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Crossing Borders:

Dance/Movement Therapy Creating Change through Global Exchange

The annual national conference is a major avenue for sharing knowledge and promoting our growth and expertise as a professional community. Our conference theme reflects the ADTA’s continued focus on raising awareness and promoting inclusion as it lives and is expressed within our membership. This year inclusion adds the embracing of both our international membership and our connections to dance/movement therapists and their professional organizations around the world.

Though we had hoped to offer this year’s theme in Montreal in collaboration with our gracious Canadian co-hosts, we are grateful to be able to offer a virtual conference experience as an alternative. Though not a replacement for in-person embodied learning, the virtual conference offers the opportunity to learn from diverse experts in our profession from around the world. We sincerely hope you will join this virtual gathering of your colleagues in time and space, if not - this year - in place.

The Best of Both Worlds: Scheduled Plenaries and On Demand Learning

The Annual Conference Committee carefully deliberated the pros and cons of a variety of formats for delivering a virtual conference. Acknowledging that “ZOOM Fatigue” is a very real physical and mental challenge and that many of our members are on ZOOM all day for work, the Committee chose to limit the number of scheduled events each day to the events that historically have brought us together as one community: the conference plenaries; community rituals and celebrations; and, of course, our Saturday Night Dance.

Please Note: Conference Registration will close at 5:00 pm ET Tuesday October 13th. 


Recognizing that our dance/movement therapy community benefits deeply when we are able to gather in community and that connection is more important than ever during these stressful times, we offer drastically reduced, three tier pricing to facilitate attendance and accrual of continuing education hours.

Plenary Package 

  • $49 MEMBER
  • $119 NON-MEMBER
  • Join the ADTA today and benefit from greatly reduced member conference rates and ADTA membership benefits - for less than the Non-Member conference rate!

The Plenary Package includes 4.5 ADTA CEs and grants access to all synchronous events including:
  • Opening and Closing movement ceremonies, including the honoring of recently credentialed dance/movement therapists
  • Keynote Plenary
  • Annual Business Meeting and Awards/Recognitions
  • Marian Chace Foundation Lecture
  • International Panel
  • Research Poster Session Q&A
  • 3 BONUS Movement Sessions
  • And the Best Saturday Night Dance Party… live… virtual … anywhere.

Plenary + CE On Demand Package 

  • $179 Member
  • $249 Non-Member
  • $49 Student (Member)
  • $89 Student (Non-Member)
  • Join the ADTA today and benefit from greatly reduced member conference rates and ADTA membership benefits - for less than the Non-Member conference rate!

In addition to full access to the plenary and community events, this value package offers over 35 additional CEs and the unique opportunity to learn from every single conference presenter. Unlike a live conference where a choice to attend one workshop precludes attending others slated during that hour, the on-demand design of the virtual conference allows each attendee to view every workshop at their leisure, on their own schedule.

Those who purchase the CE On Demand Conference Package have full access to every conference presentation until January 31, 2021.

With over 35 CEs being offered, this package is truly a remarkable value (less than $4.50 / CE)!

The All Inclusive Package - For ADTA Members Only

  • UNLIMITED ON DEMAND CEs through the end of 2021!
  • Only $279 for members and $99 for student members!

With deep gratitude for our members and in acknowledgement of the economic hardship of these times, we offer this member-only value package for unlimited ON Demand CEs/online learning. This package is all-inclusive of the conference - granting full access to both the scheduled plenaries and the on demand 2020 conference presentations - PLUS an all access pass to EVERY ON DEMAND WEBINAR in the ADTA Catalog, for the duration of the 2021 calendar year (Jan 1 – Dec 31, 2021.) With the addition of the robust, new webinar curricula planned for 2021, full access to the ADTA On Demand Webinar Catalog is an additional $1755 value for only an additional $130. (Must be purchased before Oct 18.)

*Note: This package excludes access to live webinars.


Accessibility Requirements 
Closed captioning will be available for all on demand conference presentations/recordings. The ADTA will provide closed captioning and/or ASL as needed for live conference events. Please contact [email protected]  before Sep 30th to make arrangements for these services.

The American Dance Therapy Association has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider, ACEP No. 5739. Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified. The American Dance Therapy Association is solely responsible for all aspects of the programs.

The American Dance Therapy Association is recognized by the New York State Education Department’s State Board for Mental Health Practitioners as an approved provider of continuing education for Licensed Creative Arts Therapists #CAT-0035.