International Childhood Trauma Conference
17 August – 22 August 2025
Melbourne Convention & Exhibition Centre
Our conference has moved to 2025
Due to some unforeseen circumstances, we have made the difficult decision to reschedule the conference for 12 months.
We know that many of you have been looking forward to attending on the original dates. We want to really thank you for your ongoing interest and enthusiasm for the learning that our conference has offered now for over the past decade.
You can find out more about the 2025 International Childhood Trauma Conference here.
Connection and Healing
Our International Childhood Trauma Conferences are incredible week-long events for professionals who work with people affected by trauma associated with abuse, violence and relational disruption. Attendees come to hear from world experts on neuroscience, trauma, attachment and therapeutic intervention. They are also an important opportunity for local practitioners, researchers and policy makers to share and learn from each other. More than 10,000 attendees have participated over the past three conferences.
to Learn and Participate
A unique opportunity to spend a full day with world leading thinkers, researchers and practitioners. Gain insights and hands on practical skills for your work with individuals who have experienced trauma.
Two full days of concurrent presentations from the full speaker lineup of over twenty international and Australian trauma experts. Choose who you want to see and create a tailored learning experience that meets your specific needs and interests.
The middle day of the Conference brings the opportunity for you to submit an abstract and present your own work to your peers from around the globe. Be part of the conference as a speaker and showcase the way you are making a difference.
Meet and make new connections at network events on Sunday and Wednesday evenings. Enjoy refreshments in a social setting to connect with colleagues from Australia and around the world.
2018 Conference Testimonials
The 2018 Conference featured 18 international speakers, more than 250 papers presented, and over 295 hours of programmed content.
Our Attendees Feedback
“Whether you’re a clinician, whether you’re a case manager, whether you’re a foster carer, there are takeaway key messages from each and every session. It’s been really fantastic so far and I’m grateful to be here.”
“I know a lot of the stuff, but it’s just reinforced it again and again and again and I will change my practice because of what I’ve been learning.”
“I have a client coming up that is going to be very challenging and the material that has been used is very resonant with that particular case.”