August 13, 2020 | Susan Boxer Kappel, MA, ATR-BC, LCAT, CGP, Conference Chair

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!

The conference will be held over three days, on Saturday, October 24th, Sunday, November 1st and Saturday, November 7th. The virtual program will feature leading art therapists who will share information to expand your knowledge, reinvigorate your career and inspire you during these unprecedented times. You will be able to learn in the comfort and safety of your home. If you are not able to attend presentations in real time, you can still access the sessions via the on-demand library. (Plus you will save on travel expenses!)

Our virtual conference program also includes many of the popular experiences outside of presentations, such as art-making, yoga, mindfulness, and the virtual exhibit hall, where you can meet vendors and educational program experts. You can also engage in online discussion forums and networking that feature timely topics, such as Art Therapy During the Coronavirus Pandemic; Diversity, Equity & Inclusion; Social Justice; LGBTQ+ Conversations; Navigating Art Therapy Education in this New Normal, and more!

The educational content will be comprised of sessions from the existing conference program. We hope to have the final program in place by September, and we will update you along the way. We are thrilled that Candy Chang, our featured keynote presenter will be part of the virtual program with her presentation, Making the Darkness Conscious: Tools for Emotional Communion and Growth. You can find more information about the program on the conference website.

There are three conference registration packages available. Each offers access to an on-demand library of sessions for the day(s) you register.

·       1-DAY PACKAGE (Select 1 Day) 19 Hours of learning & continuing education with on-demand access.

·       2-DAY PACKAGE (Select 2 Days) 38 Hours of learning & continuing education with on-demand access.

·       3-Day Package 57 Hours of learning & continuing education with on-demand access.

Explore the program and agenda here. We hope you are as excited as we are about how the virtual conference is shaping up and hope that you will join us!

The Conference Committee recognizes and thanks Claire Kalala, a current student at The George Washington University Graduate Program in Art Therapy and also part-time intern with the AATA Office, who created the new logo for the Virtual Conference.