Conference

Overview

Join us on Thursday, March 4th through Friday, March 5th, 2021 for the opportunity to be a part of an historic occasion! Not only are we celebrating the 40th anniversary of URTA in 2021, we will be hosting our first fully virtual conference.

Check out our Virtual Venue (link below) for schedule updates.


Disclaimers and Policies

Access to Google Meet (Video Feed)

Do your best to provide and use a Google Account (Gmail or a work sponsored G Suite Account) to be able to access the video feed, handouts, and Member Drive. Failure to do so may result in delayed or denied entrance into each session.

Professionalism

Just as if Conference was in person, please act respectfully and professionally when interacting with others. This includes remaining stationary in your video frame and momentarily turning your camera off if you are taking a short break. Help reduce disruptive noise by keeping your microphone muted, unless during Q&As.

Professional Status vs. Student Status

If you are a licensed TRS in the state of Utah but are attending school for further education, you must still register as a Professional in order to receive CEU credit.

ADA Disclosure

The Utah Recreation Therapy Association (URTA) will comply with the American Disabilities Act (ADA). We invite any participant with special needs to contact us at utahrectherapy@gmail.com upon registration for special accommodations.


Rates

All Registrations include 2021 URTA Membership, opportunity to attend suicide prevention training if you need it, and networking.

Professional Registration includes CEUs.

Student Registration does not include CEUs.

Registration will close after Sunday, February 28th, 2021, with no day-of registration happening this year!

2021 Rates - Conference

Registration

Call for Presenters

It’s that time of year again! Conference is right around the corner and with it your opportunity to be a part of an historic occasion! Not only are we celebrating the 40th anniversary of URTA in 2021, we will be hosting our first fully virtual conference.

We are looking for presenters to help facilitate educational and uplifting experiences focused around Therapeutic Recreation as we move into the future with our profession.

Due to the virtual nature of conference, presentations will be prerecorded with you, slides, and any props you may be utilizing. If needed, we will help you record either remotely or in person by appointment. You will still be expected to virtually attend your session to provide live Q&A wherever you see fit. Check the Call for Presenters form for more information.

As always and especially this year, we appreciate your quick submission of your presentation(s) and handouts as early as you can. This gives us time to review your recording, presentation, and/or handouts, then input them into the Virtual Venue. Overall, it helps us plan an effective conference that contains useful information for URTA Members and the profession.


Discounts and Deadlines

$50 discount will be divided among the number of presenters for one presentation.

The top rated presentations on the Conference Evaluation will be given further compensation for their presentations to be used in future webinars.


Acceptance

Approved presentations will be notified by December 31st, 2020.


Disclaimers

1. Discounts are limited to one presentation and the discount will be divided among the number of presenters. If the presenter submits several presentations, they will be eligible for the highest calculated discount of all their submissions. The maximum discount a presenter could receive is $50.

2. Please fill out the form completely before submitting.

3. Everyone is encouraged to present, but discounts are limited to those registering as professionals, not students.

4. Per Presentation Guidelines, TRTs may present up to 50% of the allotted time with a TRS or MTRS presenting the rest.

5. Allied professionals must relate their topic to TR/RT.


The Utah Recreation Therapy Association (URTA) will comply with the American Disabilities Act (ADA). We invite any participant with special needs to contact us at utahrectherapy@gmail.com upon registration for special accommodations.

Sponsorship

The Utah Recreation Therapy Association (URTA) and Therapeutic Recreation Foundation (TRF), are non-profit organizations with the missions of promoting the professional development of recreation therapy in the State of Utah. The annual Conference is March 4th-5th, 2021. It will be a two-day event for recreational therapists and other professionals to earn CEUs and network.

URTA is currently looking for individuals and organizations that would be interested in sponsorship/advertisement opportunities. With an average of 400+ attendees, this conference is a great opportunity that offers good exposure for your organization. There are many options you have for this event and any of them would benefit you by getting your name out there:


Titanium

$1500: Keynote session advertising providing the most visibility for your organization. You will receive a Virtual Exhibitor Table that will be hyperlinked from your organization name and logo as it will be featured above a keynote session in our Virtual Venue. Within your Virtual Exhibitor Table, we will work with you to customize it with pictures, videos, live video chat, sign up forms and links to your website, services, social media, etc. Additionally, upon receipt of a 30 second promotional video, your organization's products/services description will be presented at the beginning and end of a keynote session.


Platinum

$1,000: You will receive a Virtual Exhibitor Table that will be hyperlinked from your organization name and logo as it will be featured above a breakout session in our Virtual Venue. Within your Virtual Exhibitor Table, we will work with you to customize it with pictures, videos, live video chat, sign up forms and links to your website, services, social media, etc. Additionally, upon receipt of a 30 second promotional video, your organization's products/services description will be presented or read at the beginning and end of a breakout session.


Gold

$500: Your organization name and logo will be featured above a breakout session in our Virtual Venue. Upon receipt of a 30 second promotional video, your organization's products/services description will be presented or read at the beginning and end of a breakout session.


Silver

$250: Your organization products/services description will be read at the beginning and end of a breakout session.


Bronze

$100 + Silent Auction Donation: Your organization's name and the item you donated will be mentioned at the beginning and end of a breakout session.

Call for Silent Auction Items

The Utah Recreation Therapy Association (URTA) and Therapeutic Recreation Foundation (TRF), are non-profit organizations with the missions of promoting the professional development of recreation therapy in the State of Utah. Part of our mission is providing scholarship opportunities for students engaging in an approved TR program at a neighboring university. This is accomplished through the Silent Auction proceeds from the larger community.

This year the silent auction will be hosted in our Virtual Venue. Attendees will submit their bids via Facebook or work with the Silent Auction Coordinator to place a bid.

Please contact our Silent Auction Coordinator to arrange a pick up or drop off.