POCA Fest St. Pete, FL

April 28, 2017 to April 30, 2017

Ho-Jo's St. Pete




3 days with you comrades learning from each other on a range of topics from acupuncture techniques to solidarity movements. Families welcome. Sweet spot right on the beach in St. Pete. Nearest big airport is Tampa. Food and lodging included in registration. FL, CA, NCCAOM CEUs pending.

Programming posted in the POCA Fest forum under Q&A


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  • December 29 2016 at 2:18 PM
    Sheila writes:

    I would love to go to Florida, but that is a bit to far for me to drive.
    I am hoping there will be a Pocafest on the West side of the USA for 2017. Is that a possibility?

    Thank you

  • January 26 2017 at 12:31 PM
    crismonteiro writes:

    Hi Sheila- There is a POCA Fest planned for the last weekend in August just outside of Salt Lake City.

    Expect to see info about that in late Spring/early Summer.

  • February 3 2017 at 9:43 AM
    happitoday@gmail.com writes:

    Hi when will registration start?

  • February 3 2017 at 12:34 PM
    crismonteiro writes:

    Glad you asked! Registration is now live
    go here https://www.pocacoop.com/publications/civicrm/event/info?id=16&reset=1

  • February 3 2017 at 2:39 PM
    happitoday@gmail.com writes:

    This is my first time going to POCA Fest. If we are going alone,  you will put us with another POCA member?

  • February 3 2017 at 4:39 PM
    crismonteiro writes:

    You don’t have to be a POCA member to register for POCA Fest- although many POCA peeps do attend. If you know someone from the forums here and want to room with them just send an email to the address listed in registration.

    The accommodations are shared hotel rooms- 2 beds and thereby 2 people per room. If anyone wants more than 2 people in their room- i.e. families, or just a group of folks that want to room together and share beds/use floor space/ what not, we can accommodate that as well. 4 people max per room.

  • February 20 2017 at 3:42 PM
    alisonmorgan writes:

    Is there a listing of events scheduled for the conference?

  • February 21 2017 at 11:05 PM
    crismonteiro writes:

    Our programming for the weekend includes 12 breakout sessions with most of those having 2-3 choices. Aside from techniques classes: pediatrics, 20 point protocols, scalp, Tung’s points, and herbs in a CA setting, there will be biz system and front desk systems, and WOM marketing strategies discussed. Several panel discussions are planned: employer/employee roles and relationships, legislative action, and community outreach.

    We will have an amazing keynote (on Friday night) , ‘zine making,a ” how to be a better by-stander” training, and breakout sessions on Liberation Acupuncture, Trauma Informed Care, the history of acupuncture in America, and the economics of healthcare.

    There are breakouts for everyone and we’d love to see many of you there, even if only for a day.
    Consider joining us for the day on Saturday and staying for the beach walk or the campfire

    Right now we’re working out how to do a tour of the local CA clinic, St. Pete, CA, we’ll have time to hangout on the beach in front of the hotel where lodging and food are happening, along with the breakouts. And of course there will be community, camaraderie, and fun.

    Hope to see you there!

  • April 10 2017 at 6:28 PM
    blakestorey writes:

    I have a whole clinic who wants to come down to check out the fest and mingle and learn. I’m the only acupuncturist but we have a massage therapist, two personal trainers and two administration folks who want to lean more.  We have a place to stay in Tampa already.  I wanted to know if there was some kind of group rate minus the lodging, so that others in my office could participate. Thanks.

  • April 26 2017 at 7:12 PM
    teatree writes:

    Howdy, I just want to double check before I put in for time off from work, is summer POCAFest SLC 2017 definitely happening the 25th through 27th of august?


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