GOTA Annual Conference

September 30th - October 2nd - Shepherd Center, Atlanta

Each year, in an effort to allow OT’s and students to network, we try to create a unique event that allows conference participants to gather in a more informal setting. This year's conference will be no different and promises to be a great experience for all attendees with a fascinating lineup of speakers and events. Click HERE to view the 2016 conference brochure.  

In honor of many US Para-Olympians who will be attending the Rio Olympics, we will be hosting our own “Mission Possible Olympics”. This event is sure to be a hit with all who participate. There are slots for up to 8 teams of 8 people per team (64 participants), who will divide up across two team events: 

The Assistive Technology Team: 4 members per team. Rotate through various assistive technology activities (high- and low-tech items), while racing against the clock (e.g. driving a sip and puff wheel chair; using environmental controls, etc)!

The Wheelchair Rugby Team: 4 members per team. Face off against another team in an exciting and friendly 20-minute wheelchair rugby activity. 

After scores are final, winning teams will be awarded a special prize! Our teams will need all the support they can get, so you also have the option to sign up as a team cheerleader. Not into the games this year? No problem! There will be a wine and cheese reception on the balcony overlooking the city, so that you might network with your OT peers. You can RSVP for the social networking event and to sign up for your desired team when you complete the conference registration form.

This year’s conference will help you turn the seemingly impossible to POSSIBLE! Plan on joining us for great educational offerings, networking, and a lot of fun along the way. For more information, contact Tiffany Wilson: 

Click HERE to register       Click HERE to be an exhibitor or sponsor       


*In an effort to GO GREEN all handouts will be emailed to conference attendees prior to the first day of conference. NO handouts will be available on site. If you do not receive the handouts in your email by September 26th, 2016 please email* 

Conference Hotel Information:

Room blocks have been arranged with the following hotels for your convenience. 

Embassy Suites by Hilton Atlanta Buckhead

Address: 3285 Peachtree Road NE Atlanta, GA 30305

Phone: 404-266-4806

Group Code: GOT

Reservations must be booked by 9/9/16 to receive the special pricing

Parking Fee: Self $18 per day, Valet $30 per day

Hotel Link:

Residence Inn Midtown

Address: 1365 Peachtree St. Atlanta, GA 30309

Phone: 404-745-1000

Group Code: Georgia Occupational Therapy Association

Reservations must be booked by 9/9/16 to receive the special pricing

Parking Fee: $30 per night

Hotel Link:Book your group rate for Georgia Occupational Therapy Association

The Benefits of Membership

Marco Coelho Headshot"As a member of GOTA, I have access to a professional network of peers across a broad spectrum of practice areas ranging from pediatrics to older adult services, in both private practice and the public sector. Membership in GOTA not only fosters my career development, it also serves as a platform to advocate for Occupational Therapy across our entire state."

- Marco Coelho, MS, OTR/L

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Volunteer Opportunities

Feel like you need to make a bigger impact in your profession? Want to help advance Occupational Therapy in the state of Georgia? GOTA is the perfect organization to get started! We are actively looking for members to fill different executive board and committee positions. If you would like to get more involved, please click on the link below to learn more.

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