Event Information—2012 IDEA Personal Trainer Institute™

2012 IDEA Personal Trainer Institute™ Date: February 16–19, 2012
Preconference: February 16, 2012 Click here to see Preconference Sessions >>>
Location: Alexandria, Virginia
Headquarter Hotel: Hilton Alexandria Mark Center. The Hilton Alexandria Mark Center is offering a special rate for IDEA attendees. Learn more >>
Advance Registration Deadline: January 9, 2012



Four Ways to Register

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

2. By Phone: Call now to register. Please have your credit card number and expiration date ready. Call 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).

3. By Mail: Mail registration form (located online at www.ideafit.com/ptrainer 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 conference and preconference workshop registration. You’ll enjoy all the privileges of membership, including special savings on future IDEA events.

Business/Program Director Member Discount
IDEA Business/Program Director Members receive the discounted member price on three registrations for the conference and preconference sessions. 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.



Childcare arrangements can be made through the hotel concierge. In response to attendee requests, and to preserve the educational atmosphere of the convention, children and babies are not allowed in sessions.


Cancellation Policy

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If you attended an IDEA conference, 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.

We've made it easier to switch names on event registrations at no charge—If you can’t make it, you may send your colleague in your place by contacting IDEA member services at least 7 days prior to the event, subject to increase based on member status. However, we cannot refund unused event registrations after the event has taken place.

For a refund of event fees:
  • If we receive your cancellation 31 days prior to an event, the administrative processing fee is $50.
  • If we receive your cancellation within 30 days of the event, the administrative processing fee is $100.
  • Or you can cancel at any time prior to the event and a credit will be issued to you for the amount paid that can be used towards another IDEA upcoming event with no penalty to you.
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.