Speaker Guidelines

Application Guidelines

The AMTA 2020 Call for Speakers application will be used to slate education for the AMTA 2020 National Convention, AMTA 2020 Schools Summit and AMTA’s online course portfolio. For step-by-step instructions on the application porocess, check out the speaker guidelines.


AMTA represents professional, student and graduate members and school members, all of whom are committed to the highest ethical and educational standards.


Submission Deadline: July 10, 2019

Download the application

NEW! Submissions may be submitted as a PDF document(s), emailed to education@amtamassage.org, or electronically via SurveyMonkey (add link).

NOTE: There is no limit on the number of proposals a potential speaker may submit for consideration. All submissions will receive notification, in writing, of the status of their proposal by March 31, 2020. Mac users: Be careful to not use Apple Preview to fill out the form, but rather Adobe Acrobat Reader. Read on for instructions.

Why should I submit an application?

  • Exposure to other massage therapists, educators and vendors who share your commitment to educational excellence and high ethical standards.
  • The ability to promote your participation with AMTA.
  • The opportunity to share ideas, knowledge and experience with those new to the profession and those with years of experience.

NOTE: Travel expenses for face to face opportunities are covered, including travel, lodging and meals (as applicable). In addition, a modest honorarium is provided.

Speaker Selection Policies

AMTA does not discriminate on the basis of race, creed, color, gender, age, national or ethnic origin, marital status, sexual orientation, or physical disability.

Presenters for face-to-face meetings (National Convention and Schools Summit) will be selected on a rotational basis and may not be eligible to present at the same meeting the following year. Upon selection, speakers are asked to enter into a speaker agreement with AMTA. To ensure quality programming (and that sessions reflect the business needs), speakers may be asked to review the program content with staff and, in turn, may be asked to make adjustments to the presentation.

Continuing Education Credit

AMTA is approved by the National Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork (NCBTMB) as an Approved Provider of continuing education.  AMTA will submit all sessions/courses for CE approval to NCBTMB and to state massage therapy boards, as required.

Completed Applications

Submit your completed application, along with supporting documentation, to education@amtamassage.orgFor questions about the submission process, please contact AMTA.

"The support I’ve received at the various levels of my career has been key
in helping me get to the place I am today."

Lee S., AMTA member since 1995