Annual Conference

2024 Annual Conference Invites all Social Butterflies and Emerging Caterpillars!

Along with the plethora of inspiring sessions, ISSTD offers social events to connect with colleagues and schmooze with friends from around the world!  Whether you are a social butterfly or emerging caterpillar, remember to mark your calendars for the social events that interest you.

Fundraising Events

Friday, March 22, 2024
Donor Recognition Reception | 5:00 – 6:00 pm
This invite-only reception is open to all 2023 and 2024 donors, and RSVPs are required. Members of the Board of Directors will share details on current funds available for donation, funds most in need, annual fundraising goals, and information about the recurring donation program will be developed. Drinks and light bites will be served.

Taste of Texas- Benefiting the Goodwin Education Fund | 6:45 – 7:45pm
Tickets: $50 attendees | $60 guests
You’re invited! The “Taste of Texas” event will feature all the tastes that Louisville is known for! All those who attend will be entered into a drawing for a Taste of Texas Basket filled with highlights of Texas. Proceeds from this event will go to the Goodwin Education Fund which defrays the cost of one training activity offered through ISSTD for professionals who would otherwise be unable to obtain appropriate instruction in the treatment of complex trauma and dissociation.

Social Events

Friday, March 22, 2024
Morning Mindful Movement | 7:00 – 8:15am
Start your day with a Morning Mindful Movement session! We will be offering this opportunity in-person led by different instructors. Additional information on the instructors and location of this session will be available soon. This event is free to all registered attendees.

Opening Reception | 6:00 – 7:00pm
Help us kick off our 2024 Annual Conference and mingle with your fellow attendees. Exhibit booths will be open and posters will be on display. 

Saturday, March 23, 2024
Conference Opening | 8:00 – 8:30am

Kick off the conference prior to our first plenary as we welcome our new ISSTD Certificate and Advanced Certificate holders, and share exciting updates from ISSTD.

Student & Emerging Professional Lunch | 12:00 – 1:15pm
Calling all students and emerging professionals! You are invited to learn more about new opportunities to become involved in ISSTD and network with distinguished ISSTD members. ISSTD Luminaries will share their experiences in the industry and answer your questions. Lunch will be provided, RSVP required.

Member Engagement Meetup | 3:00-3:30pm

Annual Awards Reception | 5:00 – 7:00pm
Join us as we honor the 2024 Award recipients and see the incredible work ISSTD members have accomplished!

Sunday, March 24, 2024

Membership Presentation | 3:00-3:30PM

Monday, March 25, 2024 Conference Closing | 12:00 – 12:15pm
Wrap up this incredible conference experience with our Conference Closing! Exciting information about the 2025 Annual Conference will be revealed, and winners for our raffles will be drawn!

Membership & Group Meetings

Friday, March 22, 2024
First Time Attendee Meetup | 5:30 – 6:00pm

Saturday, March 23, 2024
Leadership Roundtable Meeting | 12:00 – 1:15pm
This meeting is open to current group leaders only. Join members of the ISSTD Board of Directors as they present updates about our 2024-2026 Strategic Plan and the current state of ISSTD.

Sunday, March 24, 2024
Professional Training Program Faculty Meeting | 12:00 – 1:15pm

This meeting is open to current and potential faculty members. In-person participants who are interested in learning more about becoming instructor are encouraged to email by March 5 to request to join this meeting.

ISSTD Business Meeting | 5:15 – 6:15pm
This meeting is open to ISSTD Members only. This annual meeting updates members on the current state of ISSTD and all of the upcoming plans and events.

Special Interest Group Meeting

Are you a member of an ISSTD SIG or interested in joining? Check out our SIG meetings throughout the conference and get to know what these exciting groups are working on!

Friday, March 22, 2024
Deep Brain Reorienting SIG | 5:15 – 6:00pm
Vicarious Trauma SIG | 5:15-6:00pm
Inpatient SIG | 5:15 – 6:00pm

Saturday, March 23, 2024
Transitional Age Youth SIG | 7:15 – 8:00am
Research SIG | 7:15 – 8:00am
EMDR SIG | 12:30 – 1:15pm

Sunday, March 24, 2024
Child & Adolescent SIG | 7:30 – 8:15am
Creative Arts Therapy SIG | 12:00 – 12:45pm
Psychodynamic-Psychoanalytic SIG | 12:30 – 1:15pm

Society Lounge

Stop by the Society Lounge throughout the conference to ask questions, learn about ISSTD, catch up with colleagues, and more!

  • Thursday, March 21, 2024: 10:00 – 10:30am, 12:00 – 1:30pm, 3:00 – 3:30pm
  • Friday, March 22, 2024: 7:30 – 8:30am, 10:00 – 10:30am, 12:00 – 1:30pm, 3:00 – 3:30pm, 5:00 – 7:00pm
  • Saturday, March 23, 2024: 7:00 – 8:30am, 10:00 – 10:30am, 12:00 – 1:30pm, 3:00 – 3:30pm
  • Sunday, March 24, 2024: 7:30 – 8:30am, 10:00 – 10:30am, 12:00 – 1:30pm, 3:00 – 3:30pm
  • Monday, March 25, 2024: 7:30 – 8:30am, 10:00 – 10:30am, 12:15 – 1:30pm

Wellness & Self-Care Corner

Take a moment between sessions to ground and care for yourself. Grab an art activity or fidget to take with you into session or do a quick mindfulness exercise!

  • Saturday, March 23, 2024: 10:00 – 10:30am, 12:00 – 1:30pm, 3:00 – 3:30pm
  • Sunday, March 24, 2024: 10:00 – 10:30am, 12:00 – 1:30pm, 3:00 – 3:30pm

Please email if you have any questions, and we hope to see you at some of the Annual Conference social events!