Symposium Information

IE Symposium Details

  • Annual 3-day live continuing education event held in St Paul, MN focused on empowering & connecting pediatric professionals.
  • 1 and 2 full day continuing education courses offered.
  • Combination of introductory, intermediate, and advanced learning opportunities.
  • Courses taught by leading occupational and physical therapists, speech language pathologists, and other health professional experts.

2021 IE Symposium

  • 2-day virtual event to be held on a virtual conference platform, the FLOOR
  • February 26-27, 2021
  • Registration 7:30 – 8:30 am CST
  • Courses from 8:30 – 4:30 pm CST
  • Breaks from 10 – 10:30 am CST and 2:30 – 3:00 pm CST, Lunch 12 – 1 pm CST
  • Visit exhibitor booths or connect with friends and colleagues at breaks or lunch

2021 Virtual Conference Platform, The FLOOR

The FLOOR allows for professional networking & visiting exhibitor booths, modeled after our past in-person Symposia.

What will the Symposium include?

STAGE: All sessions will take place on the stage. You will have access to the sessions that you registered for. BOOTH (or Exhibit Hall): Attendees can opt into the booth area, which is our virtual exhibit hall, and connect to learn what's new from our exhibitors. LOUNGE: Attendees can grab a seat at a table in the lounge to video chat with three other friends or colleagues who enter the lounge. Gather a group of five or more people to take advantage of an additional $10 off each course AND have a table reserved in the lounge with your company or group name! Email us at with your group member's names to receive a coupon code to use when registering. VIP LOUNGE: The VIP Lounge is reserved for our amazing speakers to connect.

Community Practice Sessions (CoP)

For each course, a 1-hour live interactive question and answer session is included in the course tuition. It is an opportunity to further discuss the course information and make the information relevant to your practice. CoP live interactive webinars will be held via Zoom. Zoom links will be emailed to attendees within a week of the scheduled CoP date. 2021 CoP Sessions will be held from 11:30 am – 12:30 pm CST:

  • Course A: March 10th, 2021
  • Course B: March 16th, 2021
  • Course C: March 18th, 2021


Each course will be recorded, with the recording released within a week of the event and 2 weeks to view the recording. CEUs are available for viewing the recording and passing a post-course quiz with a score of 80% of higher. Recording access will be emailed to the attendees.


Standard pricing:

  • One day: $215 USD
  • Two day: $430 USD
Register on or before January 15th, 2021 to receive early bird pricing:
  • One day: $195 USD
  • Two day: $395 USD
Group discounts are available for groups of 5 or more attendees. The group discount is $10 off per course. Contact Integrative Education at to receive a group discount code; please include in the email the name of each attendee along with a group name. Registration for the 2021 IE Symposium ends on Saturday, February 20, 2021. Late registration after this date will incur a $25 late fee. No registrations will be accepted beyond midnight on Wednesday, February 24, 2021.

Course Handouts

Symposium course handouts will be emailed to participants prior to the event and also will be available on the online platform to download.

Target Audience

Pediatric practitioners looking to expand their knowledge of intervention services

  • Occupational therapists
  • Occupational therapy assistants
  • Physical therapists
  • Physical therapy assistants
  • Speech Language Pathologists
  • Students who wish to specialize in pediatric services
  • Interested others such as educators, psychologists, social workers, mental health practitioners, counselors, or allied health professionals

IE Symposium Value

  • Ability to attend multiple courses on consecutive days
  • Gain knowledge from dynamic, renowned pediatric speakers
  • Courses available for all experience levels
  • Networking opportunity to connect with multi-disciplinary practitioners
  • Increase understanding of product or services offerings from exhibitors

More Questions

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Symposium History

Eileen Richter, MPH, OTR/L, FAOTA founded Professional Development Programs (PDP) in 1980 as a vehicle to bring continuing education programs by leading experts in intervention to the Minnesota community of pediatric therapists and eventually to thousands across the United States. The PDP Symposium celebrated 30 years of successful educational programming when Eileen sold the company in 2009. Inspired to continue to offer innovative resources and education, Eileen founded Richter Active Integration Resources (RAIR). Since 2014, the RAIR Symposium annually provided a variety of education topics focused on empowering therapists to improve their clinical reasoning and intervention strategies. The final RAIR Symposium was slated to be February 2018 upon Eileen’s retirement. Heather Schmidt, MS, OTR/L, founder and president of Integrative Therapy and long-time attendee of the PDP and RAIR Symposia, approached Eileen to create a partnership to carry on the tradition of bringing substantive continuing education programming to Minnesota. It is with enthusiasm and excitement that the Integrative Education Symposium kicked off its inaugural year in 2019 to empower and inspire health professionals.

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