AFMTE logoOct. 18, 2016 — The Alliance for Massage Therapy Education (AFMTE) shared their 2017 Biennial Educational Congress official schedule today. The second Educational Congress 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 the general and breakout sessions are scheduled on July 27, 28 and 29.

Pre-conference education all-day workshops include: Mental Health First Aid and a School Success Day.

The keynote presenter is Montana massage school owner Ruth Marion, and there are nine breakout sessions on the latest hot topics, strategies and tools to elevate standards of excellence within the massage and bodywork education community.

There will be a post-conference workshop on Sunday: Beyond Boundaries, along with additional organizational board meetings.

“We are thrilled that so many of our industry’s stakeholder organizations have verbally agreed to participate in this exciting event. The presentations are diverse, timely and worthy for all participants! The schedule, course descriptions and bios for all of the presenters will be up on the website soon,” said Nancy Dail, Committee Chair for the Alliance Conference Planning Committee.

The idea of a Congress was inspired by the voices within the massage therapy and bodywork education community and the desire to have one event where the majority of organizations connected with massage therapy and bodywork education would gather to share, collaborate and unite to discuss critical issues affecting our industry, gather information, enhance teaching skills, and network.

“The impact of networking in such a collective event filters through the entire industry and benefits all,” said Dail. We get a lot done when we work together!”

The Alliance welcomes massage therapists to join in this event, noting that those who register before March 31, 2017, will save $100. Also, AFMTE members receive an additional $100 discount. For more details, visit the registration and travel page today.


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. Our mission is to support, strengthen, and elevate educational practices and standards in massage therapy and bodywork. The Alliance may be contacted at P.O. Box 40014, Tucson, AZ 85717. The phone number is (855) 236-8331, the general office email address is, and the website is