When & Where
Sessions will begin at 1PM on Friday, October 8th and end after the Plenary session on Tuesday, October 12th, 2021.
The conference takes place at the Pennsylvania Convention Center, Philadelphia Marriott Downtown, and Loews Philadelphia Hotel. The location changes each year. To see a list of future meeting dates click here.
Pennsylvania Convention Center
1101 Arch Street
Philadelphia, PA 19107
Please click the grid below to better understand what is included with your registration. You can also access this information on our Conference Registration page.
You will receive an email confirmation right after you register. If you do not receive an email confirmation, please contact registration by calling 1-800-433-9016, option 3 or send us an email.
Your email confirmation is your receipt for payment.
No, we no longer offer a one-day registration. We now offer Virtual-Only registration if you are unable to join us in person. For more information visit our Conference Registration page.
Yes, registration will be available until Nov 1, 2021. Visit our Conference Registration page to register!
We understand that due to COVID-19 you may be hesitant to register for an in-person event, so we have updated our cancellation policy. You may cancel your National Conference registration at any time until September 24, two weeks prior to the start of the conference, for a full refund of your registration fee. All registration changes/cancellations must be sent in writing to our email by September 24, 2021.
Most hotels are within walking distance to the Convention Center. The furthest properties are approximately a 10 minute walk. Shuttle buses will not be provided.
Yes, some hotels including the headquarter hotels, are very popular and usually sell out within the first day of opening. We recommend you request to be placed on a waitlist.
Call CMR at 800/468-6322 to be added to a waitlist. It is recommended that you also reserve a hotel (online or calling) room at one of the other available AAP hotels as a backup. Visit our Hotel Information page for more information.
Turnaround time should be fairly quick to be able to access early member housing. Memberships are activated at the time payment is processed. For those memberships that do require additional information, payments are not processed until after their documentation is received/verified. Depending on the membership category, there might be some application documentation required (e.g. for specialty fellows).
Section/Council Programs and Activities
The Pennsylvania Convention Center and our headquarter hotels, Philadelphia Marriott Downtown and Loews Philadelphia Hotel.
Not all section/council programs are taking place in-person. For a list of section/council programs that are in-person versus virtual click here. 2021 National Conference & Exhibition schedule will be available soon! Please stay tuned for updates.
No, there will be no workshops this year.
See here for more info: https://aapexperience.org/schedule/! Also, coming in October, the 2021 Conference App will be available for registered attendees.
Please visit our Diversity & Inclusion page for more information.
A Lactation Lounge will be available in the convention center and open daily. The complimentary lounge will offer hospital-grade pumps, refrigerated milk storage, and other equipment for each mother in a comfortable and private setting.
Safety Precautions Due to COVID-19: As we approach the in-person meeting scheduled for Oct 8-12 in Philadelphia, the AAP will seek guidance from local and national public health experts on implementing the necessary safety precautions to ensure the health and safety of all attendees, staff and local community. Please check back as the National Conference approaches for further updates.
While there may be a few events where meals are included (President’s Welcome Reception, Annual Business Lunch for members, etc.), generally meals are not included with registration.
Yes, the National Conference Mobile App will be available in October 2021. More information coming soon.