(Registration is now closed and access to our ILOTA Learning Management System [LMS] website is restricted for conference-related courses. Check back soon as we announce our 2024 plans!) 

2023 ILOTA Annual Conference


* In-Person, One-Day Conference on Friday, November 17, 2023, at the NIU Naperville Conference Center

* Virtual, On-Demand Short Courses Throughout November and December


Please bookmark this page and return often for updates. This page will remain the clearinghouse for all conference-related news and links over the next few months.


(Although the in-person conference is now over, registration for the virtual-only portion remains available through the link immediately above. Up to 19 CEUs are available in JUST the virtual portion! The virtual portion will close after December 31st, so there's still time.)

In-Person Conference Schedule for November 17, 2023

Address of NIU Naperville Conference Center:
1120 East Diehl Road, Naperville, IL 60563 

Website is here

NIU (free) WiFi Log-in Instructions

2023 Educational Content and Curriculum

2023 Sponsors and Exhibitors

2023 ILOTA Annual Conference Sponsorship and Exhibitor Registration

Link to ILOTA Learning Management System (LMS) Website

Registration Fees (see below)

Keynote Speaker Announced!

Maud Makoni photo

We are thrilled to announce that the keynote speaker for our 2023 ILOTA Annual Conference is Dr. Maud Makoni, OTR/L, CHT, Assistant Professor and COTAD Advisor at North Central College. Here is a preview from Maud on what she will address:

Purpose & Passion: “The Seasons of Caregiving”

"As occupational therapy practitioners, we are confident in our ability to inspire and motivate our clients every day. We understand the crucial role we play in the future of our profession and remain steadfastly dedicated to it. Our passion for helping others comes from a deep-seated conviction that requires constant nurturing, so we can truly make a difference in someone's life. Only then can we realize our full potential as occupational therapy practitioners and empower our clients to live life to the fullest. We recognize that caregiving is a journey with different seasons, each requiring a unique approach and level of care. But by staying true to our purpose and passion, we can provide the unwavering support and guidance needed to help our clients navigate these seasons with humility and confidence."


Schedule for In-Person Conference on Friday, November 17, 2023, at the NIU Naperville Conference Center
8:00 am: Registration, Coffee / Continental Breakfast, Solution Partners Exhibit Area Open
8:30 am – 10:00 am: Morning Concurrent Sessions
10:00 am – 10:20 am: Solution Partners Exhibition Area / Coffee Break
10:20 am – 11:30 am: Keynote Presentation: Dr. Maud Makoni, OTR/L, CHT
11:30 am – 12:00 pm: Awards Ceremony
12:00 pm – 1:15 pm: Luncheon (with Conversations That Matter)
1:15 pm – 3:00 pm: Early Afternoon Concurrent Sessions and Solution Partners Exhibition Area / Afternoon Break
3:00 pm – 4:30 pm: Late Afternoon Concurrent Sessions

4:30 pm – 5:30 pm: Poster Sessions and Networking Reception (Open Bar and Hors d'oeuvres included in registration fee) / Solution Partners Exhibition Area

Registration Fees (Not an ILOTA member? Join today and then register at the discounted rates!):

*In-Person ONLY on November 17th:
  • Members: $199
  • Non-Members: $299
  • Student Members: $99
  • Student Non-Members: $129
Virtual ONLY:
  • Members: $125
  • Non-Members: $225
  • Student Members: $60
  • Student Non-Members: $90
*Full (In-Person AND Virtual):
  • Members: $299
  • Non-Members: $499
  • Student Members: $134
  • Student Non-Members: $194

* Please note that the In-Person portion of the conference will be capped at 300 registrants.

Conference Recording and Photography

ILOTA staff members, as well as official photographers/videographers, will photograph and record events and educational sessions throughout the Conference and will be identified by Conference name badges. The photographers and audio/video recordings taken at Conference are used exclusively by ILOTA for promotional purposes and continuing education offerings. Photographs and recordings may be used in the Association’s publications, social media, or on its website, and they may appear in programs or other ILOTA promotional materials. If you are at an event or session at which our ILOTA photographer is present and you do not wish to be photographed, please identify yourself to the photographer and your request will be honored.