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Conference Ad Hoc Committee

Committee Purpose

To assist the Board of Directors and the Professional Development and Leadership Committee in developing and implementing the Annual Conference which is both a major educational event and revenue source for the Association. This committee acts under the direction of the Professional Development and Leadership Committee.

Committee General Functions

The Conference Ad Hoc Committee is responsible for planning and executing the OTAC Annual Conference held in the fall. The three-day conference includes educational opportunities; OTAC's Annual Meeting and Luncheon; a large vendor exhibit hall filled with product suppliers, recruiters, and OT educational/professional providers, educational poster session; Awards Gala; alumni and student receptions; and more.

The Conference Ad Hoc Committee, under the direction of the Conference Chair, consists of:

Audio-Visual/Signage Coordinator: Responsible for on-site coordination of signage and audio-visual.

Exhibit Hall Coordinator: Responsible for coordinating all activities related to the vendors at conference.

Registration Coordinator: Responsible for coordinating activities related to the registration area.

Presenters and Posters Coordinator: Responsible for researching and providing suggestions for invited speakers as well as topics. Acts as ambassadors to the presenters during Conference. Also responsible for paper presenters and poster sessions by arranging to have proposals and posters evaluated; organizes the selection process.

Special Events Coordinator: Oversees the coordination of the Awards Ceremony, OTAC Membership Booth, and Hospitality Booth as well as other special conference activities.

Volunteer Coordinator: Responsible for filling all the volunteer roles from registration area to door monitors/ticket takers.

Office Staff: The OTAC Executive Director and other professional staff are also members of the Committee and work closely with the chair and coordinators.

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Contact the Conference Ad Hoc Committee Chair:

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Lisa Hiestand, MS, OTR/L
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