January 3, 2019  | By Susan Boxer Kappel, MA, ATR-BC, LCAT, CGP, Conference Chair


Happy New Year!  It’s time to focus on submitting conference proposals for the AATA’s 50th Annual Conference to be held October 30 to November 3, 2019 in Kansas City, Missouri.  We hope you will “meet us in the middle” of America’s heartland as we celebrate 50 years of healing through art!

The 2019 Annual Conference Call for Proposals is now open.  Submissions will be due on February 1, 2019.  Visit the Proposal Submission site to learn more.

Would you like to serve as a proposal reviewer this year?  All current AATA members who have ATR-BC credentials are invited to serve as reviewers. Reviewers must be willing to devote the time required to review at least 15 to 20 proposals.  All of the review process is done online.  If you are interested in serving please let us know.


National Geographic Traveler names Kansas City one of the world’s “best trips” for 2019, and Vogue Magazine agrees!