2018 Call For Proposals

Saturday, October 27 & Sunday, October 28, 2018


Submission Deadline for Presentations and PostersSunday, July 15, 2018


The Minnesota Occupational Therapy Association is pleased to announce that we will be hosting the 2018 Annual Conference on Saturday October 27th and Sunday October 28th at The University of Minnesota, St. Paul Campus.

This year’s theme is Occupations; All Day Every day. We are hoping to bring together all Minnesota occupational therapists and occupational therapy assistants to provide two days of learning, networking, and reflecting on the use of occupations in each of our careers.   

We are excited to create the upcoming schedule for the conference and need your help. Please submit your proposals at the link below in order to be a part of this year’s conference. The deadline for submissions is July 15, 2018.

We are in need of topics in all areas of occupational therapy including various practice areas, education, and research. Please share your expertise with your colleagues. We are accepting proposals for 1 and 2 hour sessions.  

If you or a colleague have special interests or expertise in a subject matter pertinent to Occupational Therapy, or have innovative treatment approaches, please take this opportunity to submit a proposal or encourage others to do so for the MOTA Annual Conference in October. We are looking for posters as well as one-hour, two-hour and a limited number of three-hour presentations that focus on clinically relevant approaches to our profession in a variety of OT practice areas.


Proposals must be submitted electronically via the website using the application form below. 

Be sure that your narrative includes the following information:

  • Learning Objectives
  • Description of Content
  • Relevance to OT
  • Maximum number of participants
  • Audiovisual Needs
  • A short bio

Please note: If your proposal is accepted, your abstract submitted below will be used as submitted.

You will be notified in early August if your proposal is accepted.

Below are a few topics people have indicated they would like to hear:

  • Mental Health and Cognition
  • Pediatrics 
  • School-based Therapy
  • Physical Disabilities (Inpatient or Outpatient)
  • Academia/Student Information
  • Professional Practice Issues

If you have questions, please call 612.460.8625 or email [email protected]

Click here to submit a proposal