We invite you to attend the American Art Therapy Association's 51st Annual Conference in Washington, DC. Early Bird Registration is now open!

Flexible Registration Packages: Both daily and two-day packages are available to help attendees balance their personal and professional lives. Explore more information about registration.

Covid-19 Statement: With the conference seven months away, we know that things can change—and we will continue to have updates for you. As of now, we do not have plans to cancel or reschedule the event and look forward to seeing our friends and colleagues in Washington, DC this fall! We have revised our refund policy to protect attendees in the event that AATA would need to cancel the in-person event, and we continue to research other learning options such as virtual, in the event that would be necessary.

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Here are the top reasons that you should plan to attend this premier art therapy event:

Learn from nationally recognized speakers.

Attend exceptional education sessions to expand your knowledge and earn continuing education.

Meet and network with leading art therapists.

Experience Washington, DC! The capital city of the the US is infused with history, culture and the arts!

We are pleased to announce Candy Chang as our Featured Keynote Presenter!

Candy Chang is an artist who believes our shared spaces can play a vital role in reshaping how we see one another and ourselves. Her participatory public art invites people to share their inner lives through anonymous, handwritten responses that form an honest portrait of our emotional health as individuals and as a community. After the death of a loved one, she created the public art project Before I Die, which reimagines the ways the walls of our cities can help us grapple with mortality and meaning as a society today. The Atlantic called it “one of the most creative community projects ever,” and over 5,000 Before I Die walls have since been created by residents in over 75 countries. Her recent work includes a museum installation that collected and displayed over 50,000 anxieties and hopes from people in New York City, and a public ritual in Los Angeles for reflecting on resentment, judgment, and doubt. She is a TED Senior Fellow, Urban Innovation Fellow, and World Economic Forum Young Global Leader, and her work has been exhibited in museums including the Museum of Modern Art, the Smithsonian, and Tate Modern.