Photo Gallery: OTA’s 28th National Conference and Exhibition 2019

Last week Occupational Therapy Australia held its 28th National Conference and Exhibition 2019. Over 1,400 people descended on Sydney’s International Convention Centre across three big days to learn, discuss and network about all things occupational therapy.

The conference proved a massive success for all involved and was OTA’s largest yet in terms of delegates, exhibitors and tweets! Below is a selection of just some of the photos from the three days. Browse and download the full 200+ images here.

Key Conference Stats


  • 1419 Registrations (Record Number!)
  • 915 OTA Members
  • 283 Students & New Graduates
  • 14 Countries
    • Australia, Canada, Denmark, Hong Kong, Japan, Kenya, Kuwait, New Zealand, Singapore, South Africa, Taiwan, United Kingdom, USA, Vietnam


  • 642 Abstract Submissions
  • 6 Occupation Stations (New Format!)
  • 347 Oral Presentations
  • 168 ePosters

Exhibition & Media

  • 18 Organisations Sponsoring
  • 120 Organisations Exhibiting
  • 40+ First Time Exhibitors
  • 12 Media Releases

Photo Gallery

Eliza Bambridge & Nataya Branjerdporn presenting at the First Timer's Briefing

Leigh Sales & Samantha Hunter, OTA CEO


Uncle Allen Madden delivering the Welcome to Country

Mandy Stanley, Conference Convenor

Delegates in the opening session

Opening keynote presentation from Leigh Sales

Delegates listening to Leigh Sales in the opening session

ePoster authors at the ePoster Lounge

Meet the ePoster Author Session

Justin Scanlan, Conference Scientific Program Chair

Natasha Lannin delivering her keynote presentation

Samantha Hunter, OTA CEO

Ralda Bourne presenting the Research Foundation Philanthropic Gift to OTA

Gail Whiteford delivering the Sylvia Docker Lecture

Ros Christopoulos and Michelle Reynolds at the OTA booth

Sydney Harbour from the private ferry to the Gala Dinner

Delegates arriving at the Gala Dinner

Over 200 delegates partying the night away at Luna Park

Alison Gerlach delivering the keynote presentation on the final day

Delegates in the final plenary session

Delegates interacting with the Occupation Stations

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