Conference News

#AATA2020 Highlights from Days 1 and 2 — See you on Day 3!

#AATA2020 Highlights from Days 1 and 2 — See you on Day 3!

November 5, 2020 |Susan Boxer Kappel

A huge thank you to all who are attending, participating in the chat features during sessions, and showing up (on camera) for the networking sessions! Check out some of our favorite #AATA2020 moments on social media so far, and there is still time to register for Day 3!

The Detailed Program for the AATA Virtual Conference is Here!

The Detailed Program for the AATA Virtual Conference is Here!

October 8, 2020 | Susan Boxer Kappel

We’re thrilled to share the detailed program for AATA’s 2020 virtual conference, Art Therapy Connected: Advancing Mental Health in a Virtual World. The 3-day program provides 57 hours of learning and continuing education. A very special thank you to our presenters who prepared their content at least a month earlier than usual in order to be recorded for the conference!

What’s Happening Outside the Virtual Learning Classroom at AATA’s 2020 Conference?

What’s Happening Outside the Virtual Learning Classroom at AATA’s 2020 Conference?

September 24, 2020 | Susan Boxer Kappel

The AATA 2020 virtual conference, Art Therapy Connected: Advancing Mental Health in a Virtual World  will provide a rich and diverse program that includes exceptional education, networking and special features that will offer attendees with opportunities to connect, explore and reinvigorate their professional careers.  Our presenters are in the process of having their sessions recorded, and we will be adding in educational program details to the agenda in early-October. In the meantime, please explore a sampling of the offerings we have planned outside the virtual classroom! We’ll have activities for personal growth and reflection, networking, community art projects, and celebrations!

Registration is Open for AATA’s Virtual Conference!

Registration is Open for AATA’s Virtual Conference!

August 13, 2020 | Susan Boxer Kappel

 We are excited to announce that registration for our virtual conference, Art Therapy Connected: Advancing Mental Health in a Virtual World is now open! The conference is an exceptional education and networking opportunity that provides attendees with flexibility and a library of up to 57 hours of on-demand learning! We invite you to join us!

Early Bird Registration Rates are Here to Stay!

Early Bird Registration Rates are Here to Stay!

July 15, 2020 | Susan Boxer Kappel

To add more flexibility during this challenging time and based on feedback we have heard from members, we are continuing the early bird rate, and will offer the lowest registration rates all the way through to the conference dates in Washington, DC. We hope this provides more reassurance and flexibility for your planning.

A Newly Revised and More Flexible Conference Refund Policy is Now in Place

A Newly Revised and More Flexible Conference Refund Policy is Now in Place

July 2, 2020 | Susan Boxer Kappel

During these challenging times of Coronavirus, we understand the apprehension about making plans to attend a conference which may require air travel and a hotel stay—and is still four months away. As previously communicated, in response to the feedback we are receiving from our members, we are developing plans to ensure that everyone will have an opportunity to participate in the AATA 2020 Conference in some shape or form, be it in person or virtually.

Now More Than Ever We Need Collective Healing: AATA’s 2020 Conference Plans

Now More Than Ever We Need Collective Healing: AATA’s 2020 Conference Plans

June 9, 2020 | Susan Boxer Kappel

The recent events following the killing of George Floyd have yet again opened a deep wound of racial injustice in our country. We are all mourning and grasping at ways to contribute to solutions. As a community of art therapists, we have been at the frontlines of helping clients and communities to cope with Mr. Floyd’s horrific death, while at the same time still reeling from the death and separation caused by Covid-19.

In-Person Conference, Virtual—or Both: We’re Planning for Every Contingency

In-Person Conference, Virtual—or Both: We’re Planning for Every Contingency

May 19, 2020 | Susan Boxer Kappel

During these challenging times of Coronavirus, we understand the apprehension about making plans to attend a conference which may require air travel and a hotel stay—and is still five months away. Given the feedback we are receiving from our members, we are developing plans to ensure that everyone will have an opportunity to participate in the AATA 2020 Conference in some shape or form, be it in person or virtually.

Collective Healing at AATA’s 51st Annual Conference

Collective Healing at AATA’s 51st Annual Conference

May 6, 2020 | Susan Boxer Kappel

During these challenging times of coronavirus, we are all looking forward to an opportunity to see our colleagues and friends again. At the AATA’s 51st Annual Conference to be held October 29 to November 1, 2020, we will strive to provide a healing and rejuvenating atmosphere to work through the trauma and isolation we have all experienced during the past few months, including a special plenary on collective healing. Early bird registration is now open!

Announcing our Conference Keynote Speaker and the Opening of Early Bird Registration!

Announcing our Conference Keynote Speaker and the Opening of Early Bird Registration!

April 9, 2020 | Susan Boxer Kappel

We invite you to attend the American Art Therapy Association’s 51st Annual Conference to be held in Washington, DC, October 29 to November 1, 2020. Early bird registration is now open, and we have a lot of news to share, from our keynote speaker to new flexible child care and cancellation policies, to local announcements, so read on!