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Presenters

We have over 40 highly talented presenters ready to share their knowledge of a broad range of fitness, business and wellness topics!

  • Staci Alden

    Group Fitness Director of PRO Club

  • Travis Barnes

    Owner of Journey Fitness

  • Steve Barrett

    Matrix Fitness Brand Ambassador and Master Trainer

  • Leslee Bender

    Creator of Bender Ball Method and Director of I am Ageless Now

  • Lee Burton, PhD

    Founding Owner of Functional Movement Systems

  • Phil Carr

    CEO and Founder of My PT Hub

  • Nickie Carrigan

    Owner of The Warehouse

  • Rachel Cosgrove

    Co-Owner of Results Fitness

  • Todd Durkin, MA

    Owner of Fitness Quest 10

  • Shannon Fable

    Fitness Consultant, Educator, Writer and Instructor

  • Mark Fisher

    Co-owner of Mark Fisher Fitness

  • Trina Gray

    Owner of Bay Athletic Club

  • Kelly Jones, MS, RD, CSSD, LDN

    Board-certified Specialist in Sports Dietetics

  • Erin Kelly

    Chief Strategy Officer for Brick Bodies

  • Chrissy King

    ISSA certified personal trainer, lifestyle coach, and fitness blogger

  • Eliza Kingsford, MA, LPC, NCC

    Licensed Psychotherapist and Behavior Change Specialist

  • Kristin Kirkpatrick, MS, RDN

    President of KAK Consulting

  • Len Kravitz, PhD

    Professor of Exercise Science at the University of New Mexico

  • Vito La Fata

    Founder of Fitness Profit Systems and a Co-founder of The Visionary Planner

  • Anna Renderer La Fata, MS

    Entrepreneur, Business Coach and Host of POPSUGAR Fitness

  • Tricia Murphy Madden

    Education Director for Savvier Fitness and Co-creator of Barre Above®

  • Michael Mantell, PhD

    Behavior Science Consultant

  • Sheldon McBee, MS

    Personal Training Director of Universal Athletic Club

  • Kenneth Miller

    Owner of Training Station

  • Maggie Moon, MS, RD

    Registered Dietitian, Author and Health Communications Specialist

  • Sarah Morrison

    Communications Director of Bay Athletic Club

  • Sadie Nardini

    CEO of Sadie Nardini, LLC, and Founder of Core Strength Vinyasa Yoga®

  • Brian Nunez

    2019 IDEA Personal Trainer of the Year

  • Evan Osar, DC, CMT, PES, CSCS

    Co-founder of the Institute for Integrative Health and Fitness Education™

  • Susane Pata

    Global Master Instructor, Presenter and Author

  • Katrina Pilkington

    NASM Personal Trainer, Nutrition Coach, AFAA Fitness Instructor and Presenter

  • Billy Polson

    Owner of DIAKADI Fitness

  • Krista Popowych

    International Master Trainer, Fitness Instructor, Educator and Writer

  • Rick Richey, PhD, MS

    Author, Professor and Gym Owner

  • Francesca Schuler

    CEO of In-Shape Health Clubs

  • Michelle Segar, PhD

    American Behavioral Sustainability Scientist, Author and Speaker

  • Andrew Simpson

    Founder of Player’s Fitness & Performance

  • Cody Sipe, PhD

    Co-founder of the Functional Aging Institute

  • Chris Stevenson

    Owner of Stevenson Consulting

  • Peter Twist, MSc

    President and CEO of TWIST Performance + Wellness™

  • Stacey Vandiver

    Co-founder and CEO of SoulBody

  • Leigh Wierichs, MFA, MS

    Training & Education Manager at Life Fitness

  • Kia Williams, MS

    Global Presenter, Educator and Master Trainer

  • Trevor Wittwer

    Owner and Director of Functional Fitness

  • Matt Wright, MS

    VP of Personal Training & Programming at City Fitness

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!

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