2020 Annual Conference

ISSTD 2020 Annual Conference Social Events

ISSTD is headed to San Francisco, CA for the 37th Annual International Conference, The World Congress on Complex Trauma and Dissociation 2020: Envisioning the Coming Decade. Featuring plenary speakers Karlen Lyons-Ruth, PhD, Pat Ogden, PhD, and A.A.T. Simone Reinders, PhD, and with ten exciting Pre-Conference Workshops, this conference is already full of fantastic training opportunities. Read on for more information about the social events at the conference!


New Attendee Orientation
Is this your first time attending the ISSTD Annual Conference? Head to the Society Lounge on Friday, March 13 for the New Attendee Orientation. Join us for a conversation with ISSTD luminaries, meet other attendees, and learn more about ISSTD
Friday, March 13, 2020 | 6:30pm – 7:00pm
Price: Free!
RSVP/Ticket: No RSVP or ticket required.

Create & Connect (Friday Night Social Event)
Kick off ISSTD 2020 and get your imagination in gear through a “Create & Connect” silk hoop painting event! The ISSTD Creative Arts Therapies SIG will lead us in this fun activity painting silk hoops with ink. These items can be hung as a mobile, displayed in your office, or whatever else your imagination can devise! Space is limited.
Friday, March 13, 2020 | 7:00pm – 9:00pm
Price: $35 (Attendees and Guests)
Includes: All art supplies and one drink ticket. A cash bar will also be available.
RSVP/Ticket: Ticket required for entry.

Student and Emerging Professional Lunch
Calling all students and Emerging Professionals! The Student and Emerging Professional Committee invites you 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 field and answer your questions. There will be a Student Book Giveaway and an Emerging Professional Webinar Giveaway! Location TBD.
Saturday, March 14, 2020 | 12:00pm – 1:30pm
Price: Free!
Includes: Lunch, entry in Student or Emerging Professional Giveaway
RSVP/Ticket: RSVP required.

President’s Reception
Enjoy networking with your fellow Conference participants at the President’s Reception. Following the reception, don’t miss out on the Annual Awards Dinner!
Saturday, March 14, 2020 | 6:30pm – 7:00pm
Price: Free!
Includes: One drink ticket.
RSVP/Ticket: No RSVP or ticket required. Name badge required for entry.

Annual Awards Dinner
Join us on Saturday night as we recognize our 2020 Annual Award Winners! Ticket included in multi-day registration.
Saturday, March 14, 2020 | 7:00pm – 10:00pm
Price: $175 (for single day attendees and guest tickets only – dinner is included in all multi-day registrations)
Includes: Dinner
RSVP/Ticket: RSVP required

Society Lounge
Head to the ISSTD Society Lounge throughout the conference to ask questions, meet with friends, and connect with new attendees! Events will be held at the Society Lounge throughout the weekend. Additional information will be available in the conference app.
Friday, March 13 – Monday, March 16, 2020
Price: Free!
RSVP/Ticket: No RSVP or ticket required.

To view the full online preliminary program, click here!