IDEA Presenter Application

Thank you for your interest in presenting for IDEA Health & Fitness Association. Our Presenter Application for 2019 IDEA China is now open.

About IDEA’s Events

For over 35 years, IDEA has been the trusted leader in setting the standard for the fitness and wellness industry by providing the world’s best education and content. Through our events, we reach thousands of personal trainers, group fitness instructors, mind-body professionals, program/fitness directors, business owners, nutrition/health coaches, healthy living bloggers, and fitness enthusiasts. We recognize that participants make an important investment to attend our events and as such, IDEA is committed to offering substantive, content-driven education that can be supported by research and accepted industry practices.

We begin the process of selecting education approximately 8 -12 months in advance of each conference. As a result, the presenter application deadline dates are very early. Please pay close attention to the dates shown below, as we are unable to accept late applications.


Conference Locations, Dates, and Application Deadlines:

Conference Location Conference Dates* Presenter Application Deadline Dates
2019 IDEA® China TBD TBD Jan 18, 2019
2019 IDEA® Personal Trainer Institute South Dallas, TX March 7-10, 2019 June 6, 2018
2019 IDEA® Personal Trainer Institute East Alexandria, VA April 4-7, 2019 June 6, 2018
2019 IDEA® World Convention Anaheim, CA June 26 – June 30, 2019 August 24, 2018
2019 IDEA® World Club & Studio Summit Anaheim, CA at the IDEA® World Convention June 27 – June 30, 2019 August 24, 2018
2019 IDEA® World Nutrition & Behavior Change Summit Anaheim, CA at the IDEA® World Convention June 28 – June 29, 2019 August 24, 2018

*Location and/or conference dates are subject to change.


Selection Criteria

Session Topics

The education program is comprised of session topics selected based on attendee feedback and past session enrollments. We must offer sessions that will appeal to the greatest number of attendees in order to fully maximize our event space and meet the needs of attendees. Presentation spaces are very limited. There are a certain number of spaces available for each specific topic area (i.e: Personal Training Techniques, Group Fitness, Cycling, Business, Nutrition, etc.)

Presentation Standards
    Presenters must have the proper credentials and experience to present on each submitted topic. This includes holding a NCCA accredited certification or hold an academic degree in a field that is related to the proposed topic(s).
    Presenters should have presentation experience and posses a professional demeanor and appearance.
    Session submissions should encourage fitness professionals to approach fundamental topics from a new and unique perspective.
    Session submission should contain practical “how to” information.

How to Submit an Application

Please be prepared to submit the following:
    Contact information (name, email, phone number, etc.)
    Short bio (80 words or less)
    Session Title (45 characters or less)
    Session Description (100 words or less)
    Session Type (Workshop, Lecture, Workout, etc.) and Session Topic/Category
    Session Objectives (3-5 per session)
    Equipment & Audio Visual Needs

Video Submission Requirements for First-Time Presenters

Presenters new to the IDEA education program that are submitting a workout and/or workshop session are required to submit one video demonstrating their presentation style and skills.

Video Guidelines:

    Submit a video of yourself teaching in an actual class or workshop setting. Promotional videos will not be reviewed and will not satisfy the video requirement.
    Videos should be no more than 30 minutes.
    If presenting a workout/workshop, please face your class.
    Please be sure you can be seen and heard clearly on the video before submitting.
    YouTube links will be accepted.

Application Types

There are two options for submitting presentation proposals: Individual or Company. Please read the information below to determine which application is best suited to you.


Individual Presenter Application

Individual Presenter Applications are for individuals who wish to submit sessions that are of his/her own design (intellectual property), and are not affiliated with any commercial brand or company.

Go to the Individual Presenter Application


Commercial Brand/Company Application

Commercial Brand/Company Applications are for companies/brands who wish to submit education created by the brand. All companies/brands with education sessions are required to have a table in the IDEA Sponsor Marketplace for IDEA Personal Trainer Institute and/or a booth in the IDEA World Fitness & Nutrition Expo, based on which event they have been accepted. This allows attendees the opportunity to interact with your products and services, while keeping the integrity of the education experience.

Go to the Company Application



Notification of Session Selection or Session Non-Selection

Selection Notifications for 2019 Personal Trainer Institute: Presenters who submit for the 2019 IDEA Personal Trainer Institute South and East events will be notified of their selection status in early fall of 2018.

Selection Notifications for 2019 IDEA World, Club & Studio Summit, and Nutrition & Behavior Change Summit: Presenters who submit for the 2019 IDEA World Convention, including Club & Studio Summit and Nutrition & Behavior Change Summit, will be notified at the end of 2018.

Thank you again for taking the time to submit an application. We look forward to reviewing your application. Keep inspiring!