Unfortunately, I’ve never attended an IDEA conference. I’d love to…maybe in a few years when the kids are a bit older:)
My certifying body, CPTN, puts together a fabulous conference! I had a session with Stu McGill last year, Karsten Jensen this year, and a ton of other fantastic presenters. I learned a lot about current thinking/research in marketing and movement, and left with so many useable nuggets of info that I started implementing on Monday morning. I think why this might be my favorite is because it’s not as large as CanFitPro….
CanFitPro has both my sentimental and professional vote since it was my first:) and still attracts industry leaders; persons for whom I’m willing to invest an hour or two to hear what they have to say. But, it has gotten HUGE…this is good and not so good. Suffice to say, I will probably always attend since there is always sufficient material of interest to me.
The basic answer for me is a conference that is presenting subjects of interest, that I can use, and that will help advance my current certification (i.e. is accepted and recognized by my specific certifying body). Of course, add AFFORDABLE to the mix in determining what is “best” for you. 🙂