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This is the most exciting time to be a PT or PTA in California in
recent history. Our profession has advanced to the doctorate level,
achieved direct access and we are recognized as the experts in human
movement and function. The future of physical therapy is now in your
hands as upcoming new professionals. CPTA wants to make sure that you
have every tool you need to successfully enter the workforce and
continue advancing our profession.
Join us for the California Student Conclave April 9, 2016 at San Diego Mesa College and network with PT and PTA students, attend cutting-edge
lectures, meet recruiters and
see how you can get involved with CPTA and make a difference.
event will bring nearly 150 PT and PTA students representing over 25
schools to one location giving students the opportunity to prepare for
their futures post-graduation and start networking today!
Access hard-copy registration form here
What Can I Expect?
Learn what they don't teach you in class including preparing for the
NPTE, negotiating salaries and managing your financial future, how to
handle complex patient cases and more.
Meet hundreds of active PT & PTA students from across California
during interactive educational sessions and social events. You may even
meet your future employer!
Find out how you can impact our profession, collaborate with other
allied health professionals and stay involved post-graduation. Share this flyer with your classmates.
What Should I Bring?
- Copies of your resume for resume workshop and to hand to recruiters
- Course Handouts (Available Online in March)
- Pen and paper to take notes
- Business cards or contact information to exchange when networking
What Costs Can I Expect?
Are you an active APTA member? Why not ask your District to sponsor your trip to Conclave? Click HERE to contact your District Chair!
Registration -- New Format this year!
|APTA Student Member
*Registration Fees until March 9, 2016. An increase of $25 will accrue beginning March 10, 2016.
Cancellation requests must be received in writing, and may be emailed to email@example.com. Full refund less 20% administrative fee if cancellation is received by April 2, 2016. No refunds after April 3, 2016.
Road Trip with a group of students to save on gas.
Bunk-up with other students from your school and share a hotel room to save money.
Continental breakfast, lunch and dinner will be provided with your
registration but bring extra cash for after hours social activities.
We invite PT and PTA Professionals, CPTA Districts, PT and PTA
Programs and businesses to purchase Scholarships on behalf of students
so that they can attend this year. By purchasing a scholarship, you can
help a student that works in your clinic, attends your lectures, or that
volunteers at District events attend Conclave. These students are the
future of our profession and we want to make sure it is a bright one! Submit your scholarship online or complete the attached form.
Check out who's coming to #CAConclave! Visit the exhibit area and
meet employers, product manufacturers and APTA component
representatives. Be sure to talk to all of the exhibitors about their
products or services and thank them for coming. We could not have this
event without their support. (Don't forget your resume!)
Check out the schedule of events, including the Student Bowl, and access session handouts.
The 2016 Student Bowl will be held on the first evening of Conclave and will include teams of 3-5 persons per PT or PTA program that will compete in a fast paced jeopardy style competition to see which PT and PTA program has the "brainiest" students!
Every year, over 180 students volunteer their time at our Annual
Conference. It's our turn to help them and make sure their event is a
success. We are looking for 10 active CPTA PTs and PTAs to assist with
on-site logistics. Sign up today!
Join the Conversation
Thank You To Our Sponsors
Greater Los Angeles District, CPTA
CA Private Practice Group, CPTA
Questions? Contact Rita Pierson
2017 California Student Conclave
We are looking for a Northern California home for the 5th Annual
California Student Conclave. If your program is interested in hosting,
please download the application below and submit it to firstname.lastname@example.org
Host Site Bid Proposal (word)
Host Site Bid Proposal (pdf)