Portland, OR | September 27-28, 2019

Inspire. Empower. Amplify. 

REAL discussions around topics that affect your business, your career and your life.

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Early Bird All Access Expires August 31, 2019

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WHAT IS The Women in PT Summit?

The Women in PT Summit brings together innovative business owners, industry thought leaders, and key influencers on September 27 - 28, 2019 for a two-day journey through panel discussions, Power Talks (our version of a TED talk) and of course all of the behind the scenes conversations and networking. 

The past three summits have brought together some of the strongest and most talented women and men in the profession. The summit has "stretched" the views and minds of attendees and allowed them to push forward in their careers and life. Success stories from past attendees include: starting their own practices, negotiating for higher pay and benefits, public speaking engagements, promotion to leadership roles and formal mentorship opportunities.

Our goal is to give voice to women and men in the profession who might otherwise not be heard. But after three years the Women in PT Summit has produced so much more! The summit has created a engaging and supportive community of therapists across the world. 

WHY should YOU attend The Women in PT Summit?

1) Thought Provoking Panels and Power Talks:

Topics include: Leadership, Burnout, PT in Sports, Diversity & Inclusion, Non-Clinical Roles, Social Media Marketing, Pitching Your Ideas, Do Women Really Support Each Other and more!

2) Career Development:

Find a mentor or accountablity partner, get help with what you need right now, gain the confidence to take the next step in your career from people who have been there, done that.

3) Networking:

It would take you months to meet all of the amazing people who will be in this room over the weekend. This is your opportunity to make the connections that can change your life.


Engage with industry thought leaders who will transform the way you think about growth.

Dr. Karen Litzy, PT, DPT

Co-founder of The WIPT Summit & Owner Karen Litzy Physical Therapy

Erica Meloe, PT, OCS, MBA

Co-Founder of The WIPT Summit & Owner Velocity Physio  

Dr. Clare Ardern, PT, PhD: Keynote Speaker

Editor-in-Chief of Journal of Orthopaedic & Sports Physical Therapy and Senior researcher in sports medicine at Karolinska Institute, Stockholm

Dr. Caralyn Baxter, PT, DPT

Regional director, The Kutcher Clinic for Sports Neurology Former head PT, US Freeski Halfpipe 

TaVona Denise Boggs, PT

Founder of Wellness PT Society 

Dr. Meredith Castin, PT, DPT

Founder of The Non-Clinical PT  

Dr. Jen Esquer, PT, DPT

Founder of the Mobility Method and The Optimal Body 

Alicia M. Filley, PT, MS

Writer and Editor of Sports Injury Bulletin

Colleen Fogarty 

APTA Senior Public & Media Relations Specialist

Dr. Chris Johnson, PT, DPT

Founder/Owner Zeren PT

Dr. Erik Meira, PT, DPT

Team PT for the U of Portland Pilots & Representative at Large for the American Academy of Sports Physical Therapy 

Ali Schoos, PT, OCS 

Owner and CEO of Peak Sports and Spine Physical Therapy 

Dr. Ellie Somers, PT, DPT 

Founder & Owner of Sisu Perormance & PT

Dr. Jennifer Hutton, DPT

"Dr. Jpop" on SoME, Pediatric physical therapist and instructor for RockTape

Dr. Nicole Cozean, PT, DPT, WCS 

 Founder of PelvicSanity and author of The IC Solution


The Women in PT Summit will be an immersive and invaluable experience taking place over two action-packed days in beautiful Portland, OR. 

Each day will be made up of engaging keynote presentations and panels from some of the brightest minds in physical therapy, sports, marketing, and socal media. The conference is designed to take you on a step-by-step journey through tough, but necessary, conversations surrounding the state of healthcare today. 

Friday, September 27th:

9am-9:45am: Registration

9:45am-10am: Welcome

10am-10:45am: Keynote: Dr. Clare Ardern

10:50am-11:50pm: Panel: Burnout: Alicia M. Filley, TaVona Denise Boggs & Ali Schoos  

11:50am-12:15pm: Break 

12:15pm-12:30pm: Power Talk: Jen Esquer 

12:30pm-12:45pm: Power Talk: Chris Johnson 

12:45pm-1:45pm: Lunch (provided)

1:45pm-2:45pm: Panel: Women in Sport: Clare Ardern, Caralyn Baxter & Erik Meira  

2:45pm-3:00pm: Power Talk: Meredith Castin 

3:00pm-3:30pm: Break

3:30pm-3:45pm: Power Talk: Shanté Cofield  

3:45pm-4:45pm: Panel: Do Women Really Support Women: Ellie Somers

4:45pm-5:00pm: Closing Remarks 

5:30-7:30: Happy Hour 

Saturday, September 28th:

7:15am-8:00am: Continental breakfast (provided)

8:00am-8:45am: TBD

8:45am-9:45am: Panel: Social Media: Jen Esquer, Shante Cofield 

9:45am-10:15am: Break

10:15am-11:15am: Panel: PR for PTs

11:15am-11:45am: Closing Remarks 

**Hours/panels are subject to change. Please check back for updates.


The Jupiter Hotel

800 E Burnside St

Portland, OR 97214

Phone: (503) 230-9200

The Fourth Annual Women in PT Summit will be held at the Jupiter Hotel in the heart of downtown Portland. 

More about the venue


The Jupiter Next Hotel 

 *Call the hotel for special rate

from $189.00/night

The Jupiter NEXT Hotel

 *Call the hotel for special rate 

from $199/night

The Society Hotel (20 min walk)

 *Budget Friendly (no speical rate) 

from $115/night


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