Reasons To Go
AOTA’s Annual Conference & Expo is the place for occupational therapy practitioners (and soon-to-be practitioners) to gather together every year. If you’ve been to Conference before, or this is your first time, here are the top 5 reasons for you to join us this April:
When you walk into the San Diego Convention Center and open your Program Guide, you will see an incredible journey of learning before you. Doors will be wide open for advanced practice, professional growth, licensure renewal, and NBCOT PDU recertification in more than 900 sessions, workshops, and research platforms. This is the largest number of education sessions ever!
You will have the unique opportunity to hear from both of AOTA’s exceptional leaders, AOTA President Florence Clark and AOTA President-Elect Ginny Stoffel. Sharing their in-depth knowledge, passionate care, and reflective visions of the future for occupational therapy, you will experience true guidance and inspiration in their Presidential Farewell and Inaugural Addresses. Watch a video invitation from Dr. Clark and Dr. Stoffel. Also hear from 3 new members of the Board of Directors.
In words from your colleagues, here is why nearly 100% recommend that you attend Conference. They want you to know that it is wonderful to “be surrounded by thousands who love the profession,” “have a family reunion with old friends and meet virtual friends in person,” “meet awesome vendors in the Expo,” and “come together to rejuvenate the spirit.” “Learning should be fun,” said an attendee, “and this is one way to do it!” Find out more about specific networking opportunities here.
Each day you spend at Conference will not only be educational but exciting! On Thursday evening, Conference goes live with an invigorating and entertaining Welcome Ceremony, Keynote Address, and Expo Reception — and that’s just the beginning. Special events throughout Conference include the Eleanor Clarke Slagle Lecture, Special Interest Section Roundtables, International Breakfast, Tech Day, and Fitness Sessions, to name a few!
#5 San Diego
As icing on top of the cake, San Diego is the place to come for Conference and stay for vacation! You will see gorgeous sunshine and sparkling blue beaches, delicious dining and cool nightlife, famous and cultural attractions, and super places to enjoy a family vacation. They say a picture is worth a thousand words, how about a video? Watch it here and see for yourself.
EXPECT THE BEST!