IACP Forum

We Can't Wait to See You!

It has been far too long since we have gathered together in person with our Collaborative community! IACP staff and board have worked hard to consider how we can best convene together for professional development and community-building, given the different realities faced by our members internationally. We are happy to announce for those who can come in person, we will join together in San Diego this October 28 – 31, 2021 for IACP's 22nd Annual Forum: Lighting the Way Together. For our community members who would like to participate from home, we are pleased to announce our virtual program, Beacon When We’re ApartThe in person ticket inclused all virtual Forum activities. The virtual presentations will be recorded and we will have a room set up at Forum for people to watch the virtual workshops all together, or you can log in from your computer in your hotel room! Everyone who buys a Forum ticket (in person or virtual) will get the virtual workshop recordings sent to them.  

We invite you to participate in our 8 Pre-Forum Institutes, 29 in-person workshops, 9 virtual workshops, Saturday night party, networking, socializing on the marina, and so much more! Below you will find details for IACP Forum 2021 rooming block, Covid19 safety and health measures, and information and registration for in-person and virtual Forum. 

IACP created this Forum FAQ page to give you clarity, but you can always reach out to info@collaborativepractice.com if you still have questions.

Hotel Booking for IACP’s 22nd Annual Networking and Educational Forum is now OPEN! We will be gathering at the Sheraton San Diego Hotel & Marina, which means networking on the marina, watching sunsets from your private balcony, and close proximity to downtown destinations and local attractions. Book your hotel room today for Forum at special, discounted rates, available on an exclusive basis. Conference dates run from October 28th, 2021 to October 31st, 2021. Click here to learn more about hotel accommodations and amenities. Click here to see what to expect during your stay at Sheraton San Diego Hotel & Marina, given safety requirements.


Visit our Forum Health and Safety Page for a full list of the health and safety measures that you should expect at our live Forum, hotel protocols, and for resources on how to monitor this evolving health situation and how it might impact your travel to San Diego, CA. Most notably, we request that only fully vaccinated people attend our 22nd Annual Forum: Lighting the Way Together and we will request attendees to wear masks in all public indoor spaces at Forum, except while eating, drinking, or speaking from the stage.


The safety of our participants, trainers, and staff are our highest priority. IACP is actively monitoring COVID-19 health and safety regulations in California. After careful review of Center for Disease Control (CDC) guidelines and recommendations for large events, IACP’s 22nd Annual Forum: Lighting the Way Together will take place as planned with thoughtful health measures in place to ensure the safest possible outcome for attendees. IACP is fully committed to following all applicable safety guidelines put out by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control, the State of California, the city of San Diego, and Sheraton San Diego Hotel & MarinaClick here to find more information about COVID rates in San Diego, as well as local, state, and national safety guidelines. 


Meanwhile, our hotel, Sheraton San Diego Hotel and Marina, is committed to providing a safe environment that aligns with expert protocols for working to defeat COVID-19. Consisting of in-house and outside experts in food and water safety, hygiene and infection prevention, and hotel operation, Sheraton San Diego Hotel and Marina is actively monitoring and evolving their protocols to uphold their commitment to the health and safety of their guests, staff, and associates. Click here to learn more about what Sheraton San Diego Hotel and Marina is doing to ensure your health and safety.

Review our conference guidelines on social distancing, how to safely greet each other while respecting individual boundaries, etc.  All conference attendees will also be asked to confirm their willingness to follow these rules. IACP will offer refunds (minus a small administrative fee of $50) on Forum registration fees up until October 27, 2021, for anyone who finds they cannot comply with these rules or who feels unsafe attending Forum under the current circumstances. Review your hotel booking receipt for information regarding hotel cancellation policies.


To those who are coming in person, you can take advantage of all the in-person and virtual opportunities we have to offer - 8 Pre-Forum Institutes, 29 in-person workshops, 9 virtual workshops, Saturday night party, networking, socializing on the marina, and so much more.

In person Forum information:
Click here to view Forum 2021 in-person PFI & Workshop descriptions
Whether you attend online or in person, Forum is always an extraordinary event, the largest gathering of Collaborative professionals anywhere in the world.  It is a chance to learn from world-class trainers, a time to break out of our local bubbles and learn from peers in other places, and a place to build life-long friendships with like-minded colleagues.  We work hard and we play hard, and this year in particular we have a lot of catching up to do!  If you have never attended a Forum, we urge you to give it a try – once you do, you’ll be hooked!

CLICK HERE to register now for our in-person 22nd Annual Forum: Lighting the Way TogetherBe sure you are logged into your account. 

Pricing for IACP’s 22nd Annual Forum: Lighting the Way Together:

  • Discounted Early Bird Pricing offered through August 4, 2021
  • Active IACP Members: US$585.00 per person (Save US$195.00! Discount automatically applied, must be logged in to your IACP profile)
    • Active IACP Student Members US $385.00 per person (Save US$395! Discount automatically applied, must be logged in to your IACP profile)
  • Non-Members: US$780.00
    • If you’re not a member yet, click here to join today and save at least the full cost of a year’s IACP membership!
  • In person Forum registration includes virtual Forum access
  • Pre-Forum Institutes: US$240.00 each
  • Visit our registration page to view customizable pricing options regarding meals
  • Forum Scholarship
    • We want to see YOU in San Diego, CA this year! Which is why we’re offering Forum Scholarships to make sure community members have the ability to build their professional development and network! Click here to apply by July 24th, 2021 at 5:00 pm PDT to be considered. If you are applying for a Forum Scholarship, please DO NOT register for Forum until Scholarship recipients have been selected.


Virtual Forum information:
Click here to view Forum 2021 virtual Workshop descriptions
We are stronger, TOGETHER. Which is why we created our virtual program, Beacon When We’re Apart, to stay connected to our members around the world who won’t be able to join us in person this October. Beacon when We’re Apart brings a taste of IACP's 22nd Annual Forum: Lighting the Way Together to you including speakers from every continent except Antarctica. This hybrid approach has been carefully planned by our board, staff, and planning committee to maximize the opportunities for connection, learning, and sharing for our whole community. You’ll be able to log on any time of day or night to meet colleagues around the world, join our famous Saturday dance party, and hear some amazing Plenary speakers including this year’s keynote, Rev. Nontombi Naomi Tutu, daughter of Archbishop Desmond Tutu, who will be joining us via Zoom from South Africa.
Click here for the Portuguese translation of our virtual program, Beacon When We’re Apart.

CLICK HERE to register for Virtual Forum 2021: Beacon When We’re Apart. Be sure you are logged into your account. 

Pricing for Beacon When We’re Apart:

Your individual ticket is a license for one person to attend our virtual programming, and is not to be shared.

  • Active IACP Members: US$245.00 per person (discount automatically applied, must be logged in to your IACP profile)
  • Non-Members: US$295.00 per person
  • Group Pass: US$750.00
    • Want to gather your colleagues and watch as a group? For US$750, you can purchase a group pass to all of our virtual programming. This pass will license your practice group or organization for one login to our virtual platform, that can be watched together by multiple people in the same location. Your group pass also includes group access to all recordings of our online program.

To make changes to your workshop and event selections for virtual and in person Forum, please watch this quick video tutorial: CLICK  HERE

2021 CE/CLEs
IACP is working with the local host committee to secure Continuing Education credits for this year's Forum.  We will continue to update this page as the Certificate of Attendance and credits are confirmed.

2021 IACP Forum Certificate of Attendance

*Collaborative Practice California and the International Academy of Collaborative Professionals are co-sponsoring this event. CP-Cal is approved by the California Psychological Association to provide continuing professional education for psychologists.  CP-Cal maintains responsibility for this program and its content.  The California Psychological Association is approved by the Board of Behavioral Science to provide continuing professional education for LMFTs and LCSWs


If you haven't already, watch this exciting video message from our President and our Executive Director about the hard work and consideration that has gone into planning and deciding what this year's forum will look like for members around the world!