2017 Congress Schedule

Hosted by the Alliance for Massage Therapy Education; our mission is to foster dialogue, inquiry and creative problem-solving between and among organizations and individuals involved in massage therapy and bodywork education.  The 2017 Educational Congress meetings will take place over 5 days July 26-30 with the main portion of the conference exhibition hall during July 27-29.

2017 Educational Congress Schedule


Elevating Standards of Excellence

July  26-30  Exhibit days July 27-29

Tucson, AZ

Click here to visit our Presenter page to read descriptions and Presenter Bios!   


 Register NowWednesday, July 26, 2017

9:00-6:00 Pre-Conference (lunch on your own), Joshua Tree

 

9:00-5:00 Pre-Conference (lunch on your own)

9:00-10:00 Building the Massage School of the Future Begins Yesterday – Joe Bob Smith

10:00-11:30  Best Practices for Improving your School’s Financial Stability – Joe Bob Smith

11:30-1:00 – Which Test Won? Use Split-testing to Generate Hundreds of Leads a Month -Tom King

1:00 -2:00  Lunch on your own

2:00-4:00 Developing a World Class Massage School – TBD

4:00-5:00 School Issues Round Table – TBD

4:00-8:00 Registration, Foyer

4:00-9:00 Exhibitor Booth Set-Up, Turquoise Ballroom

Thursday, July 27, 2017

7:30-9:00 Registration Opens, Foyer

7:30-8:30 Continental Breakfast Sponsored by Elements Massage, Turquoise Ballroom

7:30-9:00 Visit Exhibitors & Attendee Interviews, Turquoise Ballroom

9:00-10:30 Conference Opening & Educator of the Year Awards, Turquoise Ballroom

  • Overview of Events
  • Introductions
  • Educator of the Year Awards

10:30-11:30 Keynote, Turquoise Ballroom 

11:30-12:00 Visit Exhibitors, Prizes & Attendee Interviews, Turquoise Ballroom

12:00-1:30 Lunch and Visit Exhibitors, Turquoise Ballroom

1:30 – 1:35 Prize Drawing, Turquoise Ballroom

1:35-5:30 The Future of MT and Bodywork Forum, Turquoise Ballroom

5:30-7:00    Welcome Reception Sponsored by Massage Envy, Turquoise Ballroom

  • Visit Vendors, Attendee Interviews & Networking 
  • Chair Massage Fundraiser for the MTF

7:00 -on Dinner on your own

Friday, July 28, 2017

8:00-9:00    Visit the Exhibitors, Turquoise Ballroom

9:00-10:30 Business Meeting – Call to Order, Turquoise Ballroom

10:30-11:00 Break and Visit Vendors, Turquoise Ballroom

11:00-1:00 NTESP – Teacher Training Curriculum Development Committee Updates, Turquoise Ballroom  

1:00-2:30 Group Lunch & Visit Vendors, Turquoise Ballroom

2:30-4:30 Breakout Sessions

4:45-6:00 Discussion Forums, Turquoise Ballroom

6:00-on Dinner on your own

Saturday, July 29, 2017

7:00 Morning Memorial Walk

8:00-9:00     Visit the exhibitors

9:00-12:00 Breakout Sessions  

12:00-2:00 Lunch & Visit Vendors

2:00-4:00 Breakout Sessions

4:00-4:30 Break & Visit Vendors

4:30-5:00 Closing/Wrap-up

5:00-6:00 Vendors break down booths

Sunday, July 30, 2017

9:00 – 4:00 Post-Conference Workshop  

9:00-5:00 S4OM: Educators Meeting

9:00-5:00 AFMTE: Board Meeting

Monday, July 31, 2017

9:00-5:00        AFMTE:  Board of Directors Meeting

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