OOTA Annual Conference 2021 

September 24th-25th, 2021



In Person @ Embassy Suites Dublin, Columbus, OH - Registration now closed

Virtual via Livestream - Registration STILL OPEN

The Ohio Occupational Therapy Association Central District proudly presents OOTA Annual Conference 2021 in honor of OOTA’s 50th anniversary of incorporation and our long history of advocacy, professional education, and promotion of occupational therapy within the state of Ohio.

Please join us September 24th and 25th as we celebrate past and present advocacy and leadership while connecting and learning together. Our hybrid conference features two options for attendance:

  • In-Person attendance at the Embassy Suites Dublin in Columbus, Ohio; OR a
  • Fully Virtual option (livestream provided of select conference programming--main events and one course each during Sessions A, B, & C) available to registrants who wish to attend remotely.

Additional on demand courses will be available free of charge to ALL registrants including exciting content from NBCOT, AOTF, and current researchers through virtual poster sessions.

Schedule Highlights

Friday, September 24th, 2021

1:00-4:00pm: Pre-conference sessions/workshops (2) -- [One Virtual and One In-person]

1:00-4:00pm: Ohio Fieldwork and Capstone Coordinators Consortium Meeting -- [In-person only]

4:00-6:30pm: Dinner on your own [Hospitality Committee will provide local options for in person attendees]

7pm-9pm: Networking & Awards Reception with cash bar and hor d’oeuvres

Saturday, September 25th, 2021

7:00-8:00am: Registration & Continental Breakfast 

8:00-8:15am: Welcome & Announcements**  

8:15-9:15am: Keynote Address**: Kelly Kelleher, MD, PhD ~ "Integrating Population Health and Occupational Therapy: New Science and Old Solutions" 

9:15-10:00am: Exhibits 

10:00-11:30am: Session A (6 concurrent sessions; Livestream: Creating a Better Future: The Critical Role of Advocacy**)

11:45-1:00pm: Lunch during Annual Meeting of the Membership & Town Hall**

1:15-2:45pm: Session B (6 concurrent sessions; Livestream: Building Community and Promoting Justice, Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion through a Coalition of Occupational Therapy Advocates for Diversity Chapter**)

2:45-3:30pm: Exhibits 

3:30-5:00pm: Session C (6 concurrent sessions; Livestream: OTPTAT Board OT Section Ethics and Updates**)

**Event will be livestreamed for virtual attendees**

Click here for session details or visit the conference website for the full list of programming details.


Pre-Conference Session$50 member/$120 non-member

In-Person:  $160 member/$250 non-member

Virtual Only:  $160 member/$250 non-member

 ***Please note that in order to process member pricing accurately there is a 2-step process to FULLY register.***

Hotel Accommodations 

Embassy Suites Dublin
5100 Upper Metro Place
Dublin, OH 43017
(614) 790-9000

To reserve a room:
Book Online
Phone: Call 800-220-9219 and reference code OA2
Group rate $132/night if booked by Thursday, 9/10

Health and Safety

Given the current COVID pandemic, the following precautions are anticipated to be in place at the time of conference for in-person attendees. Please note these may change as conditions change.

  • Masks will be required.  
  • Social distancing measures will be in place, with limited in-person seating capacities in each room and increased spacing provided at the town hall/lunch session.  
  • Hilton uses the “CleanStay” program to maintain proper sanitization of surfaces throughout the site.  


Advertising opportunities and exhibit tables are STILL available at our online registration link here: https://www.oota.org/2021-exhibits-and-advertising.

For a complete list of pricing and options, CLICK HERE.

Questions? Please contact us! 

The 2021 OOTA Conference Committee

[email protected]