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    • 10/13/2022
    • 2:30 PM - 4:30 PM
    • Temple Grandin Equine Center 4817 National Western Dr, Denver, CO 80216
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    NOTE: THIS EVENT IS FOR CURRENT REGISTRANTS  OF THE 2022 OTAC CONFERENCE


    SPACE IS VERY LIMITED - REGISTER ASAP!


    FREE PRE-CONFERENCE Tour and Presentation

    Temple Grandin Equine Center

    CSU Spur campus in Denver

    4817 National Western Drive Denver


    Thursday, October 13th 2:30-4:30pm

    Participants will enjoy a tour of the center, a live therapy demonstration, and a presentation about equine assisted therapy for an additional free 1.5 contact hours.

    Timeline:

    2:30-3:00 check in

    3:00 -3:30 tour of TGEC clinical spaces

    3:30-4:30 in observation room for OT demonstration

    4:00-4:30 Q&A

    After the tour and live therapy demonstration, participants will have a presentation on equine assisted therapy that will include the following information:

    • Distinction between PT, OT, SLP, TR
    • Using the horses’ movement as a treatment strategy
    • Care coordination
    • Additional Certifications required by American Hippotherapy Association (AHA)
    • Additional Certifications required by Professional Association of Therapeutic Horsemanship (PATH)
    • Referral sources

    Pre-Tour Independent Self guided VIDA add-on option:

    If you would like to arrive early for a self-guided tour throughout the VIDA building, you are free to do so. A 2:00 arrival is recommended to explore the complex that includes surgery facilities and other areas of interest. https://csuspur.org/vida/

    PARKING:

    Please PARK in the lot just NORTH of the building and walk around to the SOUTHEAST MAIN ENTRANCE.

    You will see a large white cat statue once inside the building. From there you may either begin the self-guided tour, or wait to meet our guide at 2:30 for check in.

    • 10/14/2022
    • 10/15/2022
    • PACE Center


    SAVE THE DATE! Registration will be available soon. Learn more about the conference and submit a presentation proposal here.

    • 10/14/2022
    • 10/15/2022
    • PACE Center
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    We are in person!!! The goal of his year’s conference is to provide a blend of education and a retreat of sorts that will support both mental and physical health. Join us for professional development as well as rejuvenating sessions that support wellness and having some fun!

    Our conference will be held at the beautiful PACE (Parker Arts and Cultural Center) Center in Parker, Colorado. The venue offers both indoor and outdoor spaces as well as a comfortable learning environment. We will also be taking advantage of PACE’s creative studios for some fun and interactive activities.

    NOTE: Non member pricing includes 1 FREE year of OTAC Membership!

    Important Information

    • OTAC members, please be sure to register with your OTAC membership email address in order to receive member pricing!
    • Students, in order to receive the discounted student member pricing, become a member of OTAC before you register for the conference.
    • Registration fees are for two days of conference. One day conference registration is not available.
    • Boxed lunch options will be available to order separately from conference registration. Registrants will be sent an email with more information in the coming weeks.
    • Some sessions may be pre-recorded and available  following  the conference. Participants will be sent information on how to access the recordings once they are available to view.
    • By attending this conference, permission and license is given to publish, reproduce, tape, print, distribute, and/or otherwise use my name and any still or moving photographic image, likeness or sound recordings. 

    Student Scholarship Fund

    This year, OTAC is supporting student conference attendance by giving attendees the opportunity to contribute to a scholarship fund to defray registration costs for students. Scholarship funds will be evenly distributed to all student registrants. If you would like to sponsor a specific student, you can work with that student directly to provide them with the cost of the conference fee. 

    Conference is an excellent opportunity for student learning and networking. OTAC is committed to supporting students as they embark on their professional occupational therapy journey. Please consider contributing to the scholarship fund with a $120, $60 or $30 contribution. This option is available as an add-on  when registering for the conference.

    COVID-19/Health Policy

    As we venture back to in-person events, OTAC gives priority to our attendees’ and clients’ health. Accordingly, OTAC has established the following guidelines for conference. OTAC will follow CDC and local guidelines regarding COVID-19 and these guidelines may change per CDC and/or local directives. 

    Masks are recommended, but not required. When deciding whether to wear a mask, consider your health needs as well as those of your family and clients who may be high-risk. Please make your decision with these priorities in mind. 

    If you are ill, experiencing symptoms, or have knowingly been exposed to COVID-19, please stay home.

    Cancellations

    All cancellations and requests for refunds must be submitted in writing via email to OTAC. Refund requests received by Friday, September 16 will receive a full refund minus a $25 administrative fee. Refunds received from September 17 through October 1 will receive a 50% refund minus a $25 administrative fee. There are no refunds after October 1 or for no-shows. Refunds will be processed 30 days after the event. Substitute attendees are encouraged.

    • 10/14/2022
    • 10/15/2022

    Lunchtime is FREE TIME at this year's OTAC conference!

    There are no official presentations for the one hour lunch breaks both days of the conference (but please visit the exhibitors)!

    To keep costs down and maximize free time for lunch, OTAC has worked with award winning caterer A Spice of Life to create a delicious menu of hearty and healthy boxed lunches to accommodate a variety of dietary needs. Gluten-free, diary-free, vegan, and vegetarian options are available.

    NOTE: The PACE center has been wonderful to work with, and they require events to purchase food from their approved caterers. Outside food or food delivery is not permitted under our contractual agreement. If you choose NOT to purchase a boxed lunch we’ll kindly ask you to eat lunch that you bring yourself off-site or enjoy lunch at a local restaurant nearbyIf you need special accommodations for dietary or other needs that cannot be met by the boxed lunch choices please notify OTAC at info@otacco.org

    ADDITIONAL LUNCH INFORMATION

    ON SITE LUNCH : OTAC is pleased to offer boxed lunches for purchase to maximize your time and energy at the PACE center for conference.

      • We strongly encourage you to consider ordering a boxed lunch but it is not required. 
      • All lunch options cost $25 – which is the cost to OTAC for the food, delivery, gratuity, taxes and fees; no profit is made by OTAC.
      • OTAC will provide a variety of drinks during the conference.
      • Boxed lunches will be delivered at 11:30 am each day and will be ready for you to pick up during the lunch break. Please KEEP A COPY of your boxed lunch registration confirmation email. You will need it to pick up your lunch order.
      • Boxed lunch orders must be received by Sept 30th. (no late orders)

     OFF SITE LUNCH OPTIONS: 
    • If you would prefer not to purchase a boxed lunch and eat lunch off site we encourage you to bring food from home or purchase lunch in the surrounding neighborhood. (see note above)
    • Restaurant options are available in historic downtown Parker within a 5 minute walk from the PACE Center. It's a lovely area!
    • Lunch Lady Monitor (& OTAC Vice President) Matt Dodson will be making the rounds at lunch time to gracefully remind you that if you’re eating outside food we’ll need you to do so off site. Don’t make him throw navy beans at you (gross motor accuracy is not a strength)! NOTE: Matt says he has a lunch lady outfit he will be wearing so have your cameras ready!


    Order your delicious boxed lunch provided by A Spice of Life Catering to enjoy more free time during the conference! (see menu options below)


    BOXED LUNCH INCLUDES:

        • Sandwich Box:
        • Sandwich choice
        • Seasonal Fruit Side Salad
        • Bag of Plain Potato chips
        • Pickle
        • Cookie (Gluten Free with Gluten Free Sandwich)
        • Salad Box:
        • Salad choice (full meal sized salads)
        • Cookie (Gluten Free with Gluten Free Salad)

    FRIDAY, 10/14 Lunch Options:


    California Gobbler Sandwich

    roasted turkey breast, dill Havarti, avocado, lettuce, tomato, herbed mayo on ciabatta roll

    *gluten-free option available


    Banh Mi Chicken Sandwich

    hoisin-grilled chicken, pickled vegetables, cucumbers, jalapeños, cilantro, sriracha aioli on ciabatta roll

    *gluten-free option available

    *swap tofu for chicken


    Mediterranean Herbed Chicken Wrap

    marinated grilled chicken, feta, mozzarella, lettuce, Kalamata olives, tomato, herbed cream cheese in a spinach tortilla


    Garden Salad (VEG, GF, DF)

    carrots, jicama, cucumber, radish, house-made champagne vinaigrette

    (vegetarian, gluten-free, dairy-free, egg-free, nut-free, soy-free)

    *add chicken


    Caesar Salad

    romaine, herbed croutons, shredded parmesan, house-made Caesar dressing

    (nut-free, soy-free, Caesar dressing contains anchovies, dairy, eggs)

    *add chicken

    *gluten-free option available



    SATURDAY, 10/15 Lunch Options:


    California Gobbler Sandwich

    roasted turkey breast, dill Havarti, avocado, lettuce, tomato, herbed mayo on ciabatta roll

    *gluten-free option available


    Southwestern Club Sandwich

    roasted turkey breast, bacon, cheddar, avocado, lettuce, tomato, herbed mayo on ciabatta roll

    *gluten-free option available


    Buffalo Chicken Wrap

    grilled chicken, buffalo sauce, tomato, Bermuda onion, lettuce, blue cheese dressing in a spinach tortilla

    *gluten-free option available

    *swap tofu for chicken


    Garden Salad (VEG, GF, DF)

    carrots, jicama, cucumber, radish, house-made champagne vinaigrette

    (vegetarian, gluten-free, dairy-free, egg-free, nut-free, soy-free)

    *add chicken


    Caesar Salad

    romaine, herbed croutons, shredded parmesan, house-made Caesar dressing

    (nut-free, soy-free, Caesar dressing contains anchovies, dairy, eggs)

    *add chicken

    *gluten-free option available

    CLICK ON THE "REGISTER" BUTTON"  ON THE LEFT OF THIS PAGE TO COMPLETE YOUR ORDER

    A SPICE OF LIFE CATERING AWARDS

    • "People's Choice Gold Award" 2000-2021 - Boulder Daily Camera
    • "Best Caterer- Outside Denver Metro" 2018-2020 - Colorado Meetings + Events Magazine
    • "Best of Boulder - 1st Place, Catering" 2000-2020 - Boulder Weekly Magazine
    • "Couple's Choice Award" 2010 -2017, 2019 - Wedding Wire
    • "Top 5 Denver Metro Area Caterer" 2009 - 2020 - Denver Business Journal
    • 10/14/2022
    • 7:30 AM
    • 10/15/2022
    • 5:30 PM
    • PACE Center, Parker, Colorado

    Thank you for your interest in becoming a sponsor or exhibitor for the OTAC 2022 conference!

    Our conference sponsors and exhibitors contribute to the overall success of our conference and our attendees look forward to networking with you!

    OTAC anticipates up to 175 registrants will join us for 2 days of interactive educational and rejuvenating sessions at the beautiful PACE Center in Parker, Colorado.

    Sponsorship and exhibitor options are limited and will be filled on a first come basis.

    There will be time scheduled for unopposed exhibitor time during the conference as well as during breaks and lunch each day.

    Questions? Please contact OTAC at info@otacco.org

ABOUT OTAC

OTAC is the Occupational Therapy Association of Colorado. It is a non-profit organization that strives to increase the quality of care and level of professionalism to the practice of OT in Colorado.

Have a feedback or need more help?                                    Email: info@otacco.org

CONTACT

Email: info@otacco.org 



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