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The NQA is proud to announce that we will host the next in-person conference in the captivating city of Savannah, Georgia! From September 24-26 (Tuesday - Thursday), expect to experience the joy of reconnection as we gather once again in person amidst Savannah's historic charm and thriving qigong community. With our theme 'Return To The Flow,' prepare to delve into over 15 expert-led sessions featuring some of the most prominent figures in the world of qigong. Come rejuvenate and reconnect at this unmissable event!

About the NQA Conference

For over two decades, the National Qigong Association (NQA) has been at the forefront of promoting the art and science of qigong in the United States. Established in 1996, the NQA has been dedicated to fostering community, sharing knowledge, and advancing the practice of qigong for health, healing, and vitality.

Our in-person conferences have been a cornerstone of the NQA's mission, providing a platform for qigong enthusiasts, practitioners, and experts to come together, learn, and grow. With a legacy spanning more than 20 years, the NQA Conference has earned a reputation for excellence, drawing attendees from across the country and beyond.

Meet Our Speakers

At the heart of every NQA Conference are the renowned Qigong experts, teachers, and practitioners who generously share their wisdom and expertise with our community. This year, we are honored to present a lineup of speakers who are leaders in the field of Qigong. Here are the presenters you can expect to see at the 2024 conference.

Speaker Spotlights

Our Venue

Our venue will be the Metal Building, located on the Kehoe Iron Works campus at Trustees' Garden. It is a 8,000 square feet space with an additional 2,000 square feet of space in the Annex that can be used for additional space that allows for flexibility in hosting events of different scales. Event parking is available for conference attendees.

Kehoe Iron Works at Trustees' Garden
660 E. Broughton Street
Savannah, GA 31401

Conference Schedule

Click on a day to view the schedule:
Time
Main Room
Time
Green Room
9:00-10:00 AM
Registration
9:00-10:00 AM
N/A
10:00-10:20 AM
Welcome Address
10:00-10:20 AM
N/A
10:30 AM -12:30 PM
Presenter: Francesco Garri Garripoli
10:30 AM-11:30 AM
Presenter: Michael Rinaldini
12:30-1:30 PM
Lunch
N/A
N/A
1:30-2:30 PM
Presenter: Gayl Hubatch
1:30-2:30 PM
Presenter: Kapil Taneja
2:30-2:50 PM
Break
N/A
N/A
3:00-5:00 PM
Presenter: Vicki Dello Joio
3:00-4:00
Presenter: Matthew Komelski
Note: If you spot two presenters you'd like to see who are presenting at the same time, don't worry. Recordings of each presentation will be available for conference registrants.
Special Event:

Group Qigong at Forsyth Park at 7:30 AM with Kevin Siddons

Time
Main Building
Time
Green Room
9:00-10:00 AM
Awards and Special Recognitions
9:00-10:00 AM
N/A
10:00 AM-12:00 PM
Presenter: John Munro
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Presenter: Daniel Jones III
12:00-1:00 PM
Lunch
N/A
N/A
1:00-2:00 PM
Presenter: Rod Ferguson
1:00-2:00 PM
Presenter: Camilo Sanchez
2:00-2:20 PM
Break
N/A
N/A
2:30-3:30 PM
Presenter: Richard Leirer
2:30-3:30 PM
Presenter: Damaris Jarboux
3:30-5:30 PM
Presenter: Mark R Reinhart
3:30-4:30 PM
Presenter: Annette Franks
Special Event:

Group Qigong at Tybee Island Beach at 7:30 AM with Clayton Crosley

Time
Main Building
Time
Green Room
9:00-10:00 AM
Presenter: Soshanna Katzman
9:00-10:00 AM
Presenter: Harinder Singh
10:00 AM-12:00 PM
Presenter: Jessica Kolbe
10:00 AM-11:00 PM
Presenter: Christine Sanmiquel
12:00-1:00 PM
Lunch
N/A
N/A
1:00-2:00 PM
Tea Ceremony with Solala Towler
N/A
N/A

Pricing Information

Regular
Registration

After May 15, 2024

Member Pricing: $450
Non-Member Pricing: $500
Day-of
Registration

On September 24, 2024

Member Pricing: $500
Non-Member Pricing: $550
Day Pass
Registration

Pay for each day individually.

Pricing: $200 per day
Group rates

Special discount for those with a group larger than eight.

Please contact info@nqa.org to inquire about a discount

Pre-Conference Group Qigong Sessions

Join us for our new early morning group Qigong sessions before the conference day! On Wednesday, September 25th, we'll meet at Forsyth Park at 7:30 am, surrounded by trees for a peaceful session. Then, on Thursday, September 26th, join us at Tybee Beach for a session by the ocean at the same time. These sessions offer a unique chance to experience Qigong in two completely different natural settings. Best of all, this refreshing addition to our conference agenda is included in your registration!

Forsyth Park
Tybee Beach

Conference Venue

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Our Recommended Hotel

While you're free to book accommodations with any hotel of your choice, we recommend staying at Staybridge Suites Savannah Historic District, our preferred hotel partner for the conference. Just a 10-minute walk from the venue, this charming hotel offers the perfect blend of modern amenities and historic charm.

With its prime location in the heart of Savannah's historic district, you'll be steps away from iconic landmarks, tranquil parks, and eclectic dining options. Plus, as an attendee of our conference, you'll enjoy exclusive discounted rates when you book your stay here.

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The Janet Sullivan Scholarship

The Janet Sullivan Scholarship honors the legacy of Janet Sullivan, a dedicated enthusiast of Qigong, by offering deserving individuals the chance to attend the NQA Annual Conference. This prestigious award provides recipients with a unique opportunity to deepen their understanding and expertise in Qigong through workshops, seminars, and demonstrations led by renowned instructors. More than just financial assistance, this scholarship empowers recipients to grow personally and professionally within the Qigong community, fostering connections and contributing to the collective wisdom of the practice.

Application Period:
March 11- April 30- Application period has ended. Check back next year to apply for the 2025 Annual Conference.

Conference Sponsors

Old Savannah Tours

Old Savannah Tours will offer a discount to our members from 21-28 Sep 2024. 13% discount on a trolley tour ticket which is good for an entire day. Ticket Price: $5.00. Just let them know you are a member of the NQA.

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Telfair Museums

Telfair Museums is offering a pass for $15.00 that is good for three days and allows you to attend the premier museums in Savannah, Owens Thomas House, Telfair Academy and the Jepson Center. This is a discount of 50%

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Raymond

A generous donation was provided by Raymond, a full service architecture and engineering team that is committed to excellence in project delivery.

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Savannah Taste Experience

Savannah Taste Experience is a local company offering a walking tour through the historic district where you will get to enjoy several dishes from restaurants. Savannah taste Experience is offering a 10% discount to our members.

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Trustees' Garden

A generous donation was also provided by Charles and Roz Morris of the Trustees Garden to host our Annual Conference.

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Vendor Tables

Join us at the National Qigong Association's Annual Conference and showcase your products or services to a targeted audience passionate about holistic wellness and personal development. As a vendor, you'll have the opportunity to engage directly with attendees, network with like-minded individuals, and promote your offerings in a vibrant and supportive environment.

Our conference brings together practitioners, enthusiasts, and professionals from across the globe interested in Qigong, Tai Chi, and related disciplines. Whether you're selling merchandise, offering services, or providing information, a vendor table at our conference is the perfect platform to reach your target market and make meaningful connections.

To secure your vendor table, download the Vendor PDF, fill it out, and send it back to info@nqa.org. Space is limited - reserve your spot now!
Vendor Table Form

Preview of the City of Savannah