CTSS 2020 Conference Details

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3rd National Creating Trauma-Sensitive Schools Conference

FEBRUARY 16-18, 2020

FEBRUARY 16-18, 2020

Join over 1,800 educators from across the country and around the world to learn more about the trauma-informed education movement and how to Create Trauma-Sensitive Schools! The Attachment & Trauma Network, Inc. (ATN) hosts this yearly conference to give all educators - teachers, administrators, and school personnel - as well as other child-serving professionals, community leaders, and parents an opportunity to explore the importance of trauma-informed care for in schools and other child-serving environments. Through the ACEs studies and neurological research, we now know how significantly early trauma impacts a child’s ability to learn and develop and the importance of addressing the complexities of childhood trauma in schools. The HYATT has SOLD OUT! Take a look at the Hilton and Indigo Hotels that offer fantastic rooms right next door.

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Hyatt Regency, Atlanta, GA 

Discounts for certain Memberships and Groups of 10 or more from same school district.  See our FAQ.

Conference Questions?

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Conference Agenda

Conference Schedule

Conference participants may attend any session with available seating. Seats are available on a first-come, first-served basis.  There are no advanced reservations.  Please DO indicate the sessions you are interested in on our Conference App by adding them to your schedule in the App.  That way, we can assign rooms based on interest.

Subject to Change
Some sessions, Deep Dives, will cover 2 sessions.
To see Session Details, go HERE

Saturday, February 15, 2020
7:00 PM – 9:00 PM Registration Open

Sunday, February 16, 2020

12:00 PM 5:00 PM Registration Open
12:00 PM 5:30 PM Self-Care Area Open
1:00 PM 5:30 PM Exhibit Hall Open
2:00 PM 3:15 PM Workshop Session #1
3:15 PM 3:45 PM Break
3:45 PM 5:00 PM Workshop Session #2
7:00 PM 9:00 PM Opening Keynote

Monday, February 17, 2020
7:00 AM 8:00 AM Breakfast
7:00 AM 5:00 PM Exhibit Hall Open
7:00 AM 5:00 PM Self-Care area open
8:00 AM 9:00 AM General Session
9:00 AM 9:30 AM Coffee Break
9:30 AM 10:45 AM Workshop Session #3
10:45 AM 11:00 AM Short Break
11:00 AM 12:15 PM Workshop Session #4
12:15 PM 1:30 PM Boxed Lunches
1:30 PM 2:45 PM Workshop Session #5
2:45 PM 3:15 PM Snack Break
3:15 PM 4:30 PM Workshop Session #6
7:00 PM 9:30 PM Movie Night- check conference app for more info

Tuesday, February 18, 2020
7:00 AM 8:00 AM Breakfast
7:00 AM 2:00 PM Exhibit Hall Open
7:00 AM 9:30 AM Self-Care area open
8:00 AM 9:00 AM General Session
9:00 AM 9:30 AM Coffee Break
9:30 AM 10:45 AM Workshop Session #7
10:45 AM 11:00 AM Short Break
11:00 AM 12:15 PM Workshop Session #8
12:15 PM 1:30 PM Lunch on Own
1:30 PM 3:30 PM Interactive Workshop Session #9 (2 hours)

Missed the deadline?  Interested in Keynoting or Presenting in 2021?
Check here in Spring, 2020 for ATN’s Call for Proposals for the 2021 Conference being held the same weekend at the same location.


Where to stay while at the conference?
Get your reservations very soon!  Our block at the Hyatt is Sold Out.  See overflow hotels below.


Hilton Room Block- plenty of 2-bed rooms still available here.  Easy access to the Conference!

Hilton room block is now available.  The rates are $195 per night.

Close walk to the Hyatt via skybridge or outside.
Double and King Rooms available but will not last.

PLEASE NOTE: Atlanta will be full Conference weekend with a city-wide event. 2-bed rooms will sell out quickly. Reservations should be made as soon as possible.

Hilton Atlanta  255 Courtland Street NE Atlanta, GA 30303, US
(404) 577-1234

A one night deposit for Room and Tax plus $5 Hotel Fee is required upon Booking. Refundable if cancel 72 hours prior to arrival.

Introducing the Hotel Indigo!

Hotel Indigo ATN 2020 CTSS Conference

Lobby of the Hotel Indigo

Great boutique hotel, across the street from the Hyatt.  Steps away from the Peachtree Center MARTA stop.  Quiet and small, this hotel is a great option for those looking for 2-bed rooms.  We have a block of double queen rooms available here.  Rates are $199/night. Take a look!


more information about the

Conference Venue

Hyatt Regency Atlanta

Atlanta's Iconic Hotel on Peachtree Street Our hotel is a 30-minute train ride from the airport and a short walk to Mercedes Benz stadium and Atlanta’s arena, convention center and top attractions. Our hotel has the most event space in the city, and Georgia’s largest hotel ballroom. Our hotel is famous for our Polaris rotating lounge and our acclaimed Chefs, who partner with 70 farms to plate the freshest local ingredients. Welcome to our landmark hotel in the heart of Atlanta.

Interested in Exhibiting or Sponsorships?

Be visible to 1,800 attendees.  91% of our attendees are actively working in k-12 schools, either public or private.  42% are decision-making administrators. Your services and products will be showcased at breaks, lunch and throughout the three days. Sponsorships are available that will direct even more attention to what you have to offer trauma-informed educators. We can customize opportunities to fit your business needs. 

Inside #TSS2020ATN with Ginger- Meet Stephanie Garde

Conference Location (Hyatt) and Hotels in our Block