- Event Highlights
- Schedule At A Glance
- Who Should Attend
- College Program
- First-Time Attendee
- Inside #IDEAWORLD
- International Attendee
- Session Info
- Session Preview
- Programming Highlights
- Session Selection
- Presenter Bios
- CEC Information
- Showcase Room
- Success Academy
- Nutrition & Behavior Change Summit
- Summer Games
- FREE Promotional Seminars
- Session Handouts
- Special Events
- Club and Studio Summit
- Nutrition & Behavior Change Summit
- Fitness Fanatics Day
- Opening Ceremonies
- Welcome Party
- L.A. Adventures
- Summer Games
- General Information
- FREE Expo Pass
- Become an Exhibitor
- Floor Plan
- Exhibitor Portal
- Exhibitor Listing
- eXertainment Stage Schedule
- FREE Kellogg’s Brunch
- Saturday Challenge Arena
The IDEA World Discovery College Program is designed exclusively for colleges and universities that offer degreed programs in fitness, exercise and related fields, as well as schools that have a collegiate recreation program. If you are a student majoring in an area related to fitness or exercise, an educator teaching one of these majors, or a collegiate recreation professional, you are invited to attend the 2016 IDEA World Convention; at a substantial discount and earn a Certificate of Completion via this exciting program.
Students and educators can join colleges from around the country for 4 days of inspiration, education, motivation and FUN, all at a very affordable price! Transform your future with a turbocharged adventure into the best opportunities in the fitness industry, including the highest-quality education, the well-respected experts in the field, and all the latest programs, products and equipment to keep you one step ahead of the game.
Discovery Program Case Study
Take learning outside of the classroom! See how Glendale Community College (AZ) was able to to add the Discovery Program to their curriculum so that students can earn college credit and apply for financial aid to cover costs. Download the case study here >>
Discover the tools and get the advice you need to jumpstart your future and make a long-term career doing what you love.
Learn how you can represent your school and attend IDEA World Convention for free!
Discovery Program Testimonials
IDEA Discovery is a great way to introduce aspiring fitness professionals to the dynamic, amazing world of fitness. Every single student who attended agree that attending changed their life. They can't wait for the next one!
—Jeff Kreil, World Attendee
|The Kinesiology students from California State University Northridge, including myself, express tremendous gratitude to IDEA for their Fitness Discovery Program. This unique program allowed us the opportunity to experience SO MANY new things within the fitness industry and to enhance our knowledge as students and professionals.
—Liane E. Fujita-Ahmed, World Attendee
"I have been attending IDEA since 1996. It is SO inspiring! I am inspired by the presenters, fellow fitness teachers and the energy of the whole conference. I always come back having learned something new and with great ideas for my classes and personal training clients. IDEA is the best conference out there!"
—Amy Starr, World Attendee
|"The IDEA World conference is an amazing opportunity to grow as a fitness professional, to meet amazing people and to be inspired by the unexpected!"
—Chrissie Mack, World Attendee
"I felt a camaraderie with the other attendees and presenters, and forged new and important friendships."
—Sandi O'Shaughnessy, World Attendee
|"As fitness professionals, we inspire our clients day to day. Without IDEA we would not have the opportunity to be inspired ourselves! Thank you for educating us and motivating us to spread our knowledge to the world!"
—Brooke Dietz, World Attendee
""Overall, this year's convention was an awesome experience! It was very inspirational and invigorating to be around so many like-minded top fitness professionals. It was a great spark for brainstorming new ideas and possibilities, and I came away with a much needed passion boost!"
—Tami Williams, World Attendee
|"The most essential and important worldwide event for all fitness professionals is to be a part of the IDEA World Fitness Convention."
—Isidre Sistare, World Attendee from Barcelona Spain
"This was my first IDEA World Fitness Convention—it was the best ever and I will be there every year as long as I'm in the industry."
—Greg Johnson, MS, World Attendee
|This conference was an amazing experience—a fitness professional's inspirational fantasy come true except for one thing, it's for real!"
—Ken Alan, World Attendee
"The preconference session I attended was very motivating and inspirational. It was awesome to see so many people ready to set their teams and clients on fire for fitness."
—Deno Bell, World Attendee
|Thank you for offering this program! It is an opportunity and I want to make sure my students are a part of it. Thanks!
|There was so much to learn from so many fitness professionals. It was an amazing experience and I encourage students to get out there and soak it all in.