The Arizona Occupational Therapy Association accepts Call for Paper submissions for speaker presentations on a rolling basis year-round for our future annual Fall and Spring conferences. Please use the Call for Papers form below to submit your proposal.

ArizOTA’s Spring Conference is a one-day event generally held every other year in March or April (next Spring Conference will be held Spring 2024). Fall Conference is generally held every year in September or October as a two-day event on Friday and Saturday.

ArizOTA seeks dynamic speakers who will present about various aspects of occupational therapy, such as emerging practice areas, new evidence-based practice guidelines, and assessment and intervention strategies for individuals across the lifespan.

Applicants may select to present a one-hour presentation, two-hour short course, half-day, full-day or poster presentation. Final length is based on a final agreement between the Speaker and the Conference Planning Committee to best meet the needs of the Conference schedule.

Dates, location, and speaker availability are subject to change unless specifically indicated above. All submissions for call for papers will be submitted to the conference committee for review. If chosen a committee representative will contact you. If you have any questions, please contact us at

The Schedule for the 2023 Fall Conference is currently being drafted.

Submission note for Students: you must have at least one certified/licensed practitioner on your submission. We are not able to offer CEUs for student-only presentations. Questions? email

The Call for Papers is a rolling application, you may access the Call for Papers form below.


Conference Call For Papers

General Call for Papers for the 2024 ArizOTA Fall Conference at this time.

Proposal Scoring Criteria

- How accurately does the title represent the presentation?

- Outcomes achievable based on proposed presentation type/duration
- Outcomes are written to be observable and verifiable
- Outcomes are consistent with the proposal

- Does the abstract effectively convey the purpose of the presentation within 200 words or less?
- Does the abstract adequately address the impact of the topic?
- How well does the presentation appear to be highly engaging and interactive with practical components?
- How well does the abstract present a compelling problem or topic pertinent to the discipline/field?
- How well does the abstract describe the potential to lead the field in new directions or add to and deepen understanding of issues associated with the discipline?

- How well does the description match the selected level of presentation?

- How well do the speaker(s) communicate qualifications to present this content?

- How well do the references reflect the following parameters: peer-reviewed, relevant, and the majority (~75%) of the references being published within the last 5 years?

- Grammar, flow, APA 7th ed. citations accurate