2011 AMTA National Conference

Holy cow, it’s conference time! Well, almost. 24 hours from now, I’ll be heading to the airport and then hopping a plane to Atlanta, the destination for the 2011 American Music Therapy Association national conference. I couldn’t possibly be more excited!

This will be my third national conference — I attended my first back in 2009 in sunny San Diego, and was completely hooked. So of course I attended last year’s conference in Cleveland, where I had an absolute blast (and presented my first ever 5-hour CMTE with my music therapy colleages/BFFs, Kimberly Sena Moore and Michelle Erfurt). This year proves to be just as educational and fun.

I’ll be presenting several times throughout the week, both with others and by myself. Here are the details, so that you can add them to your conference schedule (which I have yet to put together, eek!).

  • Creating an Effective Online Presence: We Did It. You Can, Too! (Kimberly, Michelle & Rachel) Friday at 7:30 am in meeting rooms 206-207.
  • How Social Media Creates New Music Therapy Advocates (Kimberly, Michelle, Rachel, et al.) Friday at 2:00 pm in Salon B.
  • The DIY Approach to Recording and Sharing Your Music (Rachel) Sunday at 8:00 am in Salon D.

If you can’t make any or all of those sessions, fear not: you can also find me at the Music Therapy Pro booth in the exhibit hall. When I’m not presenting or attending a must-see session, you can pretty much bet that I’ll be hanging out at the booth, chatting and giving attendees the scoop on the awesome MT Pro community.

And for those of you music therapists who tweet, be sure to attend the third annual Tweet-Up on Friday at 6:00 pm in the hotel bar, Mai Tai. It keeps getting bigger every year, and we’re hoping for the best turnout yet in Atlanta.

As usual, I’ll be blogging daily…so make sure to stop by and read the latest (especially if you aren’t able to attend conference this year). Oh, and don’t forget to follow the Twitter hashtag, #AMTA11.

See you in Atlanta, either in person or through the magical powers of the internet!

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