31st Annual RIE® Conference

31st Annual RIE® Conference Postponement

It is with great regret that we announce the postponing of the RIE® 31st Annual Infant and Toddler conference due to the current Coronavirus/COVID-19 outbreak.  We are working hard to find a date to reschedule the conference as we are very excited about our keynote speaker, Dr. Judyth Weaver, and all the wonderful workshops.
We regret having to make this decision, but we are following the California state guidance on convenings and meetings and out of respect for our speakers, presenters and attendees and their families, we believe this is the correct course of action.
Thank you for your understanding and patience as we work through these difficult times.

2020 Keynote Presentation

Learning How Infants Teach us to be Better Adults,  by Judyth O. Weaver, Ph.D.

Judyth O. Weaver, Ph.D. in Reichian Psychology taught at the California Institute of Integral Studies (San Francisco, CA) for 25 years as well as being founding faculty at Naropa Institute, now Naropa University, (Boulder, CO) in the 1970’s, creating it’s T’ai Chi Ch’uan program.  She was also the Co-founder of Santa Barbara Graduate Institute and is the creator and founding chair of  it’s Ph.D. Program in Somatic Psychology.

Judyth is certified in Reichian Therapy, Somatic Experiencing, massage, Biodynamic Craniosacral Therapy, Pre- and Perinatal Therapy and as a senior teacher of T’ai Chi Ch’uan, Rosen Method and Sensory Awareness, which she began studying in 1968. Judyth is honored to have been the Lifetime Achievement Awardee at the 2018 Conference of the U.S. Association of Body Psychotherapy.

See full workshop descriptions for Break Out Sessions Here!

Conference Details

Date: TBA
Time: TBA
Location: Skirball Cultural Center | 2701 N. Sepulveda Boulevard | Los AngelesCalifornia 90049 (Located in the Sepulveda Pass just off the 405 Freeway, 2.5 miles south of the 101 Freeway).

Conference Ticket Prices:
Non Member: $269
RIE® Member :$229
Full-Time Student: $180

Friday Evening Welcome Reception
Friday, April 3, 2020
Hotel Angeleno:  170 N. Church Lane, Los Angeles, CA 90049
*All registered guests are welcome to attend.

Register Now!

All registrations can be placed here, including student, member, nonmember and group registrations. Accepted forms of payment include online payment with a cc, check, and pay by invoice. For any questions on how to register, please email conference@rie.org or call (323) 663-5330.


Hotel Angeleno
170 N. Church Ln. Los Angeles, CA
Special rate of $169.00 for Conference attendees, cut off date is March 13, 2020
Please register through this link or by calling 1 (866) 264-3536

Can I Be a Sponsor?

We are so grateful for our sponsors! Please see our Sponsorship Form if you would like to support the 31st Annual RIE® Conference. For more information, please contact reena.carroll@rie.org 

Past RIE® Conference Keynote Speakers

Dr. Tina Payne Bryson
The Yes Brain
Sue Bredekamp
Magda Gerber: Poet and Prophet
Dr. Allan Schore
The Development of the Right Brain Across the Lifespan: What’s Love Got to Do with It?
Past Keynote Speakers

2016 – Lou Cozolino
2015- Stuart Brown
2014- Dimitri A. Christakis
2013- Deborah J. Leong
2012- Alison Gopnik
2011- Alicia F. Lieberman
2010- Sir Richard Bowlby
2009- J. Ronald Lally

Listen to an excerpt from our 2018 Conference Keynote
Sue Bredekamp and her talk titled “Magda: Poet and Prophet”