2013 Annual Conference & Expo

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2013 Annual Conference & Expo

Join us in San Diego for AOTA's 93rd Annual Conference & Expo!
  • 2013 Annual Conference & Expo Call for Papers!

    AOTA invites you to share your practice innovations, research, and experiences by submitting a proposal to present at the 93rd Annual Conference & Expo in San Diego, California, April 25-28, 2013. Click HERE for more information and to submit your...
  • Photos and video from #AOTA12

    We have lots of photos from the conference in Indianapolis! click on each of the links below and tag yourself and friends! 2012 Annual Conference & Expo on Facebook OT Practice Photo Booth @ Conference on Facebook 2012 Annual Conference and...
  • Post conference survey, handouts, and evaluations

    Conference Survey: Thank you for attending the AOTA 92nd Annual Conference & Expo in Indianapolis this April! It was great to have you participate and celebrate our profession, learn from experts, share knowledge, and build a lasting network of...
  • OTs are the 'Gatekeepers of Hope'

    Tammy Duckworth woke up in her hospital bed after her Black Hawk helicopter had been shot down and couldn’t move any part of her body. Jessica Lynch woke up in a hospital bed in Iraq, unsure how she got there and what happened to her comrades. Both...
  • 92nd Business Meeting Highlights Fiscal, Advocacy Successes

    President Clark banged the gavel three times to call AOTA's 92nd Annual Business Meeting to order, and as Secretary Fontana called out the roster of attending states, the delegations shouted out their enthusiasm in turn: "Go Hoosiers!" ...
  • What sign will you place on your elephant?

    Eleanor Clarke Slagle Lecture Urges Practitioners to ‘PromOTe’ Occupational Therapy The question that Karen Jacobs asked Eleanor Clarke Slagle Lecture attendees Friday was not if they would promote occupational therapy; it was when and...
  • AOTA Hosts First-Ever Conference Town Hall

    New to Conference this year, AOTA hosted its first-ever Town Hall Meeting with AOTA Executive Director Fred Somers, AOTA President Florence Clark, PhD, OTR/L, FAOTA, and AOTA Vice President Ginny Stoffel, PhD, OT, BCMH, FAOTA, or as one attendee called...
  • Clark: We're on a Hero's Journey

    When AOTA President Florence Clark, PhD, OTR/L, FAOTA, finished her 2012 Presidential Address, the big screens beside the stage projected a mythological hero wearing 3-D glasses. Despite Clark’s persistent message of “OT in High Definition”...
  • Breakfast with a Scholar

    Many of us view the AOTF Breakfast with a Scholar as a Conference highlight, and this year was no exception. Lex Frieden's presentation differed from those of previous years in two striking ways. The first was his introduction, via pretaped video...
  • And We're Off!

    You know it's going to be a great Conference when paticipants turn the line-up for the processional parade into their own pre-party (50-year-plus members, you know who you are). Becky Barton wowed the standing-room-only crowd with a stunning...
  • RA Updates

    The RA works in task groups to prepare for debate on the day they actually meet, so they worked all afternoon and into the evening Wednesday to make sure they had thoroughly considered the work before them. It paid off—today was one of the earliest...
  • A few (early) pictures from Conference

    Here are few pictures from Conference. Keep checking this Gallery on OT Connections for more photos . We've also seen a lot of great photos on Twitter by following the #AOTA12 hashtag . Hope everyone is having a great time! The Keynote...
  • Welcome to Indy! Best tips for Conference

    You and 5,000 of your occupational therapy colleagues will be arriving in Indianapolis today and tomorrow. If you're registered to attend AOTA's Conference, you already received our Tips for Attendees e-mail. But if that got lost in your inbox...
  • Media Advisory: In-vehicle Older Driver Safety Demo April 25 in Indianapolis

    Occupational Therapy Practitioners at the Forefront of Keeping Older Drivers Safe INDIANAPOLIS, IN —Occupational therapy practitioners will demonstrate how to keep older drivers as safe as possible in their vehicles through a program called...
  • Tote Stuffing

    On Friday, April 13th - AOTA staff stuffed 5500 conference totes. Each tote bag had 11 inserts. Over 60,500 items were inserted! It took the staff 3 hours to stuff all the totes. This morning the truck arrived at 6:30am to pick up all the totes, trunks...
  • Media Advisory: Experts in Arthritis Session to Help Patients Become Champions for their Care

    Free session scheduled for April 25 as part of AOTA’s Annual Conference & Expo INDIANAPOLIS, IN — Arthritis and other rheumatic conditions are the second most common musculoskeletal disease among adults and often lead to serious...
  • Participate in a Flash Mob at Conference!

    Inspired by this year's Slagle Lecture topic, "PromOTing Occupational Therapy: Words, Images, and Actions," to be delivered by Karen Jacobs, we are holding a no-rehearsal flash mob on Friday, April 27, outside Exhibit Halls F and G in the...
  • Media Advisory: MIT AgeLab Founder to Share Insights on Addressing the Needs of an Aging America

    Dr. Joseph F. Coughlin available for interview April 26 in Indianapolis INDIANAPOLIS, IN — Joseph F. Coughlin, PhD, Founder and Director of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology AgeLab, will present the keynote address for the American Occupational...
  • Media Advisory: Science, Innovation & Evidence in health care to set the stage in Indianapolis

    More than 5,000 to attend the American Occupational Therapy Association’s 92nd Annual Conference & Expo April 26—29 INDIANAPOLIS, IN — More than 5,000 occupational therapy practitioners, educators, and students will gather in...
  • Attention Indianapolis-area OTs!

    We need your help to promote a new Talk About Session being held in conjunction with conference for the general public. “Experts in Arthritis” is an enduring nationwide program that provides the opportunity for people with...
  • Indy Pinterest Board

    Looking for things to do and places to see in Indy while you are there for Conference ? We've started a Conference in Indy board to help you plan your visit. http://pinterest.com/aotainc/conference-in-indy/ Happy Pinning! If you come accross any other...
  • Creative Fundraising To Attend Conference

    At AOTA, we recently received the following message from Robyn Otty, OTD, OTR/L, an assistant professor at Maryville University. She shared so many creative ideas for getting students to Conference that we just had to let others know about it! ...
  • Information and Hospitality Booth Update

    Make sure you take the time to stop by the Information and Hospitality Booth while you are in the Indiana Convention Center. The booth will be located by the AOTA Registration area on the 1st floor of the convention center. They can answer all of your...
  • Get a look at Indy during Super Bowl XLVI

    It's Super Bowl weekend! Pull out those recipes for dips and treats, get your choice of beverages stocked up, and tune in to watch the Big Game. No matter if you are cheering for the Giants or the Patriots (or you are more interested in the advertisements...
  • First Timers Video

    Is this your first year attending Conference? Take a look at the video belwo to get an overview of what to expect, and be sure to note the First Timers Orientation being held on Thursday, April 29, from 7:15-7:45 am. (I know it's early, but we want...