2017 GOTA Annual Conference

 


 

 

REGISTRATION WILL CLOSE OCTOBER 2ND

YOU MAY STILL REGISTER ON SITE THE DAY OF CONFERENCE

Register now for the 2017 GOTA Annual Conference and Business Meeting

October 6-7, 2017
Medical Center of Central Georgia (Navicent)
Macon, Georgia

Early bird pricing ends September 6, 2017

 

Click Here to Register Online

Click Here to view a copy of the brochure and schedule

*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, 20167 please email info@gaota.com*

Please note no refunds will be issued after 9/28/17 for conference registration.

 

Conference Hotel Information:

 

Towneplace Suites Macon:

1550 Mercer University Drive

478-812-8522

Click Here to book your room online:Book your group rate for Georgia Occupational Therapy Association

CODE: GA Occupational Therapy Association

King Rooms: $109 per night

Queen Suites: $119 per night

Please book before September 15th to take advantage of this room block

 

Hilton Garden Inn and Suites Macon:

1220 Stadium Drive

478-741-5527

Click Here to book your room onlineGAOTA

CODE: GOT

King: $119

Double: $119

Please book before September 22nd to take advantage of this room block

 

Directions To Medical Center of Central Georgia:

Heading South: 
  • Drive I-85 S to Exit 95A I-285 S
  • Take Exit 52 to I-675 S
  • Merge onto I-75 S to Macon
  • Take Exit 164 for US-41/GA-19/Hardeman Ave toward Forsyth St/Downtown
  • Turn Left onto GA-18 S/ Forsyth St
  • Take a slight Right onto Daisy Park
  • Turn Right onto Spring St
  • Turn Left onto Hemlock St
Heading West:
  • Take I-20 W to GA-80 S in Warren County. Take Exit 165 from I-20 W
  • Take GA-16 W and GA-22 W to GA-540 in Baldwin County
  • Continue on GA-540. Drive from Fall Line Fwy and GA-57 W to Macon
  • Take 2nd Street to Hemlock St
Heading North:
  • Take I-75 N
  • Follow I-75 N to Exit 163 for GA-74W/ Mercer University Dr in Macon
  • Turn right onto Mercer University Dr
  • Continue straight onto Little Richard Penniman Blvd
  • Turn Left onto Telfair St
  • Continue straight onto 1st St
  • Turn Left onto Hemlock St.
Heading East:

 

  • Take Hwy 80 E/ GA-22E / Beaver Run Rd
  • Continue straight onto GA-96E
  • Continue onto GA-499 Connector E
  • Turn Left onto GA-49 N
  • Turn left to merge onto I-75N
  • Take Exit 163 for GA-74W/ Mercer University Dr in Macon
  • Turn right onto Mercer University Dr
  • Continue straight onto Little Richard Penniman Blvd
  • Turn Left onto Telfair St
  • Continue straight onto 1st St
  • Turn Left onto Hemlock St.

 

Parking Instructions for Medical Center of Central Georgia:

Conference attendees are encouraged to park in the GREEN LOT off of Hemlock.

Parking fee: All day $5.00

 

Entrance:

Please use the Main Hospital Entrance off of Hemlock. The entrance is located street level. This will be the only unlocked door available to non-employees. 

 

  

 

Conference Exhibitors and Sponsors

We are no longer accepting exhibitors for the 2017 conference. All Exhibit tables are full. If you are interested in becoming a sponsor please contact Tiffany Wilson at info@gaota.com for more information.

DUE SEPTEMBER 8, 2017

The GOTA Annual 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 host approximately 150 practitioners and students. Exhibits are scheduled for Friday and Saturday, October 6-7, 2017. 

Sponsorship Levels:

Platinum Sponsor $2,000

  • Exclusive Sponsorship of Saturday Breakfast or Lunch
  • Coupon for one-time use of GOTA mailing labels
  • One (1) Exhibit table
  • One page ad in attendees program folder
  • Company logo on Annual Meeting page on the GOTA website
  • 6-month Virtual Exhibitor posting on the GOTA website

Gold Sponsor $1,500

  • Exclusive Sponsorship of one break with recognition during break
  • Coupon for one-time use of GOTA mailing labels
  • One (1) Exhibit table
  • One page ad in attendees program folder
  • Company logo on Annual Meeting page on the GOTA website
  • 6-month Virtual Exhibitor posting on the GOTA website
Silver Sponsorship $1,000
  • One (1) Exhibit table
  • One page ad in attendees program folder
  • Company logo on Annual Meeting page on the GOTA website
  • 6-month Virtual Exhibitor posting on the GOTA website

Other opportunities you may wish to consider

Program Book Sponsor $500

Exclusive: All meeting attendees receive a folder/binder with all conference materials. Sponsor should provide folder/binder with sponsoring company's logo and conference information on the front.

  • One page ad in attendees program folder
  • 90 day Virtual Exhibitor posting on the GOTA website

Exhibit Table $500

Standard 6' clothed table -no pipe and drape- (Universities will qualify for a 50% discount of Exhibit Table pricing (includes 1 sponsor representative and 1 lunch on Saturday)

School interested in purchasing an exhibit table should enter discount code: School2017 at time of purchase.

 

*Sponsors are encouraged to bring a tablecloth, as most everyone has a logo cloth they prefer to use. Sponsoring companies are invited to have two representatives stationed at their table on the day they are providing sponsorship. Sponsors are not required to be present the entire day, but GOTA is offering that opportunity for you. We want your experience to be successful. GOTA will provide lunch for one representative from your firm, however, additional lunches can be purchased. 
*List and label offers that are a part of the sponsorship will be distributed to sponsors after the conference when the coupon is submitted. Give-a-ways are permitted, so you may have a bowl/basket to collect business cards.
 

Award Nominations 

NOMINATE A DESERVING CANDIDATE TODAY!

  

The Nominations and Recognition Committee would like to remind everyone that the 4 Award categories:  

  • Barbara E. Grant Award of Merit, 
  • Outstanding Occupational Therpay Practitioner of the Year, 
  • Outstanding Occupational Therapy Student of the Year 
  • OT Supporter Award

 

are posted on the GOTA website at www.gaota.com. Nominations for these award categories will be accepted all year long. These award recipients will be announced at the Annual Conference and Professional Meeting held at the Medical Center of Central Georgia October 6-7, 2017. However, you do not need to wait until September to nominate a deserving person. Nominate today!

 

To view award categories and definitions please click the link below or visit the GOTA website

 

 


 

LINDA STEPHENS SCHOLARSHIP

for Occupational Therapy Students

 

The Linda Stephens Scholarship was established to provide assistance to students who are matriculating in an occupational therapy program and demonstrate a commitment to serving the profession of occupational therapy. The financial amount is variable depending upon the availability of funds, which will generally be 1 half of the amount in the earmarked fund.
Students applying for the scholarship must meet the following requirements:
  • Submit a scholarship application, which includes two completed references from an OT practitioner who is a GOTA member
  • Be a current member of GOTA
  • Submit a brief essay regarding their lifelong plan for service to the OT profession
  • Must not have been a previous recipient of the Linda Stephens' Scholarship.

 

 

Call for Papers: Conference Presentations

Call for papers for the 2017 Annual Conference and Business Meeting is now closed.