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Interested in starting your morning off with YOGA? Join us Saturday morning to benefit POTPAC, all proceeds from this yoga class will go towards the POTA Political Action Committee. Register HERE



In a recently added Friday morning early bird session, your State Representative Assembly Member Jodi Schrieber, OTD, OTR/L, C/NDT will be helping you explore how to write an RA Resolution to make your voice heard.  


You can find speaker and poster presentation information here.


It's not too late to become a Sponsor or Exhibitor with us!

Click Here for 2018 Sponsor/Exhibit Hall Rates and details.

Click HERE to become a Sponsor!

Click HERE to become an Exhibitor!


 Online registration is now closed and we are looking forward to seeing you in Monroeville this week!  On site registration is available with a limited number of meals available on a first come first serve basis.

Click here for Hotel Information! 



Our 2018 Conference will be held October 12 and 13th in Pittsburgh! It will include valuable professional development in a convenient and economical format. Join with us during our 41st annual state conference!

As our plans take shape, here is where you will find the most up-to-date information about education session descriptions, conference sponsors, exhibit hall participants, registration options, hotel accommodations and information about what to see and do in Pittsburgh.

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$40 will be deducted from the fees below for all registrations submitted and paid by

Early Registration deadline


 September 24, 2018

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If you are not a POTA member, join now 
and then register.

2018 Conference Registration Rates

 Member POTA

or other State



      OT/OTA Full Conference

$260.00 $380.00 

      OT/OTA Friday or Saturday Only

$190.00 $310.00

      Student Full Conference

$180.00 $250.00

      Student Friday or Saturday Only

$150.00 $220.00


10:00 am - 5:00 pmPOTA Board of Directors Meeting

10:30 am - 5:45 pm Emerging Leaders Program

6:00 pm - 9:00 pm Registration/Info Desk Open

6:00 pm - 7:00 pm Welcome Reception


7:00 am - 5:00 pm Registration/Info DeskOpen

6:30 am – 8:00 am Continental Breakfast

7:30 am - 8:30 am Early Bird Education Sessions

8:30 am - 10:00 am Opening Ceremony/Keynote speaker

10:00 am - 6:00 pm Exhibit Hall Open

10:30 am - 12:30 pm Education Sessions

12:30 pm - 2:00 pm Buffet Lunch and Annual Business Meeting

2:00 pm - 2:30 pm OT Advocacy/Legislation Session

2:30 pm - 5:30 pm Education Sessions

5:30 pm - 6:30 pm President’s Reception

Keynote Speaker

Michael Boninger, MD        

Dr. Boninger is a Professor and UPMC Endowed Vice Chair for Research in the Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at the University of Pittsburgh, School of Medicine.


6:30 am - 7:30 am POTPAC Event

6:30 am - 8:00 am Continental Breakfast

6:30 am - 12:00 pm Registration and Info Desk Open

7:00 am - 8:00 am Early Bird Education Sessions

8:00 am - 9:00 am Plenary Session

9:00 am - 12:00 pm Education Sessions

8:00 am - 12:00 pm Exhibit Hall Open

12:00 pm - 12:30 pm Raffle Prize Pick Up

12:30 pm - 2:00 pm Awards Ceremony and Lunch

2:00 pm - 4:00 pm Education Sessions

Plenary Speaker

Elizabeth Skidmore, PhD, OTR/L, FAOTA, FACRM

Elizabeth R. Skidmore is an occupational therapist with expertise in neurological rehabilitation. She is recipient of many POTA awards! She currently is Chair and Professor of Occupational Therapy at the University of Pittsburgh where she also holds several secondary appointments in other programs across the university.

Past Conference Memories


Thank you to our Platinum Sponsors







Thank you to our Gold Sponsor



Many thanks to our Silver Sponsors






Thank you to our Bronze Sponsors










We will be updating this list regularly as the conference nears. 


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