Home   |   Print Page
Site Search
2019 Washington Chapter Educational Conference Information
Share |


Registration is now Open!

 New Pricing for One Day Only Classes

Agents of Change – Mission Possible


2019 Washington Chapter Educational Conference
Yakima, WA

September 14 - 15, 2019



Welcome to 2019 Educational Conference in Yakima, WA, September 14 – 15. After last year’s destination conference, we are back to a full, quick weekend of great education. The line up includes Brian Utting, Tianne Curtis, Ariel Hubbard, James Walanski and many more.  Choose from 4 hours to 16 hour classes over the 2 days.  If you are arriving Friday Night, we invite you to kick off the weekend with dessert and our Keynote Speaker Lisa Voso. All starts at 6 PM check-in with Lisa entertaining us at 8 PM.


This year the theme is “Agents of Change – Mission Possible”. We all know that massage changes people’s lives and we all have those clients that are so appreciative of our work. One massage can change a person’s life. Changing the world one massage at a time.


We continue to grow our membership in Washington. We are just over 5200 members.  It’s people like you that make our state a great place to work. The AMTA-WA board is overwhelmed with the number of members that continue to join AMTA.  We strive to make all events special. 


This year we are charging $180 for 2 days of classes for Members of AMTA.  We have buses running from Spokane and Seattle to deliver you to Yakima. Arriving Friday afternoon in time for dessert and Key Note Speaker Lisa Voso.  She’s very entertaining.


You can pack your tables and luggage underneath the coach and leave the driving to the professionals. Space is limited so plan accordingly. We will be happy to pack your tables and / or luggage as well in the storage of the busses.  Sit back and let us do the driving for you.


More details about transportation and Conference will follow on our Facebook page AMTAWASHINGTON.  Make sure you “Like Us” to receive notifications.


This year’s dinner is full of Mystery and Murder with the “Now you see it – Now you Don’t” This year’s dinner is not a fundraiser but just plain fun! The Theme of this dinner event is a diamond heist set in a museum unveiling gala. It's encouraged to dress accordingly, but all is welcome.


A warm welcome goes out to our First Time Sponsor of the Buses.  TruZen.com.  We can’t do these events without the generous donations by sponsors like them.  Check them out!  If you know someone who would like to be a sponsor, please scroll to the bottom and click on Sponsorship.  Sponsorship opportunities are limited.


On behalf of the AMTA-WA Board – Welcome to the 2019 Educational Conference in Yakima!



Michael J. Mandell, LMT

AMTA-WA Chapter President 




Registration is open!  Click here register


Don't forget to thank our Sponsors






September 13, 14, 15, 2019
Friday evening, Saturday and Sunday




Yakima Convention Center
10 N 8th St
Yakima, WA 98901


Host Hotel:

Red Lion

607 E Yakima Ave
Yakima, WA 98901
Single or Double Occupancy - $104*


*When making reservation mention AMTA



Conference Price - Registration now ends September 6

 AMTA Member  Non-Member

Early bird price June 15 – July 30


August 1 – September 6 - Registration Ends




Saturday Only                






Sunday Only

       $145      $165


Conference Price includes: Dessert Friday night, Saturday and Sunday classes, Buffet Breakfast and Buffet Lunch on Saturday and Sunday.




Other Activities

Murder Mystery Dinner $80.00
Presented by "The Murder Mystery Co - The Experts in Mystery Entertainment"
Check them out here!  Limited to 100 People




Schedule at a Glance


Friday, September 13

6 PM - 8 PM        Check into Conference at the Yakima Convention Center


8 PM                    Dessert with Keynote Speaker: Lisa Voso


Saturday, September 14

7:00 AM - 8:30 AM    Check in at Yakima Convention Center


7:30 AM - 8:45 AM    Buffet Breakfast


8 AM                         Welcome Address and Announcements

9 AM - 12 Noon        Classes


1 PM - 2 PM             Buffet Lunch


2 PM - 6 PM             Classes


7:00 PM - 11 PM      Murder Mystery Dinner



Sunday, September 15

7:00 AM - 8:30 AM    Check in at Yakima Convention Center


7:30 AM - 8:45 AM   Buffet Breakfast


9 AM - 12 Noon        Classes


1 PM - 2 PM             Buffet Lunch


2 PM - 6 PM             Classes



Registration is Open!

Register Here!


Instructor's Information


Click here for the instructor bios

Full Class Schedules Here!



Cancellation Policy

Your convention fees will be refunded minus a $25 administrative fee if written notice by email or is postmarked by July 31. No refunds will be issued after July 31, 2019.

  • On-site registration will not be allowed.
  • Mail-in registrations will not be accepted. Online registration only.
  • Online registration closes August 31, 2019.

Phone Registration Not Available

We are not able to take registrations by phone due to volunteer availability. If you have issues, please send an email to Office@amta-wa.org and we’ll try to accommodate special circumstances. One of your board members will connect with you to make the registration if needed. You will be subject to class availability at the time of registration.


Bus Sponsorship

Become a sponsor of our Buses to Yakima, WA.  Click here for more information.  More to come! Contact president@amta-wa.org for more information. Please note: As of 8/19 we did not have enough people signed up for Spokane to Yakima Bus.  So we cancelled this bus.  Seattle to Yakima has been reduced to a smaller bus so space is very limited.


ADA Accessibility

AMTA-WA will make all reasonable accommodations for those members that need extra help during the 2018 Educational Conference.  Please contact Teri Hoskins, office@amta-wa.org if you require additional assistance while in Ocean Shores and the events throughout the weekend.  Make sure you also designate on your registration that you need assistance.



AMTA-WA and the instructors have taken precautions to provide a safe environment. However, it is impossible to guarantee absolute safety in every instance. Successful completion of each AMTA-WA course does not assume proficiency in a modality or business practice. Massage therapists have the responsibility for ensuring client safety by conducting a thorough intake, devising a treatment plan, working within their scope of practice and adhering to the AMTA Code of Ethics and Standards of Practice. Massage therapists are advised to practice the techniques prior to utilizing them in a clinical setting.

  • I assume the responsibility for safety by complying with the instructor or staff’s directions and by disclosing any contraindication to receiving a massage in class.

  • I agree to release AMTA, AMTA-WA and my class instructor from all liability and responsibility for any injury, loss or damage suffered by me, my property or my clients as a result of my participation in the class and/or knowledge I have received from this course.

  • By attending this event, I agree to give AMTA-WA permission to use my photograph and/or video image in future communications and marketing materials, should my photograph or video image be taken.

  • By registering for this event, I acknowledge that I agree to the above terms.



more Calendar

The upcoming calendar is currently empty.

Click here to view past events and photos »

Association Management Software  ::  Legal