The Alliance for Massage Therapy Education (AFMTE) will be holding its second annual conference in Charleston, South Carolina, on Aug. 18 to 20, 2011 at the Charleston Marriott Hotel. With the theme of “Bringing Teaching to the Next Level,” the focus for this meeting is on how to create a culture of teaching excellence within the field of massage therapy in the coming years. This important gathering of the educational community will bring together directors and administrators from massage therapy schools, along with massage school teachers and continuing education providers.

The AFMTE has created an outstanding education program for this three-day event. There will be keynote presentations and discussion forums for all participants, as well as specialized workshops to meet the needs of each of the membership groups that comprise the organization. Conference participants can earn up to 15 contact hours of CE credit.

This event has been created to provide valuable learning experiences with some of the leading educators in our field, along with ample opportunities for networking and enjoyment of the beautiful environment. It is the intention of AFMTE to provide a forum where educators feel inspired, nourished and well-informed, where their voices will be heard and where their input will make a difference. The meeting schedule also allows for time to explore and enjoy the many historic sites, parks, restaurants, galleries and tree-lined streets that make Charleston one of the most loved travel destinations in the world.

Complete descriptions of the educational program, conference details, as well as information on the new 2011 AFMTE membership options may be found in a free 16-page booklet available from the AFMTE website or by clicking this link.

A $100 early registration discount is available through July 1. AFMTE Members receive an additional $100 discount off the registration fee.


The Alliance for Massage Therapy Education is the voice, advocate and resource for the community of massage therapy schools and educators. It serves the entire education sector–from entry-level training programs through postgraduate studies. The national headquarters of the AFMTE is located at 1760 Old Meadow Road, Suite 500, McLean, Virginia 22102. The phone number is (703) 506-2888, the general office e-mail address is and the website is