UPDATE: We will soon begin the planning for our 2023 ILOTA Student Conclave. Until then, please browse through our 2022 program below!


2022 ILOTA Student Conclave! 


March 5 - 10, 2022


Five content-rich days of virtual programming


with the opportunity to view all recorded sessions


for an entire month after the event!


If you register for the Student Conclave that begins on March 5th, you will receive an email each day of the event with a unique Zoom link to access that day's live programming. And the recorded sessions will be available to all registrants for one month on our ILOTA Learning Management System (LMS) website. All confirmed registrants will receive instructions on how to access the LMS.

2022 ILOTA Student Conclave

      A conference just for students

ILOTA is pleased to announce the association's 5th Annual Student Conclave. This year's event will be held virtually from March 5th to 10th. Scheduled events will be offered live over Zoom and recorded.  Recordings will be available for one month after the live sessions. 


Saturday, March 5th 

10:00 am - 11:00 am: Keynote Address - "Developing a Rich, Full, Meaningful Career" - Jim Hill, OTR/L

Many people focus time and energy on landing the perfect job. The idea, of course, is the perfect setting that matches your sense of passion and purpose will result in a fulfilling and meaningful career. But it’s usually more complicated than this. Your first job may not be your ideal job. Your ideal job may have unanticipated disappointments. You may find a job that supports your lifestyle but does not feel that meaningful. The keynote this year will focus on factors that you can develop and bring to any job to make it more meaningful and fulfilling. Skills that can help you be more resilient in difficult times and maximize opportunities throughout your career. 

11:00 am - 11:45 am: Optional Breakout Sessions:

  • Fieldwork Panel
  • New Hire Panel
  • Doctoral Capstone Panel

11:45 am - 12:30 pm: Optional Breakout Sessions:

  • Fieldwork Panel
  • New Hire Panel
  • Doctoral Capstone Panel

Monday, March 7th 

6:00 pm - 7:30 pm: "NBCOT® National Certification Exam:  Information You Need to Know" - Barbara Williams, DrOT, MS, OTR, Associate Director, External and Regulatory Affairs, National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy, Inc. (NBCOT®)

Connect with NBCOT and hear about the best approaches to achieve your goal for Occupational Therapy Certification.

Tuesday, March 8th

6:00 pm - 7:00 pm: "How to Market Your Experience on the Job Hunt" - Rhonda Gumbel-Thomas, Professional Recruiter II, Spotter Staffing

7:00 pm - 9:00 pm: Resume Reviews (by appointment only - if you sign up for this when registering prior to the March 1st deadline, you will be contacted to schedule a specific time for this evening)

Wednesday, March 9th

6:00 pm - 7:30 pm: OT Practitioners in Unique Work Settings - Therapist from AT, Bioness, Mighty Mothers, Mental Health, Inspiration Golf

Opportunity to hear from clinicians working in a variety of unique practice settings.  Expect to hear about how they got started in their role, what their days looks like, and how they use their OT skills in new ways.

Thursday, March 10th

6:00 pm - 7:30 pm: "Clinical Conundrums Unraveled: Addressing Bias and Discrimination in the Classroom and Clinical Practice"

This session will review strategies for addressing bias and discrimination in OT education and practice, introduce ILOTA’s Justice, Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion (JEDI) Special Interest Section, and allow for a guided discussion about students' experiences of bias and discrimination they have experienced in the classroom or during fieldwork.

Additional Activities and Services:

Resume Reviews - Deadline to sign up is March 1st (Now closed.)

We will have multiple industry recruiters and hiring managers available to provide you with feedback and advice on your resume. 

Resume reviews are available from 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm on Tuesday, March 8th, by appointment only. If you signed up for this option prior to the March 1st deadline, we will contact you directly to sign up for a specific time. Thank you!

Network with other students, practitioners, and ILOTA board members throughout the virtual event! Each live Zoom session will open 15 minutes before the scheduled time to facilitate networking among the participants.

Registration Form

Important Dates

Now through March 10: Registration is Open

March 1: Deadline to sign up for Resume Reviews. (Now closed.)

March 11 to April 11: Online Access to all Recorded Sessions for Registrants

Register today!

Registration Fees

ILOTA Student Members and all ILOTA members: $10.00

(You must be logged in as a current ILOTA student or practitioner member in order to register at the $10 rate.)

Non-members: $40.00

(Student membership is only $25/year, so why not join first and then come back to register at the $10 rate? You'll save $5!)

Not a member?  Join today!

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ILOTA  *  PO Box 4520, Lisle, IL 60532  *  708-452-7640  *  [email protected]


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