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.

Who Should Attend?

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Whova App for the 2020 ATTACh Conference

The 2020 ATTACh Virtual Conference site is now open and is accessible to registrants through the Whova App. You can begin making connections and networking with others using the app, even before presentations begin.

WHERE TO FIND THE WHOVA APP

  • The Whova App can be found on the App Store for iPhone and iPad and on Google Play for Android phone and tablet users. Simply visit https://www.whova.com/download. Once here, you will find the Whova App page that shows two QR Codes with icon links below, the first for Apple products and the second for Android products.

TO INSTALL THE WHOVA APP ON A PHONE

  • If you are on the page using a computer, you can scan the QR Code with your phone as appropriate for your Apple or Android device. If you are  on your phone, click the appropriate icon for your devise.  Follow the instructions listed on how to install.  Once installed, you may access the 2020 ATTACh Virtual Conference through the Whova App by entering the code provided in the conference emails sent to all registrants from ATTACh. You cannot install the Whova App on a computer. Use the Whova Computer Link provided in the follow up emails from ATTACh.

TO USE THE WHOVA COMPUTER LINK

  • To access the 2020 ATTACh Virtual Conference on your computer, you must use the Whova Computer Link provided in the follow up emails sent to all registrants from ATTACh. The Whova Computer Link takes you directly to the 2020 ATTACh Virtual Conference page. Follow any instructions listed.

For help contact us at questions@attach.org

SPECIAL TO THE CONFERENCE
Advanced Training for Occupational Therapists

For occupational therapists, we’ve built a track that allows you to attend the sessions most relevant to your specialty. Each Tuesday international experts feature a Sensorimotor/OT topic. All registrants receive access to post-conference, Tuesday sessions, November 1-30, entrance into the OT Social Gathering, up to 24 CE credits, anytime networking in Whova App, giveaways and prizes. To learn more, take a look at the OT Day 2020 Conference Pack.

Full and Partial
Parent Scholarships Available

ATTACh appreciates the generosity of Centene Corporation for providing parent scholarships to assist families with limited financial resources and are parenting children experiencing attachment challenges attend the virtual conference this year. The scholarship will cover 50-100% of the cost of a full conference registration fee for one person.  Apply for a Scholarship Here.

Download Your Conference Schedule & Program

Don’t miss a moment. Download your schedule and get the most out of the 2020 ATTACh Virtual 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.

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.

During October

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.

All-in-One App

Makes networking and keeping track of sessions easy.

Networking

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.

24 CEs available

25% more credits than previous years. Learn More or Register Here.

Featured Speakers

Janina Fisher, PhD

PSYCHOTHERAPIST

Speaker Bio

Éadaoin Bhreathnach

OT & Attachment Counsellor

Speaker Bio

Kim S. Golding

CLINICAL PSYCHOLOGIST

Speaker Bio

Susan Harris O’Connor

MSW, LICSW, ASQ/CQIA

Speaker Bio

Social Gatherings

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 1
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
1:00-2:00 pm Central

Reflect on new learnings with other parents. Think of it as a post-session support group.

Sponsor Meet & Greets

October 2020
Ongoing

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

October 2020
Ongoing

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.

Thank You to Our Sponsors