the 27th attach conference attachment matters: raising the bar for child wellbeing

September 24th-27th

Hilton MPLS / St. Paul Airport
Mall of America Hotel

Conference Location

The Conference will be held at the
Hilton Minneapolis/St. Paul Airport
– Mall of America Hotel

3800 American Blvd E Bloomington,
Minnesota 55425

Reservations: (952) 854-2100

The ATTACh group rate is available until August 31, 2015.

Hotel Shuttle Service

  • Free transportation to and from the airport
  • Free transportation to Mall of America

Keynote Speakers

Stephen W. Porges, PhD:
Professor of Psychiatry at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, author of The Polyvagal Theory, and a leading expert in developmental psychophysiology and developmental behavioral neuroscience.

Deborah D. Gray:
Founder of Nurturing Attachments and a clinical social worker with two decades of experience in the areas of attachment, grief, and trauma.

Jaak Panksepp, PhD:
Head of Affective Neuroscience Research, Falk Center for Molecular Therapeutics, at Northwestern University, among other professorships, and the researcher who pioneered the field of affective neuroscience.

More Keynote Information

Association for Training on Trauma and Attachment in Children is grateful to our

27th Annual Conference sponsors:

Angel Sponsor


Elite Sponsors



 Schedule at a Glance

thursday and friday schedule
saturday and sunday schedule

Special Events

Parent Night at the Hilton
Thursday, Sept 24, 6:00 p.m.

Take advantage of your time away from the kids—enjoy a self-care night at the Hilton with fellow caregivers! This fun, relaxing evening will include chair massages, manicures, and the time to connect with friends, old and new. Also open to parents who are not conference attendees. Meet in Riverside Ball-room.

Friday, Sept 25, 5:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.

Share appetizers and cocktails (cash bar) along with conversation and networking with colleagues, peers, and parents.

Featuring live music provided by the Walker West Music Academy jazz ensemble.

mall of america
Saturday Night Out
Saturday, Sept 26, 6:00 p.m.

Head out with fellow conference attendees for a Saturday night on the town. The Hilton is just one mile away from Mall of America (with free shuttles
available), the country’s largest shopping, dining, and entertainment center with over 400 stores, 50 restaurants, Nickelodeon Universe, Sea Life
Aquarium, LEGO Land, and more! You could also catch a shuttle downtown to the Twins game at the Target Center.

Open Yoga Classes
Saturday, Sept 26, 7:00 a.m. – 8:00 a.m.
Sunday, Sept 27, 7:00 a.m. – 8:00 a.m.

Join ATTACh for an hour of stretching and restoring our bodies as we invite our minds to find peace. All levels are welcome, and we encourage you to bring a towel or yoga mat. Meet in Wood Duck Pond Room.

attach closing keynote and luncheon from deborah gray "insight and transformation in parenting and therapy"
Closing Keynote Luncheon with Awards & General Meeting
Sunday, Sept 27, 12:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.

Join ATTACh for a closing keynote session from Deborah Gray and a complimentary luncheon, followed by our 2015 Awards, the ATTACh General Meeting, and a special music performance. Details can be found on the next page.


Sponsoring the conference gives you the opportunity to promote your business and increase the overall success of the conference.

Sponsorship provides:

Additional Conference Info

Exhibit Tables ** fully reserved

Promote your services and make your name familiar to conference attendees by reserving one or more exhibit tables. These covered and skirted tables will be set up in the Foyer. Coffee and snack breaks will be in this area.

Exhibitor Tables are booked but sponsorship opportunities are still available. Email ATTACh for more information.

Program Ads

The conference brochure is a wonderful place to let attendees, speakers, and sponsors know about you and your organization.To place an ad in the final conference brochure, download an Advertisement Application.

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There will be an official book seller onsite at the conference. ATTACh presenters have identified relevant books that will be available for purchase at the bookstore. In addition, the store will offer an exciting selection of children’s books and sensory toys. If you have a suggested book or other item that you wish to have featured, please contact us at

email ATTACh