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Day 1: Friday, August 21

Time

All times are PST

Club & Studio Summit

Nutrition & Behavior Change Summit

Personal Trainer Symposium

Group Fitness Symposium

Online Business Academy

7:15-8:00am

Opening Ceremonies
presentation by Kyle Maynard

8:00 - 9:30am

Breakout Sessions

Earn up to 1.5 CECs

Club & Studio Summit Track

Session 110

Best Practices in the New Normal

Trina Gray, Travis Barnes, Brian Nunez, and Mark Fisher

Nutrition & Behavior Change Summit

Session 111

No Sweat: Selling Exercise So People Want to Keep Buying It

Michelle Segar, PhD, MPH

Personal Trainer Symposium

Session 112

The Most Effective Way to Customize Programs and Choose the Best Exercises for Every Client

Lee Burton, PhD

Group Fitness Symposium

Session 113

The Future of Group Fitness: Strategies for the Successful Instructor

Stacey Seward Vandiver and Krista Popowych

Online Business Academy

Session 114

The Innovative Fitness Pro: Top Tech Strategies for Business Success

Shannon Fable

9:30 - 11:00am

Breakout Sessions

Earn up to 1.5 CECs

Club & Studio Summit Track

Session 120

Diversity Strengthens Leadership

Francesca Schuler

Nutrition & Behavior Change Summit

Session 121

Whole-Food, Plant-Based Fuel for Fitness

Kelly Jones, MS, RD, CSSD, LDN

Personal Trainer Symposium

Session 122

The Physiology of Fat Loss: New Exciting Findings

Len Kravitz, PhD

Session 123

Building a Wildly Successful Online Group Training Studio

Trina Gray

Online Business Academy

Session 124

Free and Low-Budget Marketing Strategies to Attract Prospects, Close Clients and Build Influence Using Social Media

Anna Renderer La Fata, MS and Vito La Fata

11:00am - 12 Noon

Expo Hall Break &
Mega Circuit

12 Noon - 1:00pm

Earn 1 CEC

Session 140

Keynote Presentation

Chrissy King

1:00 - 2:30pm

Breakout Sessions

Earn up to 1.5 CECs

Session 150

Lead and Empower a Loyal Team

Andrew Simpson, Staci Alden, and Rachel Cosgrove

Nutrition & Behavior Change Summit

Session 151

The Psychology of Weight Loss: Ditch the Diet for Long-Term Success

Eliza Kingsford, MA, LPC, NCC

Personal Trainer Symposium

Session 152

Functional Movement Patterns for Older Adults

Cody Sipe, PhD

Group Fitness Symposium

Session 153

Effective Cueing, Communications and Coaching for In-Person and Virtual Group Fitness Classes

Steve Barrett

Online Business Academy

Session 154

The Online Business Roadmap: How to Build a Million-Dollar Online Business

Vito La Fata

2:30pm - 3:30pm

Club & Studio Summit Track

Session 160

AFTERNOON ENERGIZER: RIDE INSPIRED by Keiser

Paco Gonzalez

Nutrition & Behavior Change Summit

Session 161

COFFEE TALK: Nutrition Hacks from the Pros for the Pros

Pamela Nisevich Bede, MS, RD

Personal Trainer Symposium

Session 162

COFFEE TALK: Structuring Your Online Personal Training Business

Lewis Agnew

3:30 - 4:30pm

Earn 1 CEC

Session 170

Keynote Presentation

Michael Mantell, PhD

Day 2: Saturday, August 22

Time

All times are PST

Club & Studio Summit

Nutrition & Behavior Change Summit

Personal Trainer Symposium

Group Fitness Symposium

Online Business Academy

7:15 - 8:00am

IDEA Fitness Awards Ceremony

8:00 - 9:30am

Breakout Sessions

Earn up to 1.5 CECs

Club & Studio Summit Track

Session 220

Retain Clients Forever

Billy Polson, Sheldon McBee, MS, and Matthew Wright, MS

Nutrition & Behavior Change Summit

Session 221

Using Technology to Improve Client Health and Fitness

Trevor Wittwer, CSCS

Personal Trainer Symposium

Session 222

After the Injury: Functional Training Periodization

Susane Pata and Leigh Wierichs, MFA, MS

Group Fitness Symposium

Session 223

Progressive Programming for Active Aging

Leslee Bender

Online Business Academy

Session 224

Grow Your Business With Authentic Inclusive Marketing and Messaging Strategies

Katrina Pilkington

9:30 - 11:00am

Breakout Sessions

Earn up to 1.5 CECs

Club & Studio Summit Track

Session 230

Get Social Savvy to Communicate Better

Sarah Morrison and Nickie Carrigan

Nutrition & Behavior Change Summit

Session 231

The Nutrition and Mental Health Connection

Maggie Moon, MS, RD

Personal Trainer Symposium

Session 232

Assessment, Corrective Exercise and Functional Training in the Virtual and Physical Training Facility

Evan Osar, DC, CMT, PES, CSCS

Group Fitness Symposium

Session 233

How to Lead Unforgettable In-Person and Virtual Group Fitness Classes

Tricia Murphy Madden

Online Business Academy

Session 234

How to Expand and Grow Your Personal Training Client Base

Phil Carr

11:00am - 12 Noon

Expo Hall Break

12 Noon - 1:00pm

Earn 1 CEC

1:00 - 2:30pm

Breakout Sessions

Earn up to 1.5 CECs

Session 260

Leading Through Adversity and Dealing With Conflict

Erin Kelly, Chris Stevenson, and Todd Durkin, MA

Nutrition & Behavior Change Summit

Session 261

BLAME: Client Excuses for Not Exercising and Solutions to Retrain Their Behaviors

Rick Richey, PhD

Personal Trainer Symposium

Session 262

Designing and Delivering Effective Online Personal Training Sessions

Ken Miller, MS

Group Fitness Symposium

Session 263

Creating a Passionate and Loyal Community in and Out of the Group Ex Studio

Kia Williams, MS

Online Business Academy

Session 264

Rock Your Online Courses and Classes

Sadie Nardini

2:30pm - 3:30pm

Club & Studio Summit Track

Session 270

Go Home with a Plan, Sponsored by My PT Hub

Trina Gray and Chris Stevenson

Nutrition & Behavior Change Summit

Session 271

COFFEE TALK: Taking Your Clients Program to a More Personalized Level: The Emerging Science of Nutrigenomics

Kristen Kirkpatrick, MS, RDN

Personal Trainer Symposium

Session 272

COFFEE TALK: How to Build an Online Personal Training Studio

Lewis Agnew

Group Fitness Symposium

Session 273

AFTERNOON ENERGIZER: STOTT PILATES® Functional Towel Workout

PJ O'Clair

3:30 - 4:30pm

Earn 1 CEC

Session 280

Keynote Presentation

Todd Durkin, MA

4:30 - 5:00pm

Closing Ceremonies

Q: What is a virtual event?

A virtual event is hosted entirely online. Attendees participate through a conference website designed specifically for IDEA World Virtual.  It will allow attendees to watch and participate in sessions and presentations live from their computers. There will also be a virtual expo hall and virtual swag bag where you can connect with brands about their products and services, plus receive exclusive discounts and free swag from the event sponsors.

Q: What technology is required to attendee IDEA World Virtual?

A desktop computer, laptop, tablet, phone or similar device with internet connectivity is all that is required. 

Q: What happens if you have technical issues during IDEA World Virtual?

There will be a virtual “help desk” available at all times during the event. If you are experiencing any technical difficulty, there will be live staff ready to help you troubleshoot issues.

Q: How do I register?

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

https://www.ideafit.com/fitness-conferences/world-virtual/

2. By Phone: Call our Inspired Service Team toll-free at (800) 999-4332, ext. 7. 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.

Q: How much does IDEA World Virtual cost?

Early-bird registrations received by July 31, 2020 are $199 (member price) and $249 (non-member price.  Registrations received after the early-bird date are $239 (member) and $289 (non-member).

There is also an optional 12-month on-demand access to all sessions from IDEA World Virtual.  The sessions will be recorded so there will not be live interaction with other attendees or presenters.  The cost for 12-month On-Demand access is $49 regardless of whether you are a member or non-member, or date purchased.  This option cannot be purchased by itself and must be combined with an IDEA World Virtual registration.

Q: Are payment plans available?

Yes, you can pay as little as 33% of the total registration cost to secure your registration and pay the balance at a later date.  Just ensure your total is paid in full prior to the event start date. You can make additional payments using the link and confirmation code received in your registration email.

Q: I was registered for the In-Person event in Anaheim. Can my open credit be used for a registration at IDEA World Virtual?

Yes! We would love to have you join us at the virtual event. If you have an open credit you would like to use please call our Inspired Service Team toll-free at (800) 999-4332, ext. 7. 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.

Q: What is the event registration cancellation policy?

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

We've made it easier to switch names on registrations at no charge. If you can't make it, you may send a colleague in your place by contacting Inspired Service at least 7 days prior to the event (switches are subject to a fee increase based on membership status). Contact Inspired Service for further assistance at (800) 999-4332, x7, or email at [email protected].

Q: How do I get a group discount on event registrations?

For a discount on group registrations please contact IDEA Inspired Service at (800) 999-4332 ext. 7 for assistance.

Q: Do IDEA Business Members have an event discount?

IDEA Business Members receive the discounted member price on unlimited registrations. Please contact IDEA Inspired Service at (800) 999-4332 ext. 7 for assistance.

Q: What are the dates and hours of the virtual event?

All times listed will be Pacific Standard Time.  This is a live event.  The time in your location could differ from the listed times so please update your calendar accordingly.

Friday August 21: 7:15am-5:30pm (PST)

Saturday August 22: 7:15am-5:00pm (PST)

You may purchase 12-month on-demand access to all sessions at IDEA World Virtual. You can come back any time over the 12 months following the event and watch sessions you weren’t able to attend live. This is also a great option for international attendees who are experiencing significant time differences.

Q: How do I enter the IDEA World Virtual event platform?

You will receive a reminder email with instructions prior to the event. Your email address and confirmation number will be your access into the virtual event space.  The virtual event space will be open at 6:45am PST (30 minutes prior to the start of sessions) each day.  We recommend you use this time to navigate the space, test your internet connection and familiarize yourself with the functionality.

Q: Do I need to select sessions prior to the event?

No, you do not need to pre-select sessions.  Once the virtual event goes live you are free to access any session you prefer. 

Q: Are there pre-conference certification sessions?

No, there will not be additional certification or additional CEC options available at IDEA World Virtual.

Q: Will sessions be recorded and available after the Convention?

Yes, you may purchase 12-month on-demand access to all sessions at IDEA World Virtual for an additional $49.  You can come back any time over the 12 months following the event and watch sessions you weren’t able to attend live.  This is a great option for international attendees who are experiencing significant time differences.

Q: Will I be able to see the presenters during sessions?

Yes, you will be able to watch video of each presenter, side by side with their presentation.

Q: Can I ask questions during the educational sessions?

Yes, there will be a chat box available in each session and we encourage you to ask questions and  interact with presenters.

Q: Will I need fitness equipment to attend IDEA World Virtual?

The equipment needed will be minimal and alterations will be offered for those without home equipment.  You will receive e-mail communication listing recommended equipment (if any) for workouts prior to the event.

Q: Will handouts be available for event sessions?

Session Handouts will be available for print or download directly from the Event Platform. 

Q: How many CEC’s can I earn for attending IDEA World Virtual

There will be a total of 13 CEC credits available if you attend a session in each time block.

Q: How do I get CECs for the sessions I attend?

After the event ends you will be able to select the sessions you attended and have them placed in your “My Education” page. 

Your proof of attendance and CEC credits are on your CEC certificate, which you can access any time after the conference at www.ideafit.com/myeducation.

Workouts do not qualify for CECs. They are designed to be just that, a workout. No CEC-able education is associated with them.

Q: Which certification agencies offer CECs for this event?

The credits you can earn at this event are recognized by the following agencies: ACE, ACSM, AFAA, BOC, NASM, NFPT, NSCA, W.I.T.S., Cooper Institute, NETA, NESTA, and NFPT. If your certification agency is not listed, simply check with the agency to see what credits it allows.

Q: What do I do if zero credits are assigned to my scheduled session?

CECs are assigned by the certification agency, not IDEA. Certification agencies base credits on the education provided and presenter qualifications. Make sure the sessions you attend have CEC verification prior to attending.

Q: How many CECs are offered for each session?

Generally, you’ll receive one CEC per contact hour for workshops and lectures. If you attend a 2-hour workshop, you’ll receive up to 2 credit hours. We are in the process of getting approvals from each of the agencies above and will post the credits as soon as they are available. That way you’ll know exactly how many credits the session you are interested in attending is approved for by your certification agency. Check out how many CECs were offered at last year’s event here

Q: How do I join the IDEA Events Support Squad?

There will not be a Support Squad for IDEA World Virtual, but we would love your help for a future event.  If you are interested in joining the Support Squad for a future event please contact Steffi Habermann at [email protected]

Q: What is the Virtual Expo Hall?

A virtual expo hall offers the valuable education, networking and brand exploration of a physical event, but in the comfort of your home or anywhere you have an internet connection. Through an easy to navigate virtual event platform, attendees are able to move freely through virtual lobbies, auditoriums and expo halls. Featuring chats with Q&A capabilities, excitement filled special events and activities like trivia games, polling and challenges, virtual expo halls create a familiar interactive experience through a 3D virtual event platform. The IDEA World Fitness & Nutrition Expo offers the benefits of the latest technology to connect with even more industry leaders and brands from all over the world through a high quality virtual event experience.

Q: Will my personal information be shared?

Your contact information can be set to private during the registration process but by doing so you will be forfeiting the ability to be contacted by presenters and sponsors and may miss out on giveaways, discounts and free promotions.

Q: Can I share my virtual conference login information with other members of my team?

For every registration, only one device (computer, laptop, tablet, phone) will be allowed to enter the virtual platform. The credits earned are tied to the account of the individual that purchased the virtual event.

Q: Will IDEA World be a live event in 2021?

Yes! We plan on IDEA World Convention being live again in 2021 and will take place in Anaheim, CA July 7-11.  Register now and receive up to $119 off your registration using the code “World2021”. Easy payment plans are available!