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Don't miss the world's greatest gathering of Play Therapists at the Annual Association for Play Therapy International Conference in Minneapolis, MN, October 10-15! Highlights include:

  • Over 70 timely & relevant educational workshops, and up to 40.5 hours of continuing education offered.
  • The Biggest Birthday Bash of 2017 as we celebrate APT turning 35 this year!
  • Keynote by Edward Hudspeth and Sueann Kenney-Noziska, The Transformative Power of Play Therapy: The
    Intersection of Neurobiology and Trauma.
  • Opportunities for both formal and informal networking.
  • Saturday Awards lunch is a time for acknowledgement of peers and networking.


Register online by October 3rd, 2017!

Review the 2017 Conference Brochure, then register online today!

Hotel Information

Conference Location
Marriott City Center
30 South 7th Street
Minneapolis, MN 55402

APT Rate: Special hotel rate for APT Conference attendees is $169 per night (plus tax) for single/double occupancy and includes complimentary Wi-Fi in guestroom.

Reservations: Reserve online or call 1-877-303-0104. Room availability and special rates are guaranteed only until September 15, 2017, or until the space is filled. We urge you to make your hotel reservations early.

Conference Hotel Roommates: If staying at the Marriott City Center hotel, APT members may use this forum to seek a roommate.

The Marriott City Center Hotel is currently sold out. Overflow hotel information is posted below. If you have any questions, please contact Diane Leon.


Option #1 – For attendees seeking 6 nights hotel.

Loews Hotel (.2 miles from the main conference hotel)

601 N 1st Avenue

Minneapolis, MN 55403


Guest room rates starting at $169-$189 per night. There is a minimum required 6 night stay for attendees to obtain the discounted group rates.


Reservations: Reserve online or call 1-877-878-5670. The cut-off date for making reservations is at the Hotel’s discretion. Guests are encouraged to book promptly to obtain the discounted rates. Please identify yourself as part of the Association for Play Therapy conference or by referencing RES ID: APT109.

Option #2

Looking for 1 to 5 nights hotel? Let A Room With a View help you secure the lowest available rates at the best available hotels within walking distance of the Marriott City Center Hotel. Reservations processed by A Room With A View are automatically on a waitlist for rooms at the Marriott City Center Hotel should cancellations occur within The APT group block.

Reservations: 1-800-780-4343 Monday - Friday 9am – 5pm CST.

This is a FREE SERVICE for all APT conference attendees.


Minneapolis-St.Paul International Airport (MSP) - 11 miles from the Marriott City Center Hotel.

Super Shuttle: Reserve online to receive a discount. Available discounts include $15 One Way or $24 Round Trip to Downtown Minneapolis Hotels.

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