Receptions & Special Events

Receptions

NATA 2022 Welcome Reception

6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m.,

Tuesday, June 28

Reunite with lifelong friends and make new connections during the NATA 2022 Welcome Reception. Dance to the City Rhythm band; brush up on your history with surprise special guests; and prepare to be wowed by – and sing along with – the Fralinger Mummers Band. Complimentary soft drinks and bottled water available. Beer and wine will be available for purchase for those 21 years old and older.

Special Events

13th Annual National Quiz Bowl

4:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m., Thursday, June 30 

Students from all 11 NATA districts in a Jeopardy-style competition. Come cheer on your district during this exciting event!

Face Time '22

10:15 a.m. to 11:15 a.m.,

Thursday, June 30 

Submit your question(s) for FaceTime 2022 by using the submission form here.

NATA District Meetings

5:55 p.m. to 6:55 p.m.,

Thursday, June 30 

NATA Keynote: Lessons from Leadership

8:40 a.m. to 9:25 a.m.,

Wednesday, June 29, 

Join us at the NATA Keynote for a conversation between key leaders in the profession as they discuss the challenges they’ve faced, reflect on their experiences in leadership and offer encouragement for the future.

NATA 2022 General Session

Begins at 2:40 p.m., Wednesday, June 29

When you attend the NATA 2022 General Session, you’ll find yourself alongside NATA members from all over the country as part of the largest gathering of members each year. During General Session, athletic training students, young professionals and veteran ATs all celebrate the past year’s accomplishments and hear important association updates from NATA leadership, including NATA President Kathy Dieringer, EdD, LAT, ATC. Dedicated members are recognized for their excellence in athletic training during the national awards ceremony and new initiatives in the works are unveiled during this one-hour meeting. Join us in reflecting on the year to date and the people who’ve contributed to its success while looking onward toward the future of the profession. 

Celebrating Title IX and Women in Health Care

10 a.m. to 11 a.m.,

Wednesday, June 29 

NATA will host a national media forum, “Celebrating Title IX and Women in Health Care” on Wednesday, June 29th and during NATA 2022. President Kathy Dieringer, EdD, LAT, ATC, will serve as moderator and participant along with a very top tier group of allied sports medicine and health care association leadership representatives. NATA has also issued a survey among those associations and for their potential participation on Title IX re: where we are now specific to gender equal opportunities on and off the playing field. Results will be unveiled on the 29th along with a potential Call to Action as we move ahead with a collaborative voice.

NATA Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony

12:15 p.m.,

Wednesday, June 29

Celebrate the trailblazers of our industry and their contributions to the athletic training profession by attending the NATA Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony. Since 1962, NATA has awarded athletic trainers who have dedicated their careers to bettering the profession and the lives of their patients. Join us as we welcome the 2020 and 2022 Hall of Fame inductees at 12:15 p.m. Wednesday, June 29.

View the Awards Program for 2022 here.

University of Washington Concussion Film Premiere

2 p.m., Wednesday, June 29

12 p.m., Thursday, June 30 

The Sports Institute at UW Medicine is premiering its film “The Game Plan: Sideline Assessment for Suspected Concussion” at the 73rd NATA Clinical Symposia & AT Expo. Join members of the Sports Institute at UW Medicine at 2 pm June 29 or noon June 30 in Screening Room 204A. Those in attendance will hear a presentation from film medical consultants Dr. Stan Herring, co-founder of the Sports Institute, and Ron Courson, executive associate athletic director for sports medicine at University of Georgia. Attendees will have the opportunity to ask them questions and enter into a drawing for an AT care package!

Ahead of the premiere, watch the first film in the Game Plan series about managing on-field cervical spine injuries.

AT Spotlight at NATA 2022

Reducing Risk of Injury: Ensuring Prevention, Treatment & Rehabilitation

Join NATA as it highlights the work of athletic trainers in the Philadelphia area who are making a difference in the lives of the student, patients or clients they serve to reduce risk of injury in the sports, performing arts, industrial and medical sectors.

Each 30-45 minute program will include a moderated discussion and Q/A with audience participation.

Now is your chance to learn more about diverse professional settings and the emerging roles of ATs in the community and beyond. These are sessions you won’t want to miss!

Thursday, June 30, 2022, Room 201A, Pennsylvania Convention Center

10:00 a.m.
Philadelphia Eagles
Ensuring gold standard of care for the elite athlete
Tom Hunkele, ATC, vice president of sports medicine, head athletic trainer

11:00 a.m.
Philadelphia 76ers G League
Drum & Bugle Corps
Pivoting from professional sports to the performing arts
Nick Coyle, MS, LAT, ATC, athletic trainer

Noon
CIP Solutions (Comprehensive Injury Prevention Solutions)
Helping industrial athletes prevent or return from injury and get back on the job
Kelly Unruh, MEd, LAT ATC, partner, CIP Solutions

1:00 p.m.
School District of Philadelphia
Student athlete sports safety in underserved communities
David Aliquo, M.Ed., LAT, ATC, lead athletic trainer
University of Pennsylvania Health System Department of Orthopaedics

2:00 p.m.
From the Concussion Center to Clinical Operations for PA
Rothman Orthopaedics
Linda Mazzoli, MS, LAT, ATC, manager, clinical operations, Pennsylvania

NATA Town Hall Meetings

EDAC Town Hall

4 p.m. to 6 p.m., 

Wednesday, June 29

The NATA Ethnic Diversity Advisory Committee (EDAC) Town Hall is the premier networking event for ATs interested in diversity and cultural competency. Attend to learn more about the EDAC’s project and initiatives. The Bill Chisholm Professional Service Award recipient will also be recognized during the town hall.

LGBTQ+ Town Hall

5 p.m. to 7 p.m.,

Wednesday, June 29

Hear updates from the LGBTQ+ Advisory Committee, ask questions and chat with other members about your concerns and ideas. Celebrate the committee’s accomplishments and help us honor the recipients of the 2021 LGBTQ+ Award for Inclusive Excellence.

AT Educationalists Town Hall

1:15 p.m. to 4 p.m., 

Thursday, June 30

The community’s leadership will share their progress and accomplishments to date as well as provide an opportunity for anyone interested in athletic training education to engage in conversation.

Alumni Parties

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Adrian College AT
June 29, 2022 | 6-8 p.m.
Sto’s Bar & Restaurant
236 Market Street
Philadelphia, PA 19106

COPA Alumni & AT Engagement Social
June 28, 2022 | 4-8 p.m.
Bar-Ly Chinatown Philly
101 North 11th Street
Philadelphia, PA 19107
NATA COPA invites former volunteers from CIC, COR, CEPAT and COPA to a networking event with our colleagues. If you are an alum, feel free to stop in and engage with NATA members interested in COPA-related settings. Follow NATA COPA on social media for updates! Contact Karen Fennell at finney825@yahoo.com with questions. 

East Stroudsburg University
June 29, 2022 | 7-9 p.m.
Morea
110 S. 11th Street
Philadelphia, PA 19107
Click to RSVP

Florida International University
June 29, 2022 | 6-8 p.m.
Howl at the Moon
258 S. 15th Street
Philadelphia, PA 19102

Hofstra University
June 29, 2022 | 5-7 p.m.
PJ Clarkes At The Curtis
601 Walnut St.
Philadelphia, PA 19106

Indiana University Alumni Party for IU Athletic Training
June 29, 2022 | 7-9 p.m.
City Tap House Logan Square
2 Logan Square
Philadelphia, PA 19103

Ithaca College
June 29, 2022 | 5-7 p.m.
Independence Beer Garden 
100 S. Independence Mall West
Philadelphia, PA 19106

James Madison University
June 30, 2022 | 5:30 p.m.
Victory Brewing Company
1776 Benjamin Franklin Parkway
Philadelphia, PA 19103

Lasell University
June 29, 2022 | 6 – 7:30 p.m.
McGillin’s Old Ale House
1310 Drury Street
Philadelphia, PA 19107
215-735-5562
All Lasell alumni, faculty, preceptors, staff and students are welcome to join us! Appetizers will be provided.

Liberty University ATP Alumni Fellowship
June 29, 2022 | 6:30 p.m.
Aldo and Manny Pizza and Pasta
1431 Arch Street
Philadelphia, PA 19102
Free food and drinks. Come be in fellowship with your faculty and friends.

Marist College
June 30, 2022 | 5-7 p.m.
Fado Irish Pub
1500 Locust St.
Philadelphia, PA 19102
Alums and preceptors welcome! Light food will be provided.

Missouri Valley College
June 29, 2022 | 3 p.m.
Bar-Ly Chinatown Philly
101 North 11th Street
Philadelphia, PA 19107
Please come to catch up and make new friends! Appetizers and food provided.

Morovian University
June 30, 2022 | 6-9 p.m.
MilkBoy
1100 Chestnut St. Philadelphia, PA 19107
Please RSVP to Dr. Payne

Ohio University
June 29, 2022 | 7 p.m.
Strangelove’s
216 S. 11th Street
Philadelphia, PA 19107
It’s our 50th!

Oklahoma State University
June 30, 2022 | 5-7 p.m.
Victory Brewing Company
1776 Benjamin Franklin Parkway
Philadelphia, PA 19103
Click to RSVP

Old Dominion University
June 29, 2022 | 7-10 p.m.
Tradesman’s
1323 Chestnut Street
Philadelphia, PA 19107

The Pennsylvania State University
June 29, 2022 | 6-8 p.m.
Yard Brewing Company
500 Spring Garden Street
Philadelphia, PA 19123

Seton Hall School of Health and Medical Sciences – Athletic Training Department
June 29, 2022 | 6:30-8:30 p.m.
Location TBD

Slippery Rock University
June 30, 2022 | 5-7 p.m.
Lucky Strike 
1336 Chestnut St.
Philadelphia, PA 19107

Temple University
June 30, 2022 | 7-9 p.m.
Morgan’s Pier
221 N Christopher Columbus Blvd

Philadelphia, PA 19106

Thomas Jefferson University
June 30, 2022 | 6:30-8:30 p.m.
Sueno
114 South 12th Street, 3rd Floor
Philadelphia, PA 19107
Click to RSVP. All Jefferson alumni, faculty, preceptors, staff and students are welcome to join us for our NATA reception. Light appetizers and two drinks will be provided.

 

Truman State University
June 29, 2022 | 5:30 p.m.
Aldo and Manny Pizza and Pasta
1431 Arch Street
Philadelphia, PA 19102
Come for pizza and Truman swag!

UCONN
June 29, 2022 | 5:30-7:30 p.m.
City Winery
990 Filbert St.
Philadelphia, PA 19107
Click to RSVP

UNCG
June 30, 2022 | 7-9 p.m.
Good Dog Bar
224 S. 15th St
Philadelphia, PA 19102
Please join us for some drinks and special recognition for the classes of 2020 and 2021!

University of Alabama
June 29, 2022 | 6-9 p.m.
Love City Brewing
1023 Hamilton St.
Philadelphia, PA 19123
Click to RSVP

University of Arkansas
June 30, 2022 | 5:30 p.m.
Iron Hill Brewery
1150 Market St.
Philadelphia, PA 19107
Please join us for an alumni and friends social during NATA 2022. Spend time catching up with friends and celebrating Jeff Bonacci’s retirement. We will have food and a cash bar.

University of Kentucky
June 29, 2022 | 5:30-7:30 p.m.
Tir na nOg Irish Pub 
1600 Arch St.
Philadelphia, PA 19103
We look forward to meeting up with our University of Kentucky alumni and friends at NATA 2022. Hope you will join us! Contact Caroline Arthur, director of alumni relations, at Caroline.Arthur@uky.edu with any questions. 
Click to RSVP

University of Michigan School of Kinesiology
June 29, 2022 | 5:30-7:30 p.m.
Lucky Strike 
1336 Chestnut St.
Philadelphia, PA 19107

University of North Florida
June 30, 2022 | 5-7 p.m.
Love City Brewing
1023 Hamilton St.
Philadelphia, PA 19123

University of Oregon
June 29, 2022 | 7 p.m.
McGillin’s Olde Ale House 
1310 Drury St.
Philadelphia, PA 19107
Informal social gathering. Food/drink not provided. Karaoke at 9 p.m.

University of Pittsburgh
June 29, 2022 | 7-10 p.m.
Independence Beer Garden 
100 S. Independence Mall West
Philadelphia, PA 19106
Click to RSVP

University of South Carolina – EXSC Athletic Training
June 28, 2022 | 5:30-8:30 p.m.
Iron Hill Brewery
1150 Market St.
Philadelphia, PA 19107
Click to RSVP

University of South Florida Athletic Training
June 30, 2022 | 5-7 p.m.
Love City Brewing
1023 Hamilton St.
Philadelphia, PA 19123
Feel free to reach out on social media if you have any questions!

University of Tennessee at Chatanooga
June 29, 2022 | 5-7 p.m.
Iron Hill Brewery
1150 Market St.
Philadelphia, PA 19107

University of Utah
June 29, 2022 | 6:30-8:30 p.m.
Maggiano’s Little Italy
1201 Filbert St. 
Philadelphia, PA 19101

University of Virginia
June 29, 2022 | 6:00-10:00 p.m.
Moriarty’s Irish Pub and Restaurant
1116 Walnut Street
Philadelphia, PA 19107

UW-La Crosse
June 29, 2022 | 6-8 p.m.
City Winery
990 Filbert St.
Philadelphia, PA 19107

West Chester University
June 29, 2022 | 6-9 p.m.
Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts
118-128 N Broad St. 
Philadelphia, PA 19102
Join us in celebrating 50+ years of athletic training education with good food, drinks and company as we honor the legacy of Phil Donley! 
Click to RSVP

West Virginia University
June 29, 2022 | 7:30-10:30 p.m.
Tabu Sports Bar and Lounge
254 South 12th St. 
Philadelphia, PA 19107
Click to RSVP

 

Social Media #NATA2022

Join the conversation on our social media platforms as we plan our biggest event of the year. We’ll keep you updated when new details about convention events are available. We have a Facebook page specifically for convention news and also we post NATA 2022 updates to our Twitter page.

Join the conversation on our social media platforms as we plan our biggest event of the year. We’ll keep you updated when new details about convention events are available. We have a Facebook page specifically for convention news and also we post NATA 2022 updates to our Twitter page.