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Massage Board Executive (MBE) Summit
April 3-5, 2024
Savannah, Georgia 


Thompson Savannah Hotel
201 Port Street
Savannah, Georgia 31401


The Massage Board Executive (MBE) Summit provides opportunities for executive directors from each member state board or agency to gather and discuss key issues of mutual concern and share experiences that may benefit others. 


Sessions may include (tentative and subject to change):

  • Interstate Massage Compact (IMpact) Industry Panel and IMpact Mythbusting
  • Operation Nightingale | Fraud in Education
  • Future of Regulation – Part 1: Cultural, Societal, & Generational Contexts
    (Drivers of change: the rise of skepticism in government, institutions, and expertise; the decline of standards; increase in individualism and intolerance, decline of resilience/grit, influence of social media)
  • Future of Regulation Part 2: Developing Strategies
  • Open Mic with FSMTB
  • Importance of and Need for Licensing Standardization and Uniformity
  • The State of Massage Education – Identifying the Issues
    (Initial education standards, Dept of Ed rulemaking, school approval/recognition process gaps, apprenticeships, hybrid/distance education variability, exam eligibility process)
  • The State of Massage Education - Potential Solutions
  • Where Do We Go From Here? (FSMTB Strategic Planning and Initiatives)


Please Note: FSMTB covers travel, hotel accommodations, meals, and program registration expenses for the Massage Board Executive Director from each state.

Additional administrative staff members and board counsel are welcome to attend, with travel, accommodation, and registration at the state or individual's expense. Program meals are included in registration.

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Eric Busick-Managing Director