Friday, October 6th – Saturday, October 7th, 2017

OTAO Annual Conference
“Building on One Hundred Years”

Holiday Inn Portland Airport
8439 NE Columbia Boulevard
Portland, OR 97220-1382
Book Online ( or Call Reservations at 1-888-HOLIDAY

CLICK HERE for full event information including a PDF of the brochure and a link to online registration.

DONATE HERE for Auction Donations.  All proceeds from our live and silent auction go to student scholarships at our next conference.  What we bring in this year WILL GO to next year's students. 

Interested in VOLUNTEERING at the 2017 OTAO Conference? Click here to SIGN-UP.  

Note: While we welcome volunteers, we are unable to provide discounts on the conference for volunteering at this time. We thank you for your interest and encourage you to contact our volunteer coordinator at with additional question. Thank you!


Come celebrate our centennial!  Do everything and earn 16 CE's.

  • Keynotes
    • Amy Lamb, OTD, OT/L, FAOTA, AOTA President, AOTA, talking on "Unlocking the Potential of Everyday Activities"
    • Mandy Davis, LCSW, PhD, was such a huge hit last year. She’s back this year, and since 1 hour wasn’t enough, she’s got 3 hours this time to talk about Trauma Informed Care.
    • Keren Brown Wilson, Ph.D., Founder and Senior Adviser, Concepts in Community Living . Karen was the principal architect of the Oregon model of assisted living and has worked with policymakers in other states looking to replicate this model (cited in Atul Gawande's "Being Mortal")
  • 15+ 1- and 2-hour Presentations
  • Poster Session 
  • Vendors/Exhibits/OT Merchandise
  • Come hear what our Legislative Committee and Lobbyists have been up to.
  • OT Licensing Board Meeting & Presentation
  • OTAO Annual Meeting with video of OT’s First 100 Years
  • Silent/Live Auction (all proceeds go to student scholarships) - already hear that there will be a laptop up for bid.
  • Friday Night Centennial Party!  Join us for our silent auction/live auction, awards, special guests, birthday cake, open bar, AND a sing-along hosted by John White

Still time for:

Conference Contacts - questions/comments/ideas, let us know.

  • Conference Co-chairs:  Michelle deOliveria - and Cady Mier -
  • Posters:  Connie Liu -
  • Speakers:  Helen Christians -
  • Vendors:  Carrie Birrer -
  • Awards:  Jan Cuciti -