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AATA’s 52nd Annual Conference is Going All Virtual: Early Bird Is Now Open!

AATA’s 52nd Annual Conference is Going All Virtual: Early Bird Is Now Open!

July 15, 2021

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. Our primary priority is the safety and well-being of our members, attendees, and volunteers. Thank you for your patience and understanding as we completed this important decision-making process.

2021 Conference Update

2021 Conference Update

July 1, 2021

Thank you for your responses and input on the in-person conference surveys! We are planning to open registration on July 15, 2021. We have continued to monitor the status of the COVID-19 pandemic, and regardless of whether we are able to hold an in-person conference, we do plan to also offer a virtual conference.

2021 Conference Update

2021 Conference Update

May 6, 2021

Thank you to all who submitted a conference proposal this year. All authors will be notified of the program decisions by May 21st. We continue to monitor the status of the Covid-19 Pandemic and the restrictions for holding in-person meetings at our conference location in San Diego. We appreciate everyone who participated in the recent survey about their plans to attend. As always, the safety and well-being of our members, conference attendees and volunteers is our primary concern and focus. We are planning to decide about the in-person event before we open early bird registration on July 1, so that all attendees will know what type of event they are registering for. As we have communicated before, regardless of whether we are able to hold an in-person conference, we do plan to also offer a virtual conference.

Introducing LaToya Pegram, Conference Special Sessions Chair

Introducing LaToya Pegram, Conference Special Sessions Chair

April 21, 2021

I find that now more than before people are welcoming the idea of mental wellness. Whether people are being forced to connect within home or through extensive hours on screen, the pandemic has motivated many to self-reflect on values, goals, and loved ones. People have tapped into innovative and creative ideas that sparked new business ventures and ways to acquire one’s goals. The creation and exploration of genograms has been a preferred directive especially during this time as it not only teaches patterns of behavior but also provides insight to provoke awareness. 

Sharing Poster Sessions from the 2020 AATA Conference

Sharing Poster Sessions from the 2020 AATA Conference

March 11, 2021 | Susan Boxer Kappel

When we pivoted our 2020 in-person conference last year to an all virtual event, there were some categories of sessions that we were not able to include in the program, so we invited the Poster Session presenters to provide us with a revised digital version of their accepted proposals. We are pleased to be able to share a collection of several of the sessions in a digital format with you. Just a reminder that if you want to submit a proposal for the AATA’s 52nd Annual Conference to be held at the San Diego, CA this fall, please do so by March 25th.

2021 Conference Theme & Call for Volunteers

2021 Conference Theme & Call for Volunteers

February 25, 2021 | Susan Boxer Kappel

The Conference Committee is taking applications for a new position, Special Sessions Chair (deadline 3/8) and calling for proposal reviewers for our fall conference. We are also thrilled to announce this year’s theme, Reconnecting and Visualizing Future Pathways for Art Therapy in a Diverse Society!

Undergraduate Call for Posters for AATA 2021 Conference

Undergraduate Call for Posters for AATA 2021 Conference

February 25, 2021

The AATA Education and Conference Committee are pleased to announce the Call for Undergraduate Student Poster sessions for the 2021 Conference to be held October 28 to October 30, 2021, in San Diego, CA. Undergraduate Poster proposals must be submitted electronically no later than April 30, 2021. Undergraduate students are invited to submit poster proposals to present their scholarly and creative work in their study of art therapy.

Don’t Miss Your Opportunity to Submit a Proposal for the AATA’s 2021 Annual Conference

Don’t Miss Your Opportunity to Submit a Proposal for the AATA’s 2021 Annual Conference

February 11, 2021 | Susan Boxer Kappel

We invite you to submit a proposal for the AATA’s 52nd Annual Conference to be held in 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. Contact Barbara Florence via email at bflorence@arttherapy.org with any questions.

Call for Proposals is Now Open for AATA’s 2021 Annual Conference

Call for Proposals is Now Open for AATA’s 2021 Annual Conference

January 28, 2021 | Susan Boxer Kappel

We are pleased to invite you to consider submitting a 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.

Save the Date for AATA’s 2021 Annual Conference

Save the Date for AATA’s 2021 Annual Conference

January 14, 2021 | Susan Boxer Kappel

Mark your calendar for AATA’s 52nd Annual Conference to be held at the newly renovated Town & Country Resort and Convention Center in sunny San Diego, CA! The core conference program will be Thursday, Oct. 28th to Saturday, Oct. 30th. As we continue to monitor the global Covid-19 pandemic, AATA will once again develop a contingency plan for an “all virtual event” if the situation requires it. If we go forward with the conference in San Diego, sessions will be recorded onsite and we will also hold a post virtual conference so that regardless of your attendance interest both options will be available.