The 2017 IAPT Conference will be held Thursday and Friday, September 14th and 15th, with an optional workshop on Wednesday, September 13th. This year’s conference will be held at the Marriott Hotel in Cedar Rapids, Iowa.

Registration for the 23rd Annual IAPT Conference is now open!

Register here

View the brochure
If you would like to register over the phone or by mailing the registration form, call or mail form to:

Center for Conferences
250 Continuing Education Facility
Iowa City, IA 52242
P: 319-335-4141 | F:319-335-4039 |

Registration Fees

APT Member Nonmember Student
Both Days $250 $290 $175
Thursday Only $160 $190 $115
Friday Only $160 $190 $115
Wednesday Workshop


+$80 +$95 N/A

If you have any questions or need assistance with your registration, please contact The UI Center for Conferences at 319-335-4141.

This year’s speaker is Kara Holt, PhD, LPC, RPT-S. She will be presenting Expressive Arts & Play Therapy Strategies for Adolescents and Healing Rational Trauma & Attachments Through Humanistic Play Therapy.

This year’s optional Wednesday Workshop will be presented by Kara and Dr. Kristin K. Meany-Walen, PhD, LMHC, RPT. They will be presenting The Journey Within: Play Therapy & Expressive Art Strategies for Counseling Supervision.

A block of rooms has been reserved for conference participants at the Marriott Hotel in Cedar Rapids at a rate of $112 + tax. You must book by August 23rd, 2017 to get the IAPT room discount. You may make your reservation by calling 319-393-6600 and indicating you are attending the Iowa Association for Play Therapy Conference, or you may reserve your room online here. Check in is 4 PM, with check out at 12 PM. Participants are responsible for obtaining their own lodging.

We hope to see you in September!