National Convention

AMTA 2019 National Convention

October 24-26 | Indianapolis, IN

AMTA 2019 National Convention

October 24-26 | Indianapolis, IN

Register for the 2019 National Convention here! »

Join the massage community at the AMTA 2019 National Convention, October 24-26 in Indianapolis, IN! CE sessions are selected on a first-come, first-served basis.

Badge Pickup at the Indiana Convention Center

Attendee badges must be displayed at all times.

Wednesday, October 23: 11am-5pm
Thursday, October 24: 7am-6:30pm
Friday, October 25: 7am-6pm
Saturday, October 26: 7am-12:30pm

* Early Registration through September 5

Full Convention Registration

Thursday-Saturday education, Exhibit Hall access and one Dinner Dance ticket. (AMTA member $395 Non-member $530)

Registration + AMTA Membership
Call us toll-free at 877-905-2700 and mention CONVENTIONIN ($574)

Single Day

Wednesday, October 23

Pre-Convention Workshop: Full day of intensive, hands-on education (AMTA member $295 Non-member $340)

Thursday, October 24

Half day of CE, Exhibit Hall access and Opening Session with Robyn Benincasa (AMTA member $150 Non-member $195)

Friday, October 25 

Full day of CE on Friday, Exhibit Hall access and General Session with W. Mitchell (AMTA member $295 Non-member $340)

Saturday, October 26

Full day of CE, Exhibit Hall access and Closing Session with Daniel Pink (AMTA member $295 Non-member $340)

Teachers Day: Friday, October 25

Full day of education, Exhibit Hall access, Teachers Networking Reception (Teachers Networking Luncheon requires an additional fee). Learn more about Teachers Day » (AMTA member $295 Non-member $340)

Student Day

Full day of professional development tips and resources to help you prepare for your massage career on Friday, October 25. Lunch is included. Get Details »

Register for Student Day here! »

Additional Events

Dinner Dance on Saturday, October 26 (a single dinner dance ticket is included with full registration): $85

Teachers Networking Luncheon on Friday, October 25: $40

Exhibit Hall Only 3-Day Pass: Member: $20; Non-member: $25

Registration Confirmation: Registrations received by September 26, 2019, will be emailed confirmations. Those registering after September 26, 2019, must register on-site at the Indiana Convention Center.

Cancellation Policy: A fee of $75 is assessed on all cancellations received by September 26, 2019. Cancellations received after September 26, 2019, for Student Day, and no-shows are not eligible for refunds. All cancellations must be made in writing.

National Convention Delegates

Dr. Steve Koehler (1 year)

Dr. Steve as friends and colleagues call him, is Steven Koehler, ND, LMBT. Started his working career as a carpenter and electrician in his early years went back to school and graduated with a degree in Furniture Manufacturing and Management from North Carolina State University in 1984. Spent 20 years as an engineer in the furniture industry and when NAFTA attacked he returned to school to become a massage therapist. During his time at massage school he also earned his Doctor of Naturopathy from Clayton College of Natural Healing.

Granted a massage license from the North Carolina board of Massage and Bodywork in January of 2006 he opened his massage business, Serenity Massage, in Morehead City, NC. During this time, he supplemented his massage office income by providing on site massage to the nurses and staff at Carteret General Hospital in Morehead City and to residents at Carolina House Assisted Living. During this time, he was approached by Carteret Community College to tutor students with their anatomy course. This expanded to teaching anatomy in the classroom while working in his office and part time as a massage therapist at the Ocean Club Resort and Spa at Indian Beach, NC.

In the spring of 2011 Dr. Steve was hired by Lenoir Community College in Kinston, NC to head up their Therapeutic Massage program and after 8 successful years, the college placed the program on hiatus due to diminishing enrollment.

At the spring 2017 North Carolina AMTA annual chapter meeting, Dr. Steve was elected a Delegate for the Chapter and has performed the duties of this office with interest and zest.

Currently Dr. Steve is an adjunct Anatomy instructor at Johnston Community College in Smithfield, NC., and busies himself working his private massage practice in New Bern, NC and learning about day trading on the stock market.

He is married for 38 years to his best friend, Gigi, and has 3 children, 8 grandchildren and 2 great grandchildren.


Larry Ball (2 years)

As an LMBT in North Carolina I have grown to be part of and appreciate the local massage and bodywork community. It is not just a passion to be a massage therapist that drives me, but a passion to help build and maintain an entire community of massage and bodywork therapists. Through this community we have the ability to network and prosper in ways that generations past could only dream of. As a member of the AMTA NC Chapter board I strive to make the changes necessary in order to make this chapter the most inclusive groups of LMBT’s while promoting education, career goals, and a prosperous future. As the head of the Social Media, Membership, and School Ambassador programs with the NC Chapter I have made it my personal duty to ensure that we operate safely and efficiently, reaching out to those around us, finding commonality with new and potential members, and ensuring that networking and education take precedence as the NC Chapter of AMTA moves forward!