Integrative Education Symposium

A pediatric multi-disciplinary conference with course topics for all levels of experience
26-27 February 2021

What is it?

  • 3-day live continuing education event held annually in St Paul, MN focused on advancing intervention services.  For 2021, the conference will be a 2-day online event.

  • 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.


When is the 2021 Symposium?

  • February 26-27, 2021

  • Registration 7:30 – 8:30 am.

  • Courses from 8:30 – 4:30 pm, unless otherwise indicated on the course agenda.

  • Breaks from 10 – 10:30 am and 2:30 – 3:00 pm, Lunch 12 – 1 pm, unless otherwise indicated on the course agenda.  

  • Visit vendor booths or connect with friends and colleagues at breaks or lunch.

Who should attend?

  • 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


Why should you attend the Symposium?

  • Ability to attend multiple courses on consecutive days in one location

  • Gain knowledge from dynamic, renowned pediatric speakers

  • Benefit from hands on learning experiences

  • Courses available for all experience levels

  • Networking opportunity to connect with multi-disciplinary practitioners

  • Increase understanding of product or services offerings from vendors

Where will it be held?

For 2021, the event will be online using a platform that allows for networking and interaction with vendors.  We hope to be back in person for 2022 in St Paul, Minnesota.

What is the cost to attend?

Standard pricing:

  • One day: $215 USD

  • Two day: $430 USD

Register on or before January 15, 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 day. 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.

What is the history of the Symposium:

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.

Course Handouts

Symposium course handouts will be available on the online platform to download.