Special Events & Social Opportunities

AMTA offers a variety of opportunities to network with our active massage therapy community. From first-time attendees to seasoned veterans, there's something for everyone at the AMTA 2017 National Convention. 

AMTA chapters and volunteers, check out our special programming designed for you!

Thursday, September 14

Opening Session & Business Meeting, Featuring Shaun T, 9am

Attend the Opening Session Business Meeting, Keynote Speaker & Awards Presentation at 9am to be inspired by fitness expert Shaun T and hear the many achievements of the association. Visit the Exhibit Hall for photos with Opening Session Keynote Speaker Shaun T at 11am!

First-Timers Luncheon, 11:30am-1pm

Connect with others new to AMTA National Convention at this complimentary luncheon. Add the First-Timers Luncheon to your registration.

Exhibit Hall Opening Night Reception, 5:30-7:30pm

Explore products and meet exhibitors while networking over complimentary hors d'oeuvres in the Exhibit Hall

Friday, September 15

Teachers Celebration Luncheon, Noon-1:30pm

Connect with other educators and renew friendships while we honor the AMTA Jerome Perlinski Teacher of the year and Dianne Polseno Lifetime Achievement award recipients. Registration and lunch fee are required.

Teachers Networking Reception, 5:30-6:30pm

Wrap-up Teachers Day in the Exhibit Hall with fellow massage therapy school instructors and those interested in becoming instructors for networking and fun.

Learn more about Teachers Day »

Saturday, September 16

Get a Photo With Closing Session Speaker Shawn Achor, Noon

Visit the Exhibit Hall to get a photo with Closing Session speaker Shawn Achor. Shawn will present The Happiness Advantage: Inspiring Positive Change at 2pm.

Dinner Dance, 7pm (doors open)

Celebrate a successful AMTA National Conveniton with new and old friends at the Dinner Dance. Semi-formal evening attire is encouraged. One ticket is included with full convention registration; additional tickets are available for purchase.

"AMTA has been a tremendous resource over the years."

Jenn S., AMTA member since 1994