Conference Information



2020 Annual Spring Conference

Saturday, March 7, 2020
      *New Venue :Hartford Marriott Downtown** (see below for parking info)
200 Columbus Blvd.
Hartford, CT 06109
(We are pleased to offer you an upgraded venue with enhanced food selections!)


Keynote Speaker: Linda Crawford OTR/L, CDWF (

Put Your Red Shoes On: Dare to Live, Lead, and Love Brave!

Cultivating Creativity, Compassion, and Courage in Occupational Therapy Practice 

Objectives:  Participants will:

  1. Develop awareness of the concepts of creativity, courage, compassion, metaphor, and meaning making, and their value in occupational therapy practice.
  2. Be challenged to explore personal and cultural barriers to living brave as an occupational therapist including fear, shame, vulnerability, perfectionism, offloading emotions, and unwanted identities.
  3. Be able to identify four personal and professional courage-building skills to enhance the ability to live, lead, and love brave.


Session Tracks (See full schedule below-conference at a glance)

**Register for Conference** - Click here

Conference at a Glance - Click here

Vendor/Sponsorship Opportunities and Descriptions - Click here

ConnOTA Annual Award Nomination Information --Closed - Click here


Conference Resources - Click here (Available for download within the week of conference)


**Parking is conveniently located in the garage attached to the Hotel and CT Convention Center. The parking garage is not owned or operated by the Hotel.  As such, pricing is subject to change without notice. 
Hourly Rates: The current discounted hourly self-parking rates are: $3.00 first hour, $2.00 each addition hour. The current discounted hourly valet rates are: $5.00 first hour, $2.00 each addition hour.
All Day Event Parking: The current discounted all day event parking rates are: $13.00 for self-parking per car and $16.00 for valet parking per car.