Handouts must be submitted to [email protected] no later than October 22, 2019. 

Please adhere to the following:


  • Save your handout as a PDF file.
  • Keep your file size below 10MB
  • Label your file with your session number and title.
  • Send your PDF file to: [email protected]


Whether you are teaching a session, expanding ideas in a research forum, or presenting a poster, we are excited to have you at our 2019 TOTA Annual Conference! Thank you for sharing your knowledge and helping others advance their understanding of OT. Here, you will find the guidelines for each of the session formats. 

Guidelines that apply to all:

  • All OT, OTA, and student speakers whose proposals are accepted for presentation must register for at least one day of the Annual Conference. In alignment with AOTA, TOTA will not be offering group or speaker discounted rates. Student discounted rates are already reflected in the student price. 
  • When communicating with the conference committee, please include your session# and title for easy reference.
  • The primary contact listed will be notified of the committee's decision via email by July 8, 2019. Presenter contracts will be emailed to the primary contact in the same email. It is up to the Primary Contact to ensure that all listed presenters and authors are notified of the call for proposal status.
  • Presenter changes can be made up until one month prior to the first day of conference after which all information will be printed as it was submitted. The deadline for change requests is Wednesday Oct 2. Please submit, in writing any change requests to [email protected]
  • Session handouts are an important part of session attendees’ overall conference experience and serves as a resource after the participant leaves your session. If your proposal is accepted, you should make every effort to upload a handout for attendees by the October 22, 2019 deadline. Handouts will be available to the attendees three days prior to the start of conference (Oct 29, 2019). NOTE: Handout does not need to be a copy of the session slides or actual poster. Poster presenters do not need to provide handouts.
  • The cost of standard A/V equipment will be supplied by TOTA and includes: microphone, projector and HDMI connector. You must provide your own laptop, with presentation ready files (we also recommend a backup thumb-drive). It is important to bring any cords that may be specific to your computer.

Any questions can be directed to [email protected]


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