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2020 ATRA Virtual Conference

We are excited to ride this new virtual wave for our 2020 Conference. This will be an innovative, interactive virtual gathering of Recreational Therapists, educators, researchers, other professionals seeking to develop recreational therapy practice and to empower our RT heroes. For 2020, we will be fully online learning together from around the country and world. All you will need is access to a computer or mobile device to access all of the content!

 Export to Your Calendar 10/17/2020 to 10/25/2020
When: Saturday, October 17, 2020
Where: Virtual!
United States
Contact: Lorna Valle

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ATRA is going VIrtual!

What a virtual conference mean? Participants will be able to log in during scheduled times to watch live presentations or to view recorded sessions at their convenience. Live presentations will be recorded and made available at a later time. The conference recordings will be available online after the conference for participants to view additional sessions. Speakers will be asked to pre-record their presentation and submit it to ATRA to be uploaded into the conference format, and then made available for CEUs to conference participants. Some speakers will be able to give live presentations and many will pre-record their content allowing speakers themselves to get the full conference experience.  

Presentation Format: The format for sessions will be live or recorded based on scheduling and speaker availability and interest. Due to limited availability, we are unable to offer all sessions live; however, all live sessions will be recorded. Live sessions are tentatively planned for 12p, 3p, 6p, and 9p (ET).

Presentation Types: Opportunities exist for 45-minute speedy specialty sessions (15 additional minutes for group discussion/Q&A, for a total of 60 minutes), 60-minute lecture-based session, and 90-minute sessions. Additionally, 3 and 6-hour intensive workshops will be available on a limited basis. Program Highlights will be a NEW feature this year. All sessions will be evaluated for CEUs. Non-CEU networking sessions will also be available for participants to interact and engage with each other in fun, virtual environments.
Desired Session Lengths
  • 45-minute Speedy Specialty (total 60 minutes; 45 minute LIVE presentation plus 15 minute Q&A): focused on a population, intervention or setting
  • 60-minute Educational Session
  • 3-hour Intensive Session
  • 6-hour Intensive Session
Program Highlights (60-minute pre-recorded session): showing a program, department or organization. It may include a tour of the facility, demonstration of an intervention, presentation on how recreational therapy is practiced, etc.

Questions about conference sessions should be directed to:


Interested in submitting a session proposal to ACON 2020?? Make sure to visit our session application portal to submit your conference session today! Submissions are NOW due July 10th.

WE are seeking educational presentations in the following areas:

  • Evidenced based practices
  • Assessment tools and techniques
  • Interventions/treatment modalities
  • Content specific to practice areas
    • Behavioral health
    • Child and adolescent
    • Community
    • Management
    • Older Adult
    • Physical medicine and rehab
    • Schools
    • Veterans
    • Higher education

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10/17/2020 » 10/25/2020
2020 ATRA Virtual Conference

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