Diversity & Inclusion

AAP is committed to inclusion, equity, and respectful treatment of all meeting participants and seeks to provide a safe and professional atmosphere in which attendees may learn, network, and participate in a welcoming environment of mutual respect.

Please refer to our AAP Meeting Code of Conduct here.

AAP will make reasonable efforts to accommodate advance accessibility requests to enhance your meeting experience; on-site requests cannot be guaranteed. To request accommodation or for inquiries about accessibility send us an email. In an effort to make the 2023 National Conference an accessible meeting for all, the following resources are provided.

Land Acknowledgement Statement

The AAP provides an Indigenous Land Acknowledgement at the start of the National Conference. A Land Acknowledgement is a formal statement that recognizes and respects Indigenous Peoples as the original inhabitants and traditional stewards of the lands on which this conference is taking place. The Land Acknowledgement also acknowledges Indigenous people’s ongoing connection to the land and promotes awareness of the history and culture of Indigenous people. View the statement here.


Scooters rental is available for the duration of the conference.
Accessible parking is available all conference venues.
ADA accessible registration is available onsite.
ADA hotel rooms within the AAP hotel block available upon request.
ADA reserved seating in plenary sessions, seminar rooms, and section/council programs.
ADA shuttles available upon request.
ADA counter at main information booth.

Please see our scooter rental page for more information.


Closed captioning is provided for plenary sessions and additional programming for both the All-Access experience and Virtual-Only. Check the schedule for a list of programs.

Closed Captioning Sessions

Bi-Lingual Resources

Dedicated international registration.
Website translator for multiple languages available for Conference Schedule and website.
Spanish/English simultaneous translation for designated sessions.
Spanish speaking assistance at Information Booth, Tech Bar, Wellness Hub, Global Exchange Booth, and Registration.
Welcome banners and signage in multiple languages.
Global Exchange booth to assist international attendees navigate conference.

Presented in Spanish Sessions

Translated Sessions

Lactation Lounge

Washington Convention Center
Room 156
Friday, October 20 – Monday, October 23: 6:00 AM – 6:00 PM
Tuesday, October 24: 6:00 AM – 1:00 PM

Marriott Marquis
Marquis Ballroom Salon 11
Friday, October 20: 8:00 AM – 6:00 PM
Saturday, October 21 – Monday, October 23: 6:00 AM – 6:00 PM

Westin (formerly Renaissance)
Meeting Planner Office A
Friday, October 20 – Monday, October 23: 6:00 AM – 6:00 PM
Tuesday, October 24: 6:00 AM – 12:00 PM


The Washington Convention Center has two additional Mamava Nursing Pods.
The L Street Lobby South location is next to meeting room 103AB
The L Street Lobby North location is in the middle building between the rainbow staircase and meeting room 140AB.

The door will display as “vacant” when available for use. Attendees may use the code 8008 to unlock the pod.

For more Mamava pod locations around the city please check out their app.

Mamava App


Supported in part by Cerebelly

Quiet Room

The quiet room is equipped with private rooms perfect for attendees who need a place to recharge, mediate, or pray. This is a technology-free zone.

Washington Convention Center: Room 142

All-Gender Restrooms

Washington Convention Center: Restrooms near room 207 and 150
Marriott Marquis: Restrooms near Marquis Ballroom 11 on Level 2
Westin (formerly Renaissance): Restrooms near Anacostia Ballroom

Friends of Bill W

Marriott Marquis is in Maple on the second level.

Meetings held daily at 5:30pm.

Friends of Jimmy K

Marriott Marquis is in Honeysuckle on the second level.

Meetings held daily at 6:30pm.

Child Care

Child Care is offered for the duration of the conference.
For more information visit here.

Service Animals

Service animals are welcome in all conference venues.

Food Restrictions and Allergies

We ensure all AAP events offer vegetarian, gluten-free, and dairy free food options.
Buffets will have menu labels clearly indicating ingredients and/or accommodations.


Sensory kits will be available for attendees at the main Information Booth.
The quiet room will be available for attendees to recharge.