July 15, 2021 | Susan Boxer Kappel, MA, ATR-BC, LCAT, CGP, Conference Chair


After an intensive review of the 2021 Annual Conference we have concluded that our best and safest approach this year is to go completely virtual. We carefully considered the changing landscape of the COVID-19 pandemic which has significantly impacted so many of our members, concerns for potential variant outbreaks, and the data from two conference surveys fielded within the past few months. Our primary priority is the safety and well-being of our members, attendees, and volunteers. Based on what you shared with us in the surveys, we believe that we have made the best possible decision to meet members’ needs, interests, and concerns. Thank you for your patience and understanding as we completed this important decision-making process.

Going completely virtual this year means there’s no need to worry about extra expenses for travel and concerns about health or safety, because you will be able to join art therapy colleagues from around the world in the comfort and safety of your own home. We will of course miss seeing each of you in person, but we will plan to reunite again in 2022 in Minneapolis, MN safely, and in full AATA-style conferencing! 

Just like last year, our virtual conference registration will provide two options to view the content: Live and via on-demand. Our program has more sessions available to you than you could possibly attend at an in-person conference, so you will earn more continuing education and knowledge. Also, the conference will span over 4 days this year! If you attend all 4 days, we expect you will have more than 100 hours of learning available to you with the on-demand access. Just like last year, we will allow you one year (through December 31, 2022) to view the on-demand content included in your registration package. 

The conference registration packages offer 1-day, 2-day, 3-day and 4-day combinations, providing tons of flexibility and pricing to meet your needs. Just remember to register before early bird rates end on August 31st so that you will lock in the lowest rates and save!

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Stay tuned here for more communications and announcements as the program continues to be developed!