Thank you to all who submitted a conference proposal this year. All authors will be notified of the program decisions by May 21. We continue to monitor the status of the COVID-19 pandemic and the restrictions for holding in-person meetings at our conference location in San Diego. As always, the safety and well-being of our members, conference attendees and volunteers is our primary concern and focus.

Early Bird Registration will open on July 1st!


AATA’s 52nd Annual Conference is to be held at the newly renovated Town & Country Resort in sunny San Diego, CA. The core conference program will be Thursday, October 28th to Saturday, October 30th.

  • Pre-Conference All Day Optional Advanced Practice Courses and Ancillary Meetings such as the Assembly of Chapters and the Coalition of Art Therapy Educators (CATE) Meetings will be held on Thursday, Oct. 28th.
  • Post Conference Half Day Optional Advanced Practice Courses will be held on Sunday, Oct. 31st (8 to 11 am).

AATA 2021 Conference Your Way: As we continue to monitor the global Covid-19 pandemic AATA will once again develop a contingency plan for an “all virtual event” if the situation requires it. If we go forward with the conference in San Diego sessions will be recorded onsite and we will also hold a post virtual conference so that regardless of your attendance interest both options will be available.