Regular Registration Deadline 2018 and Way More!

URTA Members and Friends,

In addition to enjoying Pie/3.14 Day, please register for conference. After Pie Day is over, conference meals and materials cannot be guaranteed if you register “at-the-door”. Register for Conference.

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

There will be a Long Term Calendar collaboration during the 7:30am session hour on Friday, March 30th, 2018. The conference committee is reaching out to individuals/facilities we think may be interested in sharing their calendars, but if you work in long term care and are interested, consider this your invitation to show off your calendar! Contact us with any questions.

The Thursday night party is shaping up to be a good time! There’ll be tacos, live music, games and more! If you bring a nonperishable food item to donate to a food bank, you will earn a raffle ticket for a chance to win a prize at the party!

Before the party, the University of Utah invites all Recreational Therapy grads to the 2nd Annual Alumni Social. Mix and mingle with colleagues to catch up and learn what’s happening with the Recreational Therapy program at the University of Utah.

Where: South Towne Expo Center, 9575 State Street, Room 400, Sandy, UT 84070

When: Thursday, March 29th, 2018 from 4:30-6:00pm

You do not have to attend the conference to come to the alumni social. If you plan on coming, please RSVP here.

We are especially grateful for our sponsors this year!

  • University of Utah
  • Steps Recovery
  • Recreation Solutions

Wondering what’s on the table for the silent auction this year? Look forward to some of these items:

  • Grizzlies tickets
  • Tuacahn tickets
  • Seven Peaks passes
  • Escape room games
  • Various clothing items
  • Various home decorative items
  • Board games
  • Lots of different restaurants

We have the great opportunity to have a large number of vendors at Conference this year! We will have a large variety ranging from education and finance booths to clothing and design. Our vendors will be set up so that you can shop and have a fun break while you are going to and from sessions. So be sure and take some time to check them out and have some fun shopping around! Here are some of the vendors that we are expecting:

  • Recreation Solutions
  • Discovery Toys
  • Color Street Nails
  • Breezy Styles
  • Farm Bureau
  • Cognitive Fx
  • Norwex
  • LuLaRoe
  • Chalk Couture

There will also be more as the conference approaches!

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.

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

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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