Community Spotlight

Virtual & Regional Conference Committee

In 2021, the ISSTD formed the new Virtual and Regional Conference Committee. The goal of this committee is to support the continued growth of ISSTD regional and virtual trainings. As a group, this committee includes both ISSTD staff and volunteers who meet to recommend locations for future conferences, brainstorm and develop conference themes and their corresponding branding, and support marketing initiatives to get the word out to the regions where conferences will be held. This committee also works closely alongside the Webinar committee to create continuity between regional conferences and the yearly webinar series, and the Member Engagement Committee, to coordinate volunteer needs and develop fun social events to create connection and build community both during and after the conferences.

We are excited to announce the 2021 Regional and Virtual Conferences line up, after having just finished our 2021 Annual Conference – the World Congress on Intergenerational Trauma!

Changing Landscapes – Transforming the Way We Understand and Treat Complex Trauma
October 1-2, 2021 – Toronto, Canada
Speakers include D. Michael Coy, Christine Forner, Colin Ross, and Peter Maves

ASCH Level I (Fundamentals)Training in Clinical Hypnosis
October 15-17, 2021 – Arlington, VA USA
Click here to view the training website!

ISSTD Annual Virtual Conference – Across the Lifespan
October 23-23, 2021 – Virtual
Plenary speakers include Ana Gomez, Dolores Mosquera, and Kathy Steele and there will be both English and Spanish streams for this conference.

Coming Together: Healing from Interpersonal, Systemic, and Global Trauma
November 19-12, 2021 – Melbourne, Victoria Australia

Nashville Regional Conference
December 9-10, 2021 – Nashville, TN USA
Theme and Speakers to be announced!

The Virtual and Regional Conference Committee continues to monitor the status of Covid-19, brainstorming creative options to move forward with these conferences should travel not be advised. We look forward to providing updates around this, as well as regional and virtual conference updates as we continue to grow and develop ongoing opportunities for growth and learning in the field of complex trauma and dissociation.