AMTA National Convention in Pasadena – September 14-16, 2017

September 14, 2017 – September 16, 2017 all-day
asadena Convention Center
300 E Green St
Pasadena, CA 91101

September 14-16, 2017 | Pasadena, California

The AMTA 2017 National Convention is the largest and most prestigious conference in the massage therapy community, featuring inspiring speakers, continuing education, networking and the newest products at the Pasadena Convention Center.

Earn 18+ CE credits at the AMTA 2017 National Convention!

Massage therapy continuing education at the AMTA 2017 National Convention is rigorously vetted and submitted for state review. Practice new massage techniques in a hands-on class, and broaden your knowledge with courses in business, self-care, research and ethics.

Reserve Your Spot at the Largest Event in the Massage Profession

Earn 18+ massage therapy credit hours September 14-16 in Pasadena, California.

Register now for the AMTA 2017 National Convention »

AMTA 2017 National Convention Continuing Education Sessions

Wednesday, September 13

Thursday, September 14

Friday, September 15

Saturday, September 16

Class Needs

  • Check class descriptions for required materials before registering.
  • Classes requiring a massage table or demonstrating techniques have a cap on attendance to enrich the learning experience.
  • Attendees provide their own massage tables, and complimentary table storage will be available at the Pasadena Convention Center.
  • Attendee badges must be displayed at all times.

AMTA 2017 National Convention Opening Session & Business Meeting

Featuring International Fitness Expert Shaun T

Thursday, September 14, 9am | Pasadena Convention Center

Massage therapists are like athletes—they rely on their body functioning at optimum levels to perform their best and remain healthy. Fitness expert Shaun T understands the importance of self-care for athletes of all types, including massage therapists. He helps millions of people embrace their inner athlete and follow their passion through his popular Insanity workouts and his podcast Trust and Believe. Shaun T will inspire you to live your best life!

Hear the many achievements of the association and celebrate contributions to AMTA and the massage profession as you come together with massage therapists from across the nation.

Meet Shaun T at the AMTA 2017 National Convention! Visit the Exhibit Hall for photos with keynote speaker Shaun T following Opening Session.

AMTA 2017 National Convention Closing Session

Saturday, September 16, 2pm

The Happiness Advantage: Inspiring Positive Change with Shawn Achor

2 Credit Hours
Taking care of yourself is as important as taking care of your massage clients. Shawn Achor—a leading expert on the connection between happiness and success—will share the science of how happiness inspires us to be more productive.

As one of the top TED speakers of all time and a former Harvard professor, he studies scientific breakthroughs in happiness and how to become a lightning rod for change. Shawn has partnered with Oprah Winfrey Network on “21 Days To Inspire Positive Change” and is a New York Times bestselling author. Wrap up your convention experience with a more clinical look at the importance of self-care.

AMTA 2017 National Convention Location

Pasadena Convention Center
300 E. Green St., Pasadena, CA 91101

AMTA 2017 National Convention Host Hotels

Stay in the hub of convention activity at AMTA’s official host hotels. Reserve your room by August 18!

Sheraton Pasadena

303 Cordova
Pasadena, CA
Rate: $175/night

Reserve your room at the Sheraton Pasadena »

Residence Inn Los Angeles/Pasadena

0.8 miles and a short 15 minute walk from the Convention Center, reservations include breakfast.
21 W. Walnut St.
Pasadena, CA
Rate: $199/night

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Hilton Pasadena

168 S. Los Robles Ave., Pasadena, CA 91101
Rate: $169/night
Limited availability, but call to check if rooms have opened up: 626-577-1000

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Getting to Pasadena

Pasadena is 11 miles northeast of downtown Los Angeles, nestled at the base of the San Gabriel Mountains.

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