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2016 California Student Conclave

Join us for the 4th annual 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.

When: Saturday, April 9
From 8:00 AM until 5:00 PM
Where: San Diego Mesa College
7250 Mesa College Drive
Allied Health Education & Training Facility, S-100
San Diego, CA  92111
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 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.

This 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!

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 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!

  Early Registration
Advanced Registration
APTA Student Member
Student Non-Member

*Registration Fees until March 9, 2016. An increase of $25 will accrue beginning March 10, 2016.


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 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.

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.

Display Tables & Career Fair

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!)

Session Programming

Check out the schedule of events, including the Student Bowl, and access session handouts.

Student Bowl

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!

Professional Volunteers

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

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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

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

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