• Virtual NEXT is the leading virtual event for physical therapy professionals, defined by trendsetting and innovative programming, cutting-edge learning technology, and the opportunity to connect and network virtually.

    Hosting a viewing party is a way for you to join with your colleagues and peers to take part in this exciting event. APTA will help viewing party organizers to promote their viewing parties by providing marketing material, maintaining a list of available viewing parties on its website, and promoting viewing party availability through e-blast messages.

    Virtual NEXT offers live and on-demand streaming of the conference's 2 signature lectures plus 8 educational sessions. Review Virtual NEXT programming.

    Organizing a Viewing Party

    Anyone can organize a viewing party. Whether it is through your school, facility, group practice, state chapter, or section, you will are encouraged to bring together your peers to watch the livestream of this event. Only 1 registration is required to host the viewing party (however, only registrants are eligible for CEUs).

    Information we need from you to organize a viewing party:

    • One person should be designated as the viewing party organizer
    • Name and contact information (e-mail, phone, and address) of the viewing party organizer
    • Viewing party designation or name
    • Site of the viewing party
    • Whether you want help from APTA in promoting your viewing party

    Viewing party requirements:

    • Each viewing party must designate a party organizer/contact.
    • Internet access is necessary to host viewing party site.
    • Viewing parties should be promoted by the party organizers.
    • Send your viewing party photos to APTA after Virtual NEXT.
    • Viewing parties are encouraged to use Twitter to post photos of their viewing party, submit live comments about their experiences, or post their greatest takeaways from educational sessions in real-time using the Virtual NEXT and educational session hashtags (optional). Assign a member of your viewing part to represent the group on Twitter by posting photos of the group, asking questions on behalf of the group, and sharing takeaways.

    If you are interested in organizing a viewing party, please contact the Professional Development Department at profdevelop@apta.org or 800/999-2782, ext. 3206.

    Attending a Viewing Party

    Anyone can attend a viewing party without registering for Virtual NEXT. However, in order to obtain CEUs for the event, you must be registered.

    Interested in attending a viewing party in your area? APTA will be listing viewing parties and their locations on this page, so be sure to keep checking back!

  • Last Updated: 5/15/2014
    Contact: learningcenter@apta.org
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