Opening Session & Business Meeting, featuring Robin Roberts
Thursday, October 27, 9am
Milwaukee Theatre | 500 W. Kilbourn Ave., Milwaukee, Wisconsin 53203
As a cancer survivor and athlete, Good Morning America anchor Robin Roberts knows the power of massage therapy. Attend the AMTA 2016 National Convention in Milwaukee, Wisconsin for inspiration on living your best possible life.
Meet Robin! Visit the Exhibit Hall for photos with keynote speaker Robin Roberts following Opening Session at 11am!
On-Site Registration & Badge Pickup
Badges are required for Opening Session. Register for or pick up your badge at AMTA's Registration Desk in the Wisconsin Center.
- Wednesday, October 26: 11am-6pm
- Thursday, October 27: 7am-6:30pm
Get to Know Robin Roberts
Robin Roberts discusses the role of massage therapy in her health and wellness regimen in the Massage Therapy Journal article Living Your Best Life.
MTJ: What are some ways you maintain your health and wellness with your hectic schedule?Do you continue to use massage therapy?
Robin Roberts: Making time for health and wellness is essential for me—not just physically, but mentally as well. I practice yoga and Pilates, and I also work with a trainer a couple of times a week on strength training. To me, a massage is the perfect end to a busy week and gets my body and mind back on track. There’s nothing more relaxing and healing than spending 60 to 90 minutes in the hands of a fantastic therapist.
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Interviews With Passion
Robin Roberts is anchor of ABC’s Good Morning America. Under her leadership, the broadcast has won three consecutive Emmy Awards for Outstanding Morning program
When not traveling around the country or the world covering breaking news events, Roberts is at GMA’s studio in Times Square conducting interviews with a diverse group of newsmakers. Her headline-making interviews include President Barack Obama.
In August 2005, Roberts found her personal and professional lives collide when Hurricane Katrina devastated the city of New Orleans and the Mississippi Gulf Coast, a part of the country Roberts called home for most of her life. In the days following, Roberts traveled to the hurricane zone and reported live amid the devastation of the storm.
From 1990 to 2005, Roberts was a contributor to ESPN, where she was one of the network's most versatile commentators. Her assignments there included hosting SportsCenter and contributing to NFL PrimeTime.
In 1983, Roberts graduated cum laude from Southeastern Louisiana State University with a Bachelor of Arts degree in communications. She was a standout performer on the women's basketball team, ending her career as the school's all-time leading scorer (1,446 points) and rebounder (1,034). Roberts is one of only three Lady Lions to score 1,000 career points and grab 1,000 career rebounds. During her senior season, she averaged a career high 15.2 points per game.
In addition to covering world events, Robin has shared her personal experiences with GMA audiences around the country. In July 2007, she announced that she had recently been diagnosed with breast cancer and was undergoing treatment. Her courageous and public battle has been recognized with awards and honors from organizations around the country.
Since her diagnosis Robin has become an outspoken advocate for breast cancer awareness and the importance of early detection. In March 2007, Hyperion Books published her first book, From the Heart: Seven Rules to Live By which was a New York Times bestseller. An updated version, From The Heart: Eight Rules To Live By, was released in October 2008 with an additional chapter on her experience with breast cancer.