Charting your future.

AOTA/NBCOT National Student Conclave
November 11–12, 2011 Providence, Rhode Island

Students, Set Your Sails!
Start mapping out your transition from student to practitioner at this year’s 2011 AOTA/NBCOT National Student Conclave! Here’s why you should attend— • • • • • Evidence-based knowledge about current issues and emerging practice areas E xclusive opportunities to speak with leaders and experts P erfect chances to meet with job recruiters and have your résumé critiqued V aluable information on the NBCOT certification exam S uper networking with peers from your school and across the country.

See you at the 2011 Student Conclave in Providence!

AOTA and NBCOT are drawing together three powerful paths toward the future of occupational therapy at the 2011 Student Conclave— • AOTA leadership advancements in practice, advocacy, education, and research • NBCOT certification standards for quality practice and public service, and • Student preparation through learning, interaction, and foresight into the future. Please join us for two remarkable days as these paths come together for you. On behalf of your leaders at AOTA and NBCOT, we urge you to meet with us, seek guidance, and be motivated to navigate your future as an occupational therapy champion! Sincerely,

Florence Clark, PhD, OTR/L, FAOTA AOTA President

Christopher Alterio, Dr.OT, OTR NBCOT Board Chairperson

Schedule of Events
Rhode Island Convention Center (connected by skywalk from the Westin Providence Hotel)


8:00 am–9:00 am: 9:00 am–TBD: 1:30 pm–6:30 pm: 3:00 pm–4:00 pm:

4:30 pm–5:15 pm: 5:30 pm–6:30 pm: 5:30 pm–6:30 pm: 5:30 pm–6:30 pm:

PTE Annual Meeting Registration PTE Annual Meeting Conclave Registration/Exhibits Open Concurrent Sessions #1 Clinical Session: Work and Industry #2 Clinical Session: Children and Youth #3 Social Media and Ethics #4 Level II Fieldwork Welcome Academic Session Research Session Mock Interview and Résumé Critiques (Pre-registration required.)


8:00 am–6:00 pm: 8:00 am–3:30 pm: 8:30 am–9:15 am: 9:15 am–10:15 am: 9:15 am–10:15 am: 10:15 am–10:45 am: 10:45 am–11:45 am:

11:45 am–12:45 pm: 12:45 pm–1:15 pm: 1:15 pm–2:00 pm: 2:00 pm–3:00 pm: 3:00 pm–3:30 pm: 3:30 pm–4:30 pm:

4:45 pm–5:30 pm: 7:00 pm–9:00 pm:

Registration Exhibits Open NBCOT: Steps Toward Your Essential Credential Realities and Myths of the OTR® Examination Realities and Myths of the COTA® Examination Exhibits Open/Networking Break Concurrent Sessions #5 Clinical Session: Productive Aging #6 Army Occupational Therapy #7 Starting Your Own Private Practice/Entrepreneurship #8 Clinical Session: Mental Health Sponsored Lunch/Networking Break with Fellow Students Exhibits Open/Networking Break Panel of New Practitioners Policy, Advocacy, and the Future of Occupational Therapy Exhibits Open/Networking Break Concurrent Sessions #9 Clinical Session: Rehabilitation, Disability, and Participation #10 How to Land Your First Job—from A to Z #11 Introduction to Documentation & Reimbursement for the New Graduate #12 Clinical Session: Health and Wellness Closing Celebration AOTPAC Night (Westin Hotel, see back cover)

Registration & Housing
Early Registration Ends: September 30 Regular Registration Ends: October 28 AOTA Student Members: $90 AOTA Student Members: $100 Nonmembers: $125 Nonmembers: $135 • fter October 28, contact AOTA for space availability. A • ISA and MasterCard are accepted. Checks should be made payable to AOTA. V • isit for program information, cancellation/refund policy, and V hotel information.

Research Tools at Your Fingtertips

The AJOT is the most highly cited scholarly journal in the occupational therapy profession. A primary benefit to all AOTA members, AJOT publishes research to support evidence-based decisions about best practices in occupational therapy; studies on occupational engagement and community participation and health; and articles that provide forums for scholarly debates on education, practice, and research.

Questions related to the program or registration can be sent to
Westin Providence Hotel, One West Exchange Street, Providence, RI 02903 (Connected by skywalk to the Rhode Island Convention Center at 1 Sabin Street.) AOTA has reserved a block of sleeping rooms at the Westin Providence Hotel at exceptional rates and with access to high-speed internet. Your Westin reservation supports AOTA’s efforts to bring participants an affordable meeting and helps protect membership dollars by avoiding attrition penalties. Reserve your Westin sleeping room now! • oom rates: $109 single/double/triple/quad, plus 13% room tax. R • ollaway beds are allowed in king bed rooms only at no additional cost. R • Guaranteed self-parking for hotel guests only at $18 per day. Reserve your sleeping room by phone or internet. To reserve by phone, call Westin Providence Hotel at 1-800-WESTIN1 (1-800-937-8461) and identify yourself with AOTA to receive the special meeting rate. To reserve online, go to 06125855&key=6629E. All reservations require a credit card guarantee. Deposits are only refundable for cancellations occurring up to 24 hours prior to date of arrival. Complete housing instructions and directions are available at

Check out current issues, past issues, TOCs, and more at

As an occupational therapy student, you are one who will live with—and carry out—the profession’s Centennial Vision. Right now, as you learn, envision your future, and reach for your goals, it's critical that you understand why your Centennial Commitment is so very important. See you in Providence!

Oh, the places you'll go... with OTJobLink!
Looking to find the career opportunity that you’ve been waiting for? Whether your next career move is around the block, in the next state over, or around the world, OTJobLink is the place to discover the possibilities in occupational therapy!

T. F. Green Airport (PVD): 10 miles, 15 minutes to Westin Providence Hotel Methods of transportation from airport to Westin Providence Hotel • irport Limousine Shuttle—$11.00 per person, one way A ( • Taxi—$25.00, one way Amtrak Station: one block from hotel All fares are approximate and subject to change without notice. ACCESSIBILITY SERVICES: Accommodations for individuals with accessibility needs will be available for all
scheduled programming. For more information, please contact AOTA by e-mail at or call 800-SAY-AOTA, ext. 2051 (members), 301-652-6611, ext. 2051 (local and nonmembers), or 800-377-8555 (TDD).

AOTPAC Night Tickets: $20 each Westin Providence Hotel Providence Ballroom Saturday, November 12 7:00 pm–9:00 pm

Come to our party before you party the night away! The "PreCeption" will give you the starting point to

"Get Ready" by meeting up with friends and making new ones... "Get Set" by practicing your dance moves and networking skills...and "GO!" as you head out to experience Providence's nightlife!
We'll supply the music and snacks and a 'cash bar' will be on hand for your beverage of choice! You decide where the post party will be!
Your ticket purchase is a contribution to support the political and legislative purposes of the American Occupational Therapy Association Political Action Committee. Contributions are not deductible for federal income tax purposes.


The 2011 National Student Conclave is co-sponsored by the American Occupational Therapy Association and the National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy. EBS Healthcare is an AOTA Partner in Practice and the Conclave's primary corporate sponsor.

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