Unlike Any Other APTA Conference
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The American Physical Therapy Association's (APTA's) National Student Conclave (NSC) is the only physical therapy conference designed for students, by students. This year NSC will be held October 31 to November 2, in Albuquerque, New Mexico. Looking for that extra push to take the leap and register? The 2019 APTA Student Assembly NSC Project Committee has compiled their top reasons for why this conference is a can't-miss event!
Unlike Any Other APTA Conference
We can't emphasize it enough—NSC is unlike any other conference for the physical therapy profession. Not only is the entire event designed for and by students, but the smaller, more compact atmosphere makes it more intimate than other professional conferences. You'll have the chance to take a selfie with APTA President Sharon Dunn, PT, PhD, while also having access to great programming, community service fun, and professional development opportunities like resume reviews.
Network, Connect, Grow
NSC is designed for students from all over the country to learn, connect, and grow. At NSC, networking is easy and the opportunities are everywhere, whether in sessions or after-hours at one of the social events designed especially for that. The connections that you'll make and the people that you'll meet can make a lifetime impact. Want to make some quick connections before arriving in Albuquerque? Check out the APTA NSC hashtag #APTANSC to find other students who are attending. Arrive in Albuquerque ready to make connections and expand your #PTFam.
Access to APTA's Leaders of Today and Tomorrow
We mentioned President Sharon Dunn being in attendance. Did we mention that she will host an exclusive town hall event where you can literally ask her anything—we mean it, she loves hearing from students! Furthermore, NSC attendees will have the chance to vote for their 2019-2020 APTA Student Assembly Board of Directors, the 10-person body of your peers who will represent all 30,000 APTA student members in the coming year.
An Exhibit Hall With You as the Focus
The exhibit hall hosts vendors, recruiters, and representatives from residency programs ready to talk to students like you. The exhibit hall also features APTA sections and our popular Student Neighborhood, a place for students to meet current and future student leaders, grab some coffee, make connections, and to learn about involvement and engagement opportunities.
Prep for Your Professional Journey
While at NSC attendees can talk with potential employers, network with future colleagues, have their resume reviewed by professionals, and even have a free professional headshot taken!
Giving Back to Albuquerque
During NSC, students will have the opportunity to volunteer for a service opportunity being organized by the APTA Student Assembly NSC Project Committee. Stay tuned! Details will be posted soon to APTA Engage, APTA's new volunteer portal. Additionally, ATI Physical Therapy will partner with Move Together to host a Teddy Bear Kits for Kids community service event that students can sign up for when they register. Attendance to this event is limited to 200.
NSC courses, lectures, and events will expand your knowledge, spark your interest, and help you grow as an emerging professional. An awesome launch to our NSC program, Ignite talks are fun, high-energy, 5-minute presentations that focus on the speaker's personal or professional passion. We'll transition from Ignite talks to the 2019 keynote speaker and professional soccer player Joanna Lohman. Our final event is the EBS Knowledge Bowl, which may be one of the most entertaining events at NSC! This high-energy event allows students from physical therapy programs across the country to test their knowledge and prep for the National Physical Therapy Examination (NPTE). Show off your program's knowledge, colors, and pride.
Special Events and Socials
Make the most of your time at NSC by joining us for networking, drinks, and fun! PTPub Night will host a social on October 31—yep, Halloween night!—and the PT-PAC party will be on November 1.
Plan to attend NSC 2019 to experience the value that we place on you and your future in physical therapy. Join us and feel the energy and the fun of Albuquerque!
Have questions? Email the 2019 NSC Project Committee chair Megan Sliski, SPT.
Join us October 31 - November 2, 2019 at APTA's National Student Conclave — the only conference for students, by students. For the best rates register by September 25, 2019.