ABMP School Forum for Massage and Bodywork Educators

An exterior image of the Wigwam hotel, home to the 2023 ABMP School Forum for massage educators

Registration is Open for the 2023 ABMP School Forum!

We are excited to share the news that the 2023 ABMP School Forum will take place April 28–29, 2023, at the Wigwam Hotel in Phoenix, Arizona. Registration is $199 per attendee—ABMP Premier School Members get one free spot, and ABMP Enhanced Schools get a discounted spot at $99.*

Register Now

* Free and discounted registration cannot be reserved online. If you are an ABMP Premier or Enhanced School Member, call us at 800-458-2267 or email education@abmp.com to claim your free registration. Event registration cancellation policy: If cancelled 30 days before the event, 100% refund of registration fee. If cancelled within 30 days of the event, 50% refund of registration fee.

2023 Presentation Lineup

Keynote with Les Sweeney, ABMP President and CEO

"How to Inspire Self-Care Lifestyles”" with Heath & Nicole Reed of Living Metta

"Using Cultural Intelligence to Disrupt Bias and Embrace BEAUTY+" with Janet Williams of Progressive Discoveries

"Better Thinking, Better Learning, Better World" with Anne Williams of Massage Mastery Online

"The UnSession: Your Topics, Your Questions, Your Session" with Kristin Coverly, ABMP Director of Professional Education

Travel and Lodging Information

Please note: The registration fee for the 2023 ABMP School Forum does not include lodging. Attendees receive a discounted room rate at the Wigwam Hotel when booking online using this link. For information on how to get to the hotel, go to www.wigwamarizona.com/our-resort/getting-there. To make reservations by phone call 623-258-4676 and choose option 1 to be connected to the Reservations team and use block code ABD27CI. Group rates will be honored for 3 days before the group contracted arrival date of April 27, 2023, and 3 days after group contracted departure date of May 2, 2023, based on availability. Reservations must be made by April 6, 2023.

Advice from 2022 ABMP School Forum Attendees

"It's a must to attend an ABMP School Forum and see what others are doing, not doing, why, and most importantly to know that you are not alone. It's great to have support and more knowledge in the field we have chosen." —Lisa, Keplinger Institute & Ivy Tech Community College

"The ABMP School Forum was a game-changer type of conference. Meeting the people that are behind ABMP's educational team and others was amazing and really made me feel as if someone is out there who cares and wants to help our schools be the best!" —Renee, Chattanooga State Community College

"At our school, we live by the motto 'Collaboration, Not Competition.' This forum is the perfect epitome of this in action. Not only did we learn from presenters, we learned from each other. You could almost feel the growth that was happening in the room." —Michelle, ASIS Massage Education

"Attending the School Forum was an informative and inspiring experience. It was great to network with other professionals who are passionate about the world of massage therapy. The speakers were very educated and provided a lot of valuable information for the attendees." —Selene, American Institute

"The 2022 ABMP School Forum was just what my massage soul needed. It was welcoming, informative, open to various viewpoints, extremely supportive, and fun. I made so many connections I did not expect to make. It was a heartfelt event that also gave me knowledge and tools to develop to become more proficient and do my job better. Lastly, spending time with ABMP reminded me of what a professional and well-run organization I'm affiliated with. I could not be more proud or have more confidence in my choice to be a member." —Michelle, Lincoln Tech-Moorestown

"This forum changed the way we will operate in the future. I was not inspired by the topic names when I signed up but mostly wanted to network with other schools. I was completely surprised by how enlightening the topics actually were. The presenters did an excellent job and the information was applicable. It was well worth the time and expense of attending. I look forward to the next one." —Amy, Kentucky School of Massage

"This year's ABMP School Forum has really changed my life! I was able to feel less isolated, more connected, and part of the bigger picture, and was also able to meet some wonderful support people who made us all feel as if we were vitally important and part of the bigger picture of massage therapy in the United States!" —Jeremy, Healing Mountain Massage School

Thank You to Our 2022 Sponsors!

You can see all of our amazing sponsors, enter exclusive giveaways, and watch educational videos and connect with their offerings at www.abmp.com/abmp-school-forum-sponsors.


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