May 4, 2020
Dear CAMT Members and CAMT Conference 2020 Stakeholders,
The CAMT 2020 Conference Committee, under the guidance of the CAMT Board of Directors, is thrilled to be sharing our plans for CAMT’s 46th Annual National Conference which is taking place ONLINE starting May 23rd, 2020. Thank you for your patience as we’ve worked to create this opportunity. We are grateful for the input provided by members and other conference stakeholders which informed our decision-making.
We are very pleased to be able to shift from an in-person venue to an online platform so that our members and other conference delegates can still enrich each other about how to use music therapy to create space and nurture potential, even during the midst of the worldwide COVID-19 pandemic.
The best part of all? This conference will be FREE to all CAMT members and the fee for individuals who are not CAMT members is only $125.00 plus tax. Not only did we want to make it financially feasible for everyone to access this opportunity, but we also wanted to make it accessible to those who have fluctuating schedules. For that reason, the conference is taking place as both online scheduled events and video content that you can stream at your own pace.
There will be an Opening Keynote with Bernadette Kutarna, MA, MTA; an International Keynote with Dr. Katrina McFerran, RMT; and a Closing Keynote with Carolyn Marshall, MMT, RP, MTA. These keynotes will take place as live online presentations.
Videos from approximately 10-15 concurrent session presenters will be made available starting in late May and remain available until the end of July. There will be a mix of English and French content included in these videos and they will be released in small batches which means there will be new content to access every few weeks over the course of the summer.
Lastly, it wouldn’t be CAMT conference if there weren’t several other meetings going on, including the AGM. The Board of Directors is happy to still be able to provide these meetings through our online platform. Details about the platform for the keynotes and meetings will be shared soon.
Click on the links above for the schedule and descriptions of the meetings, presentations and video release dates we have planned.
Please note that CAMT members must register even though there is no cost for you to attend the conference. Click on the link above to register for the CAMT 2020 Online Conference.
We hope that you find these plans as exciting as we do, and we look forward to connecting with you soon!
Stay safe and be well,
Pam Lansbergen, MTA, Conference 2020 Lead
Joel Klassen, MTA, Conference 2020 Co-Lead Strategic
Emily Carruthers, MTA, Conference 2020 Co-Lead Tactical