Resources for parents and families at the AAAL Annual Conference
Dependent Children Event Attendance Policy
The AAAL Annual Conference is
Everyone who attends must be registered and have a badge. Badges for children of registered attendees are free. For the purposes of this policy, “children” are defined as birth children,
Children under 14 years of age must be accompanied by an adult guardian at all times. Guardians are asked to help maintain a professional, disturbance-free exhibition environment.
Children under 18 are not allowed in the exhibition area during exhibition move-in and move-out for their own safety. Please note that for reasons of security, all children must wear a badge identifying with whom they are attending. In addition, AAAL is committed to providing a space for lactation needs.
Please note that AAAL, nor the hotel, will be providing childcare during the conference. Children will be the responsibility of the parent.
Registration for Children
All children (of any age) must be registered for conference either online prior to the conference or at onsite registration. This information is needed in the event of an emergency or if a child needs to be reunited with a parent.
Child Access to Sessions
Children may be brought into all conference sessions. If the child begins to fuss or becomes a distraction to other attendees, the parent should step out to address the needs of the child. Reentry will be permitted once the disruption is resolved.
Two 8'5" diameter x 7'3" tall Mamava Inflatable Lactation Pods will be available on the Majestic Level of the Sheraton Denver Downtown Hotel.
Cooperative childcare allows parents to equitably exchange baby-sitting services so they can enjoy the more formal aspects of