February 25, 2021 | Susan Boxer Kappel, MA, ATR-BC, LCAT, CGP, Conference Chair


Call for Proposals

The Conference Committee is thrilled to announce this year’s theme, Reconnecting and Visualizing Future Pathways for Art Therapy in a Diverse Society. We hope this will inspire you as you work on your proposal for the AATA’s 52nd Annual Conference to be held at the San Diego, CA this fall. 

The deadline to submit proposals is March 25th. There are a few changes this year to the submission process so please read the instructions before you begin. When you are ready, submit online here. If you have any questions please contact Barbara Florence via email at bflorence@arttherapy.org

Special Sessions Chair Conference Committee Position

We are pleased to announce a new position on AATA’s Conference Committee to Focus on Diversity, Equity & Inclusion (DE&I). This new volunteer position, Special Session Chair, will work closely with the AATA National Office, President-Elect, and Conference Chair to support the committee’s overarching purpose of planning and providing a dynamic, engaging, and robust conference that is inclusive of all attendees. While all volunteers are expected to share AATA’s commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion (DE&I), this new role will include having a specific focus on ensuring AATA’s DE&I objectives and mission are reflected in the annual conference’s overall concept, design, and implementation.  

We are seeking applicants with an understanding of DE&I, passion about art therapy, and a flexible style to contribute to the overall conference planning process. Applicants should be innovative and energetic to help shape the conference with new ideas and a fresh approach for inclusivity.

Position Requirements and Attributes

  • Current AATA Membership, with ATR-BC credentials.
  • Past event-planning experience is helpful.
  • Ability to devote a minimum of approximately 40 hours throughout the year toward conference team efforts. 
  • AATA will provide a complimentary conference registration and reimburse for travel expenses related to conference attendance. 
  • Read the complete position description

How to Apply: Applicants should send their CV and cover letter via email to Barbara Florence at bflorence@arttherapy.org by March 8th.    

Call for Conference Proposal Reviewers

We invite all AATA Members with ATR-BC credentials, who are willing to participate as a Conference Proposal Reviewer to join our team by emailing Barbara Florence at bflorence@arttherapy.org. Reviewers are typically assigned around 15 proposals and have approximately 3 weeks to complete the work. The entire review process is completed online. The role will begin around March 26th and reviews will be due on April 16th. Join Us!