Going Green & Conference Handouts
Thanks to feedback from past attendees, the 2013 Annual Conference & Expo continues its efforts to be greener! Having taken many initiatives in the past to create a healthier environment and reduce our carbon footprint, we will continue one of the most successful ones: handouts will be available online only!
Handouts for the 2013 Conference will be available to attendees online before the Conference . Look for improvements to the system this year that will make it easier to locate the handouts! Make sure you take a few minutes to review the instructional videos. Also, as you build your itinerary online, you will be able to download all available handouts for the educational sessions that you have selected.
PLEASE NOTE: While speakers are encouraged to provide handouts it is NOT a requirement. Not all sessions will have handouts based on the speakers’ choice.
Make sure you bring a pad of paper to take notes and AOTA will provide the pen. Not to worry if you missed any handouts; these will be available online for 6 weeks after Conference.
Your Conference Expenses May Be Tax-Deductible!
Registration Fees: If you are paying for the AOTA Annual Conference & Expo out of your own pocket, you may be able to deduct the expenses from your taxes. Registration fees for educational conferences may be 100% deductible if the education maintains or improves skills related to your trade or business.
Transportation: Additionally, your transportation expenses, including airfare, vehicle mileage, and taxi or shuttle fares from your regular place of business to Conference may be fully tax deductible. Meals may be 50% deductible. Remember to keep your receipts. For details, please check with your tax professional.
Enhance your networking experience at Conference through AOTA Friend Connect in the “Conference Connections” public forum on OT Connections
After you register for Conference, you will be invited to enter information such as your name, maiden name, state, school, and area of practice into this easy-to-use database. You may fill in as many or as few of the fields as you want. AOTA Friend Connect is searchable by any of the fields, allowing you to find old friends or make new contacts before arriving in San Diego.
If you need a roommate at Conference or someone to share a ride from the airport, post a message in the Conference Connections forum and get connected!
AOTA offers Friend Connect and Conference Connections as a convenience for attendees. AOTA assumes no responsibility for actions resulting from their use.
Receive Conference Updates on Your Phone Through Twitter!
Throughout Conference, AOTA staff will be tweeting and retweeting updates, news, photos, and comments on Twitter. Follow @AOTAEvents to stay connected!
- If you are already on Twitter, add @AOTAEvents or send a text with the words “Follow AOTAEvents” to 40404 to follow us.
- If you do not have a Twitter account or want your cell phone added to your existing account, send a text to 40404 with the word “start” to get step-by-step instructions on signing up or adding your cell phone or smart phone to your account via text messaging. After this is done, follow step 1.
- Be sure to use the hashtag #AOTA13 when tweeting about Conference, or when looking for tweets about Conference.
|The Conference hashtag is #AOTA13
This is a free service. However, depending on your service provider and your text plan, you might see usage charges for text messages if you exceed your monthly allowance.
Wi-Fi Access in the Convention Center
The San Diego Convention Center offers “Free Wireless” on the Lower Level Lobby areas (Lobbies A-H) and in the Tides Restaurant outside Hall A.