• At National Student Conclave (NSC), network with other PT and PTA peers, professionals, and APTA leaders while attending educational sessions specifically designed to prepare you for your physical therapy career. NSC is the only APTA national conference that’s planned for students, by students, giving you the opportunity to discover, grow, and transform with APTA. At NSC  you will have the chance to:

    DISCOVER Learn from industry leaders by attending the preconference session and 4 of our education sessions.

    GROW Network with peers, professionals, and APTA leaders during the conference and at special events such as PT Pub Night and PT PAC Late Night.

    TRANSFORM Participate in community service projects.

    How Will I Benefit?

    • Network with peers, mentors, employers, manufacturers, publishers, and APTA leaders.
    • Learn practical information not typically covered in the classroom.
    • Discover your role as a member of APTA and how you can make the most of your membership and make a difference.
    • Meet and elect the future leaders of the Student Assembly.

    What Can I Expect?

    • Customized Learning: Choose the sessions you want to attend throughout the weekend, including a concurrent track for PTAs.
    • Networking: Meet hundreds of students who share your interests and are dedicated to the profession.
    • Dress Code: Attire for NSC is business casual. Be comfortable, but be professional.

    What Should I Bring?

    • Bring copies of your resume‚ for resume workshop.
    • Print out course handouts (made available prior to the conference).
    • Remember pen and paper or a laptop to take notes.
    • Bring business cards or contact information to exchange when networking.

    What Other Costs Can I Expect?

    • Travel: Consider carpooling or renting the school van to bring groups from your school or schools in your area.
    • Hotel: Share rooms with classmates or other students. 
    • Meals: You're responsible for any meals not provided during the conference.

    NSC Exhibit Hall

    You'll have more than 5 hours to meet one-on-one with exhibitors! Visit with experts who will answer your questions, employers who are eager to speak with you, publishers showcasing the latest physical therapy publications, and APTA special-interest section representatives. Whether you are a first-year student or are approaching graduation, the NSC exhibit hall has something for you. Be sure to bring copies of your resume to share with exhibitors-one of them may be your future employer!