This year we’ve built an entirely new format to fit the new normal. The 2020 ATTACh Conference will keep you and your family safe with an entirely online conference. It has the same features of an in-person event plus a few more perks– Not to mention, you can attend in your PJs.
The 32nd Annual Conference brings together internationally known attachment and trauma professionals, Occupational Therapists, and adoptive and foster parents, to share and learn cutting-edge approaches to helping children and families.
We can’t promise this will be the only online learning you attend this year, but we’re sure it will be the best.
This Year’s Format
ATTACh Interconnections 2020 was designed to eliminate screen fatigue by hosting sessions throughout the month of October, rather than cramming the robust learning opportunities into one busy week. That way, you don’t have to worry about zoning out or checking email after a long 8 hours. Instead, we’ll have you back in time for lunch (or an afternoon siesta) every day.
We’re spreading the conference out over 4 weeks to fit your schedule and real life needs.
Tuesdays and Thursdays
From 9:30 to 1:00 central.
Brief 3.5 Hour Blocks
Allow you to learn in segments for better retention.
Makes networking and keeping track of sessions easy.
Keeps the best parts of an in-person conference at a safe distance.
Giveaways & Gift Cards
At the virtual exhibit hall and social events
Virtual Exhibit Hall
No more walking a giant showroom– get it all with a few clicks.
Download Your Conference Schedule & Program
Don’t miss a moment. Download your schedule and get the most out of the ATTACh 2020 conference.
Why Should I Attend?
Trauma impacts everyone
Trauma and attachment are nuanced issues, and there’s always more we can learn to provide better care and understanding. For over 30 years, the annual Attach Conference has brought together leaders, experts, parents and valuable resources in the mental health and social service community so that you can gain a deeper insight on the most current approaches to children and their families treatment.
The 2020 Attach Conference brings together experts from across the world to share their expertise and insight. Their wide breadth of knowledge and experience provides the unique opportunity to attend specialized workshops and discussions covering the developmental and life factors that influence the healing process.
The elevated skillset you’ll gain through hands-on learning is invaluable. The 2020 ATTACh Conference gives you the opportunity to gain new tools to provide better treatment for the children and youth in your care from leading experts in the field. Plus, this is a great chance to earn up to 24 Continuing Education Credits (CEs). It’s a steal compared to last year’s 18 credits for three full days of in-person training, at half the price.
You’re not alone. The 2020 ATTACh Conference brings together people like you, facing similar challenges in treating developmental trauma and attachment, both personal and professional. Learn how you can start regaining control in the face of life’s pressures from a community of peers and experts, so you can create a better environment for healing.
Who Should Attend?
For occupational therapists, we’ve built a track that allows you to attend the sessions most relevant to your specialty. Each Tuesday our presenters feature a Sensorimotor/ OT topic. Learn More in the Conference program.
Parent Scholarship Application
ATTACh is offering parent scholarships designed to assist families with limited financial resources who are parenting children experiencing attachment challenges. The scholarship will cover 50% of the cost of a full conference registration fee for one person. Apply here.
The conference will be accessible through the Whova app on your smartphone, tablet, or PC. Once the Conference event is open, you can begin making connections and networking with others using the app, even before presentations begin. Keep an eye on your email inbox– we will be sending you additional information about the Whova app soon!
We would love to see you in person. Luckily, the innovative conference application allows us to be together in virtual networking events. Learn more in the Conference Program.
Parent Social Event
Thursday, October 1st 4:30-5:30 pm central
Connect with parents who relate to your parenting journey. Share stories and laughter together, and play fun games for a chance to win prizes.
Professional Networking Social Event
Thursday, October 1 4:30- 5:30 pm central
Join colleagues and friends from around the country and share professional and personal stories. This is a time to connect and refresh.
OT Community Social Event
Tuesday, October 6, 4:30 pm central
Join us for a time of fellowship as we learn more about each other and the work we all do. Grab something to eat and drink after the day’s sessions and let’s simply enjoy some OT time together. We want to know about you, what you do, and how the information of this conference may contribute to your work.
Debriefing Session for Parents
Thursday, October 8, 1:00-2:00pm central
Reflect on new learnings with other parents. Think of it as a post-session support group.
Sponsor Meet & Greets
Find out more about their programs and services with easy one-click access. We are excited to have over 30 exhibitors at the touch of your fingers. Register for prizes!
Contests & Giveaways
Through the month of October, post on social media to win prizes and memberships. Check out our Whova App for meet-ups and chat rooms! Connect with colleagues and friends from around the world.