Announcements

  • September 2021 National Office Update

    The September National Office Update is now available.
  • Convention Cancelation Details - For Registrants

    It is with great consideration that AMTA’s Board of Directors has decided to cancel the 2021 National Convention due to the growing number of cases of the COVID-19 Delta variant in Florida. As of this week, daily new COVID-19 cases have climbed to a six-month high with more than 100,000 infections reported in the U.S.; Florida currently leads the nation by a wide margin in these new cases. This is a difficult choice driven by recent data and projected trends in the coming weeks, and we believe this is the best decision to keep our massage therapy community as safe as possible.

     

    As we began planning for this year’s Convention, we were excited at the prospect of hosting this event. Signs were very positive, and the Convention was coming together better than ever, but today is a different story. Over the past couple of weeks, and especially within the last few days, circumstances have changed making it difficult to create a safe event for everyone to enjoy. The health and well-being of all attendees, presenters, exhibitors, and our staff is our top priority.

     

    Although we will not come together in-person this August, our AMTA community is more important than ever. We are committed to staying connected and sharing new developments related to massage and COVID-19 in your state as well as providing continuing education opportunities. We realize many of you may have upcoming license renewal obligations to fulfill. We are here to support you and continue to offer an extensive portfolio of free online CE courses to meet your needs.

     

    Here are some important event cancellation details:

    • All attendee registration fees are automatically being refunded to your original form of payment. Look for that refund to be applied to your credit card statement in 5-7 business days.
    • If you booked hotel accommodations in the AMTA hotel block at the Tampa Marriott Water Street Hotel, your reservation is automatically being canceled and any deposits will be refunded to your original form of payment. You should receive confirmation within 5-7 business days.
    • If you booked hotel accommodations in the AMTA hotel block at the Embassy Suites, you must call in and cancel your reservation. To do so, please call (813) 769-8300 and ask for reservations.

    AMTA values the amazing work you do as massage therapists and we thank you for being a part of our community. We look forward to bringing everyone together again for the next AMTA National Convention in Cleveland August 25-27, 2022 to celebrate the massage therapy profession.

     

    Please contact us at convention@amtamassage.org with any questions.

     

    Your AMTA Team
  • 2021 National Convention Canceled

    It is with great consideration that AMTA’s Board of Directors has decided to cancel the 2021 National Convention due to the growing number of cases of the COVID-19 Delta variant in Florida and the resulting strain on the healthcare system for even routine needs that may arise for our attendees. As of this week, daily new COVID-19 cases have climbed to a six-month high with more than 100,000 infections reported in the U.S.; Florida currently leads the nation by a wide margin in these new cases. This is a difficult choice driven by recent data and projected trends in the coming weeks, and we believe this is the best decision to keep our massage therapy community as safe as possible.

    As we began planning for this year’s Convention, we were excited at the prospect of hosting this event. Signs were very positive, and the Convention was coming together better than ever, but today is a different story. Over the past couple of weeks, and especially within the last few days, circumstances have changed making it difficult to create a safe event for everyone to enjoy. The health and well-being of all attendees, presenters, exhibitors, and our staff is our top priority. 

    Although we will not come together in-person this August, our AMTA community is more important than ever. We are committed to staying connected and sharing new developments related to massage and COVID-19 as well as providing free continuing education opportunities to support your practice and your license renewal needs. Registrants and exhibitors, we will be reaching out to you regarding next steps for canceling reservations and refunds.

    The COVID-19 pandemic has challenged us all, but we believe the future of the massage profession is bright. We look forward to bringing everyone together during the AMTA 2022 National Convention in Cleveland, Ohio August 25-27, 2022 to celebrate our amazing community of massage therapists.

  • June 2021 Board of Directors Meeting Minutes

    The June 2021 Board of Directors Meeting Minutes are now available here:

    https://hub.amtamassage.org/viewdocument/june-2021-approved-board-minutes?CommunityKey=2e9095f1-120d-4b19-9f78-7d8a668234a5&tab=librarydocuments
  • Reminder! AMTA / CVENT - Refresher Training - May 7th 2pm-3pm (Eastern)

    Hello All,

     

    This is a reminder that CVENT will be hosting a LIVE  training session (with a CVENT Specialist) this  Friday May 7th at 2PM (Eastern).

     

    Agenda

     

    • Overview of the 3 AMTA event templates, and the differences between them
    • Basic functionalities to capture event info
    • User questions

     

    The link to join the webinar on the day of the event is below:

     

    JOIN NOW- CVENT LIVE TRAINING SESSSION

     

    Please forward this message to your respective Event/Education Chairpersons; or anyone else on your board who plans to work with CVENT. There’s no limit to the number of attendees.

     

    Lastly, if your chapter’s login information for CVENT has been misplaced, please send a message to: accounting@amtamassage.org.

     

    “See” you there!

  • Volunteer Reunion and President's Awards Reception: Register Now!

    You’re invited to attend the 2021 AMTA Volunteer Reunion and President's Awards Reception! These events will take place in Tampa to kick-off AMTA National Convention.

    Both events will be on Wednesday, August 25th at the Tampa Marriott Water Street

    Register Here

  • 2021 Chapter Innovation Award

    2021 AMTA Chapter Innovation Award

    The AMTA Chapter Innovation Award is recognition for innovative programs/services/events occurring within a chapter. We all want to know about the great things happening in AMTA chapters across the country – and we invite you to share your success stories and innovative ideas on the Volunteer Hub in the "Recognition Zone!" By doing so, your chapter could be eligible to be a recipient of AMTA's annual Chapter Innovation Award.  Additionally, posting and sharing your success stories in this forum allows other chapters to learn, grow and even implement similar programs and services within their own chapters.

    How does my Chapter qualify?
    Eligibility requirements are simple. All chapters are eligible for the award if they are in good standing, have met all of their deliverables and have shared their chapter's innovative events, happenings, etc. on the Volunteer Hub inside the Recognition Zone. The chapter Innovation Award winner(s), if any, will be announced at the President's Awards Reception that takes place at National Convention. 

    Definition of Innovative
    Your chapter submission must be considered "innovative" based on the following definition:

    in·no·va·tive    /ˈinəˌvādiv/

    Adjective

    1. (of a product, idea, etc.) featuring new methods; advanced and original.

    (of a person) introducing new ideas; original and creative in thinking.

    Submission Process
    Just post about your successes here in this Recognition Zone discussion forum!  You can also use the attachment feature to share graphics/photos/documents etc. Please be sure to use a signature on your post as well.

    Selection Process
    The awards operational committee will review the Recognition Zone quarterly. All submissions will be reviewed and vetted for eligibility. Additionally, members of our National Board will also be asked to review the "Recognition Zone" periodically, so they can see the great things our chapters are doing.


    If your chapter is eligible to be an applicant for the Innovation Award, you will be contacted for more information. There is no formal application process, but we do need you to share your successes in the Recognition Zone. All innovation summaries must be posted in the Recognition Zone by June 1st, 2021 to be considered for the 2021 Innovation Award.

    Take-Aways - What do we get if we are selected for this award?
    If your chapter is selected as a recipient of the Innovation Award, you will receive a "badge" that you can use on your website, in the Volunteer Hub, and on your chapter's promotional material.    Your innovative idea will be shared with other chapters via the Volunteer Hub, and may even be featured in AMTA's Hands On publication Additionally, your chapter will be recognized at National Convention during the awards reception.

    We look forward to reviewing your submissions!

  • 4th Quarter National Office Update

    The 4th Quarter National Office Update is now available. You can find it here.
  • Nominations Open: AMTA 2021 National, Chapter and Educator Awards

    Awards season is here! Nominations are now open for the AMTA National, Chapter and Educator Awards. Don't miss your chance to honor someone who has made an outstanding contribution to the massage profession. Submission deadline is April 1.
  • December National Office Update

    The December 2020 National Office Update is now available. This update reflects activities from the 3rd quarter of FY 20/21.