To register for this event, log into your AMTA online account first, then click the "Register for this Event" button below and add conference registration along with any additional special courses into your shopping cart. (You may add trainings, institutes and CMTE courses to your existing registration at any time before November 1 with no price penalty, but conference registration fees - early, regular and late - are based on the date you register.) If you are a current AMTA member, you will be offered the member discount fee. If you are not a current AMTA member, but want to join AMTA and get the conference discount, you may purchase membership first, then come back to conference registration and you will be offered the member discount on your conference registration. Professional memberships purchased after October 1 will be defaulted to next year's membership. Student memberships purchased after September 1 will be defaulted to next year's membership. If you want a different year's membership than what is automatically offered (check the dates), please register by mail or by phone at 301-589-3300. Fax 301-589-5175.
You must be a member in the current year in order to take advantage of this year's conference member discounts. Members joining for next year may enjoy the conference discount next year.
Cancellation/Refund Policy: Activities are planned in advance based on the number of registrants. Full refunds cannot be made. Refunds for cancellations of any conference activities (including Trainings, Institutes, CMTE courses and others) are available by written request only and must be mailed to the AMTA national office. 80% of fees will be refunded if the request is postmarked no later than 10/02/15, 50% if the request is postmarked 10/03/15–11/06/15. NO REFUNDS will be made after 11/05/15, so please plan ahead. Refunds are processed 45 days after the conclusion of the conference. Usually, this will occur in Nov./Dec./Jan. You are responsible for providing a valid postal address where your check may be sent. Please present this check to your bank for payment as soon as possible in order to insure you are able to access the funds. Checks uncashed after 120 days will be voided.
CMTE and Other Additional Courses: CMTE courses are offered at a low-cost rate in conjunction with the conference. To enroll in a CMTE course, you must be registered for the conference on at least the day in which the CMTE course is scheduled. Pre-conference trainings and other additional course opportunities (with the exception of courses noted free for current AMTA members registered for the conference) do not require conference registration, however, you cannot register for these courses online. Please mail in registration or call the AMTA office to register for an additional course if you do not wish to also register for the conference.
What to Wear: Temperatures in hotel meeting rooms often fluctuate dramatically from hot to cold. We suggest you dress in layers so that you can adjust your apparel for different room temperatures. Dress for the conference is business casual.
Seating: There will be adequate space for each conference attendee to attend a session at each time block. However, seating is limited in individual rooms. Please arrive early for sessions if you wish to guarantee a seat. Be courteous to other attendees when entering or leaving a session. We cannot assure participation in specific, individual sessions.
Services for Persons with Disabilities: AMTA is committed to insuring full participation for conference attendees with disabilities, i.e., physical, visual, hearing, etc. Every attempt is made for full compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act. If you should require special accommodations to participate in the conference, please indicate your needs by checking the box on your registration form and contacting the AMTA National Office at least one month prior to the conference. If you require an accessible room, inform the hotel at the time that you make your reservations. Every effort will be made to ensure satisfactory participation.
A Word about Children: Conference sessions and evening events are designed for a professional audience. Children under 10 years of age may not find these events and activities interesting. Please plan to be considerate of other attendees. If you need childcare, the hotel concierge can give you information about a licensed childcare agency in the area. AMTA has not reviewed the quality of these services and accepts no responsibility. You are responsible for payment involved.
Smoking Policy: Smoking is not allowed in the sessions, meeting rooms, or the Exhibit Hall.
Copyright © 2015. American Music Therapy Association® and its logo are registered trademarks with the U.S. Patent and Trademark office. Reference herein to any specific commercial firm, commercial product, process, or service by trade name, trademark, service mark, manufacturer, or otherwise does not constitute or imply endorsement, recommendation, or favoring by AMTA. Institutes & CMTE courses are approved by the Certification Board for Music Therapists for the specified number of Continuing Music Therapy Education (CMTE) credits. AMTA (#P-051) maintains responsibility for program quality and adherence to CBMT policies and criteria. Music Therapy Assisted Childbirth is maintained by Sound Birthing (#P-131). First Sounds: Rhythm Breath and Lullaby International NICU Training is maintained by Louis Armstrong Center for Music and Medicine (#P-111). Neonatal Intensive Care Unit Training is maintained by Florida State University (#P-068). International Neurologic Music Therapy Fellowship is maintained by the Robert F. Unkefer Academy for Neurologic Music Ttherapy (#P-105). Complete session information, learning objectives, pre-requisites, qualifications and credentials of instructors, cancellation and refund policies may be found in the Official Preliminary Program online at www.musictherapy.org. Information subject to change. Up to 2 Graduate credits available for attending the conference: pre-registration and fee required; contact the AMTA office for details. Information subject to change.