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APT Annual Conference Overview

The Annual APT International Conference and Expo is the the world's greatest gathering of Play Therapists!  Committed to providing graduate level training and education, fostering the exchange of ideas, and providing prime networking opportunities are just a few of the highlights APT offers to nearly 1,000 attendees annually

APT is dedicated to offering play therapy education across disciplines, including counselors, psychologists, social workers, marriage and family therapists, graduate students, and other mental health professionals.  The 6-day event offered every October includes 55-60 educational workshops and 35-40 hours of continuing education approved for state licensure and play therapy credentialing.

The five day Expo is the marketplace to restock your playroom.  With hundreds of therapeutic toys and games available under one roof, it is a must see-and-shop!  Friendly vendors provide specialized knowledge and diverse product lines, including books, sandtray figures, puppets and games.

  • Speaker Proposals are accepted December thru January annually
  • Exhibitor information is available each April.
  • Student Members are encouraged to volunteer in exchange for reduced fees.

For more information, contact APT 559-298-3400 or info@a4pt.org.

 

Upcoming Conferences

October 10-15, 2017
Marriott City Center
Minneapolis, MN
Call for Proposals - Accepted Dec. 15, 2016 - Jan. 25, 2017

October 3-7, 2018
Sheraton Grand Phoenix
Phoenix, AZ

October 1-6, 2019
InterContinental Dallas
Dallas, TX

Past Conferences

2016 - Galt House Hotel, Louisville, KY, Oct. 4-9
2015 - Renaissance Waverly Hotel, Atlanta, GA, Oct. 6-11
2014 - Westin Galleria Hotel, Houston, TX, Oct. 7-12
2013 - Westin Mission Hills Resort & Spa, Rancho Mirage, CA, Oct. 8-13
2012 - Renaissance Cleveland Hotel, Cleveland, OH, Oct. 9-14
2011 - Sheraton Hotel & City Convention Ctr, Sacramento, CA, Oct. 11-16
2010 - Galt House Hotel, Louisville, KY, Oct. 12-17
2009 - Renaissance Waverly Hotel, Atlanta, GA, Oct. 6-11
2008 - InterContinental Hotel, Dallas, TX, Oct. 14-19
2007 - Renaissance Hollywood Hotel, Hollywood, CA, Oct. 9-14
2006 - Westin Harbour Castle Hotel, Toronto, Ontario, CAN, Oct. 10-15
2005 - Gaylord Opryland Hotel, Nashville, TN, Oct. 4-9
2004 - Omni Interlocken Resort, Denver, CO, Oct. 5-9
2003 - Sheraton Waterside Hotel, Norfolk, VA, Oct. 7-11
2002 - Adams Mark Hotel, St. Louis, MO, Oct. 8-12
2001 - Doubletree Hotel, Portland, OR, Oct. 17-20
2000 - Fairmont Hotel, New Orleans, LA, Oct. 11-14
1999 - Renaissance Harborplace Hotel, Baltimore, MD Oct. 6-9
1998 - Hyatt Regency Hotel, Phoenix, AZ, Oct. 14-17
1997 - Clarion Plaza Hotel, Orlando, FL, Oct. 8-12
1996 - Marriott Downtown, Chicago, IL, Oct. 9-12
1995 - Cathedral Hill Hotel, San Francisco, CA, Oct. 11-14
1994 - Hyatt Regency Hotel, San Antonio, TX, Oct. 12-15
1993 - Marriot Marquis Hotel, Atlanta, GA, Oct. 8-9
1992 - Sheraton Tara Hotel, Nashua, NH, Oct. 14-17
1991 - The Village at Breckenridge, Breckenridge, CO, Oct. 4-5
1990 - Univ of Brit Col, Vancouver, British Columbia, CAN, Jun. 21-23
1989 - Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA, Oct. 6-7
1988 - California School of Professional Psychology, Fresno, CA, Oct. 7-8
1987 - University of North Texas, Denton, TX, Sep. 25
1986 - Doral Inn, New York, NY, Nov. 14
1985 - Doral Inn, New York, NY, Oct. 18
1984 - Queens College, New York, NY, Sep. 21