Live and in-person for the first time since the pandemic, WebPT’s Annual Ascend Conference provided an outstanding opportunity to connect with old friends (and new ones!) and to come together to celebrate innovation and advancement in the great profession that is physical therapy.
Taking place in the heart of Charlotte, NC, the turnout for this event was a shocking nearly 200 more registrants than expected!
On Thursday night of 5/19, the event kicked off with a unique social networking “Happy Hour” which took place inside the Nascar Hall of Fame. This was an exciting setting, complete with hors d’oeuvres and fun team-building exercises involving a simulated racetrack pit stop!
Friday 5/20 is where the real magic began with an opening ceremony and mindfulness keynote to get the attendees into a present and clear headspace for the day’s activities.
Brian presented a 1-hour session on “The Intrapreneur vs. Entrepreneur: Finding Your Path to Private Practice Success” in a large ballroom during the first round of sessions. (Send us a note if you’d like the slides!) This was received by an appreciative crowd, and Brian was excited to talk specifics with attendees afterwards for the usual round of follow-up questions.
Later in the day, Brian was invited to moderate a round-table “Exchange” talk in the central area. His given topic was “Alternate Compensation Models”, which was perfect as so many gathered around to learn more about our tried and true Pay-for-performance compensation model.
Friday night had another fun social event in store, hosted at the rooftop bar of the lovely hotel. As always, we loved connecting with our partners, clients and friends for a night of celebration.
The last day of the event (Saturday) was similar, with an early start and full of great discussions. Brian once again moderated a round-table discussion on the Pay-for-performance model, this time with an even bigger audience (we needed to pull up extra chairs).
As expected, WebPT put on a fabulous Ascend conference – with powerful speakers and thought-provoking topics. If you are operating in physical therapy private practice, and especially if you’re a practice owner, you cannot afford to miss this event!
You can hear our detailed reaction to the event in Podcast #217.
We hope to see you at Ascend next year, and we can’t wait to see you at the APTA’s PPS conference this November in Colorado!