As groups of practitioners, you find this nexus between where you are and what's possible. And that is the value of Ascend.
In-depth sessions and workshops will provide you with tons of practical, game-changing takeaways you can immediately apply to improve your business strategy. Plus, therapists can earn CEUs for attending.
You’ll have the opportunity to meet, mingle, and share ideas with seasoned professionals from around the country. You never know what inspiration, partnerships, or friendships you’ll gain during this three-day event.
Right now, therapy professionals have a unique opportunity to step into a leading role in their patients’ healthcare teams. Join the discussion, and challenge yourself to take your practice—and our profession—to the next level.
We organize our educational sessions into three different tracks. Each track features hand-picked, industry-leading speakers who will deliver information and insights specific to you, your role, and your responsibilities. You’ll be equipped to take actionable plans back to your organization after the event.
There's Something for Everyone
Historically, Ascend attendees are the ones influencing the future of their companies’ business and strategic success. They’re the movers and shakers of the rehab therapy industry, and they hail from a wide variety of companies—both established and startup—including sole-practitioner clinics, multi-site private practices, and hospital-based facilities, where they work as single clinic owners, executives, therapists, front office staff, and billing managers. In other words, regardless of your practice size, style, or role within it, if your’re a rehab therapy professionals looking to take your practice to the next level, then Ascend is for you.
Rehab Therapy Practice Owners
Discover scalable revenue-boosting tactics, gain realistic, relatable advice from peers and experts, and prepare your practice for upcoming regulatory changes.
Future Rehab Therapy Owners
Learn strategies to run and grow your future business, and network with industry leaders and successful private practice owners to gain realistic, relatable advice.
Rehab Therapy Providers
Increase your value to employers by understanding the business side of practice, gain valuable career-planning insight, and prepare yourself for upcoming regulatory changes.
Front Office Staff
Discover tactics to improve your front office workflow, gain valuable career-planning insight, and prepare yourself for upcoming regulatory changes.
Rehab Therapy Business Executives
Learn how to leverage technology in multi-clinic or hospital-based practices, sharpen your leadership and hiring skills, and strengthen your company’s communication and culture.
Learn tactics to improve your workflow and revenue cycle management processes, increase your value to employers by improving payments and better engaging patients, and gain valuable career-planning insight.
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.
- 41%Single Clinic
- 29%2-10 Clinics
- 22%11-20 Clinics
- 8%21+ Clinics
- 9%Office Manager or Biller
Connecting Made Easy
Attending Ascend provides a variety of networking events that ignite conversations among attendees. By providing collaborative roundtable sessions, discussion-provoking content, and entertaining events, Ascend takes the stress out of networking so you can focus on having meaningful conversations that help you build your business.
Engage in small peer-to-peer, topic-focused discussions where you can network, collaborate, and grow with other rehab therapy professionals.
Connect with attendees through the mobile app and schedule meetups throughout Ascend Central.
Network with the professionals you best identify with in designated lounge areas.
Kick off Ascend with a drink and some new friends! Network like a pro and forge lasting connections at the welcome reception.
Keep the conversation going! Round off your evenings at happy hour, located inside Ascend Central. This collaborative atmosphere is the perfect foundation for peer-to-peer conversations—plus, you can connect with our sponsors and exhibitors, the innovators of the industry.
Sign up for one of the networking group blind date events: Grab dinner with a small group of fellow attendees and enjoy an amazing local culinary hotspot. (We’ve done all the planning for you!)
Celebrating 10 Years of Ascend
As we prepare to celebrate Ascend's 10-year anniversary in its hometown of Phoenix, it's impossible not to look back at the incredible journey we've been on. From our modest start as a small gathering of therapy professionals to becoming the industry's premier business conference, we're grateful for the amazing community that has supported us over the years and humbled by the world-class speakers who have graced our stage.
It's been an incredible decade of learning, networking, and growth. We're proud of everything we've accomplished together—and we’re excited to keep pushing forward to help our community of therapy professionals thrive.
Let’s relive some of the incredible moments we’ve shared.