Gill from the OTalk team will lead a round up of all the goings on from this years Royal College of Occupational Therapists conference in Birmingham (June 19-20th 2017).
Making the Connection.
This weeks chat will be hosted live from the College of Occupational Therapist annual conference in Harrogate. The chat will follow on from the Social Media Networking Event, which the #OTalk Team are supporting. So if you want to come along and support the event, meet with your fellow tweeters then please pop along. For those stopping on for the chat we have arranged some nibbles to see us through the chat. Got to have snacks for #OTalk!
How to make the most out of your attendance at the
40th College of Occupational Therapists (COT) Annual Conference
Harrogate 28 – 30 June
#OTalk will be on tour at #COT2016.
At this years College of Occupational Therapist annual conference #OTalk will be #OTalkonTour.
Connecting online is great, but we also love to take the opportunity to get together when we can, therefore we have arranged to have a networking session at this years conference in Harrogate. We can all get together F2F! Yay.
However, we are aware not all of our wonderful #OTalk community will physically be in Harrogate so we have also arranged for the venue to let us have space (and WiFi) to host #OTalk on the 28th June 2016 at 8pm from conference. So usual chat time, live from conference.
We would like to use the networking time to not only get together for a face to face chat, but also to offer a social media surgery style event for anyone who would like some support to develop their social media skills, or just to ask questions.
What we are asking you…
1. Are you attending #COT2016?
2. Will you be attending our networking session?
3. Would you be willing to help others, answer questions, sign up for accounts etc?
4. Suggestions for the #OTalkonTour topic for the chat at 8pm on the 28th June 2016?
We will update the this post as suggestions etc come in and then do a poll of all the suggestions so now it is over to you….
Thank you to Karen Ivey (@KarenIvey) for writing her account of our OT Curry Night in Brighton.
#OTalk #OTCurryNightBrighton #COT2014
Could we identify the fellow #OTalk tweeters as we hung around outside the Chilli Pickle in Brighton? Luckily OTs seem to have that innate sense of spotting an OT so we gradually gathered until the #OTalk crew arrived, led us inside and sorted out where everyone was sitting, we had so many extra people we had to have another table! Unusual and delicious food arrived at the table, personally delivered according to your menu choice! So much chat was going on, the wine and beer was flowing but definitely no tweeting. It was very interesting to meet people you had only chatted to before on Twitter. There were young and old, men and women, students, academics and even a Fellow! The OTs were from Mental Health, Social Care, Independent Practice, Education, Health, Forensic and Charitable Organisations – wow – could we be more diverse? I had a lovely time talking to my neighbour about our families 🙂 We also had some Lurkers and some Skeptics amongst us who will now perhaps be converted to join in a future #OTalk. Great evening! Thanks for organising Kirsty.
The #OTalk team are on tour again! Kirsty, Helen and Clarissa will be at the College of Occupational Therapists annual conference in Brighton (3rd-5th June). Unfortunately, Gillian isn’t able to make it this year, but her posters (P141 ‘Underpinning reablement assessment with occupational therapy theory and philosophy‘ and P150 ‘The added value of occupational therapy – Reablement Pilot Evaluation‘) will be on display.
We will be presenting two sessions about #OTalk:
- Wednesday 4th June, Session 26 (10.40 – 11.10am, Syndicate 3): Virtual ‘Journal (Media) Club’ – try before you byte
- Thursday 5th June, Session 84 (2-3.30pm, Auditorium 2): OTalk – what’s in it for who? (where we’ll be sharing some of the early results of our recent survey)
And will be at the following social events:
- Tuesday 3rd June 5.15pm: Welcome Drinks Reception
- Tuesday 3rd June 8pm: OT Curry Night (Brighton)
- Thursday 5th June 8am: Breakfast on Brighton Beach
You can also see Kirsty’s poster (P37 ‘Fandoms – they’re real for us‘) in the ROMPA Poster Viewing area.
Grab us if you’ve got any questions/ideas/comments about #OTalk or would just like to put faces to names. We hope to see you there!
– Clarissa (@geekyOT), Helen (@helen_otuk) and Kirsty (@kirstyes)