Conference

Overview

Join us on Thursday, March 24th through Friday, March 25th, 2022 for the opportunity to further your skills and knowledge of Recreational Therapy!

Venue

Provo Marriott Hotel and Conference Center

101 W 100 N, Provo, UT 84601

Theme

Gear Up. Game On.

Party

Thursday March 24th 6:30-7:30pm at the Provo Marriott Venue.

COMEDYSPORTZ is a live improv comedy show. It’s comedy done as a sport. The referee will interact with you the audience throughout the entire night and ask you to shout out suggestions, give us a name, tell us about your day or sometimes join us briefly on stage. The RED TEAM and BLUE TEAM will compete for your affection and laughter throughout the night. At the end of each round you will clap and cheer to award the team or player who you feel deserves points and crown our champion at the end of the night.


Disclaimers and Policies

Access to Member Drive (Conference Packet and Hand Outs) and Personal CEU Drive (CEU Certificate)

Do your best to provide and use a Google Account (Gmail or a work sponsored G Suite Account) to be able to access the handouts, Member Drive, and your personal CEU Drive where you will get your CEU certificate after conference.

Professionalism

URTA encourages participants to wear a mask. Please act respectfully and professionally when interacting with others.

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.

Parking

Parking will be available across the street to the south from the Marriott Hotel and Conference Center.

Hotel Room Discount

Limited hotel rooms are available for members to book through the Provo Marriott for a discounted rate of $124+ tax per night.

Contact the hotel at (801) 377-4700 and mention URTA Conference.

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 2022 URTA Membership, opportunity to attend 2 hour suicide prevention training if you need it, and networking.

Professional Registration includes CEUs.

Student Registration does not include CEUs.

Minimal onsite day-of registration will be available this year.

2022 Rates - Conference

Registration

Registration will be completed via Google Forms and Square. After registration is received we will email you a separate Square invoice to complete payment.

Group registration is available but it is important that each person is registered with their own email in order to facilitate conference and other URTA communications.

We are offering a TRT Track on Friday March 25th which includes the 2-hour Suicide Prevention Training required for licensure.

Call for Presenters

It’s that time of year again! Conference is around the corner, and 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. Please submit your presentations and handouts early enough so we can plan an effective conference.

Conference is back to in person this year! Please review the Call for Presenters form for more information regarding room set up, equipment needed, etc.

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 and approve your presentation, and/or handouts, then input the information into the conference packet. Overall, it helps us plan an effective conference that contains useful information for URTA Members and the profession.

If you are interested in presenting but need some ideas of topics or populations to present on, here are a few that have been requested:

  • Geriatrics (TR issues in memory care, Veterans, long term programming, intervention ideas), Mental Health, ASD, Trauma/Traumatic brain injuries, Pertinent subjects for TRTs, Adaptive Sports (adaptive tech), Developmental disabilities in children, Chronic Pain, Refugees, Adventure and Outdoor therapy, Mindfulness, Yoga (laughter...), Self worth, Inclusion, Evidence-based, Programming from the Ground Up, Hands on presentations, Intervention ideas, Assessments, Evaluation tips, Validation Training, Advocating for TR, Working within a treatment team/working with allied professional to strengthen TR, Creating professional boundaries, TR in education, How to retain TRs


Discounts and Deadlines

  • 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 $100.

  • Because this form can take awhile to fill out, we removed the required questions option to allow you to save/submit, but you will not be approved to present until you fill this form out in full.

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

With permission from the presenter, selected presentations will be recorded live for future webinars.


Presentations are due by the following dates.

November 8th, 2021 for up to $100 off registration for presenter(s).

December 13th, 2021 for up to $75 off registration for presenter(s).

January 24th, 2022 for up to $50 off registration for presenter(s).


Acceptance

Approved presentations will be notified by December 31st, 2021 or 2 weeks after submission.


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 $100.

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.

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.

The silent auction will be available for attendees to bid on donated items during the in-person conference.

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

Call for Nominations for Recognition

Know someone who is awesome and is passionate about recreation therapy? Nominate them for recognition and an award at the annual Utah Recreation Therapy Conference! Each year URTA Members and Friends are recognized for their hard work and dedication to the profession in the following categories: Outstanding Member, Distinguished Service, Outstanding Program, Community Service. Nominations are also submitted for candidates to serve on the Board of Directors, which oversees the Executive Committee.

Visit the 2021 Membership Directory to connect with and learn about other URTA Members.

Only current URTA Members can submit nominations. Please provide compelling reasons for each person you nominate. Also include valid contact information.

Submit all nominations by 1/31/2022.

Outstanding Member: This award is for a member who has made a significant contribution during the past year by promoting the profession, practice, and philosophy of Recreation Therapy.

Distinguished Service: This award is for an individual who has helped the profession of Recreation Therapy grow through a lifetime of commitment and service.

Outstanding Program: This award is for an individual, group, or institution which has developed a TR program to improve the quality of life of the clients served. Criteria may include longevity, communication of ideas to others, professionalism and the education and enhancement of those involved.

Community Service: This award recognizes an individual who has helped and promoted Recreation Therapy although he or she is not a Recreation Therapist. This may have been done through volunteerism, legislative or policy support, offering programs, or other significant contribution.