2020 OTAO CONFERENCE VIRTUAL PLATFORM

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Welcome to the first ever 2020 OTAO Virtual Conference! Courses are being offered throughout the month of October and ending with our OTAO Happy Hour — Awards Nights — OT Night In on October 30. There are a variety of topics via Live-Presentations and Pre-Recorded sessions. We will continue to have our semi-annual business meeting with the OTAO President, a session on advocacy with our OT Lobbyist, awards to honor OTs in our community, and a silent auction to support our student scholarships. 

All courses must be purchased individually. We understand that it is inconvenient to register for one course at a time, however, our system does not allow for registration for multiple courses at a time. We are continually trying to troubleshoot this and we thank you for your patience. If you are an OTAO member, your information will automatically populate into the required sections during checkout, when signed into your account. 

During the early bird registration period (September 14-30), there will be a special of 2 FREE COURSES, for the first 100 people to register. Then during open registration (October 1-31), there will be a special of 1 FREE COURSE, for the first 100 people to register.  If you’re one of the first 100 individuals to register for a course, please allow up to 72 hours to receive your promo code from info@otao.com.

LIVE-presentation information, including the virtual link and handouts to courses, will be sent out the week of the presentation at the discrepancy of the presenter as some have opted to share their handouts after their live-presentation. All courses will be recorded and available if you are unable to attend the live presentation during the scheduled time. To receive your certificate of completion, you must first complete the course survey; before downloading the certificate from the link provided in the green confirmation box.

These are new times for us and we appreciate your patience and understanding as we navigate through this process. As a thank you for your continued support, we would like to offer you some FREE courses. For additional information on pricing, please inquire at our registration page. 

Any changes/updates about the 2020 OTAO Virtual Conference will be made on this page. Please reach out if you have any questions/concerns: otaoconferencecommittee@gmail.com

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Registration and hotel reservations will open Month day, 2020.

Earn up to 16 CEUs in one convenient location while getting the latest evidence-based research.

We welcome you to join the upcoming 2020 OTAO Annual Conference, the largest gathering of occupational therapy professionals in the state of Oregon! This year’s conference will be held in the Portland-metro area and will be featuring educational sessions, exceptional speakers, and an exhibition hall filled with the latest products and opportunities. This conference is a not-to-miss event! Please follow our official hashtag: #OTAO2020

The annual OTAO conference is the perfect opportunity for you to connect with other OT & OTA professionals, get fresh perspectives on issues and concerns, and deepen your understanding of the profession. This year’s format of keynote speakers and breakout sessions will cover a wide variety of topics is sure to be a hit and draw a good crowd.

This conference will feature general sessions, breakout sessions/platforms, structured time for exhibits, round table discussions, networking, and the semi-annual business meeting.

You don’t want to miss out on this great opportunity! 

REGISTER for conference

Click here to register for OTAO’s 2020 Annual Conference 

DOWNLOAD printable registration form

For those who would like to print and submit their registration form for conference via mail, please click the button and fill out the form accordingly. 

APPLY for a conference scholarship

Scholarships to the OTAO annual conference are available to students enrolled in the OT programs at Linn-Benton Community College and Pacific University and who are members of OTAO. 

A limited number of scholarships are available. Note: In previous years, the number of scholarships has exceeded the number of applications received. The deadline to submit an application is Monday, 8:00 am, September ___. Late applications will be accepted; however, priority will be given to applications received prior to the deadline. 

If you would like to apply, please: 

Ensure you are an OTAO student member 

Complete the application 

Include a professional resume 

Email both documents to info@otao.com

IMPORTANT INFO for attendees

This event of the 2020 OTAO Annual Conference will be held at __________ in Portland, Oregon. PLEASE CONSIDER CARPOOLING TO THE CONFERENCE.  

Click here for a property map. 

 

 

Registration will open on Friday, October __ at 7:00AM and close at 5:30PM. The OTAO registration desk will be outside the conference rooms in the Convention Center. Conference packets, along with name badges can be picked up during registration hours. Registration will re-open on Saturday, October __ from 7:00AM to 5:30PM. The Friday evening Social and Live Auction will take place from 5:30PM to 7:30PM. 

All seminar registrations include access to the presentations and meal events for the registered days, as well as electronic presentation materials (see downloading/printing instructions below). 

Friday, October __, 2020

 

The presentation handouts are available on the OTAO website at 2020 Business Meeting Materials and Presentations. 

We STRONGLY encourage you to review the materials in advance and print only the materials for the sessions you plan to attend. Presentation materials will be available to print/download until December 31, 2020. 

Continuing Education credits are being offered during this year’s Occupational Therapy Association of Oregon (OTAO) Annual Conference. Regulations of your state’s Occupational Therapy Licensing Board will determine the eligibility of these CE credits for licensure renewal. Descriptions of sessions and names of the presenters are outlined in the conference brochure.

In order to obtain CE credits from OTAO, you must be present for the entire session:

  1. Complete and return the evaluation survey included in your attendee packet to the registration desk.
  2. The CE Credit Certificate upon completion of all sessions are attended (See CE Credit Certificate for further instructions).

PROCEDURES FOR OBTAINING CE CREDITS

Attendance Verification: Please have the room volunteer stamp your CE Sheet as you leave each session you attend. This is your verification that you attended the course. Please retain this certificate for your records as the OTAO office will not have this information in their files. At the end of the conference you will write the number of CE hours you obtained in the upper right hand corner of the CE Certificate. Again, please retain this certificate for your records!

Credit cannot be given for partially attended sessions. Missing more than 5 minutes per program hour due to late arrival, early departure, etc. will result in no credit for that session. 

During the conference there will be fund raising efforts for the OTAO Scholarship Program for Oregon’s OT students. Plan to bring your checkbook or credit card for the Silent Auction!!

SUBMIT a Presentation Proposal

The conference committee is currently looking for individuals who would like to present at this year’s conference. If you are interested, please submit a proposal here by Friday, May 29, 2020 11:59PM PST

The conference committee is currently looking for individuals who are interested and would like to present leading edge practices or current concepts at this year’s Annual Conference – all specialties are welcome. The more variety the better. The OTAO Conference Committee will make each selection from the proposals for inclusion in the programming. Selection criteria include: evidence base and clarity supporting the proposal, probable interest to conference attendees, feasibility, and space/ time constraints.

Please send your presentation proposal to: otaoconferencecommittee@gmail.com

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Conference Pricing: 1-1.5 hours
  • OT/OTA Non-Members $25
  • OT/OTA Members $20
  • Associate Member $15
  • Student/Retired Member and Non-Members $5
Conference Pricing: 2-2.5 hours
  • OT/OTA Non-Members $35
  • OT/OTA Members $30
  • Associate Member $20
  • Student/Retired Member and Non-Members $5
SILENT AUCTION

Don’t forget to check out our silent auction page and bid on an item today! If you’re not a member you can still bid on items, by creating a guest login, here

DONATE

The Occupational Therapy Association of Oregon relies on the generosity of donors such as yourself to benefit the OTAO Scholarship Fund for current and future students. If you would like to donate today please click the ‘Donate’ button below.

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CONFERENCE Informational Video
CONFERENCE SCHEDULE (Recorded and Live Presentations)

Please refer to this website for the upcoming 2020 conference recorded and live presentation schedule! You will find that the schedules are all separated into separate weeks. 

PRICING Information

All courses must be purchased individuallyWe understand that it is inconvenient to register for one course at a time, however, our system does not allow for registration for multiple courses at a time. We are continually trying to troubleshoot this and we thank you for your patience. If you are an OTAO member, your information will automatically populate into the required sections during checkout, when signed into your account.

During the early bird registration period (September 14-30), there will be a special of 2 FREE COURSES, for the first 100 people to register. Then during open registration (October 1-31), there will be a special of 1 FREE COURSE, for the first 100 people to register.  If you’re one of the first 100 individuals to register for a course, please allow up to 72 hours to receive your promo code from info@otao.com. We also want to thank all our OTAO Members for your continued support and offer an additional free course in which you will receive via your OTAO registered email with a promo code. If you are not a registered member with OTAO or have let your membership lapse, you will receive an email with a code for your free course upon becoming an OTAO member. Additional free courses (registration is required) include the following: OTAO Business meeting, OTAO Lobbyist Session, and OTLB Session. 

PRE-RECORDED courses will be available between October 1-31, 2020. There are some pre-recorded courses that also offer a Live-Q&A session. You will be sent a password protected link to the recorded course. After October 31, 2020, the link to the course will no longer be accessible. 

LIVE-PRESENTATIONS will be offered through Zoom (please refer to our schedule/brochure for additional information). Each course will be recorded (with the permission of the presenter). LIVE-presentation information, including the virtual link and handouts to courses, will be sent out the week of the presentation at the discrepancy of the presenter as some have opted to share their handouts after their live-presentation. 

If you are unable to attend the Live-Presentation, you will be able to register for the recorded version and receive a password protected link to the course. The recorded version of Live-Sessions between October 1-17, 2020 will be available until October 31, 2020 and Live-Sessions occurring between October 18-31, 2020 will be available until November 14, 2020. After the final day of availability to the recording, the link to the course will no longer be accessible. 

SIGN UP to be a Sponsor or Exhibitor

This year’s conference will be a month long virtual event, where attendees will have the opportunity to attend several different courses. 

We welcome you to gain visibility and show your support for the profession and OTAO by becoming a vendor for our conference! This is a great way to put your company in the spotlight! There are many options to choose from… something for every price range. We invite you to download the Virtual 2020 OTAO Exhibitor Packet, as well as submit the Virtual 2020 OTAO Exhibitor Agreement. Note: if you plan to download the PDF and fill it out , please email the form ONLY, then make a check payable to OTAO and send via mail. 

Once you’ve completed the 2020 Exhibit and Sponsor Agreement form, please submit to: otaoconferencecommittee@gmail.com and make check payable to OTAO.

  • PLATINUM (Name/logo on website  + name/logo in brochure + promotional video on exhibitor page + promotional video played prior to recorded and/or completion of course survey) $250 
  • GOLD (Name/logo on website + name/logo in brochure + promotional video on exhibitor page) $200
  • SILVER (Name/logo on website + name/logo in brochure) $150
  • BRONZE (Name/logo on website) $100
BID on an Auction Item

During the conference there will be fundraising efforts for the OTAO Scholarship Program for Oregon’s students. There will be a silent auction held on the website, where attendees will have the opportunity to bid on items of their choosing.

To bid on an item, please visit the silent auction page and MAKE SURE TO LOGIN TO YOUR MEMBER ACCOUNT OR CREATE A GUEST ACCOUNT, before bidding. 

NOMINATE for an OTAO Award

The Occupational Therapy Association of Oregon wants to recognize individuals who have contributed to the profession of occupational therapy in Oregon. This recognition is based on participation in state, national and local association activities and specific activities/accomplishments that have contributed to the advancement of occupational therapy. At conference this year, we will present the following awards:

  • The Grace Black Award of Honor  
  • Award of Merit
  • President’s Award 
  • Service Award 
  • Award of Appreciation 

Deadline for award nominations by September 20, 2020 by 11:59PM PST. Awards committee will select recipients, and awards/certificates will be presented at The Annual Conference.

click here for information on how to submit your nomination.

APPLY for OTAO Student Scholarship

Award Amount:

This year, OTAO has decided to award three $500 scholarships. This scholarship is available to the OT students in Oregon (Pacific University and Linn Benton) only. 

Timeline:

Deadline: Friday, October 16, 2020 by 11:59PM PST

Applications Must Include:

Professional resume with: relevant experience, involvement with OTAO, interests, hobbies, awards, and achievements. NOTE: resume will be evaluated on content and appearance. 

Answers to the following application questions: 

  • How do you plan to use your individual attributes to further the growth of the occupational therapy profession (250 words)? 
  • How do you feel occupational therapy can be at the forefront of emerging practice (250 words)?

Applicants Must Be: 

All Applicants must be: a student attending an occupational therapy program in Oregon (Pacific University of Oregon or Linn Benton Community College) and a member of the Occupational Therapy Association of Oregon.  

Application Scoring Criteria: 

  • 4 = Excellent demonstrates exceptional understanding, application, and contribution to the OT profession 
  • 3 = Above Average demonstrates good understanding and application of the OT domain of practice. 
  • 2 = Average demonstrates the understanding and application of the OT domain of practice. 
  • 1 = Below Average demonstrates emergent understanding and application of the OT domain of practice. 

We look forward to seeing you at the conference!

FOR MORE INFORMATION

Occupational Therapy Association of Oregon
Phone: (971)266-4328 
Email: info@otao.com or otaoconferencecommittee@gmail.com