September 12-14, 2024 | Chicago, IL

Get Ready for Ascend:

The Ultimate Rehab Therapy Business Summit

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September 12-14, 2024 | Chicago, IL

Get Ready for Ascend:

The Ultimate Rehab Therapy Business Summit

Why Attend?

At Ascend, exceptional education, world-class speakers, cutting-edge products, and powerful networking converge to deliver a one-of-a-kind industry event. Our goal? To pack a year’s worth of actionable insights into an unforgettable, two-day event aimed to help you better run your business, improve your bottom line, and excel as a therapy professional.

Whatever your role—and whatever your company structure—if you’re a rehab therapy professional who wants to elevate your practice and profession, Ascend is for you.


Average attendee rating


States represented


Private practice owners, rehab therapy executives, therapists, and support staff


Keynote speakers, thought leaders, and rehab therapy influencers

Previous Featured Speakers

The industry's best and brightest gather to speak at Ascend.

Rick Gawenda


Founder and President

Gawenda Semiars & Consulting, Inc.

Heidi Jannenga


Co-Founder and Chief Clinical Officer


Brian Gallagher


President and Founder

MEG Business Management

Kendell Jno-Finn


Founder and President

M3 Performance and Physical Therapy

Ashley Glover



One of the things that I would say that I think Ascend does better than anyone else is providing time for people to truly network and get into conversations.

Eric Fernandez

Director of Rehab, Hyperice

Welcome to Chicago!

Ascend 2024 is heading to the windy city. As the third largest city in the US, known for its awe-striking architecture, die-hard sports fans, and award-winning foodie scene, Chicago has a little something for everyone. Ascend attendees will be in the heart of the South Side at the Marriot Marquis Chicago—located just minutes from Lake Michigan and landmarks like Grant Park and Soldier Field.

Attending WebPT Pre-Con?

Arrive Wednesday, September 11

Thursday, September 12

WebPT Workshops and Ascend Welcome Happy Hour

Friday, September 13

Ascend Day 1 Kickoff Sessions and Ascend Party

Saturday, September 14

Ascend Day 2 Programming Ends at 4:00 PM

Reserve your room at the Marriott Marquis Chicago McCormick Place.

2121 S Prairie Ave, Chicago, IL 60616

Book your room at the Marriott Marquis Chicago by August 19, 2024, to lock in our special negotiated rate of $269/night. Simply mention that you’d like a room in the “Ascend room block” when making your reservation—or reserve your room online by clicking the button below.

And get entered to win a free night’s stay!

Reserve your room as part of the Ascend room block and get automatically entered to win a one-night of your stay on us. We’ll announce the winner during the week of Ascend.

Book Your Stay