Skip to main content
HomeUpcoming Events

Upcoming Events


BANA Continental Conversations

Wednesday, October 19

1:00 p.m. CST


This month's call features Dr Marcus Coplin who will share his presentation from The International Society of Medical Hydrology and Climatology. 

BANA will also be showing you a preview of their new 'Water Classification' section of our website.


JOIN


Member Webinar: Thinking Beyond the Waiver with Co-Host Glenwood Insurance

Tuesday, October 25

10:00 a.m. PT

11:00 a.m. MT

12:00 a.m. CT

1:00 p.m. ET


During this Zoom call we will discuss preparing a plan, what it means and why implementation is important, the role employee safety plays in creating your protocols and things to consider with waivers and signage in regards to your duty of care.

  

Highlights include:

• Lightning protocols 

• Waivers vs. signage

• OSHA expectations and employee safety 


JOIN


The Global Thermal Think Tank (G3T)

October 29-31


The Global Thermal Think Tank (G3T) is back better than ever. Finally, after two years wondering in the proverbial dessert, at the G3T in Israel we will explore the history and the present of hot springs in this biblical land. This is an incredible opportunity to delve deep and reflect on the positive impact hot springs can have for wellness across the globe.

 

Attached is the invitation and registration. If you are considering joining this journey please be quick as there are only a total of 24 spaces available and already 14 are reserved.

 

Informal, fire side, pool side and seaside settings will be the backdrop for discussions that will help us steer the future of our industry. There will be many topics of conversation including, to mention a few:

 

  • Health Care to Self Care (hot springs providing the long tail of wellness for
  • Creating Intentional Hot Springs Wellness Communities
  • How hot springs can embrace the diversity all cultures on earth have to share
  • Career development (training and education for staff and visitors helping to build happy and healthy lives)
  • Mountains, Deserts, Rivers, Lakes, Bays and Oceans – how the flow of water connects us and how hot springs are the link to bring nature into our lives
  • ………..many more


REGISTER


Past Events


Mastermind Discussion: Wellness Programs with Co-host Jesse Hensle, Marketing and Sales Director at The Springs Resort and Spa

Tuesday, September 20

11:00 a.m. MST


During this Zoom call we will discuss how current wellness programs are serving you, how your patrons are responding and how to start including new or first time programs at your facilities. 


Highlights include:

Wellness Programs Impacts on Business

• Have including these wellness programs allowed you to raise your prices?

• Has it shifted the clientele and has that been a positive, negative or neutral shift?

• New revenue streams

• The trickle affect of wellness in leadership and quality of employees

• Impact on employee workload

• How to take the step to offering something new

Wellness and Hot Springs in Relation to Health Care

• Benefits of working with a medical director to create guided experiences

The Greater Impact of Including Additional Wellness Programs

• Improving your communities

• The impact of making wellness accessible

Soakember

• The importance and benefits of reaching a greater audience


REGISTER


BANA Continental Conversations

Wednesday, July 20

1:00 p.m. CST


Why Classify Water


During the many years of dedication to research, information and education, BANA has discovered that to properly identify the characteristics of each "Source-Site Specific" mineral water, including watersheds, surrounding climatoloqy, geothermal hydrology and stewardship operations, all relationships require valid dialogs and are essential to creating a truly integrity based system.


REGISTER


BANA Continental Conversations

Wednesday, July 20

1:00 p.m. CST


Why Classify Water


During the many years of dedication to research, information and education, BANA has discovered that to properly identify the characteristics of each "Source-Site Specific" mineral water, including watersheds, surrounding climatoloqy, geothermal hydrology and stewardship operations, all relationships require valid dialogs and are essential to creating a truly integrity based system.


REGISTER

Event_Calendar_virtual_event.png


World Bathing Day

June 22


The day will draw attention to our connection with the environment and to one of our most precious natural resources, water. Awareness is also drawn to the state of the world’s water in which we all bathe, and to the plight of people for whom bathing is not yet an option and rallying actions to create a world where bathing is possible for all. Whether you run a business within the bathing or hot springs tourism industry or just love bathing, there’s many ways for you to get involved.


LEARN MORE


Webinar

Tuesday, June 21

11:00 a.m. MDT


How to navigate the Hot Springs Association website

Learn how to set up the ideal profile, understand the member only interface and access the many resources available to you as a member.


VIEW RECORDING

Event_Calendar_conference.png


4th Annual Hot Springs Connection Conference

May 9-12, 2022


Established in 2018, the Hot Springs Connection is the only conference in the United States designed specifically for hot springs owners, operators, general managers, facility directors, and industry professionals. The purpose of the event is to provide networking opportunities, seminars and workshops for commercial geothermal pools, spas and resorts.


REGISTER


BANA Continental Conversations

Wednesday, April 20

1:00 p.m. CST


Making Impacts that Benefit the Community


Guest Speaker David Baker, Founder & Executive Director of Watershed Association and Art4Water

-Joined by Managing Director, Robin Gary-


WVWA's vision is for a future with clean, plentiful water flowing from Jacob's Well into Cypress Creek, a healthy ecosystem essential to the culture and economy of the Wimberley Valley. Clean, plentiful water is the lifeblood of every community from which all other benefits flow.



BANA Continental Conversations

Wednesday, March 16

1:00 p.m. CST


Rational Balneotherapy, Integrative Medicine & Hot Springs


Guest Speaker Marcus Coplin, ND will address commonly asked questions while speaking with soakers, developers, hoteliers and hotel guests:

  • Why is it found only in certain places?
  • How is it different from city/municipal water?
  • Is the potency of the water diluted by rain?
  • Do the seasons/outdoor temp affect the water's benefits?
  • Will it turn my hair green, tarnish my jewelry, ruin my sunglasses/swimsuit?
  • Does the water transmit disease?
  • Can I get sick by soaking in the same water as sick people?
  • Are there chemicals in the water?
  • Does the water affect men and women differently?
  • Can I eat while soaking in mineral water?
  • Is it better to be quiet while soaking or is music advised?



Event_Calendar_virtual_event.png


BANA Continental Conversations

Wednesday, February 16

1:00 p.m. CST


Balneology in the Frontier West


Guest Speaker Jeff Birkby will discuss stories of health and rejuvenation from the mineral waters of the 1800s. Including:

- Pushing westward after the Civil War (1864) led to the discovery of many hot springs in the west

- European Settlers observed Native Americans using mineral waters

- Self medication by pioneers using thermal waters

- Prescriptive uses of mineral water in the west

- 21-Day treatment regimes

- Treatments at more elegant pioneer resorts (needle baths, etc)

- Drinking the waters for health

- Therapeutic uses of mud baths

- Marketing mineral water therapies