Join us at AATA2024 in Pittsburgh!

Register for AATA’s 55th Annual Conference, to be held Sunday, Oct. 6 through Wednesday, Oct. 9, 2024.
As always, AATA Members get discounted rates, so join or renew today.


Announcing the AATA2024 Virtual Conference!

The virtual conference will offer attendees all-new, never-been-seen sessions on a new platform designed specifically for AATA. For first-time attendees, this will be your opportunity to connect with presenters, as well as meet new friends or catch up with colleagues from around the globe.

For in-person AATA2024 attendees, it will augment your experience in Pittsburgh—and you’ll receive a 50% discount when you register for the virtual conference!

Engage in Art Therapy Learning Opportunities 

AATA2024 will include sessions in 9 program tracks: Clinical Approaches, Contemporary Issues/Current Trends, Diversity, DEI, Education & Supervision, Multicultural Perspectives, Research/Evaluation, Studio & Community, Technology & Innovation, and Theory & Assessment.

  • In-Person Full-Day and Half-Day Advanced Practice Courses: Oct. 6
  • In-Person Core Program Days: Oct. 7 – 9

Make Connections and Grow your Network

Join art therapists from around the world during the Open Art Studio, networking sessions, or Shared Interest Group (SIG) meetings throughout the conference. Or make new friends between sessions!

Get Inspired by Keynote Bertice Berry

Dr. Bertice Berry is a sociologist, author, lecturer, and storyteller. She has published 13 best-selling books in both fiction and non-fiction and has won numerous awards and accolades for both her writing and presentations.
Dr. Berry has inspired audiences around the world with engaging talks on change and transformation, inclusion and belonging, as well as professional and personal development. And she will help AATA2024 attendees reconnect with the passion and purpose that led us to our profession. 

Don’t Miss the Evening Events!

Oct. 6, 7:30 – 9pm: Join AATA President Nadia Paredes, MA, LMFT, ATR, at the President’s Opening Reception, and connect with friends and colleagues.

Oct. 9, 8 – 11pm: Let’s celebrate together at the Closing Reception.

Be sure to purchase your reception tickets when you register for the conference!

Explore Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Pittsburgh is known for its steep hillsides — and more than 400 bridges, most of which are painted in a gold color. It’s the inspiration for the AATA2024 logo and conference theme.

Pittsburgh is also home to some world-class museums, including the Carnegie Museum of Art, one of the most dynamic art institutions in the country. The Andy Warhol Museum holds the largest collection of Warhol art in the world. And the Mattress Factory features contemporary art created by artists in residence.

Stay Centrally Located in Pittsburgh

The conference venue, the Wyndham Grand Pittsburgh Downtown, is located in Pittsburgh’s Central Business District, also known as the Golden Triangle. The hotel offers stunning views of the famed three rivers and Pittsburgh’s rejuvenated downtown.

Get the best rate through AATA’s Hotel Block!

What’s Included in Your Registration

Our vision for the conference is to help the
art therapy community connect with each other through world-class continuing education programming, art-making experientials, networking events, and more.

  • Continuing Education Sessions (attendees may obtain up to 130 CE credits)
  • Shared Interest Group meetings
  • Access to the conference mobile app
  • Planning for licensure campaigns and coalition-building strategies
  • Annual awards ceremony recognizing outstanding members
  • Open Art Studio, a special place for attendees to learn new skills and connect with each other

Get Inspired in the Open Art Studio!

One of the most cherished spaces at any AATA conference is the Open Art Studio. It’s a special place for attendees to learn new skills, connect with each other — or just make art, intentionally. At AATA2024, we will also offer mini-sessions to help you experiment with new techniques or art supplies.

Become an Exhibitor or Sponsor

The conference offers organizations and art supply companies visibility through event marketing, digital platforms, and promotional materials. In addition, sponsors can showcase their supplies or offerings in the Exhibit Hall, or provide hands-on demonstrations for attendees. 

Gain distinction among the art therapy community, including art therapy practitioners, clinicians, researchers, educators, and students!

Email Tracy Mitchell at to set up an exploratory call.


The program is still being developed and updates will continue to be published in the program. The published schedule is subject to change. Presenters listed in the program have been invited, but changes may occur. If you have any questions, or need help registering for conference, please contact