Nominations and Early Bird Deadline 2018

URTA Members and Friends,

Are you getting up early to see the Super Blue Blood Moon?! In all of the excitement of the moon-gazing, star-gazing, lack-of-sleep-gazing, don’t forget about other exciting things going on in URTA Country!

Early Bird Registration ends at 11:30pm, tomorrow Wednesday January 31st, 2018! Register early for discounts! Register for Conference.

Tomorrow is also the deadline for Nominations. There are several rock stars in our field who deserve recognition! This is your opportunity to make your voice known. Please take a few moments to sing their praises here. Each year URTA members are recognized for their hard work and dedication to the profession in the following categories: Outstanding Member, Distinguished Service, Outstanding Program, Community Service. Nominations are also submitted for someone to serve on the Board of Directors.

Have you been on the fence about presenting? Have no fear, you can get off of that fence knowing we still have open spots available for presenting! Submit yours here.

Curious about the keynotes? Learn more about Jason Hewlett and the Promise here.

The much anticipated schedule is now available for preview here! It may also be accessed under the Conference tab on the front page of the website.

Know of any organizations willing to donate to Conference? There are plenty of options for sponsorship, visibility for donors, and silent auction donations. Learn more and submit an application at this link, Submit Donation Application.

Hotel rooms will be available at the Holiday Express Inn at 10680 Auto Mall Dr, Sandy, UT 84070 for a discounted rate of $115/night (usually $139) by visiting This link only works on Computers or Tablets but not with mobile bookings which are limited and cannot process custom links.

The Utah Recreation Therapeutic Association (URTA) will comply with the American Disabilities Act (ADA). We invite any participant with special needs to contact the Board of Directors upon registration for special accommodations.

Annual URTA Conference, March 29-30, 2018: Outside the Box at the Mountain America Expo Center (formally known as South Towne) in Sandy, Utah. Featuring Dr. Colleen Cooke (CTRS, NCTRC Board of Directors) and Jason Hewlett as keynote speakers.
Group registration is available but it is important that each person is registered with their own email in order to facilitate conference and other URTA communications.
Children are not permitted at conference, please make advance arrangements.
Conference tuition includes the following: 2018 URTA Membership, meals, CEUs, suicide prevention training and networking. Up to 6 contact hours/0.6 CEUs will be offered on Thursday. Up to 6 contact hours/0.6 CEUs will be offered on Friday if you attend the early morning session. The number of hours offered is subject to change.
The business meeting will be held during Thursday’s luncheon; the Thursday night dinner/party will be held from 6-9pm; and the Awards Ceremony will be held during Friday’s luncheon.
Click here to renew/purchase a membership if you do not plan on going to conference.
Hotel rooms will be available at the Holiday Express Inn at 10680 Auto Mall Dr, Sandy, UT 84070 for /night using group name “URTA CONFERENCE”.
Registration Deadlines:
Early Bird: 12/2/2017 through 11:30pm, 1/31/2018
Regular: 2/1/2018 through 11:30pm, 3/14/2018
At Door: 3/15/2018 through 5:00pm, 3/30/2018; Conference materials and meals cannot be guaranteed during this At the Door time period.


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