The largest-ever massage-education event will take place November 17 to 22.

The World Massage Conference is the world’s first virtual massage conference. More than 50 massage experts from around the world will be teaching in virtual online conference rooms throughout the six-day event.

The conference will be simulcast through online streaming audio and over the phone. Participants may “attend” the conference by logging into the World Massage Conference website.

Participants will be able to listen to each presentation as it’s happening live and follow along with slideshows or notes. People without Internet access can attend the live broadcasts by phone. And people who can’t make the live presentations can listen to broadcast recordings online or can download the recordings minutes after each presentation is finished.

“We wanted to make sure that the World Massage Conference was accessible to massage professionals everywhere,” said conference co-creator says Melanie Hayden. “By using innovative online technology massage professionals can get access to presenters—true legends in the industry—that they would never otherwise have an opportunity to hear in person. Not only that, but they can interact and ask the presenter questions.”

Some of the more 50 npresenters include Thomas Myers, Leon Chaitow, John Upledger, Bonnie Prudden, Marion Rosen, Steve Capellini and Ruth Werner.