2023 Annual Conference

The NJOTA Annual Conference will be in person on Sunday, October 22nd, 2023 held at Kean University. 

The theme for this year will be:

mOTivate Fall Conference: Get mOTivated

In lieu of a specific theme for conference, NJOTA is shifting to an annual theme of motivation to align with our mOTivators campaign. We hope presenters and attendees will leave conference feeling reinvigorated, inspired, and motivated to make a difference in the world. 
Earn 7.25 contact hours!
Click Below for the Conference Schedule 
Our Keynote Speaker for this year's conference will be
Kean University 
North Ave Academic Building
1000 Morris Avenue Union, NJ 07083
(if using google maps, search for "North Ave Academic Building Kean University")

Discount will be offered for NJOTA members. Not a member? Become one today!

Regular Attendee - $225
NJOTA Member Regular Attendee- $175
Students - $50

Please direct all questions to [email protected].

Keynote speaker - Amanda Parezo’s 

Amanda Parezo is an assistant professor and academic fieldwork coordinator for the Occupational Therapy Doctorate program at Thomas Jefferson University on their Center City campus. She graduated from Jefferson’s OT program in 2010 with her Master’s in OT and received her Doctorate in OT from Salus University in 2018. She has worked clinically for over 10 years, specifically with older adults with traumatic brain injury, and holds a specialty certificate in vision rehabilitation with the TBI population.

On May 19th, 2021 she was the victim of a random act of gun violence while sitting in a Philadelphia playground. The shooting left her paralyzed from the waist down due to the bullet. Since then, she has advocated for anti-violence programs and improved accessibility within the city, as well as educating the public about spinal cord injury and normalizing what it means to have a disability.