AATA’s 53rd Annual Conference: Early Bird Is Now Open

Register Today!

We invite you to join us November 9-13, 2022!


We know that you have missed seeing your art therapy colleagues in person, and we have missed seeing all of you, too! So, while AATA will continue to offer virtual conference options in 2022, just as we have in 2020 and 2021, we hope that you will re-join us in person in Minneapolis!


When: Wednesday, November 9, 2022 – Sunday, November 13, 2022

Where: Hyatt Regency Minneapolis, 1300 Nicollet Mall, Minneapolis, MN 55403



All Early Bird registrants will receive a ticket to redeem a free pad of AEM Hi Arts watercolor paper, available for pick-up at Conference. Each pad contains a total of 30 sheets of 11″x15″ paper. For more information, please email membership@arttherapy.org.






Wednesday, November 9, 2022:

  • All-Day Advanced Practice Courses (7 CE credits, 9am-5pm)
  • Ancillary Meetings
  • International Meeting
  • Newcomer’s Session
  • President’s Opening Reception

Thursday, November 10, 2022:

  • Opening Plenary – TBD
  • Marketplace of Ideas & Open Art Studio
  • Panels, Papers, Performance Art, Workshops, Videos
  • Master-Level Clinician Supervision Sessions – TBD
  • Special Interest Networking Groups – TBD
  • Arts & Crafts Marketplace


Friday, November 11, 2022:

  • Plenary – TBD
  • Marketplace of Ideas & Open Art Studio
  • Panels, Papers, Workshops, Videos
  • Master-Level Clinician Supervision Sessions – TBD
  • Special Interest Networking Groups – TBD
  • Posters & Undergraduate Posters
  • Night on the Town
Saturday, November 12, 2022:
  • Plenary – Ted Meyer
  • Marketplace of Ideas & Open Art Studio
  • Panels, Papers, Workshops, Videos
  • Master-Level Clinician Supervision Sessions – TBD
  • Special Interest Networking Groups – TBD
  • After Party

Sunday, November 13, 2022:

  • Half Day Advanced Practice Courses (3 credits, 8am-11am)




Early Bird Registration Prices:

Available June 10, 2022 – July 22, 2022

AATA Member (Student, New Professional, Retired)AATA Member (Other)Non-Member
1 Day Conference $125$190$290 
Full Conference$250$425$630 
All-Day Advanced Practice Course $150 $150 $170 
Half Day Advanced Practice Course $100 $100 $115 
Workshop $30 $30 $35 



Advanced Registration Prices:

Available July 23, 2022 – November 1, 2022

 AATA Member (Student, New Professional, Retired) AATA Member (Other) Non-Member 
1 Day Conference $150$215$315 
Full Conference $300 $480$675 
All-Day Advanced Practice Course $170 $170 $190 
Half Day Advanced Practice Course $120 $120 $135 
Workshop $40 $40 $45 



Late Registration Prices:

Available November 8-13, 2022

 AATA Member (Student, New Professional, Retired)AATA Member (Other) Non-Member 
1 Day Conference $200$265$365 
Full Conference$390$545$695 
All-Day Advanced Practice Course $190 $190 $210 
Half Day Advanced Practice Course $140 $140 $150 
Workshop $50 $50 $55 


President’s Opening Reception:

Wednesday, November 9, 2022 – 7:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.

Flat Rate: $25


Closing Reception:

Saturday, November 12, 2022 – 8:00 p.m. – 11:00 p.m.

Flat Rate: $15



Hotel Accommodations:

The conference sessions will be held at the Hyatt Regency Minneapolis, located at 1300 Nicollet Mall, Minneapolis, MN 55403. Conveniently located in the heart of downtown Minneapolis, the hotel has attractions such as the Weisman Art Museum and Minneapolis Institute of Arts (MIA) only a few miles away.

AATA has secured a discounted room block for rooms as follows:

  • Standard Room – 1 King – $179
  • Standard Room – 2 Queens (1 Guest) – $179
  • Standard Room – 2 Queens (2 Guest) – $189
  • Standard Room – 2 Queens (3 Guest) – $199
  • Standard Room – 2 Queens (4 Guest) – $209

Please make your hotel reservations online, or by calling 877-803-7534 or click here to find contact information by Region. Be sure to mention AATA or American Art Therapy Association when making your reservation for the group rate.

This block is only available until October 17th, pending space availability. The AATA room blocks typically sell out, so please make your plans early.



Your health and safety are our top priority.


We are excited to come together again after two years and everyone’s safety is our top priority!


Be assured that the AATA 2022 Annual Conference will be held in a wholly safe and clean environment – See Hyatt’s Global Care & Cleanliness Commitment here. We want you to feel completely confident about your decision to join us. We’re carefully tracking all of the latest health and safety guidance for large group gatherings from the Minnesota Department of Health. As we draw closer to the conference, we will publish additional guidelines for the conference. At this time, we are not requiring proof of vaccination or negative Covid-19 test results for attendance. If the situation changes, revisions will be made and announced.



Cancellation Policy:


All registration cancellations and refund requests must be made in writing, sent via email to tcochran@arttherapy.org or mailed to the AATA National Office. Specific percentage refunds will be provided based on the date on which the cancellation request is received.


The Association will consider alternative registration refunds requested by attendees in cases of serious illness and/or the death of a family member or significant other. Illnesses must be documented by a physician’s letter; for a death, please provide the date of death in your communication.


*You may also consider transferring your registration to another attendee.


  • For refund requests received via email or postmarked by October 7, 2022, a refund of 75% of the registration fee will be issued.
  • For refund requests received via email or postmarked between October 8, 2022, and November 4, 2022, a refund of 50% of the registration fee will be issued
  • For refund requests requested after November 4, 2022, no monetary refunds will be issued. Rather, a credit of 50% of the registration fee will be offered which can be applied to the registration at the next AATA Annual Conference (In-Person or Virtual) and/or any AATA online learning opportunity offerings. These credits are not transferrable to another attendee.


AATA regrets that refunds will not be given for no-shows. All requests for any type of refund must be submitted in writing, along with any required documentation, no later than November 18, 2022. After that time, no refund considerations will be made.

*Substitutions and Transfers: A substitution of your full registration is permitted prior to the conference by submitting a written request to tcochran@arttherapy.org. The original attendee must notify AATA the name and contact information of the substituted party. AATA will revise the registration and notify the parties involved to confirm the substitution. Badge sharing, splitting, and reprints are strictly prohibited.




  • 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 membership@arttherapy.org