption letter. If you present an exemption letter, a negative COVID-19 test result must be submitted within 48-horus of arriving at the conference.

Will masks be required at the in-person conference?

ACLP will follow federal, state, and local county COVID guidelines, as well as the hotel guidelines. At this time, masks are required when gathering indoors, with the exception of eating and drinking.

What is the registration cancellation policy?

Cancellation Policy - All cancel requests must be received in writing (send to conference@childlife.org)

Full, Fri, Sat, & Sat/Sun Conference Registrations:

  • Requests received on or before 3/31/22, will be refunded minus a $50 admin fee
  • Requests received between 4/1/22 and 5/1/22, 50% of reg fees paid will be refunded
  • No refunds will be honored for requests received after 5/1/22 

Intensive Registration:

  • Requests received on or before 3/31/22 will be refunded minus a $25 admin fee
  • Requests received between 4/1/22 and 5/1/22, 50% of the fees paid will be refunded
  • No refunds will be honored for requests received after 5/1/22

Virtual only Registration:

  • Requests received on or before 5/1/22 will be refunded minus a $25 admin fee
  • No refunds will be honored for requests received after 5/1/22

Where can I find my certificate of attendance?

In-Person Conference: One certificate will be granted for the entire conference. You will recieve this certificate at the in-person conference.

Virtual Conference: After viewing each session, attendees will be required to take the survey and quiz before accessing the PDU certificate of attendance.

How do I access recorded sessions if I am not able to attend them live?

To view recorded sessions, log into your account at education.childlife.org. Select "My Dashboard" and then click on 40th Annual Child Life Virtual Conference Package. The full listing of all recorded sessions will be available there to view. We recommend using a Google Chrome browser to complete these steps.

What are the expectations of me as a participant?

We are committed to creating a safe environment that is inclusive and free from discrimination, regardless of race, religion, color, national origin, sexual orientation, gender expression or identity, transgender status, age, disability, veteran or marital status, or any other protected categories under applicable law. All attendees, speakers, sponsors, and volunteers at our conference are required to agree with the following code of conduct. ACLP staff will enforce this code throughout the event. We are expecting cooperation from all participants to help to ensure a safe environment for everybody.

Will virtual sessions have closed captioning available?

Yes. To turn on closed captioning, select the CC button on the Zoom toolbar.

Other questions?

Please email conference@childlife.org

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