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25th Annual School System Symposium:
Mission Possible: Celebrating 25 Years of Conference Achievements and Exploring Future Possibilities

March 9-10, 2018

Chesterfield County Public Schools
Career and Technology Center at Hull
13900 Hull Street Road
Midlothian, Virginia 23112

Keynote Address
Friday, March 9th - 8:30 am
Start with the End in Mind: Prognostication & Backward Planning for Pediatric Therapists
Carlo Vialu, PT MBA

Carlos Vialu serves children and youth with medical complexity and is involved in research addressing motor learning, collaboration and self determination for children and youth with disabilities. From 2008 to 2017 he served as the Director of Physical Therapy for the New York City Department of Education, where he oversaw a program with over 700 Physical Therapists working in more the 1500 schools. He is widely known for his work on test and measures and prognostication and he is the co-founder of the popular website: SeekFreaks.

Plenary Session
Saturday, March 10th - 8:30 am
Using Technology to Make Things Possible
Tony Gentry, PhD OTR/L

Tony Gentry is assistant professor in the occupational therapy department at Virginia Commonwealth University and has focused his practice and research on neurological rehabilitation and assistive technology for people with disabilities. He operates the Assistive Technology for Cognition Laboratory where he researches and implements mobile and smart home technologies to make meaningful living possible for people with disabilities.

2017 VOTA School System Symposium Registration Rates

One Day Fees

Two Day Fees

*Member OT, PT, SLP, and Associates



*Member COTA, PTA, or Retired



*Member Student



Non-member OT, PT, SLP, or Associate



Non-member COTA, PTA, or Retired



Non-member Student



*Speaker - Member OT, PT, SLP, and Associates



*Speaker - Member COTA, PTA, or Retired



*Speaker - Member Student



Speaker - Non-member OT, PT, SLP, or Associate



Speaker - Non-member COTA, PTA, or Retired



Speaker - Non-member Student



*Registration at the Member Rate is for VOTA Members Only.


Lodging is available at the Sleep Inn & Suites Harbour Pointe, 6451 Bayside Lane, Midlothian, VA 23112 at the reduced rate of 135.00/night.
You can book your room by calling them at (804) 639-3500 and request the VOTA School Symposium ‘18 room block.
Deadline to book your room is February 22

13.0 Contact Hours
CEUs are provided by VOTA.

This Course is approved by VPTAThis Course Supported by VDOE

Click here to see the School Symposium Brochure with schedule.


We would like to thank our exhibitors!


If you are interested in being a 2018 School System Symposium exhibitor or sponsor please click here.

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