Keynote Speakers

Get your daily dose of inspiration with a new keynote speaker each day at the AMTA 2021 Convention. 

Making a Difference 

After a year like no other, the difference you make as a massage therapist is more important than ever. You help others manage pain, deal with stress, or even come back from surgery. People are leading better lives because of you. This year our keynote speakers will share their inspiring stories of how they strive to make a difference too. Gain a deeper sense of purpose in your massage therapy career and life, as you listen to stories of courage, determination, and innovation that have created profound and lasting change in the world.

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Opening Session & Business Meeting

Keynote Speaker: Michael Phelps

Michael Phelps, the most decorated swimmer in World Championship history, will join us as the Opening Session Keynote Speaker on Thursday morning at 9am. Michael is widely regarded as one of the greatest athletes of all time. He captured 28 Olympic medals, including a record-setting 23 gold medals, and set 39 world records over the course of his career.

In 2008, Michael established the Michael Phelps Foundation, which promotes water safety, healthy living, and the pursuit of dreams. Listen as Michael shares his struggles with mental health, his incredible journey to triumph, how sports massage kept him in top condition, and the way he gives back today.

We will also share the many achievements of the association while celebrating contributions to AMTA and the massage profession.  

General Session 

Keynote Speaker: W. Mitchell

Kick-off Friday at 9am with a morning of inspiration before starting your CE courses for the day. Author and business leader W. Mitchell will challenge you with the question, “Are the unexpected changes facing you today setbacks, or could they be exciting new starting points?”

Listen to his extraordinary story of overcoming adversity to create a life of phenomenal achievements – invigorating you to live your best life and help others thrive too.

General Session 

Keynote Speaker: W. Mitchell

Kick-off Friday at 9am with a morning of inspiration before starting your CE courses for the day. Author and business leader W. Mitchell will challenge you with the question, “Are the unexpected changes facing you today setbacks, or could they be exciting new starting points?”

Listen to his extraordinary story of overcoming adversity to create a life of phenomenal achievements – invigorating you to live your best life and help others thrive too.

Closing Session | 2 Credit Hours

Keynote Speaker: Mick Ebeling

Close out Convention on a high note with Mick Ebeling on Saturday at 2pm. Recently named by Fortune Magazine as one of the Top 50 World's Greatest Leaders - producer, filmmaker and inventor, Mick has sparked a humanitarian movement with his company, Not Impossible Labs. Mick and his team create revolutionary solutions in technology that push the bar on innovation and accessibility. Hear about his awe-inspiring inventions, including state-of-the-art prostheses for amputees, a voice for an ALS patient, and wearable technology for people with hearing loss. Get energized in your massage career and life, as Mick inspires you to defy the impossible and help change the world one story at time.

Rediscover Your Passion

Come together again with colleagues from across the country, and reignite your passion with our inspiring speakers at the AMTA 2021 National Convention. 

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