July 24, 2019  | Susan Boxer Kappel, MA, ATR-BC, LCAT, CGP, Conference Chair


“I love going to the AATA conference and look forward to the presentations. I always leave feeling refreshed and renewed.”

-2018 AATA Conference Attendee

We can’t wait to welcome conference attendees to the American Art Therapy Association’s 50th Annual Conference to be held October 30 to November 3, 2019 in Kansas City, MO!  Advanced registration is now open and lower rates are still available!  You can Register Online or call the National Office at (888) 290-0878 or (703) 548-5860 to register by phone.



  Explore the Dynamic Program. Our diverse program includes 230+ sessions where you can expand your knowledge and earn continuing education credits.

  Learn from our Talented Presenters. Our presenters are experts in the field of art therapy and will present cutting-edge program models.

  Take Home Strategies. Leave the conference feeling inspired and refreshed with new ideas and approaches to use in your own clinical practice.



  • Add some experiential sessions to your conference schedule. All-day advanced practice courses (held on Wednesday, October 30, from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.) offer attendees 7 full hours of learning and continuing education and include art directives. Or if you are staying over on Saturday evening why not add a half day Advanced Practice Course on Sunday, November 3 (from 8:00 to 11:00 a.m.) for 3 hours of extra learning and continuing education? Review the available sessions, and register soon before these sessions fill up! Some workshops are also available on Thursday, Friday and Saturday…but hurry before they are full!
  • Make your hotel arrangements as the reserved block is filling up!

For more information about the conference, visit the website, download the detailed conference brochure, or review the online “searchable” program.

AATA Members receive a discount on conference registration, so if your membership is not current or would like to become a member visit: https://arttherapy.org/membership-starts-here/ or call (888) 290-0878 or (703) 548-5860.