2015 Central Region Conference

Building Stories: Narratives of Central Region Drama Therapists

May 2nd and 3rd, 2015
Columbia College - Chicago

916 S. Wabash, 2nd floor

There will be a registration table when you arrive on the second floor. You will need your ID to enter the building. Please let them know you are here for the conference.

REGISTRATION TIME IS: 9am-9:30. Please do not wait till 9:30 to arrive. We are have a full day planned and want to begin on time!

Please note, the NFL draft is causing serious traffic issues. We strongly suggest public transportation as parking and traffic are going to be challenging.

Please note the following information for public transportation:

To get to the conference:
Take the red, orange or green line to the Roosevelt stop
Turn left (East) onto Roosevelt and walk half a block to Wabash
Turn left (North) onto Wabash and walk a block and a half to 916 S. Wabash

To get from the Conference to ITA (travel time is just over an hour):
Get on the Red line at Roosevelt
Transfer to the Purple line at Belmont
Take the Purple line to Davis
Walk North from Benson Ave. to 1702 Sherman

A good website to figure out travel is http://www.rtachicago.com/

The cost is $2.25 one way. 


Telling and witnessing stories is how we make sense of our lives. This year at the Central Region Conference we create space for our regional members to come together to share in myriad narratives that represent the work we do, the roles we play, and educate one another on effective tools that promote the power of story in the healing process.

No meals are included this year, however Columbia College Chicago is near a number of excellent options, including a Trader Joes, Potbelly's, a wonderful Thai restaurant, and Lou Malnati's deep-dish pizza. Additionally, we hope to help students connect with other students for housing shares.


Since this is a smaller scale conference, we do not have a hotel room block. However, here are some suggestions of places to stay during the 2015 Central Region Conference:

Travel Lodge Hotel: Within walking distance of Columbia College.

Hotel Blake: 0.3 miles from Columbia College.

We also recommend checking out Airbnb.

We are working to help people with room sharing as well. Please email Laura at centralrep@nadta.org if you are in need of support with this.


Click Here to Register for the Central Region Conference.

Full Conference Fee (meals not included):
  Students: $50
  Professionals: $60
Presenters will receive a $10 discount.


In celebration of the Institute for Therapy Through the Arts 40th Anniversary, ITA presents

Toddy Tales: Sharing Stories of Marilyn "Toddy" Richman & the Creative Arts Therapies

Sunday, May 3 3:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Music Institute of Chicago's Institute for Therapy Through the Arts
1702 Sherman Avenue Evanston, IL 60201

Click here for the Invitation & Registration Information.

Click here for the Travel & Lunch Options.

Related Information

Click Here for the Central Region Blog

Click Here for the Schedule

Click Here for the "Toddy Tales" Playback Performance Flyer

To learn more about Toddy Tales, registration, travel and dining options please visit the Toddy Tale Information at the bottom of the page.

Conference Fees:

       Students  -  $50
       Professionals  -  $60

Refunds: No refunds will be given after April 24, 2015. Refunds prior to April 24, 2015 will have a $15 fee deducted from the original registration amount paid.