Hello Friends and Members of MAR-AMTA!
We are so excited to announce registration is officially OPEN (1/05/23) for our 2023 IN PERSON MAR-AMTA Annual Conference! We are so looking forward to hosting you all once again in the beautiful city of Niagara Falls, NY at the Niagara Falls Convention Center & Sheraton Hotel!
|AMTA Member Early Bird (CLOSED)||AMTA Member||Non-Member Early Bird (CLOSED)||Non-Member|
|CMTE (3 Hour)||$41||$51|
|CMTE (5 Hour)||$67||$84|
|Processing Fee (CMTE w/out conference)||$15||$15|
|Pre-Conference Institute 1 Day||$112||$134|
|Pre-Conference Institute 2 Day||$134||$150|
|Online Only (All)||$246||$260|
|AMTA Member Early Bird(CLOSED)||AMTA Member||Non-Member Early Bird(CLOSED)||Non-Member|
|Online Only (All)||$90||$110|
If you are a member of AMTA, you will receive an email from firstname.lastname@example.org with the “AMTA Member Code”. This will be used to receive the AMTA Member registration discount for the conference. Registration will CLOSE on February 28th, 2022 at 12:00am. Here is the link and QR Code to our registration portal which has all information regarding the various registration options and the conference: MAR-AMTA 2023 Conference Registration
To see our current offerings of concurrent sessions, please follow this link: Concurrent Sessions 2023.
To see our continued education offerings (i.e. CMTEs) please follow this link: Continuing Education Sessions 2023
To review the schedule of the conference, please follow this link:
2023 MAR-AMTA Conference Schedule (this will be updated as needed)
For Pre-Conference Institute A and Pre-Conference Institute B, see our linked post: Pre-Conference Institutes A&B
To see our Frequently Asked Questions, please follow this link: FAQ Sheet
Our Keynote speaker will be Jana Stanfield, an acclaimed international speaker and songwriter who has received rave reviews internationally. She is known as “The Queen of Heavy Mental,” Jana describes her music as “psychotherapy you can dance to.” With soaring vocals, acoustic arrangements, and meaningful lyrics, Jana Stanfield says her goal is to use her music to give people a “faith-lift.” Her fans say the music is the ideal alternative to Prozac… all the mood elevation with none of the water retention. Through the global charity she co-founded, “Together We Can Change the World,” she helps women and children in need of education, and leads volun-tour trips with the theme, “The Life You Change May Be Your Own.”
“Jana is a multi-faceted, multi-talented person who can deliver the results you’re looking for. She can make a huge difference in your life, the life of your conference, and the life of your organization.” ~ Jack Canfield, CEO Chicken Soup for the Soul Enterprises. You can find her YouTube Channel here: Jana Stanfield YouTube
The 2023 MAR-AMTA conference will be held at the Sheraton Niagara Falls & Niagara Falls Convention Center from March 9th – March 11th, 2023. One of the many benefits of staying at the conference hotel is that attendees can receive a discounted hotel room. Not to mention you are directly across the street from all the events!
Registrants will have two ways to book their hotel rooms utilizing the conference discount:
- By calling 716-278-2695 and providing our organization name “Mid-Atlantic Region of the American Music Therapy Association”.
- Clicking this link (Reservation Link). If you are coming in a day early, or staying a day longer, you will have to adjust the dates at the top of the page.
You will only be able to receive the conference discount rate until February 17th, 2023 at midnight. This means you must make your reservations before February 16th, 2023 at 11:59pm. If you make your reservations after February 17th, please call 716-278-2695 and request the group rate with the name of our organization “Mid-Atlantic Region of the American Music Therapy Association”.
While we understand that COVID-19 is ever changing, we are hopeful to continue providing both in-person and recorded educational opportunities for our region. Due to ever changing needs COVID-19 requires, we will be following both local, state, and national recommendations. These precautions are subject to change at any time per the CDC recommendations and at the discretion of the MAR-AMTA Executive Board:
- Masks will be optional. A N95, KN95 and KF94 are the current recommendations by the CDC.
- Implementation of a 3-tiered system of social contact consisting of hugs/handshakes (green), elbow taps (yellow), or no contact (red) which will be visible on registrants name tags.
- An increased number of hand sanitizing stations and cleaning supplies available.
Following the success of our online conferences, feedback from members, and to create more accessibility, MAR-AMTA Conferences will continue to record and place concurrent sessions online. This will allow individuals to see ALL concurrent sessions, rather than just sessions they attend! ALL individuals who register for a FULL conference (Non-member, Member, Student) will have access to the recordings for 30 days once the videos are available. CMTE’s & Pre-Conference Institutes will NOT be recorded and must be attended live. We have continued the “Online Only” registration option. This will once again be for individuals who do not wish to attend the conference in person, but still wish to receive the CMTE credits for attending a conference. A link and password will be sent at a later date.
If you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to reach out to Timothy Doak (email@example.com) and Ian Vereen (firstname.lastname@example.org). We look forward to welcoming you to the conference this year!
Timothy Doak, MS, LCAT, MT-BC
VP for Conference Planning, MAR-AMTA
Conference Updates and Announcements
Past MAR Conferences
More information about previous Mid-Atlantic Region Music Therapy Conferences is available in the conference archives. Click here to access the archives.