Assistant Application Intro

Dear Prospective IDEA Assistant:

Thank you for your interest in the IDEA Assistant Program. Our assistants are vital to the success of each IDEA event and being an assistant is a fantastic opportunity to be involved “behind the scenes.” IDEA Assistants are required to work a total of 12 shift hours for Personal Trainer Institute Events and 16 shift hours for IDEA World Convention. In exchange, assistants are allowed to attend sessions and event activities when not working a shift. This program is an opportunity to receive the benefits of attending a world class educational conference while earning your required CEC’s at a fraction of the cost.

For each event, there are a number of different tasks, where assistants may be assigned to specific jobs such as Registration, Event Operations and Room Monitoring. As an IDEA Assistant, you will receive the same benefits and attend the same social events as a full paid attendee. The sessions that you can attend are on a space available basis, and you will need to wait in the Stand-By line for each class until registered attendees have entered. Our events have many options and excellent sessions choices during each time block.

Every assistant must apply to the Assistant Program through the on-line application process. The first applications approved will be given priority when choosing shift assignments.

Applicants will be notified whether or not they have been accepted as soon as possible and always before the “Early Bird” discount registration deadline.

If you have any questions regarding the program, please email Marsha Watson:

In health and happiness,

Marsha Watson
Program Manager, Event Assistants

To apply to be an assistant for a 2019 event, please continue to the next step.