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2022 
Schedule

PLAN YOUR EXPERIENCE

It's your choice -

load up on new information with workshops before the conference, or just come for the main event.

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CPO Certification Course

Wednesday

August 24

8 am - 6 pm

The CPO training course is one of the most respected certifications in the pool and spa industry. Commercial pools are often required to have CPO certified staff members on hand. The course is an excellent primer of pool/spa sanitation, equipment, and operation. While the course itself is not built to be oriented toward float tanks, this class will be taught by Dr. Roy Vore, who you may have seen speak at previous Float Conference. Dr. Vore will help put the information in the context of a float center. 

Read more about it here.

FTS Start A Center Workshop

Thursday

August 25

9 am - 6 pm

Friday

August 26

9 am - 1 pm

The Start a Center Workshop is a 1.5 day course hosted by Float Tank Solutions before the Float Conference. The course will include pragmatic and hands-on information, including sections on construction, float tank maintenance, cleaning schedules and operations, regular expenses and finances, and float specific marketing

Read more about it here.

Main Conference

Friday

August 26

9 am - 5 pm

Workshops + Activities

6 pm

Welcome Party at Float Harder

Saturday

August 27

9 am - 5 pm

Conference Sessions

7 pm

Party at Bayside Bowl

Sunday

August 28

10 am - 4 pm

Conference Sessions

This year's Float Conference will be another hybrid event - join us in Portland or online!

In Portland: 

Speakers will fly in from all over the world to share their expertise about float research, sanitation, tank maintenance, small business operations, float center marketing, and so much more. Presenters will facilitate hands-on workshops covering topics like marketing and business needs. And you can finally take some time for self care with our wellness sessions, like qi gong, light therapy, and didgeridoo. Conference sponsors will have booths, highlighting the latest products and services they offer for the float industry. We'll have incredible networking experiences, including intimate group discussions, lunches and breaks, and epic parties! Plus, there may or may not be an award for the most hugs given. 

Virtually: 

We want to make sure that anyone unable to travel this August is still able to gain valuable knowledge from the Float Conference! Our simplified virtual experience will include a livestream of the main stage, a chance to learn about the sponsors, and ability to chat with fellow attendees. And don't worry - virtual attendees will still be able to party!

Read more about it here.

Detailed Schedule

Main Stage Presentations will be live streamed & available as videos after the conference.

Workshops and wellness sessions are only available at the in person event in Portland Maine. 

All times are in Eastern Standard Time.

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Day
Time
Session
Presenter
Session Type
Wed
8:00 AM
CPO Class (pre-registration required)
Dr. Roy Vore
Workshop
Thu
9:00 AM
Start a Center Workshop Day 1 (pre-registration required)
Float Tank Solutions
Workshop
Fri
8:00 AM
Qi Gong
Nadia Linda Hole
Wellness Session
Fri
8:00 AM
Morning Run Group
James Harder
Wellness Session
Fri
9:00 AM
Start a Center Workshop Day 2 (pre-registration required)
Float Tank Solutions
Workshop
Fri
9:00 AM
Qi Gong Workshop
Nadia Linda Hole
Workshop
Fri
9:00 AM
How to take Float Photography that Pops!
Dylan Calm
Workshop
Fri
11:00 AM
Human Design
Rachel Benton
Workshop
Fri
11:00 AM
Roller Disco!
Float Conference / Float Harder
Party
Fri
1:00 PM
Breaking Up With Stress: Using Reiki to improve business operations and staff/client interactions.
Kat Roberts
Workshop
Fri
1:30 PM
Wet & Dry: The Synergy Between Float and Salt Therapy
Leo Tonkin
Workshop
Fri
2:00 PM
Float Center / Duck Bus Tour (pre-registration required)
Float Harder, Foundation House, Maine Duck Bus Tours
Party
Fri
6:00 PM
Welcome Party
Float Harder!
Party
Fri
6:00 PM
Virtual Welcome Party
Float Conference
Virtual Party
Sat
8:00 AM
Qi Gong
Nadia Linda Hole
Wellness Session
Sat
9:00 AM
Official Conference Opening
Stephen Johnson
Main Stage Presentation
Sat
9:15 AM
Where is the heart in floating?
Glenn Perry
Main Stage Presentation
Sat
9:40 AM
Whole-body Photobiomodulation for fibromyalgia and other pain syndromes
James Carroll
Main Stage Presentation
Sat
9:40 AM
Resilience, the art of not drowning.
Marilyn Melendez
Workshop
Sat
10:15 AM
Break
Break
Sat
10:45 AM
A randomized controlled trial of Floatation-REST in anxiety and depression
McKenna Garland
Main Stage Presentation
Sat
11:00 AM
Reclaim You
Rachelle Gagne
Workshop
Sat
11:15 AM
Floating With Sharks: John C. Lilly and the CIA's Mind Control Operations
Marshall Hammond
Main Stage Presentation
Sat
11:40 AM
TBD
Dr. Flux
Main Stage Presentation
Sat
12:15 PM
Ghost Gear - Float-inspiried Art at the Float Conference
Carter Shappy
Main Stage Presentation
Sat
12:30 PM
Lunch
Break
Sat
2:00 PM
Updates from the FTA!
Floatation Tank Association
Main Stage Presentation
Sat
2:25 PM
Breathing & Floatation
James Nestor
Main Stage Presentation
Sat
2:55 PM
Break
Break
Break
Sat
2:55 PM
Creating an organic sales funnel to increase returning guests
Kim Hannan
Workshop
Sat
2:55 PM
Guided Breathing Session
Samuel Whiting
Wellness Session
Sat
3:55 PM
Investigating neural effects during floating: Is there a 'theta state'?
Dr. Joel Frohlich
Main Stage Presentation
Sat
4:35 PM
Between the Sheets with Graham and Ashkahn
Graham and Ashkahn
Main Stage Presentation
Sat
5:00 PM
FTA Member Party
FTA
Party
Sat
7:00 PM
Saturday Party
Float Conference
Party
Sun
9:00 AM
Qi Gong
Nadia Linda Hole
Wellness Session
Sun
10:00 AM
Opening
Stephen Johnson
Main Stage Presentation
Sun
10:05 AM
The value of floating for chronic pain, traumatic brain injury, auto-immune disease and sleep.
Dr. David Berv
Main Stage Presentation
Sun
10:35 AM
Fundamentals of Nature: Breathing Practice for Metabolic Health, Longevity, and Wellbeing
Samuel Whiting
Main Stage Presentation
Sun
10:35 AM
Floating for Lucidity; the Alternate Waking States Induction Method (AWSIM!)
Richard Bonk
Workshop
Sun
11:10 AM
Break
Break
Sun
11:40 AM
Longitudinal Impact of Floatation Therapy on Eating Disorder Symptoms and Body Image: A Randomized Clinical Efficacy Trial
Emily Choquette
Main Stage Presentation
Sun
12:10 PM
The Basics of Graphic Design for the Busy Business Owner
Kathryn Sullivan
Main Stage Presentation
Sun
12:35 PM
A shot at the stars: Launching the Float Research Collective
Dr. Justin Feinstein
Main Stage Presentation
Sun
1:10 PM
Lunch
Break
Sun
2:40 PM
Regulations, Guidelines and Best Practices: How to Float the Line
Jenn Huang
Main Stage Presentation
Sun
2:40 PM
Membership Sales - Role Play and Sales Training Tips
Mandy Rowe
Workshop
Sun
3:10 PM
Microbiology II: So what is life?
Dr. Roy Vore
Main Stage Presentation
Sun
3:40 PM
Official Closing
Stephen Johnson
Main Stage Presentation
Sun
4:00 PM
Unofficial Closing Party
Float Conference
Party