Learn More in the Level Up! Theatre

June 21, 2024 by Beth Sitzler
Learn More in the Level Up! Theatre

The 75th NATA Clinical Symposia & AT Expo, June 25-28 in New Orleans, features an array of opportunities for attendees to learn from and connect with thought leaders in the profession, one such being the Level Up! Theatre, located in NATA Connect in Hall G of the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center.

The Level Up! Theatre was introduced last year and has since become a popular feature of the NATA convention. During 30-minute breaks in convention programming, the Level Up! Theatre will feature 10-minute presentations by thought leaders in the profession on hot topics in athletic training.

Here’s a look at what the Level Up! Theatre has to offer this year.


Wednesday, June 26

11:05 to 11:15 a.m.

“NATA Beat: The Pulse on AT Advocacy”

NATA Government Affairs Director Amy Callender and NATA State Government Affairs Senior Manager Deanna Kuykendall

Government affairs and advocacy is one of NATA’s biggest member benefits and what sets NATA apart from others. Get caught up on new resources offered and discover how to get engaged – we promise to make it easy!


2:20 to 2:30 p.m.

“AI: What Does It Mean for Future of AT?”

Michelle Odai, PhD, LAT, ATC, and Daniella Eiroa, DAT, LAT, ATC

Discover the transformative potential of artificial intelligence as we explore how embracing this technology can redefine our future and offer insights into the most effective resources for leveraging AI's capabilities. This talk will highlight practical strategies and innovative tools that athletic trainers can use to harness the power of artificial intelligence.


3:45 to 3:55 p.m.

“The Roadmap to Leadership: How To Get Involved as a Volunteer”

Dani Moffit, PhD, LAT, ATC

Did you know NATA utilizes more than 700 volunteers annually to help support the mission of the association? Learn more about the benefits of volunteering and discover the roadmap to leadership and involvement within NATA.


Thursday, June 27

10:05 to 10:15 a.m.

“Leading With Civility and Kindness”

Matthew Kutz, PhD, ATC, CSCS

Unlock some keys to transformative leadership. This talk will help you discover how simple acts of respect and empathy can revolutionize your team and drive success. Explore how the power of kindness not only fosters a positive work culture but also propels your leadership to new heights.


1:50 to 2 p.m.

“Generational Leadership”

NATA District Six Director Scott Galloway, MBA, LAT, ATC

Bridge the generation gap. Learn more about how to leverage the strengths of every age group to build a thriving, respectful team.


3:15 to 3:25 p.m.

“Membership Has Its Perks”

NATA Association Project Manager Katie Scott, ATC, CAE

Come learn more about the NATA Member Perks program, an evolution of the NATA Preferred Providers Program. Designed with you in mind, the program offers discounts and professional backing – sometimes both – from companies and organizations that value athletic trainers. NATA Member Perks offers members a way to reduce their spending on the things they need and are often already purchasing. These deals and discounts are exclusive to NATA members and provide you with an opportunity to support your association, too!


Friday, June 28

10:05 to 10:15 a.m.

“Why Third Party Reimbursement Matters to Me”

NATA Third Party Reimbursement Initiative Facilitator Joe Greene, MS, ATC

Do you ever wonder why third party reimbursement is such a hot topic of conversation? Do you think TPR doesn't matter to you because you will never bill for services? Are you asking if NATA has made any progress in this area? Then this talk is for you! Hear directly from Joe Greene, NATA member and TPR Initiative facilitator, on all things billing and reimbursement.


11:30 to 11:40 a.m.

“AT4Me and You”

NATA External Marketing Manager Gina Hethcock

Have you had a chance to explore the new AT4Me website for aspiring AT students and the teachers and advisors who guide them? This new NATA website is a one-stop shop for students in high school and beyond as well as their teachers. Join us as we walk through the AT4Me program, website and all it has to offer.