It was one of the primary goals of the founding TACLP members to reinstate professional development opportunities. In 2017, TACLP hosted the 1st Annual TACLP Regional Child Life Conference in Houston, TX. In 2018, the 2nd Annual TACLP Regional Conference was hosted in Fort Worth, TX, and in 2019, the 3rd Annual TACLP Regional Conference was hosted in Houston, TX. For 2020, due to COVID-19, the 4th Annual TACLP Regional Conference is being reconstructed as a Webinar Series so members are still able to participate in professional development opportunities and networking. TACLP plans on hosting the 5th Annual TACLP Regional Conference in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma at INTEGRIS Children’s, which will include traditional presentations and poster presentations that are appropriate for both child life professionals and students.  



Our 4th Annual TACLP Regional Conference is being reconstructed as a Webinar Series. The Webinar Series will begin in October 2020 and will consist of 12 PDU opportunities, which will be recorded and available to individuals who have purchased registration for the Webinar Series. Presentations will be scheduled for the first Tuesday and third Thursday of each month from October 2020 until March 2021.


Due to the changes in the format and dates, the Call for Abstracts has been re-opened. Abstracts are due by Monday, August 31st, 2020. Click here for the 2020 Abstract Submission Guidelines. You can complete your online abstract submission form at: 2020 TACLP Conference Abstract Submission


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*TACLP members receive a discounted conference rate!  Join TACLP prior to registering for conference to benefit from this membership perk.