National Conversation on the Future of the Profession

AOTA’s Board of Directors is initiating opportunities for you to provide feedback on the OTD and bachelor’s degree educational
requirements put forward by ACOTE®. We invite you to participate in one or more of the following events.
The Board will discuss the educational requirements at our June meeting. 
National Conversation Timeline
Tuesday, March 27, 7:30 PM EDT
Wednesday, April 11th, 7:30 PM EDT
  • Hosting Listening Session #2: National Conversation on the Future of the Profession
Annual Conference & Expo—Salt Lake City
Friday April 20, 2:00 PM
    • 12:30 PM: ACOTE OTA Entry-Level Mandate Forum
    • 2:00 PM: Future of the Profession Town Hall
Saturday April 21, 11:15 AM
    • AOTA Annual Business Meeting
Monday April 30, 7:30 PM EDT
  • Listening Session #3: National Conversation on the Future of the Profession
Thursday, May 3, 7:30 PM EDT
  • Listening Session #4: National Conversation on the Future of the Profession
Tuesday, May 15, 7:30 PM EDT
  • Listening Session #5: National Conversation on the Future of the Profession
Monday, May 21
  • Member Survey launched, open until June 3
AOTA Board of Directors Meeting & Discussion, June 2018
For more information visit

APRIL 27-28, 2018
Stop by and visit the GOTA table at the GHUESIG conference!
Georgia Coastal Center
305 Fahm Street
Savannah, Georgia 31401
To register visit:




Join Us in Jekyll Island!

October 5-7th, 2018

  Call for Papers Now Open 

"Honoring The Past, Treasuring The Present, Shaping The Future"

The Georgia Occupational Therapy Association is celebrating 40 years since incorporation as a professional association supporting Georgia’s occupational therapy practitioners in 2018. To celebrate, we are planning an exciting conference at Jekyll Island. We need your involvement to make this conference a success! In keeping with our conference theme Honoring the Past, Treasuring the Present, Shaping the Future, we are seeking to develop a conference schedule that includes a balance of sessions in a range of practice areas.  We need YOU to submit a presentation proposal and to encourage your colleagues as well.  We are seeking proposals that relate to any areas of interest to occupational therapy practitioners.  These may relate to practice, education and/or research.  Presentations that provide the audience with knowledge that can be used for improved service delivery are highly encouraged.

If you are would like to be a speaker or present a poster, please click below to complete the submission form.

Call for papers due APRIL 27, 2018 




Interested in being an Exhibitor or Sponsor for our 2018

Annual Conference and Business Meeting?


This conference is a vehicle to assist GOTA and its membership in addressing and achieving its strategic goals. Some of these goals will explore alternative practice opportunities, changes and challenges to serving future populations, service delivery within the community and industrial environments, reviewing research-based clinical techniques and equipment, alternative funding resources, grant writing, and developing partnerships for research. Please consider serving as an exhibitor and sponsor at this conference by sharing your products, services and expertise that will assist our membership in pursing professional growth and excellence. GOTA expects the conference attendance will reach approximately 150 practitioners. Exhibits are scheduled to run Friday, October 5th through Saturday, October 6th, 2018.

Please review our revised packages and sponsorship opportunities for our 2018 Annual Conference and Business Meeting. CLICK HERE TO VIEW PACKAGES

Exhibitor and Sponsorship forms are due by Friday, September 14, 2018.

Early bird pricing for exhibit tables ends March 31, 2018.



Hotel Accommodations:

Hotel rooms must be booked by September 7th to receive the discounted pricing

Conference and hotel rooms all held at the Westin. To book your room now please click here

Room Rates:

Island View $189 per night

Ocean View $209 per night

Ocean Front Suite $209 per night





2017 GOTA Annual Conference & Business Meeting

Special Thanks to our Silver Sponsors 





New to the profession or to GOTA? If you are a first time GOTA member join NOW to receive your first year of
membership for only $45. Please follow the link below to join.

GOTA Membership Application

*Please note this special is only for 2017*

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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