THE WORLD'S BIGGEST

SALTY EVENT IS BACK...

Salt Therapy Association Main Conference 
September 9th & 10th, 2024

 Watch Below To See What Will Be Unlocking When You Purchase Your Ticket!

NEW for 2024

Pre-Conference Business Building Day
September 8th (LIVE attendees only)

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     From: Association - Executive Team
     To: All Salty entrepreneurs

Hey Members & friends !

You spoke and we responded. From our member survey Orlando emerged as the ideal location for STAcon LIVE 2024. This southeast preference, combined with the familiarity of this returning venue, ensures a magical and accessible setting for our diverse community.

Southeast Preference: Orlando's central location in the southeast minimizes travel costs and logistics, making it a top choice among past attendees and Facility members.

A Cost-Effective Venue: We've secured a fantastic venue at a budget-friendly rate, allowing us to prioritize your conference experience without compromising affordability.

Magical Atmosphere: Orlando's vibrant atmosphere adds an extra layer of enchantment to the STAcon LIVE experience.

So Why Register for STAcon LIVE 2024?

 Join us at STAcon LIVE 2024, the premier conference for salt practitioners, business owners and saltypreneurs. This is your golden opportunity to:

NEW for 2024

Pre-conference Day Sunday September 8th
 Business Building Workshops

(An Additional Fee Applies - Live Attendees Only - 60 Available Seats)

As a special addition this year, we're hosting additional workshops on Sunday, September 8th, covering key aspects of everything salt therapy business building. Designed for existing salt business owners and for those just looking or getting started.

Marketing Mastermind: (2hr) Deep-dive and learn from salt therapy owners whats working, whats not, membership structures, bundling, retail and more. Real world, no-fluff insights. Peer-peer mastermind.

No-touch modalities: (2hr) Learn from real business owners the exact services/modalities they are layering or stacking with salt therapy for maximum ROI. 

Salt Room Design, Build, and Installation: (1hr) Gain insights into the crucial elements of creating a space optimized for salt therapy.

PLEASE NOTE: This pre-conference event is only available to in-person (LIVE) attendees and seating is limited to 60 people. You can add this ticket to your Main Conference ticket when you checkout. 

Also New for 2024

Our new Wellness Pavilion...

Step into the future of wellness!

Our new Wellness Pavilion will feature the latest no-touch treatments and modalities, showing innovative equipment to layer and stack modalities with salt therapy.

Learn more about infrared sauna, red-light therapy, cryotherapy, floatation tanks, PEMF and more!

TOP 10 REASONS

You Need To JOIN US For STAcon 2024 LIVE

Cutting-Edge Marketing Strategies

Be the first to hear about powerful new strategies, and what the Top 1% of Salt & wellness entrepreneurs are doing RIGHT NOW in our industry!

You Make A Difference

By attending STAcon LIVE 2024, you're not just investing in your future— you're also contributing to the growth and development of the salt therapy industry!
It's an opportunity to support and be part of a movement towards more innovative and effective salt therapy solutions.

Inspiration & Growth

Whether you're a seasoned salt professional or a budding saltypreneur, you'll walk away with practical strategies and ideas to grow your business and enhance your practice!

The Vendor Pavilion

Discover the latest salt therapy equipment and complimentary no-touch modalities. Equip yourself with the knowledge to stay competitive and meet the evolving needs of your clients!

Industry World-Class Speakers

Our speaker lineup features the brightest minds in salt therapy, wellness, and business. You'll gain invaluable insights from industry leaders who are at the forefront of this exciting field!

Training

Learn the latest tactics and strategies your peers are using and implementing succesfully to grow their salt business!

Swag

Every year we create cool new swag. Look for our newest designs of hats, t-shirts, tanks and hoodies!

Celebrate

Cheer on others as they receive the 2024 Salt Awards in our annual awards ceremony!

Networking & Community

Connect with like-minded individuals from around the globe. This is a golden opportunity to connect with peers, forge new partnerships, share ideas, and build relationships that could transform your career or business!

Exclusive Industry Insights

Discover the latest salt trends, research, and innovations in salt therapy. Equip yourself with the knowledge to stay competitive and meet the evolving needs of your clients!

Speakers Of STAcon LIVE 2024!

More will be posted soon...

Dr. John Ryan

Allan Share

President of the Spa Industry Association
Master of Ceremonies

Leo Tonkin

Founder Salt Therapy Association
"The Future of Salt Therapy"
Dr. John Ryan

Dr. Mark Ereth

Physician, scientist, 
inventor, social entrepreneur and Ted speaker

Dr. Daniel Layish

Board certified Pulmonary disease, critical-care, 
and sleep physician
Dr. John Ryan

Jean-Guy de Gabriac

CEO Tip Touch International
"There’s No Business without Repeat Business!"

Tara Donna Grogjesk

President, TARA Spa Therapy VP, Earthlite Spa and Wellness Products
How Smell Impacts Wellness

Tammy Pahel

VP of Spa & Wellness 
at Carillon Miami Wellness Resort

Craig Ure

Marketing Mastermind
Allan Share 
President - Spa Industry Association - United States
STA Founding Board Member
Master of Ceremonies
A 35-year veteran of the Health and Wellness industry, Allan took over as President of the Spa Industry Association (SIA) in August of 2010. The SIA is the leading trade association supporting spa, salon, resort, luxury, aesthetics, medical spa, and more. 

Who Should Attend?

STAcon is the essential conference for anyone passionate about the intersection of wellness, longevity, health, and innovation. 

SALT THERAPY BUSINESSES

Existing salt therapy business owners, staff and family who wish to keep ahead and grow in the respiratory wellness Salt therapy industry.

MEDICAL & WELLNESS BUSINESSES 

This includes integrative medicing doctors, longevity centers, and wellness businesses looking to integrate or deepen their practice in dry salt therapy therapies.

ENTREPRENEURS & BUSINESS OWNERS

Individuals aiming to launch or expand their presence in the health, wellness & longevity industry, especially within the Respiratory wellness Salt therapy industry.

INVESTORS & FRANCHISEES

Savvy investors, Franchisors and Franchisees interested in exploring lucrative opportunities in the rapidly growing field of wellness, longevity and Salt Therapy.

Attend STAcon for unparalleled insights into the Salt Therapy industry, networking with leading professionals, and discovering the latest trends in health, longevity and wellness.

THE CONFERENCE VENUE
Wyndham® Lake Buena Vista
Disney Springs™ Resort

Two Options to Book, Two Ways to Stay!

Wyndham Garden Lake Buena Vista
$104/ night + $25 resort fee      

To book your room at the Wyndham Garden Lake Buena Vista Disney Springs Resort, dial 844-482-8444. (Toll Free)

Wyndham Lake Buena Vista
$129/ night + $25 resort fee

To book your room at the Wyndham Lake Buena Vista Disney Springs Resort, dial 800-624-4109 (Toll Free). 

Location & Recreation

  • On Walt Disney World® Resort Property
  • Walking Distance to Disney Springs™ 
  • Complimentary Transportation to Orlando Premium Outlets
  • ​Walking Distance to Crossroad Shopping Plaza
  • ​Short Drive from Orlando International Airport
  • ​Complimentary Transportation to and from: Magic Kingdom, EPCOT, Disney's Hollywood Studios Theme Park, Animal Kingdom Park, Planet Hollywood, Typhoon Lagoon, and Blizzard Beach
  • 2 Lighted Tennis Courts and Basketball 
  • 2 Outdoor Swimming Pools (Main Pool is Heated)
  • Children's Pool and Recreational Area
  • ​Outdoor Hot Tub
  • ​Video Game Room
  • ​Fitness Center
  • ​Onsite Activities Director
  • ​Regulation Beach Volleyball Court

Special Room Rate

$179/ night + taxes

Hyatt Regency Downtown Indianapolis
One South Capitol Avenue
Indianapolis, Indiana
Book your lodging accommodation online and save with our group code G-SALT. Click the button below to reserve your room at the Hyatt Regency Indianapolis.

Important:
Please Book Your Hotel Room by August 21, 2023.
Check-In Date: September 10, 2023
Check-Out Date: September 13, 2023
For telephone reservations, please call:
(800) 233-1234 and mention Salt Therapy Association for the special room rate. 

**When Booking: This Room Rate is only Available for September 10-13, please only choose days within that range of dates.**

Location

  • Located downtown in the heart of one of the midwest's most exciting cities
  • ​Easy commute to and from the nearby IND Airport (about 15 minutes)
  • ​Starbucks Coffee located within the Hotel
  • ​Indoor Pool & 24-hour Fitness Center

Recreation

  • Wholesale District: unique restaurants, bars, shopping, museums, attractions sports & concert venues.
  • Mass Ave Arts District: urban chic restaurants, breweries, boutiques, and art galleries.
  • Steps away from Lucas Oil Stadium: 
    home of the Indianapolis Colts
  • 5 on-site dining options

Local Attractions

Located within the famed 2.5-mile Indianapolis Motor Speedway oval, the IMS Museum collection encompasses automobiles and artifacts representing more than a century of Indianapolis 500 culture, drama and competition, plus vehicles representing NASCAR, Formula One, American short-track racing, drag racing and motorcycles.
Located in White River State Park along the scenic riverbanks, the Indianapolis Zoo offers 64 acres of both indoor and outdoor animal attractions as well as three additional acres of outdoor gardens. Open year round with hours that vary by season, guests can explore more than 1,200 animals of approximately 230 species as well as 47,000 plants specimens.

Gettiing  To & From

Indianapolis International Airport (IND)

Ground Transportation Center

All ground transportation services at Indianapolis International Airport are located on Level 1 of the Parking Garage. The GTC is a one-stop shop for rental cars, taxi and limousine service, commercial bus and shuttle service.

For information, call (317)-487-7243 or visit www.ind.com and click on Parking & Transportation.
How far is Hyatt Regency Indianapolis from airport?

The distance between Indianapolis Airport (IND) and Hyatt Regency Indianapolis is  13.7 miles.

Conference Agenda

(topics and speakers yet to come)

Sunday 8th - Pre-conference Event -  12.00noon - 5.30pm

Monday 9th - Day 1 Main Conference - 9.00am-5.30pm

Tuesday 10th - Day 2 Main Conference - 9.00am - 3.30pm

What Attendees Are Saying

Amazing Outcomes from the Past 6 Years

This conference helps to rejuvenate me, remind me why I do what I do, it helps grow my passion…there have been a lot of great educators that have been with us this past day and a half and I’ve found really valuable information.

Tammra Reiss
The Salt Room Lake County, Wisconsin





There is no other event where you can connect with so many like-minded business owners. If you’re serious about entering the salt therapy business, or curious how adding the service to your current offerings could boost revenue, you need to attend STAcon!

Donna Caruso
Eleventh Element Relaxation Spa, Pennsylvania

Conference Agenda

(topics and speakers yet to come)

Sunday 8th - Pre-conference Event -  12.00am - 5.30pm

Monday 9th - Day 1 Main Conference - 9.00am-5.30pm

Tuesday 10th - Day 2 Main Conference - 9.00am - 3.30pm

USING SALT THERAPY FOR PULMONARY REHABILITATION

Dr. Tami Peavy MBA, MPT, DPT, CEO 

THE IMPACT OF INDOOR AIR ON RESPIRATORY WELLNESS

Patti Olinger

HOW WE STARTED, GREW & EXPANDED OUR SALT BUSINESS

Kari and Warren Shulman, Facility Owners, Entrepreneurs and Franchisor

WHATS IN OUR BREATH?

Panos Papadiamantis

UNDERSTANDING TODAY'S FINANCE OPTIONS

Dustin Christianson, Brickhouse Capital

WHAT ELSE CAN YOU DO WITH SALT THERAPY

Elana Scholl

PANEL: SALT, SAUNA, FLOAT & CRYO

AI DEMISTIFIED: USING AI TO OUTSMART, OUTPACE & OUTSELL YOUR COMPETITION!

Craig Ure, Marketing Mastermind

Tuesday, September 12

(Subject to Change - Updated August 11th)

SALT THERAPY ASSOCIATION UPDATES

Leo Tonkin, Founder & CEO of SALT Chamber & Founding Director of STA

INTEGRATING SALT THERAPY INTO A MEDSPA PRACTICE

Dr. Staci Blume, Owner of Well Infused

SALT & SAUNA: WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW

Interview Discussion

MARKETING RESPIRATORY WELLNESS TO CONSUMERS

Miles Hawley, CEO of Recipe-Design

HEALTHIER AIR: WHAT CAN WE DO?

Dr. John Ryan

HOW WE GOT 122+ NEW CUSTOMERS in 90 DAYS

Josh Cherry

HOW TO BE SUCCESFULL WITH EQUINE SALT THERAPY

Brian Hauck

SOUND BATHS, BOWLS & RITUALS

Christine Hays

READY, (MIND) SET, NETWORK

Cassandra Mays

THE FUTURE OF WELLNESS

Jessica Wadley - Oakworks

SALTY AWARDS

Leo Tonkin, Founder & CEO of SALT Chamber & Founding Director of STA

INFLAMATION: LYMPHATIC, COMPRESSION

PANEL: SALT ROOM EXPERIENCES & LAYERING MODALITIES

Past Sponsors

SINCE 2018, STAcon LIVE HAS SOLD OUT

Come To Just One STAcon LIVE And You'll See Why...

Frequently Asked Questions

Venue/Accommodations

STAcon LIVE 2024 Dates (the “Event”)
STAcon LIVE 2024 begins on Sunday September 8th with a morning Registration and Workshops.  A Welcome Reception will be held at approximately 6:00 pm on Sunday evening. 
Which Hotel is this at?
The Wyndham in Disney Springs, Orlando, Florida. Hotel booking information will be made available later this November for the Wyndham Lake Buena Vista at Disney Springs. 
Is there a room block?
Hotel booking information is now availabe for the Wyndham Lake Buena Vista at Disney Springs. 
Wyndham Lake Buena Vista Tower - $129.00
Which Airport to fly into?
Orlando International Airport (MCO).

Tickets and Registration

What is the price difference between In-Person and Virtual Event tickets?
- There is no price difference.
- Currently, Virtual Tickets and In-Person Tickets are both $599 $299 for Facility Members and $349 for Individual Associate Members and Non-Members right now! The price of tickets will increase as we get closer to the Conference. Secure your ticket today.
What is the Refund Policy?
Because of the limited availability of seats for STAcon LIVE 2024, you will need to contact us no later than August 11th, 2024 (30 days before the Event) if you are unable to attend.
I live outside of the United States, do you have special pricing based on our exchange rate?
No, at this time, all tickets are $599 $299 for Facility Members and $349 for Individual Associate Members and Non-Members. USD.
How can I buy bulk tickets?
- Each person needs to purchase their own individual ticket using their own distinct, unique email address. Don't register different people using the same email address.
- At this time, all tickets are $599 $299 for Facility Members and $349 for non-members.
- If you have a large group, please contact us to discuss a bulk ticket option.
Can I purchase a ticket onsite the day of the event?
No, all tickets must be purchased in advance. 
My country doesn’t allow travel, how can I attend?
If you are unable to attend the Event in person, you can purchase a virtual ticket and attend that way.

Event General Questions

 I'm a Facility Member bringing guests, how much do they pay? 
Guests of Facility Members pay the Facility Member price.
I'm trying to book my travel. What times do I need to know about?
Registration will begin in the morning on Sunday, followed by workshops. A Welcome Reception will take place at 6:00 pm that evening. The Conference will begin at 9:00 am on Monday and conclude in the late afternoon/early evening of Tuesday. 

*If you plan to attend the Business-building Pre-conference workshops on Sunday, the 8th we recommend that you plan to arrive on Saturday evening. 
 Can anyone attend this event?
Yes, if you want to learn the latest Salt Therapy business insights, trends, and marketing strategies working today to rapidly generate new clients, then STAcon LIVE 2024 is for you!
 Can I Bring My Spouse Or A Guest?
Yes, of course! Just please note, because there is limited seating & associated food & beverage costs, every person must purchase a ticket to enter the event. Guests of Facility Members pay the Facility Member price and guests of Individual Associates and Non-Members pay that price.
What is the deadline for deciding if I will be attending in person or virtually?
August 1 is the deadline for notifying us if you will be attending in person or virtually. 
Are there Sponsorship/Vendor opportunities for my business?
For information on how to exhibit your products, services, or equipment as a Vendor, or to become a Sponsor of STAcon LIVE 2024 please contact us at info@salttherapyassociation.org.
What is the Event schedule going to be?
- Registration will start on Sunday morning, with the NEW business-building workshops in the late morning into the afternoon, and will conclude with an evening reception. Then, the conference event officially starts on Monday at 9am, and will conclude on Tuesday at 5pm. 
- Daily schedules will be published on the Conference website and will be included in your Welcome Package.
- We do reserve the right to change this schedule at any time.
Does the hotel offer free parking?
The Wyndham and Wyndham Garden offer both valet and self-parking services. Gated self-parking fee is available for $22.00 plus tax per night, per vehicle. Valet parking is available for $28.00 plus tax per night, per vehicle; Event parking is $15.00 plus tax per day, per vehicle.
Are pets allowed in the Event?
- No, the Hotel does NOT allow pets in their hotel.
- If you have a service animal, please reach out to us in advance so we can help coordinate. 
Will there be an opportunity to meet the Speakers?
Yes, our Meet The Experts Happy Hour will take place at around 5:30 pm on Monday evening.
Will any meals be provided with my Event ticket?
Your registration fee includes hors d'oeuvres at the Sunday reception and lunch on Monday and Tuesday. Drinks are available at the Sunday reception via a cash bar.
What is the difference between IN PERSON and VIRTUAL tickets?
Both experiences are going to be amazing! The difference is: in person, you will be in Orlando, Florida at the event space and get to meet and network with your "Salty Community" and the speakers, as well as visit the Vendor area; virtual can be watched anywhere in the world where there is internet access :)
Will all of the speakers be present at the event or will they present over zoom on tv/big screen?
We are hoping to have all speakers in person at STAcon LIVE 2024, but some may be virtual.
Will there be a conference app that we can download?
No, we do not have a conference app at this time. 
Who are the speakers this year?
We will be releasing the speaker line up as we get closer to the Event.
How many People will be at this Event?
We plan on having about 300 people in attendance LIVE. Of course, this number is subject to change.
Are we allowed to record audio/video at the event?
No, recording or live streaming of the event is strictly prohibited. We encourage you to take pictures!

Age Limitations

Is there an age limit to attend? 
You must be at least 18 years old to attend.
Can I bring my baby/kids?
No, this Event is not appropriate for young children.  In the past, many members have used this as a family vacation opportunity, where the salt therapy facility owner/enthusiast attends the Conference, the family enjoys local attractions.

Seating

If I come in person will I be guaranteed to sit in the Main/Large ballroom?
We intend to make the in-person experience amazing for everyone that attends. We plan and hope for everyone to be able to see LIVE speakers if they attend in person.
Is there a VIP/Preferred seating area?
At this time, there is no VIP or Preferred seating.
Do you make special accommodations for those with physical limitations?
Yes. Special Early Access is available. Please reach out to info@salttherapyassociation.org.

Safety

Can you tell me what health and safety precautions are going to be in place?
- We will continue to analyze and make determination on appropriate precautions. 
- Masks and hand sanitizer will be available. We will also be adhering to Florida's and the hotels policies and guidelines that are in place at the time of the event.
What happens if I get sick while travelling to the Event and/ or get sick at the Event?
- If at the Event, please provide us with notice; we will send out more details closer to the Event. 
- If you get sick before the Event (see above).
- If you get sick at the Event, we ask that you notify us and do not attend. 

Exhibitors & Vendors

Interested in Vendor and Sponsorship Opportunities?

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