#AMTA16 is 2 weeks from today!  Oh behalf of the local and national planning committees, we can’t wait to welcome you to Sandusky, Ohio!  Here are all the things you need to know as you plan, pack and prepare for #AMTA16!

The OFFICIAL CONFERENCE PROGRAM is here!  Click the link or go to musictherapy.org/events and click the Conference Program (PDF Download) button under the conference logo.  This is your one stop shop to access every event at conference.

JIM BRICKMAN!!!  Have you heard?!?!  The Grammy Nominated Pianist will be performing at Opening Session, Thursday, November 10th at 730pm.  You won’t want to miss this!  He is a huge supporter of Music Therapy a great musician and song writer and very funny!

What to bring: Northeast Ohio is typically cool this time of year.  Since conference will take place very close to Lake Erie, we recommend packing layers (cardigans, scarves, etc) and bringing a Fall jacket if you plan to venture off site as it does get as low as the 40’s at night.  If you plan to take advantage of the waterpark, pack your swimsuit, but no need to pack a towel as those are provided.  There is a wonderland of indoor slides, pools, activities and a lazy river to enjoy in warmth!  Also, consider bringing your device–Kalahari has FREE wifi everywhere and it’s good.  Lastly, bring some cash! Opening Night the Exhibit Hall will be jam packed with vendors and the Take-A-Chance Raffle, where you can win an array of awesome swag with all proceeds benefiting AMTA.

What to do at Kalahari and the surrounding Sandusky area: The hospitality team has curated a plethora of things to see and places to get good eats both on and off site.  Be sure to check out the attractions page, dining page and venue page so you can plan your meals and activities with your colleagues and friends!  You can also check out our AMTA16 Pinterest page here for direct links to restaurants and reservations.  They will also have a booth set up by the registration table with coupons and general information about the area.

How to get around: if you haven’t figured out how to get around Sandusky or are still planning your travel arrangements from CLE Airport to Kalahari, be sure to check out the Travel page for information on rides all over the NE Ohio area.

Still interested in CMTE’s?  Check out all the CMTE Spotlight posts on this blog and consider adding one to your schedule!

#AMTA16 – be sure to tag your Instagram, FB, and Twitter posts with the hashtag #AMTA16 so music therapists at conference and around the world can stay up to date on conference!

Travel safe and we will see you in 2 weeks or less!



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