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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 cancelled due to the pandemic. For 2021, the Symposium will be a live, virtual, fully online conference. In 2022, the Symposium will rotate back to the St. Louis Metro Area, specifically at the Ameristar Casino in St. Charles, Missouri. The Symposium typically takes place over three days with keynote speakers during the luncheon plenary sessions and/or the kick-off welcoming session.

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 January 31, 2021. Due to contractual obligations with third parties, refunds after January 31, 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