Hot Springs Connection Conference

I. Palm Springs: November 4 – 6, 2019 (Monday – Wednesday)

MEETINGS: presentations, seminars, workshops, trade exchange and networking at the beautiful Miramonte Indian Wells Resort and Spa

II. Desert Hot Springs: November 6 – 8, 2019 (Wednesday – Friday)

FIELD TRIP: one of the few places in the world with naturally occurring hot and cold mineral
springs, this water is ranked among the nation’s best for taste by the International Water Tasting Competition

  • exclusive, behind-the-scenes tours of several geothermal spas and resorts
  • see the exact location where Cabot Yerxa unearthed the curative mineral waters in 1914


Specifically designed for hot springs owners, operators, general managers, facilities directors and marketing professionals.

Presentation and seminar topics:

  • redevelopment, restoration & reconstruction of historic properties
  • industry trends
  • new technology
  • water treatment management
  • sanitation / filtration / pump systems
  • regulatory requirements for discharge compliance
  • balneology methodology & culture
  • water stewardship, sustainability & preservation
  • health, healing & wellness practices
  • hydrotherapy treatments
  • mineral water product development
  • leadership skills
  • customer service training
  • resort & spa management
  • best practices
  • tourism marketing, website design, social media management
  • new Hot Springs Association
  • new Hot Springs of America marketing opportunities

  • Hot Springs operator: $689
    hot springs owners, general managers, facilities directors, staff members


  • Educator / Author / Affiliate: $689
    instructors or coaches utilizing hot springs waters; hot springs book or guide authors; journalists; geothermal industry professionals


  • Supplier / Vendor / Consultant: $989
    provider of products or services


Recap of the 2018 Hot Springs Connection in Glenwood Springs, Colorado

Hot Springs Connection

“The amount of collaboration was inspiring, and I believe it got us all reenergized to continue to push for excellence in our field. Meeting people who have the same challenges and growing pains as we do makes us remember that it is worth it and provides a network of support that is invaluable. The only thing I would change next year is increasing the amount of time we have together. I am looking forward to a continued network of symbiotic relationships.”

~Scott Whitaker, Director of Operations, Glen Ivy Hot Springs in Corona, CA

“The first hot springs conference truly exceeded my expectations.”

~Allen Clawson, P.E. Principal & Managing Partner, Cloward H2O, Provo, UT

“International understanding through hot springs.”

~Charles Davidson, Chairman – Global Wellness Institute Hot Springs Initiative

“With great pleasure I received your email expressing the possibility to collaborate with our Federation FEMTEC for the development of Balneology, Spa therapy and industry. For us this connection with your activity in the USA is important and also strategic. We can exchange our experiences and learn from each other. For that we are ready to support your professional and serious initiatives.”

~Prof. Umberto Solimene, President – Worldwide Federation of Hydrotherapy and Climatotherapy (FEMTEC); Milan, Italy

“The BANA board members fully support the Hot Springs Connection conference.”

~Janet Abbott, BANA President