Join us at AATA2024 in Pittsburgh! 

We are excited to open registration 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.

Engage in Art Therapy Learning Opportunities 

AATA2024 will include sessions in 19 program tracks: Clinical Approaches, Contemporary Issues/Current Trends, Diversity, Equity & Inclusion (DEI), Education & Supervision, Multicultural Perspectives, Research/Evaluation, Studio & Community, Technology & Innovation, Theory & Assessment, and more!

The program and schedule will be available soon. 

  • Full-Day and Half-Day Advanced Practice Courses, Oct. 6
  • 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!

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.