OSOT Conference 2016

Each year, OSOT hosts Ontario's largest gathering of occupational therapists, and the second largest gathering in Canada. The conference attracts over 275 participants for two days of unsurpassed professional development and networking opportunities.

OSOT's Annual Conference 2016 will be held on Friday, September 23 - Saturday, September 24 at the
Hilton Mississauga/Meadowvale, in Mississauga, ON.


The Merriam-Webster Dictionary’ s definition of a Barrier (bar·ri·er/ˈberēər; noun) is: something that prevents or blocks movement from one place to another; a law, rule, problem, etc., that makes something difficult or impossible; something that makes it difficult for people to understand each other...

We think this year’s conference theme of Breaking Barriers - will resonate with our OTs and with you as exhibitors & sponsors as well! It’s meant to lend direction to programming and to underline the purpose of conference – to gather OTs and their exhibiting counterparts, from across the province to LEARN, SHARE, become INSPIRED & ENERGIZED, to PROBLEM SOLVE and of course have FUN! We hope to encourage exploration of how OTs are breaking barriers in one form or another each & every day. Whether it’s - creating advances in technology to problem solve client needs, reaching a compromise in goal setting as a result of differing views, or making decisions based on fiscal restraints. In our profession - we may experience barriers at any point - from the ministry, system & policy level to at a team, individual client, or on a personal values level; and we know what an integral part you as exhibitors can play when it comes to breaking through some of these barriers!

We invite you to join us at OSOT Conference 2016! Where together we can engage in those discussions about how to best work together to break through barriers, feel fulfilled in our roles while doing so and meet the needs of the clients we aim to serve!

Exhibiting and Sponsorship 

Exhibitors are an integral component to the success of our conference - we value the support and important contribution that you bring to our participants' continuing professional development. View the Exhibitor and Sponsorship Package for information on how to be involved in the largest gathering of occupational therapists in Ontario! View the Quick Guide for Approaching Exhibitors and Sponsors for tips on how to approach a company, or service provider that you think should be at our conference!

Be sure to invite the partners you work with to attend! We consistently receive positive feedback on the experience our Exhibitors have at conference.

"...it was a great show, not too long, not too short and I think as an Exhibitor we got a good bang for our buck and were able to educate the OT's on the products we offer." (Ergo Platforms Inc., OSOT Conference Exhibitor)

Thank you to the exhibitors who have already committed to participating at OSOT Conference 2016!

Take a look at some of the great moments from Conference 2015 and be sure to join us this year! 

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