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Special Events & Social Opportunities | AMTA 2018 National Convention

August 8-11 | Washington, DC

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 2018 National Convention. 

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

Nationals Park

Wednesday, August 8

Foundation Fundraiser: Take Me Out to the Ballgame, 7:05pm

Don your baseball cap and join the Massage Therapy Foundation for a night of fun watching the 2017 NL East Champions, the Washington Nationals, play the Atlanta Braves in beautiful Nationals Park. Share the evening with other MTF supporters in reserved infield box seats. A portion of each $40 ticket will go to MTF. 

Learn more and reserve your tickets »


Thursday, August 9

Opening Session & Business Meeting, Featuring Bert Jacobs, 9am

Attend the Opening Session Business Meeting, Keynote Speaker & Awards Presentation at 9am to be inspired by the Co-founder and CEO of Life is Good Bert Jacobs and hear the many achievements of the association. Visit the Exhibit Hall for photos with Opening Session Keynote Speaker Bert Jacobs 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, August 10

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.

Learn more about Teachers Day »


Saturday, August 11

Dinner Dance, 7pm (doors open)

Celebrate AMTA’s 75th anniversary with the ultimate 80s new wave tribute band, the Spazmatics! Complete with skinny ties, Brill Creamed hair, and horn-rimmed glasses, The Spazmatics recapture all the best of the worst of the 1980s. Outstanding musicianship combined with creative style makes for an evening of pure energy and entertainment! Semi-formal evening attire is encouraged. One ticket is included with full convention registration; additional tickets are available for purchase.

Thank you to Performance Health for their sponsorship of the Dinner Dance.


Online registration is closed. Register on-site at the convention starting August 8.

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Jenn S., AMTA member since 1994

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