Welcome to the 2023 STAR Sensory Symposium


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Denver, CO | October 5-7, 2023
JCC Denver | Phillip Social Hall

Speakers & Presentation Details
2023 Sponsorship Information
Venue and Hotel Accommodations
Continuing Education Units

For questions, contact our Education Team at education@sensoryhealth.org

Be a part of this one-of-a-kind conference as we come together to recognize and discuss a collection of perspectives, theories, frameworks, and models in the field of Sensory Integration/Processing in Occupational Therapy, leading us into the future. Join in the conversation as we focus on understanding the need for variety when centralizing the sensory impact of human function and health.


Thursday, October 5 | 10:00am - 5:30pm MT

STAR Pre-Symposium Professional Workshop

Friday, October 6 | 8:30am - 6:00pm MT

Welcome Reception | Posters and Pastries 
Enjoy Poster Sessions and Exhibitor Networking


Breakout Sessions developed for in-depth discussion on key topics and real-world application. 

Expert Panel

Fun and Games Evening Reception

Saturday, October 7 | 8:30am - 4:00pm MT

Expert Presentations

Breakout Sessions developed for in-depth discussion on key topics and real-world application. 

Expert Panel

Get to Know Our 2023 Speakers: 

Speaker - Virginia Spielmann

Virginia Spielmann (she/her)
Executive Director
STAR Institute


Speaker - Sarah Schoen

 Sarah Schoen
Director of Research
STAR Institute


Speaker - Anita Bundy

Anita Bundy (she/her)
Professor Department Head,
Department of Occupational Therapy,
Colorado State University

Speaker - Antoine L. Bailliard

Antoine L. Bailliard (he/him)
Associate Professor~
Duke University
Adjunct Professor~
University of North Carolina


 Interested in being an exhibitor/sponsor?

Led by clinical sensory experts, STAR’s annual symposium is a unique and vibrant event, focused on cutting-edge research and clinical application. With over 250 professional attendees each year, our dynamic lineup of speakers explore and discuss the importance and implications of sensory health and wellness, which impacts physical, emotional, and mental health through the lifespan. Our audience is made up of occupational therapists, speech language pathologists, mental health providers, early intervention specialists, and many more.

Why should I become a Sponsor? Our sponsorship packages allow you to select the benefits that will offer you the greatest return on investment:

  • Provides exposure and raises awareness about your products/services to a highly targeted audience

  • Connects you with professionals, parents, and students who are eager to engage with leaders in the field of innovative tool development, resources, and service provision for the sensory community

  • Acknowledgement through an array of marketing tools, including our highly trafficked website, targeted email campaigns, and social media posts

Contact us at education@sensoryhealth.org for more information.

Venue Information

JCC Denver | Phillip Social Hall
Jewish Community Center
350 S. Dahlia St.
Denver, Colorado 80246


Please download our list of local hotel options.

Who Should Attend

Occupational therapists, occupational therapy assistants, physical therapists, speech language pathologists, educators, child development specialists, mental health professionals, parents, caregivers, and other individuals seeking a better understanding of Sensory Processing in Autism.

Continuing Education

AOTA CEUs will be determined Spring 2023.

Attendance Policy

Participants may join the conference at any time during the live broadcasts and/or view the recorded presentations for 45 days after the livestreamed event. A brief CEU quiz must be completed and passed with at least 80% accuracy for each section (for which AOTA CEUs can be offered) to receive a CEU Certificate. All participants may otherwise receive a Certificate of Attendance.

Video recordings are available to all participants for 45 days after the event

Do you have a disability that would require special accommodations?

Please contact us at education@sensoryhealth.org and describe how we can help accommodate your needs.

Cancellation Policy

Cancellations received by July 7, 2023 may receive a full refund.

Cancellations must be received in writing no later than August 18, 2023 to receive a refund minus $50 administrative fee. No refunds will be issued for cancellations received after August 18, 2023.

After August 18, 2023, registrations may be substituted, transferred to live-streamed ticket (if applicable), or deferred to a future STAR Institute symposium. Staff must be notified of cancellations or substitutions at least 24 hours before the start of the event. Registrations cancelled due to a family emergency, other unexpected event or illness may be transferred to a virtual ticket or deferred to a future STAR Institute symposium or another STAR Institute education program (in-person only).

In the event this program must be cancelled due to illness, fire, strikes, war, acts of God, terrorism or other causes that would prevent the event from taking place, STAR Institute will attempt to reschedule the event. If the event is unable to be rescheduled, STAR Institute will refund all tuition fees paid..