AAAL 2023 Family Resources

Dependent Children Event Attendance Policy

The AAAL Annual Conference is family friendly. We welcome your children and dependents to attend conference sessions and events. Our utmost concern is for the safety and security of our attendees and their children. For the purposes of this policy, “children” are defined as birth children, step children, adopted children, and dependents. If you are bringing children with you to the AAAL Conference, please note the following:

Name Badges for Children

There will a "create your own" name badge station for children who are with a registered attendee of the AAAL Conference.

Adult Guardian Accompaniment

For the safety of children attending AAAL, children under 18 years of age must be accompanied by an adult guardian at all times.

Child Access to Sessions

Children may be brought into all conference sessions. If the child becomes a serious distraction to other attendees, we ask that the parent step out to address the needs of the child and then reenter the session.

For safety reasons, children under 18 will not have access to the exhibition area during the move-in and move-out periods.

Mother's Room and Family Resting Area

As a part of our effort to create a comfortable environment for your family, we provide a space for lactation needs. Please visit the registration desk to get your key access to the Mother's Room.

We also have a designated Family Resting Area. Please ask for the location when you pick up your registration materials.

Please note that masks are strongly recommended in these areas designated for our AAAL families.


AAAL and the conference hotel are not able to provide childcare during the conference.

Family Activities in Portland

For a list of family friend activities to do while you are in Portland, please check out Travel Portland's recommendations here.

AAAL Release of Liability

AAAL is not responsible or liable for any child or dependent attendees that are attending the AAAL 2023 Conference Sessions with a conference registrant. Each adult guardian is responsible for the supervision and safety of the accompanying child or dependent.

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