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Presenters’ Deadline Extended

The Alliance for Massage Therapy Education (AFMTE) has announced it is extending its presenters’ deadline until August 17, 2016, for the Biennial Educational Congress, which will take place over five days at the end of July 2017 in Tucson, Arizona. In addition to the pre- and post-conference events, the exhibit hall, keynote, and general and breakout sessions are scheduled for July 27, 28 and 29. The 2017 theme is “Elevating Standards of Excellence.”


The AFMTE is seeking the following presenters:

  • Keynote
  • 2-hour and 3-hour presenters


Presentation Topic Ideas:

  • General Interest: Inspirational teaching techniques; technology; developing synchronous and asynchronous classes
  • Teacher Training: Classroom teaching skills, classroom management, curriculum design, improving student participation
  • School Issues: Giving great tours; making special needs adaptations; financial management; financial aid; recruiting and retaining employees; increasing enrollment
  • CE Provider Issues: Marketing, creating online courses

The idea of a Congress was originally inspired by members of the massage therapy and bodywork education community aiming to have one event where representatives from every organization connected with massage therapy and bodywork education could gather to share, collaborate, and discuss the critical issues affecting our industry, exchange information, enhance teaching skills and network.

The first Educational Congress in 2015 set a record for the best-attended massage and bodywork educators’ event in history.

The AFMTE Conference Planning Committee is accepting presenter applications for consideration. Visit their website today for information, the application and instructions for presenting at the Educational Congress.

Leaders in this industry are encouraged to distinguish themselves and their organizations by supporting educational excellence within the profession. Registration will be announced soon. The Exhibitor/Sponsor Prospectus is available now here.


About the Alliance for Massage Therapy Education (AFMTE)

The Alliance for Massage Therapy Education (AFMTE) serves as an independent voice, advocate and resource for the massage therapy and bodywork education community. AFMTE’s mission is to support, strengthen and elevate educational practices and standards in massage therapy and bodywork. The AFMTE may be contacted at (855) 236-8331; the general office email address is; and the website is