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4 ways to support DEI in academic PT

Aug 26, 2022

Academic physical therapy needs your support to tackle the diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) challenges facing our profession.  One of ACAPT's strategic goals is expanding DEI.

At this year's 17th Annual Physical Therapy Education Leadership Conference (ELC), you have opportunities to help fund the following organizations that provide scholarships for faculty & students from racially and ethnically diverse communities in academic physical therapy:

  • The American Academy of Physical Therapy (AAPT)
  • National Association of Black Physical Therapists (NABPT)
  • Physical Therapy (PT) Fund Minority Scholarship Fund

How you and your organization can support DEI at ELC

  1. Register for ELC and attend the Friday night (Oct 28) welcome reception
  2. Join ACAPT & the Academy of Education as one of the eight Platinum sponsors ($5K each) needed to cover costs of the reception by contacting us today.
  3. Donate now by logging into APTA and then selecting "DEI Event Donation Form". 100% of donations raised will be equally distributed to the 3 organizations above.

    ACAPT & the Academy of Education are each contributing $5,000. Imagine the positive impact we could make together from both individual and institution donations!

  4. Have some fun at the Milwaukee Bucks game during ELC!  Two dollars ($2.00) from every ticket goes to racial & ethnically diverse scholarship funds.  

    Buy your discounted basketball tickets
     using code: PTE by Thursday, September 29. The first 150 to purchase will get to join a pregame pass experience!

Platinum sponsorship goal: $40,000+

  • To meet our goal, we need at least 6 more sponsors at the $5,000 Platinum level to help cover the welcome event costs so that all donations raised can be provided to our DEI partners.

Benefits include:

  • Complimentary exhibit space consisting of one six-foot table, 2 chairs and identification sign
  • 1 complimentary conference registration
  • 4 complimentary exhibitor passes: additional passes $125.00 (Exhibit Hall access only)
  • Company logo featured on the conference mobile app on rotating sponsor banners
  • Verbal and slide recognition during the Open Forum and GRJ Forum
  • Company logo, description, and link in Academy/ACAPT Enews to all subscribers
  • Company logo, description, and link in an article on aptaeducation.org/news and acapt.org/news
  • Company logo, description, link and link on Academy/ACAPT’s Facebook, LinkedIn, and Twitter
  • Company logo on conference website linked to company website
  • Prominent recognition on thank you signage located in high traffic area
  • Access to a complimentary pre and post-conference mailing list of registered attendees (physical addresses only)
  • PLUS, platinum sponsorship includes company logo on thank you signage in the foyer during the welcome reception.
Ready to sponsor the welcome reception? Educational institutions, vendors, exhibitors and individuals can contact us to add your commitment to DEI.


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