Explore Washington, DC During the AMTA 2018 National Convention

The AMTA 2018 National Convention will take place August 9 – 11, in historic Washington, DC! Whether you have a few hours, a few days or a week in DC, here are some suggestions to help you make the most of your visit to the nation’s capital!

Visit Washington, DC

From historic performing arts theaters to ultra-modern art galleries and interactive museums, there are countless attractions in Washington, DC Explore attractions »

History and Heritage

Rich in history and proud in its heritage, Washington DC is America’s cultural center for a reason. Click below to learn more about the memorials, monuments and historical sites that make it a must-see place for every visitor. Explore DC attractions »

Memorable Museums

Washington, DC is in a league of its own when it comes to world-class museums, many of which are free to visit. Wander the halls of the Smithsonian Institution museums, explore cool off-the-Mall knowledge centers and discover groundbreaking exhibits and works of art. Explore DC museums »


There’s so much to love about each one of DC’s neighborhoods, from history on Capitol Hill and high-end boutiques in Georgetown to performing arts in Penn Quarter and a 24-hour diner in Adams Morgan. Get familiar with the lay of the land and find your place in DC »

Shopping Excursions

No matter where you are in Washington, DC, there are a variety of stores, boutiques, gift shops and malls to find what you’re looking for, whether it’s a new look for your home or yourself. Explore shopping »

Visit Arlington, VA

Just across the river you’ll discover American treasures, lively neighborhoods and an abundance of dining and shopping. Explore Arlington attractions »

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Earn 18+ CE Hours at AMTA National Convention

Massage therapy continuing education at AMTA 2018 National Convention is rigorously vetted and submitted for NCBTMB and state review.

Practice new massage techniques in a hands on class, and broaden your knowledge with courses in business, self-care, ethics, research or teaching!

Register early to get the best selection of classes before they fill up!

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Be Inspired by Opening Keynote Bert Jacbos

Military Veterans & Massage: Closing Session Panel

Special Events & Social Opportunities

What Attendees of  the AMTA 2017 National Convention Have to Say

“Awesome convention, made awesome connections and met many many new friendly people.”

“Thank you to all of the teachers for their passion, energy, generous knowledge and humor.”

“Excellent classes, presenters, and vendor hall.”