PROGRAM HIGHLIGHTS & SESSIONS
Learning Abounds! The conference offers more than 215 educational sessions that provide a rich learning environment for attendees to take away ideas, knowledge and inspiration to apply to their current positions, practices and professional development. The conference also provides continuing education. Both didactic and experiential learning can be found in the program. Here is a complete list of the different learning formats. So whether you learn directly from your peers while you network, attend a didactic session to hear the latest research and techniques in art therapy, or “learn by doing” with art supplies and directives, this conference provides something for everyone! You can download a convenient list of available experiential sessions here.
A new format we are featuring this year is Pop-Up Learning. This style of learning provides both pre-arranged topics, as well as the opportunity for attendees to post a “pop-up” session on the sign-up board to invite others to join. The sessions are more spontaneous, less structured, and more participatory. They also provide a fantastic opportunity for enhanced networking! This year we are adding a new type: “Creative Pop-Up Learning” that will be held in a designated area of the Open Art Studio and art supplies and directives will be the learning approach.
Get Creative! One of the unique features of our conference is art-making. Take time during the conference for creative inspiration. Visit the Open Art Studio, where you’ll find art supplies generously donated by Blick Art Materials and create some art!
Check out the activities and events we have planned for attendees and their families, and some child care resources in the DC Metro area.