Event & Travel Information – 2011 IDEA World Personal Trainer Convention™

2011 IDEA World Personal Trainer Convention™ Date: August 11-14, 2011
Premier Seminars: Thursday, August 11, 2011
Location: L.A. Convention Center in Los Angeles, CA
Hotel accommodations: JW Marriott Los Angeles at L.A. Live and Wilshire Grand Los Angeles
Early Bird (Advance) Registration Deadline: June 17, 2011



How Do I Register?

1. Online: Visit this link to sign up today!

2. By Phone: Call Member Services toll-free at 800.999.4332, ext. 7 to register. Outside the U.S. and Canada, dial 858.535.8979, ext. 7. (7:00am–5:00pm Pacific Time, Monday–Friday). Please have your credit card number and expiration date ready.

3. By Mail: Mail registration form (located online at www.ideafit.com/world/regform or call us at 800.999.4332, ext. 7) and mail payment to: IDEA Health & Fitness Association, 10455 Pacific Center Court, San Diego, CA 92121-4339.

4. By Fax: Fax registration form, including payment information, to 858.535.8234 or 858.713.1015. All registrations will be confirmed by e-mail, not by fax.


Registration Discounts!

IDEA Member Discount
Become an IDEA Member and save on your convention and Premier Seminars registration. You’ll enjoy all the privileges of membership, including special savings on future IDEA events. To become an IDEA Member, register online or call Member Services at 800.999.4332, ext. 7.

Business/Program Director Member Discount
IDEA Business and Program Director Members receive the discounted member price on three registrations for the convention and Premier Seminars. Please indicate the name and number under which the membership is listed. Do not use the business or program director number when submitting session selections. Call Member Services at 800.999.4332, ext. 7, for assistance. Not valid with any other discounts.

Group Discount
Groups of five or more registering together save $25 on each full registration. All registration forms and fees must be submitted together. Call Member Services at 800.999.4332, ext. 7, for assistance. Not valid on 1-day or 2-day registrations, Premier Seminars or with any other discount.


Cancellation Policy

100% Satisfaction Guaranteed—Register Risk-Free!

If you attended an IDEA event, but were not satisfied, you may receive a complete refund. To request a refund, it must be in writing. Please state what the issue was.

If we receive your cancellation notice 30 days prior to an event, the administrative processing fee is $100. There will be no refunds allowed after that date or for no-shows. You can cancel anytime prior to the event and a credit will be issued that can be used toward a future event. Credits issued will expire on December 31 of the following calendar year.

We’ve made it easier to switch names on event registrations at no charge. If you can’t make it, you may send a colleague in your place by contacting IDEA member services at least 7 days prior to the event (switches are subject to a fee increase based on member status).

Contact IDEA Member Services for further assistance at 858.535.8979, ext. 7, or e-mail at member@ideafit.com.


International Registration/Wire Payment Information

International attendees can submit event registration fees via wire transfer. Complete the registration form, fax it to IDEA and wire transfer your payment. Please contact Member Services at 858.535.8979, ext. 7, or by e-mail at member@ideafit.com for IDEA's wire transfer bank account information.


Bring a Companion!

Share this exciting fitness experience with a spouse, friend or family member for only $75. Your companion receives admission to the IDEA World Fitness Party, the IDEA World Fitness & Wellness Expo Hall and a commemorative gift. To participate in this program, register online or enter the required information on the registration form. You can also contact Member Services at 858.535.8979, ext. 7.

Please note: package does not include admission to convention sessions.


Hotel Information

Choose between two conveniently located hotels using the special IDEA room rate! The following hotels are offering discounts for attendees:

JW Marriott Los Angeles at L.A. Live
900 West Olympic Blvd.
Los Angeles, California 90015

Reservations & Hotel Information: (213) 765-8600
Hotel Reservations: Make Your Reservations Using the Special IDEA Room Rate >>

Wilshire Grand Los Angeles
930 Wilshire Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90017

Reservations & Hotel Information: (888) 773-2888 (toll-free)
Hotel Reservations: Make Your Reservations Using the Special IDEA Room Rate >>

Guaranteed Reservations
Special prices are for convention attendees only. Mention that you are an IDEA attendee to receive the discounted rates. Rates are applicable 3 days before and 3 days after the convention based on availability. All reservation requests must be accompanied by a first night’s deposit guaranteed with a major credit card. Deposits are refundable 21 days prior to arrival.

To ensure a room reservation at the special convention rate, reservations must be received on or before July 15, 2011. Reservations received after July 15, 2011 will be accepted based on availability at the hotel’s prevailing published rate.


Car Rental

Special discounts are available from Avis Car Rental.

The Avis Worldwide Discount (AWD) Number is S064399. Please call Avis at 1-888-754-8878 and mention the AWD number to receive the best possible car rental rates available.

You can also visit them online at: https://www.avis.com/AvisWeb/reservation/ReservationsInitializer?&AWD_NUMBER=S064399. Be sure to input the AWD Number S064399 to enjoy special discounts.

If you are currently an IDEA member, please check out the Member Services program for additional travel discounts.


Additional Parking Options

For additional parking options and lower rates, go to www.bestparking.com, click on Los Angeles, then search by address of the Convention Center: 1201 South Figueroa Street, Los Angeles, CA.


L.A. Convention Center Information

Reminder: All sessions, registration and the IDEA Fitness & Wellness Expo will be held at the Los Angeles Convention Center located at:

Los Angeles Convention Center (West Hall)
1201 South Figueroa Street
Los Angeles, CA 90015-1399
Phone: 213-741-1151

$12.00 per day (no in/out privileges). No overnight parking.


Maps & Directions


Airline Information

Flying to Los Angeles is a breeze! The Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) is a short drive to the Los Angeles Convention Center.

LAX International Airport Address:
1 World Way
Los Angeles, CA 90045

View the complete list of airlines serving the Los Angeles International Airport >>

Special discounts are available on American Airlines. Make sure you reference the code below.

Online: Go to www.aa.com and enter code 7881BA in the discount code box. Certain restrictions apply. No ticketing fee for online reservations.

Over the Phone: Authorization Number: 7881BA. Contact the American Airlines Meeting Desk: 800.433.1790 (Meeting desk is available 5:00– 12:00am CST, 7 days per week.) A $15 ticketing fee applies to phone reservations.

If you are currently an IDEA member, please check out the Member Services program for additional travel discounts.


Ground Transportation

There are two major airport services in the Los Angeles area:
Los Angeles International Airport (LAX): 15 miles. Estimated taxi fare $50 (one way), bus service $8 per person (one way), Super Shuttle service* $16 per person (one way).

Bob Hope Burbank, California Airport (BUR): 17 miles. Estimated taxi fare $60 (one way), bus service $6 per person (one way), Super Shuttle service* $24 per person (one way).

*Alternate reservation required through Super Shuttle. Super Shuttle reservations can be made online at www.supershuttle.com or over the phone at 800.258.3826. Fees subject to change without notice.


Public Transportation

Getting to the Los Angeles Convention Center and L.A. LIVE is easier than ever before. Visit this link for more information on the Metro Rail, Metro Bus, Dash Bus & AMTRAK.