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A ONCE-IN-A-LIFETIME SALT THERAPY EXPERIENCE!
2020 INTERNATIONAL
HALOTHERAPY SYMPOSIUM
Presented by the Salt Therapy Association 
Wieliczka Salt Mine - Wieliczka, Poland
As a member of the Salt Therapy Association, we cordially invite you to join us at the Wieliczka Salt Mine for presentations in their underground chambers, exploring along the remarkably beautiful undergrounds of the Tourist Route and Mining Route, as well as visiting their Health Resort. 

 
 
 
May 4-5, 2020 

Watch Testimonials and Highlights from our 2019 Symposium

Watch Testimonials from Attendees of our 2019 Symposium

About the Wieliczka Salt Mine
The historic Salt Mine in Wieliczka is the only mining site in the world functioning continuously since the Middle Ages. Its original excavations (longitudinals, traverses, chambers, lakes, as well as minor and major shafts) are located on nine levels and extend for the total of about 186 miles: reaching the depth of 357 yards they illustrate all the stages of mining technology development over time.
There will be a 2020 Salt Therapy Association Conference in the United States in September 2020. Our Symposiums and Conferences are separate events.
Your Experience Will Include...
  • Traveling 150 meters underground to one of the world's oldest operating salt mines
  •  Exploring the remarkably beautiful undergrounds of the Tourist Route
  •  Dressing as an actual miner to explore the Miners' Route
  • Visiting their Health Resort Salt Spa
  • ​Learning the Difference between Speleotherapy and Halotherapy
  • ​Viewing numerous statues and sculptures carved by miners out of the rock salt
  • ​Exhibits and displays of historic salt-mining technology
SPEAKERS
Our inspiring lineup of speakers will represent an international collection of the best and the brightest from within the salt therapy industry.
Learn from the most respected salt therapy minds in the world.
Magdalena Kostrzon
Research & Analysis Specialist
"Wieliczka" Salt Mine
Dr. Marek Koprowski
Lung Disease Specialist
John Paul II Specialist Hospital
Dr. Sylwia Matel
Physiotherapy Specialist
The Academy of Physical Education (Krakow)

Dr. Anna Pełkowska
Deputy Medical Director
"Wieliczka" Salt Mine Health Resort
Leo Tonkin
Founding Board Member
Salt Therapy Association
Adam Loss
Membership Director
Salt Therapy Association
Registration Just $499.00
(includes Welcome Reception, Entrance into Wieliczka Salt Mine, Presentations, Tourist Route Tour, Miners’ Route Tour, Health Resort, Lunch, and Dinner - Not accommodations)
ONLY 100 spots available. Register now to secure your spot.
Limited Availability to the First 100 Individuals. Register now!
Pre-Registration Just $499.00
(includes Welcome Reception (May 3), Entrance into Wieliczka Salt Mine, Presentations, Tourist Route Tour, Miners’ Route Tour, Health Resort, Lunch (May 4 and 5), and Dinner (May 5). Accommodations and Travel are separate (see below).
2020 Poland STA Symposium Preliminary Agenda
Sunday, May 3rd
4pm - 6pm
Check-in Registration
6pm - 7.30pm
Welcome Reception - Hotel Grand Sal
Monday, May 4th
9.15am 
Meet outside the Wieliczka Salt Mine
9.45am - 12pm
Educational Presentations
Drowzdowice IV Salt Chamber
12.15pm - 1.30pm
Lunch and Learn
Drowzdowice III Salt Chamber 
2.00pm - 6.00pm
Tourist Route and Miner's Route Tour
6.30pm
Dinner
On Your Own - Enjoy Wieliczka! 
Tuesday, May 5th
8.30am
Meet outside the Wieliczka Salt Mine
9.00am - 12.00pm
Educational Presentations
Drowzdowice IV Salt Chamber
12.30pm - 1.45pm
Lunch and Learn
Drowzdowice III Salt Chamber  
2.00pm - 5.00pm
Tour of the Health Resort
6.30pm
Celebration Dinner & Forklore Music Show
Haluska I Salt Chamber
Wednesday, May 6
Tour of Auschwitz Concentration Camp*
Leave from the Hotel Grand Sal at 9 am

*Separate additional cost that will be determined by the number of participants.
Limited Availability to the First 100 Individuals. Register now!
Pre-Registration Just $499.00
(includes Welcome Reception (May 3), Entrance into Wieliczka Salt Mine, Presentations, Tourist Route Tour, Miners’ Route Tour, Health Resort, Lunch (May 4 and 5), and Dinner (May 5). Accommodations and Travel are separate (see below).
Sunday, May 3rd
2pm - 6pm
Check-in Registration
6.00pm - 7.30pm
Welcome Reception
Hotel Grand Sal
Monday, May 4th
8.30am
Meet outside the Wieliczka Salt Mine
9.00am  - 12.30pm
Educational Presentations
Drowzdowice IV Salt Chamber
12.30pm - 1.45pm
Lunch and Learn
Drowzdowice III Salt Chamber 
2.00pm - 5.00pm
Tourist Route Tour
6.30pm
Dinner
Haluska I Salt Chamber
Tuesday, May 5th
8.30am
Meet outside the Wieliczka Salt Mine
9.00am - 12.30pm
Educational Presentations
Drowzdowice IV Salt Chamber
12.30 - 1.45pm
Lunch and Learn
Haluska I Salt Chamber
2.00pm - 5.00pm
Choose Your Own Adventure:
 Miners’ Route Tour  
 or
Health Resort
6.30pm
Celebration Dinner & Music
Haluska I Salt Chamber
Optional Excursions To Be Announced May 6th
Tour of Auschwitz
Tour of Kraków
Your Hotel
Hotel Grand Sal
Single Room with breakfast* – $75.00/night
Double/Twin Room with breakfast* – $85.00/night
Triple Room with breakfast* – $121.00/night
Suite with breakfast* – $122.00/night

PLEASE NOTE: The Hotel Grand Sal will charge you in PLN (Zloty). These USD rates are right around the exact figure, which will be decided by the exchange rate.

*The above prices include buffet breakfast each morning and all taxes.

Room Block ends February 29, 2020.

Buffet is served:
On weekdays (Monday - Friday) from 7 am to 10:30 am.
On weekends (Saturday - Sunday) from 8 am to 10:30 am.

Relaxation Zone: Sauna (free of charge for hotel guests), Brine Jacuzzi and massages (additional fee)
WiFi access: Free of charge
Parking place: Free of charge

Reservations: Members can make reservations via email hotel@kopalnia.pl or phone +48 12 289 81 10 and with password “SALT THERAPY” you will receive the prices listed above.
Limited Availability to the First 100 Individuals. Register now!
Pre-Registration Just $499.00
(includes Welcome Reception (May 3), Entrance into Wieliczka Salt Mine, Presentations, Tourist Route Tour, Miners’ Route Tour, Health Resort, Lunch (May 4 and 5), and Dinner (May 5). Accommodations and Travel are separate.
STA 2020 Symposium FAQ's
LET US SHOW YOU THE WAY
What are the Dates of the 2020 Salt Therapy Association Symposium in Poland?
The Welcome Reception is Sunday, May 3, 2020. The Symposium begins on Monday, May 4 and runs through Tuesday, May 5. For those not in Europe, please plan for a day of travel to Poland.
What is the Venue for the 2020 Salt Therapy Association Symposium?
The 2020 Salt Therapy Association Symposium will take place at the Wieliczka Salt Mine in Poland.
How much is a ticket and what is included in the price?
Each ticket is $499 per person which includes: Welcome Reception, Entrance into Wieliczka Salt Mine, Presentations, Tourist Route Tour, Miners’ Route Tour, Health Resort, Lunch on May 4 and 5, and Dinner on May 5. The ticket does not include accommodations or travel.
I'm trying to book my travel. What times do I need to know about?
We will meet outside the Wieliczka Salt Mine at 8:30 am on Monday, May 4. The symposium closes after a 6:30 pm Celebration Dinner on Tuesday, May 5. There will be registration and an evening reception on Sunday, May 3rd. 
Which is the best airport to fly into?
The best airport to fly into is Kraków John Paul II International Airport.
Can anyone attend this event?
The 2020 Salt Therapy Association Symposium is for Salt Therapy Association Facility Members ONLY. If you are currently a Salt Therapy Association Individual Associate Member, please login to your account and click the “Upgrade Account” button to become a Facility Member. If you are not a current member of the Salt Therapy Association, and would like to join in order to attend this Symposium, please click here https://www.salttherapyassociation.org/join 
Can I Bring My Spouse Or A Guest?
Yes, of course! Just please note, because there is limited seating and associated food and beverage costs, every person must purchase a ticket to enter the symposium.
Can I Get A Refund If I Can't Attend?
Because of the limited availability of seats for the 2020 Salt Therapy Association Symposium, you will need to notify the STA 30 days prior to the event if you're unable to attend.
Will There Be Another Salt Therapy Association Conference in the United States in 2020?
Yes, our next Conference will be in September of 2020.
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