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California Student Conclave - CANCELLED

***THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED*** Join us for the 7th annual California Student Conclave April 13, 2019 at University of the Pacific and network with PT and PTA students, attend cutting-edge labs & lectures, meet recruiters and see how you can get involved with CPTA and make a difference.

When: Saturday, April 13, 2019
From 8:00 AM until 6:30 PM
Where: University of Pacific
3601 Pacific Avenue
Stockton, CA  95211
United States
Contact: Kristy Murchison
(916) 929-2782

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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 13 at University of the Pacific 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.

This event will bring nearly 175 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!


What Are the Benefits?


Learn what they don't teach you in class, including applying for your license, negotiating salaries, managing your financial future, how to avoid losing your license and more.


Shake hands with hundreds of active PT & PTA students from across California. Hear from practicing PT professionals. Meet with employers during the Employer Showcase - and maybe even get hired!

Get Involved

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 April)
  • Pen and paper to take notes
  • Business cards or contact information to exchange when networking

What Costs Can I Expect?


Early Registration ends March 29, 2019

APTA Student Member $60

Student Non-Member $90


Advanced/Onsite Registration

APTA Student Member $85

Student Non-Member $115


Access hard-copy registration form here


Cancellation Policy

Cancellation requests must be received in writing, and may be emailed to Full refund less 20% administrative fee if cancellation is received by March 29, 2019. No refunds after March 29, 2019.


Session Programming

Check out the schedule of events and access session handouts. Please note: All programming is open on a first-come, first-served basis with the exception of the labs. The labs are limited in space, and if you register for a lab, your spot will be reserved. 

  • Session Descriptions

  • Handouts


       2019 Student Conclave Programming
8:00 - 8:30 Breakfast and Check-In/Registration
8:30 - 9:30

Welcome Announcements and Orientation



9:30 - 10:00

California Student Special Interest Group Business Meeting

10:15 - 11:45
Who is PT Board of California and How to Apply for Licensure

 Hire Me! Navigating the Waters to Get Your First Job

 PTA Advanced Proficiency Pathways

Reasoning Through Your Clinical Exam

Lab: Get With the Guidelines: Focus on Foot and Ankle Manual Therapy

Lab: TBD

11:45 -1:45  
1:45 - 3:15

Leadership,  Networking & Advocacy in Physical Therapy

Cultural Competence

Residencies & Fellowship Programs

Functional Nutrition/Pain Management

Lab: Get With the Guidelines: Focus on Foot and Ankle Manual Therapy

Lab: TBD

3:15 - 3:30
3:30 - 4:30

Your Student Loan Investment

Joseph Reinke, CEO, FitBUX, Inc.

4:30 - 6:00

Evening Reception

Networking Reception, Announcements & Prize Drawings 


Scholarship Opportunities

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.

Are you an active APTA member? Why not ask your District to sponsor your trip to Conclave? Click HERE to contact your District Chair!


Employer Showcase

Visit our Career Fair and meet employers!


Check out who will be there!

The following employers will be at the Career Fair and all are HIRING! Learn more about these employers!





Employers: Are you hiring? This is a prime opportunity to reach soon-to-be graduates. To participate in this year's Career Fair, please visit the Employer Showcase page. This event is open to companies who are actively seeking employees, as well as residency and fellowship programs. All exhibiting companies will receive a list a registrants two weeks prior to the event and a final list one week after the event.



Road Trip with a group of students to save on gas!


Enter starting address for directions (Google Maps)



University of the Pacific
Stockton Campus
3601 Pacific Avenue
Stockton, California 95211

Parking: FREE (see campus map for nearest parking lots)




Bunk-up with other students from your school and share a hotel room to save money.


Hilton Stockton
2323 Grand Canal Blvd.
Stockton, CA 95207
Special Rate for Pacific - $99 per night upon availability
2.3 miles from campus

Courtyard by Marriott
3252 West March Lane
Stockton, CA 95219
3.3 miles from campus

Extended Stay by Marriott
2844 West March Lane
Stockton, CA 95219
Special Rate for Pacific - $109 per night including breakfast, availability is limited
3.4 miles from campus

Best Western Plus Heritage Inn
111 East March Lane
Stockton, CA 95207
Special Rate for Pacific - 15% off current rate
1.5 miles from campus

Residence Inn
3240 March Lane
Stockton, CA 95219
3.3 miles from campus

LaQuinta Inn
2710 W. March Lane
Stockton, CA 95219
3.5 miles from campus



Continental breakfast, lunch and dinner will be provided with your registration but bring extra cash for after hours social activities.



Join the Conversation!

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Thank You To Our Sponsors


 Questions? Contact Kristy Murchison


2020 California Student Conclave

We are looking for a Southern California home for the 8th Annual California Student Conclave. If your program is interested in hosting, please download the application below and submit it to Kristy Murchison by February 1, 2019.

Host Site Bid Proposal (word)
Host Site Bid Proposal (pdf)


Calling all speakers!

If you are interested in presenting at the 2020 California Student Conclave, please submit your proposal to CPTA by clicking here. Speakers,topics, and format will be discussed at the March 2019 CPTA Education Committee meeting. Contact Rita Pierson with questions. suggestions, or recommendations.

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