In the past, several different hospitals took turns planning and hosting an annual Texas child life conference. However, in recent years hospitals have not been able to offer a child life conference.  It was one of the primary goals of the founding of TACLP to reinstate this important professional development opportunity. In 2017 TACLP hosted the 1st Annual TACLP Regional Child Life Conference in Houston, TX. The conference was a huge success and TACLP is very excited to continue the momentum with the 2nd Annual TACLP Regional Child Life Conference, hosted at Cook Children's Medical Center in Fort Worth, TX. Conference will include presentations appropriate for both child life professionals and students. 

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Important Considerations:

  • Conference presenters have free registration so you do not need to register online!  You will just return your presenter agreement form to confirm you will be presenting and that also confirms you are attending the conference. Please note that the abstract submission portal is online and the deadline to apply as a presenter is May 31, 2018.
  • TACLP members receive a discounted conference rate!  Join TACLP prior to registering for conference to benefit from this membership perk.