The Alliance for Massage Therapy Education has selected Charleston, South Carolina, as its destination for its second annual conference. The meeting will be held Aug. 16 to 20, 2011, at the Charleston Marriott Hotel, overlooking the Ashley River.

With a theme of “Bringing Teaching to the Next Level,” this conference will feature workshops, discussion groups and keynote presentations. This three-day program will be blended with time to share information and fellowship with a diverse range of massage school administrators, teachers, continuing education providers and industry representatives.

The alliance’s 2011 event will also premiere a new pre-conference teacher training intensive. This two-day course will provide an overview of the core competencies that make classroom instruction effective and successful, while providing key skills that can be implemented immediately.

And of course, participants will have ample opportunity to explore and enjoy the many restaurants, galleries, parks and historic sites that make Charleston a much-loved place to visit. Complete information on the 2011 conference will be made available on the alliance’s website as all the details are set.

About the Alliance

The Alliance for Massage Therapy Education is the independent 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 post-graduate studies. The national headquarters of the alliance 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