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Conference Information

A total of 1.35 CEUs can be earned if you attend one breakout program each session.

The Midwest Symposium on Therapeutic Recreation is a professional development and networking opportunity for those working in recreational therapy and related fields.  This annual  event began in 1975 and rotates throughout the Midwest each year. In 2018 Northwest Missouri State University began coordinating the conference and hosted it in the Kansas City Metro Area for two years. In 2020, the Symposium was scheduled for St. Louis, but was canceled due to the pandemic. A Virtual Symposium was held in 2021 with over 200 participants. For 2022 we will be in-person once again at the Ameristar Casino Resort Spa in St. Charles, Missouri. We can’t wait to see you there!

Code of Conduct

The Midwest Symposium has a reputation of creating a positive and inclusive atmosphere that is open to diverse perspectives. We expect conference participants to be respectful and embrace the learning experience. If at any time, you encounter a situation that makes you feel uncomfortable or unwelcome please report the incident to conference hosts. Conference attendees violating these rules will be removed from the virtual Symposium at the discretion of the conference organizers.


Full refunds (100%) are available for any reason prior to February 28, 2022. Due to contractual obligations with third parties, refunds after February 28, will only be issued under special circumstances as deemed appropriate by the conference organizer. Contact Rebecca Lobina if you need a refund at 816.364.4105 or 

COVID Information

The location, Ameristar Casino in St. Charles, MO, requires anyone who isn’t vaccinated to wear a mask. However, proof of vaccination isn’t required. All personnel of Ameristar Casino are required to wear masks. We will offer hand sanitizer and masks in every room. Additionally, all break-out sessions/concurrent sessions are in large rooms that accommodate social distancing. Furthermore, we will utilize theater seating in all rooms, except during the lunch plenary sessions.