8:00  - 9:00 a.m. Preconference course registration

9:00 a.m.  - 12:15 p.m. Preconference course begins

12:15 - 1:45 p.m. 
Lunch Break - On your own
Visit one of the restaurants near the convention center.

1:45 - 5:00 p.m. 
Preconference course continues


7:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. Conference registration desk open

7:30 - 9:00 a.m. KEYNOTE PRESENTATION and Hot breakfast buffet
2018 Speaker_Janine Driver

You Say More Than You Think

by Janine Driver -

Do you want to be bulletproof at work, secure in your relationship and content in your own skin? If so, it’s more important than ever to be aware of what your body is saying to the outside world. Unfortunately, most of what you’ve heard from other body language experts is wrong, and, as a result, your actions may be hurting, not helping, you. With sass and a keen eye, media favorite Janine Driver teaches you the skills she used every day to stay alive during her 15 years as a body-language expert at the ATF. Janine’s 7-day plan and her 7-second solutions teach you dozens of body language fixes to turn any interpersonal situation to your advantage. She reveals methods here that other experts refuse to share with the public and she debunks major myths other experts swear are fact.

9:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. Friday courses begin

12:30 - 1:30 p.m. Lunch Buffet in Exhibit Hall

1:30 - 5:00 p.m. Afternoon courses

5:00 p.m. - 6:30 p.m. WPT-PAC PARTY with special presentation

Sharing Our Story – the Greatest Story Ever Told

by Sturdy McKee, PT, MPT2018 Speaker_McKee
Pacific Grill Events Center (one block from convention center)
1530 Pacific Ave
Tacoma, WA 98402

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As a physical therapist or physical therapist assistant, what you do is tremendously inspiring and brings incredible value to individuals and society. You’ve heard or been part of the stories in which a hospital PT’s skilled and respectful treatment of an aging parent inspired the child to become a PT, or the young athlete who thought he or she would never compete again but went on to win the state championship, or the disabled child who is able to not only get on the school bus with peers but do cartwheels with them. All because of us and what we do to improve the human condition. While we are at a unique moment of change in our society and in health care, anticipating and responding to those changes is our challenge to overcome. We have an opportunity to share what we do in the world and be recognized for the contributions we make in society. As the third largest health care profession, behind only nurses and medical doctors, we have the opportunity to write our own story and define how we will be viewed and valued in the coming years.Sturdy McKee will help us explore that which inspires us to care for people and change society and how we can effectively share our story.Sturdy McKee is an entrepreneur, business coach and a physical therapist and member of the APTA for nearly 25 years.

6 p.m. - PT Pub Night
The Swiss Restaurant & Pub, 1904 S. Jefferson, Tacoma 


7:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. Conference registration desk open

7:30 - 9:00 a.m. Hot breakfast buffet, chapter meeting and
awards presentation

9:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
 Saturday courses begin

12:30 - 1:30 p.m. 
Lunch Buffet in Exhibit Hall

1:30 - 5:00 p.m. Afternoon courses

5:00 p.m. 
Conference Concludes

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