We are just a few days away from IOTA Day at the Capitol! Next Tuesday, January 15th, join us as we spend the day advocating for our profession. Please see below for the schedule of the day. Make sure to check your email this weekend. We'll be sending out all the information you need to know!

RSVP: https://docs.google.com/…/1FAIpQLSfF3kq1tdtETv3UO…/viewform…

*All speaking events will be held in the staging area of the North Atrium.*

8:00 AM - Rolling check-in in the North Atrium with Laura Aust and Kersten Laughlin, IOTA Capitol Day Co-Chairs

8:30 AM - Opening Remarks by Victoria G. Wilburn, IOTA Day Capitol Co-Chair, and Brooke O'Steen, IOTA Legislative Advocacy Chair

8:45 AM- Remarks from Amy Levander, Krieg DeVault, IOTA lobbyists

9:00-11:00 AM - Student tables

9:00 AM - Spotlight Speaker: Chiung-Ju (CJ) Liu, Associate Professor Indiana University, Productive Aging Researcher

9:00 - 11:00 AM - Concurrently: Practitioners are able to participate in Statehouse Tours, as well as meet with legislators

10:00 AM - Spotlight Speaker: Emily Church Miller, Rehabilitation Hospital of Indiana Occupational Therapist, CHAMP Camp Counselor, Rehabilitation and Disability

10:00 AM - First tour of the Statehouse
**Tours will start on the 2nd floor of the Rotunda, located in the middle of the building. It is a little confusing when you enter the Statehouse, you are on the 2nd floor instead of the 1st Floor. The Rotunda will be right in front of you when you use the public entrance on the East side of the building. The tour desk is located just off the Rotunda.**

11:00 AM - Spotlight Speaker: Susan Hardesty, Eskenazi Health Ergonomics and Burn Care Specialist, Work and Industry

11:15 AM - Remarks regarding the distinct values of Occupational Therapy by Christina Douglas, IOTA President

11:45 AM - Spotlight Speaker: Kirsten Schuster Bovee, IU Health, Riley Hospital for Children, Occupational Therapy Consumer and Occupational Therapist, Orthopedics

12:00-1:00 PM - Lunch and networking

1:00 PM - Spotlight Speaker: Billy Bennett, Occupational Therapy Consumer, benefits of occupational therapy in Pediatrics

1:00 PM - Observation Gallery Opens
**The public gallery entrances for the House and Senate are on the 4th floor of the Statehouse. Anyone interested in attending can start entering the gallery between 1:00 and 1:30 PM to get a seat. There is more seating in the House than in the Senate.**

1:30 PM - Spotlight Speaker: Sally Wasmuth, Assistant Professor Indiana University, Mental Health Advocate and Researcher

2:00 PM - Second tour of the Statehouse

3:00 PM - Third tour of the Statehouse

4:00 PM - Farewell and Call to Action, Christina Douglas, IOTA President