2017 BMCA Conference

 Photo of the San Marcos River by Jerry Touchstone Kimmel

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This year's conference will take place at Texas State University in San Marcos, TX which is located just 30-minutes from Austin. Something new for this year's conference is the addition of another full day of workshops and offerings.  We hope to see you there! In the meantime, please email operations [at] bmcassociation [dot] org (subject: 2017%20BMCA%20Conference) (Ellen), BMCA Director of Operations or tsmith818 [at] nycap [dot] rr [dot] com (subject: 2017%20BMCA%20Conference) (Toni Smith), Conference Chair, with questions.

July 25-30, 2017
Texas State University
San Marcos, TX, USA
Main Conference:
July 27-30, 2017
July 25/26: Barbara Dilley
July 26/27: Jens Johannsen


2017 BMCA Conference Program

Register Fees Accommodations/Dining Travel/Parking

Welcome to the Conference! information for registrants
(Word document only, updated July 21, 2017)

Silent Auction Info

To view a lisitng of BMCA Continuing Educaiton credits, please refer to pages 48-52 of the Conference program linked above.


If you are interested in volunteering, please fill out our Volunteer Form.

A small amount of Financial Aid for main conference fees is available for BMCA members. Applications are accepted on a rolling basis until April 30, 2017. 


Main Conference Fees:

  • If registering prior to April 30, 2017, a non-refundable $100 deposit is required and will secure your discounted registration and place at the conference. All registrations after April 30, 2017 require full payment upon checkout.
  • All payment balances are due on or by April 30, 2017 and will be automatically charged.
  • Please note, main conference fees do NOT include the pre-conferences, meals or accommodations.
  • The fees and additional generous BMCA Member, BMCSM student and Texas State University current faculty and student discounts are listed below.
  • PLEASE NOTE: BMCA has made a contractual commitment to presenters. Consequently, there will be no refunds of any kind offered by BMCA after April 30, 2017.  
​Early Bird Registration through February 28, 2017 
Registration through April 30, 2017
Registration through June 30, 2017
Registration after June 30, 2017 
Presenter’s Registration 

Main Conference Discounts:
BMCA Member (-$50), BMCA Member not residing in North America (-$75)
Currently enrolled SBMC student (-$25), Texas State University current faculty/student (-$50)

Pre-Conference fees: 

Tuesday, July 25 (2-5PM) and Wednesday, July 26 (9AM-12PM)
Contemplative Dance Practice: A Dancer’s Meditation Hall/A Meditator’s Dance Hall
Presenter: Barbara Dilley

Wednesday, July 26 (2-5PM) and Thursday, July 27 (9AM-12PM)
Embodying Flow
Presenter:  Jens Johannsen

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Texas State dormitory accommodations are within quick walking distance to the main conference building and a 10-minute walk from downtown San Marcos. Rooms can be booked directly on your registration form.
Room rates are: $40 per night for a single room and $30 for a double/shared room.

  • All rooms are air-conditioned.
  • All rooms share a communal hall bathroom.
  • All rooms contain a twin size bed, desk, chair, dresser, and closet.
  • Rooms do not include any linens or a pillow. Please be sure to bring your own sheets for a 76” long twin bed, a light blanket if needed, towels, a pillow, and any toiletries.
  • Rooms and building are not ADA compliant.
  • We will have a limited number of pillows for sale ($7) at the registration desk. If you would like to reserve one in advance, please email operations [at] bmcassociation [dot] org (subject: pillow) (Ellen).-SOLD OUT
  • Parking on campus is available for $6 for the week and can be purchased on your registration form.
  • Free wifi is available in the dorm lobby and all conference buildings. To access a free internet connection in your dorm room, please be sure to bring an Ethernet cable.
  • Each hall in the dormitory provides access to a kitchen with a very limited number of pots and pans and refrigerator for all hall residents. No dinnerware (plates, utensils, glasses, etc.) is provided.
  • Local grocery stores are a 10-15-minute walk from the dormitory.
  • Texas State University replacement fee for a lost key is $50.
  • Texas State University replacement fee for a lost access card is $30.

Hotel options near Texas State University


Texas State University cafeteria will be open to all conferees and accepts cash and credit cards at the door. No pre-order is necessary. The dining hall is about a 15-minute walk from the conference building and a 5/10-minute walk from the dorms.

Restaurants within a 5-10 minute walk to Texas State University Campus

BMCA Benefit Dessert Reception and Silent Auction:

On Saturday evening, July 29, BMCA will hold a dessert benefit reception following a showing of a wonderful documentary about the San Marcos River.  This event will end with the close of the Annual BMCA Silent Auction. Tickets are available on the conference registration form and at the door.
$20 per person, cash bar

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Travel to San Marcos:

Texas State University:

601 University Drive
San Marcos, TX 78666
Phone: 512-245-2111

Airport Information:
Austin-Bergstrom International Airport (Austin TX)
San Antonio International Airport (San Antonio TX) 

Travel options to/from the airports to/from Texas State University campus:

There are many options for bus, transportation companies, shuttles, limousines, rental cars from both airports:  Austin-Bergstrom and San Antonio International.

Parking on campus:

On Campus parking is available for $6 for the week, Monday, July 24 through Sunday, July 30, 2017. Parking (Tower Garage 106) is a 10-minute walk from the conference center (Jowers Center) and a 5-minute walk from the dormitory housing (Lantana Residence Hall). If you would like to park on campus during the conference, please purchase a pass for the week on your registration form.

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For more information and links to San Marcos local attractions, download Conference Information

Conference Committee:

Toni Smith, Chair
Jeanne Feeney
Naomi Sparrow
Cynthia Stevens
Gill Wright-Miller
Site Host: LeAnne Smith