Program

Discover how your life, career and clients can be transformed by 2 days immersed in learning. This groundbreaking and proven curriculum brings together world-renowned nutrition researchers and behavioral experts for a continuing education opportunity unheard of elsewhere.

Sculpting the Ultimate Coach Within: How to Deliver Remarkable Client Results While Blazing an Epic Career Path

Friday, June 28 • 9:40–10:40am

John Berardi, PhD

Many wellness professionals struggle to turn their passion for helping others into a sustainable business that attracts new clients and delivers exceptional results. Dr. Berardi will share a roadmap for how you can achieve massive success pursuing the career you love—with freedom to live and work on your own terms! He will educate and inspire with personal stories, introspective exercises and practical ideas.

Dynamic Nutrition Science: Parsing Today’s Most Relevant Research for Real Life

Friday, June 28 • 10:45–11:45am

Jenna A. Bell, PhD, RD

No matter what food tribe you fall into, protein in all its forms—animal, plant or synthetic—seems to get most of today’s nutrition headlines. It promises to help us lose weight, get stronger and achieve many other benefits. In this thought-provoking session, Amy will break down the most recent science to guide you to a better global understanding of protein options. Learn what is driving this obsession, and take home new tools and tips to guide this conversation successfully with your clients.

LUNCH SEMINAR: The Current and Future State of Health Coaching

Friday, June 28 • 11:45–1:00pm

Jessica Matthews, DBH, NBC-HWC

Enjoy a complimentary lunch while you get the inside scoop on the current landscape and future opportunities in the evolving field of health and wellness coaching. Take home specific strategies and a recipe for success to elevate your professional work.

Skills Not Pills: Calming the Inflammation Superhighway With Focused Nutrition and Behavior Change

Friday, June 28 • 2:30–4:00pm

Marc Bubbs, ND, MS

Dr. Bubbs will explain inflammatory response and why it’s both necessary for, and detrimental to, human health. He will also discuss current philosophies exploring dietary patterns, specific foods (pro and con), and the power of the mind in the complex matrix of what provokes or calms the body.

The Mobile Health Map: Inspiring Your Clients and Your Business

Friday, June 28 • 4:40–5:40pm

Michelle Alencar, PhD

In this session, learn about the compelling research on mobile health for sustainable behavior change, five key strategies for making the virtual office an extension of your services, as well as how to create a virtual multidisciplinary team (RD-Trainer-Health Coach-Physician).

BREAKFAST SEMINAR: To Dairy or Not to Dairy? Translating the Science for Your Clients

Saturday, June 29 • 8:00–9:20am

Jim White, RDN

With the growing popularity of plant-based food options, this session will explore the science behind the nutritional, health and sustainability qualities of dairy and plant-based dairy alternatives. Enjoy a complimentary breakfast as you discover the opportunities both can play in fueling your client’s day.

The Neuroscience of Behavior Change: How to Train the Brain to Create Healthier Habits

Saturday, June 29 • 9:40–10:40am

Julia DiGangi, PhD

It’s become clear that the string holding together the pearls of a holistic wellness program—nutrition, exercise, stress reduction and recovery—is sustainable behavior change. Dr. DiGangi, a neuropsychologist who has devoted her career to the connection between our brain and our behavior, will address evidence-based strategies to guide clients toward behavior modification that sticks.

Bridging the Gap Between Good Intentions and Meaningful Nutrition Change

Saturday, June 29 • 10:45–11:45am

Monica Reinagel, MS, LDN

Join Monica Reinagel, the “Nutrition Diva,” as she distinguishes between cognitive commitment and tactical empowerment; identifies common sensory, cultural and logistical impediments to greater compliance; and provides practical tools and strategies that result in positive and sustainable changes to eating habits.

LUNCH SEMINAR: Reversing the Invisible Epidemic: Coaching People Who Have Prediabetes

Saturday, June 29 • 11:45am–1:00pm

Natalie Digate Muth, MD, MPH, RDN, FAAP

Join Dr. Muth for this complimentary lunch seminar that will outline how health coaches and health professionals are uniquely positioned to fill a critical need in delivering diabetes prevention programs.

5 Minutes to IGNITE Your Product Knowledge

Saturday, June 29 • 2:30–3:30pm

Cut all the fluff. Get right to the point. That is the mission behind this fast-paced IGNITE session, featuring top industry brands. You will hear 5 minutes from each company, sharing their best tips for improving your business and client results with their products and tools.

The HOPE Solution: How Our Purpose Empowers!

Saturday, June 29 • 4:40–5:40pm

Lee Jordan, MS

The HOPE Solution offers research-based practices for building well-being through living a purpose-powered life. Health coach and personal trainer Lee Jordan will share easy-to-implement tools and strategies to grow your practice and elevate your approach to serving others.

What is the event registration cancellation policy?
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 IDEA 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 Inspired Service at least 7 days prior to the event (switches are subject to a fee increase based on member status). Contact Inspired Service for further assistance at 858-535-8979, ext. 7, or email at member@ideafit.com.

IDEA Health & Fitness Association is not responsible for any loss or damage as a result of a substitution, alteration or cancellation/postponement of an event. IDEA shall assume no liability whatsoever in the event this conference is canceled, rescheduled or postponed due to a fortuitous event, act of God, unforeseen occurrence or any other event that renders performance of this conference impracticable, illegal or impossible. For purposes of this clause, a fortuitous event shall include, but not be limited to: war, fire, labor strike, extreme weather or other emergency.

How do I register?
Online: Visit this link to sign up today! Call our Inspired Service Team toll-free at 800-999-4332, x 7. Outside the U.S. and Canada: dial 858-535-8979, x 7. (7:00am–5:00pm Pacific Time, Monday–Friday) Please have your credit card number and expiration date ready.

How do I get my registration for free through the Refer-a-Friend Program?
After you purchase your registration online, another window will open providing you with a personalized link, which you can share with your friends. If at least five of your friends buy an IDEA registration using your personalized link, you will receive a refund of the registration fees you paid, to the credit card you used to purchase your registration, within 90 days after the event.

Where is the IDEA World Nutrition & Behavior Change Summit going to take place?
Registration and all education sessions for the IDEA World Nutrition & Behavior Change Summit and the IDEA World Fitness & Nutrition Expo will take place at the Anaheim Convention Center, located at 1850 S West St, Anaheim, CA 92802. Choose one of our host hotels to be at the center of all the action! The Hilton Anaheim and Marriott Anaheim are just steps from all the IDEA World Convention has to offer. These hotels will be full with IDEA World Convention attendees and offer the full networking and immersive experience you’re looking for!

What are the customer service hours for questions/assistance?
Wednesday, June 26: 7:00am – 7:00pm
Thursday, June 27: 6:00am – 6:00pm
Friday, June 28: 6:30am – 6:00pm
Saturday, June 29: 6:30am – 6:00pm
Sunday, June 30: 7:00am – 11:30am

I'm interested in being part of the IDEA Support Squad. How do I join?
Being a Support Squad member is a fantastic opportunity to be involved behind the scenes, make life-long friends and Inspire the World to Fitness! If you’re reading this you must already know the reputation IDEA has for hosting the most energetic, thought-provoking and cutting-edge events in the industry. Space is limited for this exclusive group; don’t miss your chance and get your application in today!

To learn more about the benefits of joining this program and to apply, please visit this link: www.ideafit.com/assistant.

What should I bring?
Once on-site, you will want to make sure you have your registration confirmation, picture ID, a printed copy of your sessions, water (bring a bottle and refill it at the water stations), snacks, a sweatshirt (sometimes the rooms get a little cool, especially after some exercise), a yoga mat (for mind-body sessions), a notepad and a pen or pencil, business cards for networking, the conference brochure (if you want to change a session), and session handouts.

Will handouts be available for event sessions?
Session handouts will not be available at the event. Attendees should print the handouts they need. Session handouts will be available to print at least 2 weeks prior to the event. To print handouts, click on Session Handouts.

How do I get CPEUs/CECs for the sessions I attend?
Your proof of attendance and CPEU/CEC credits are on your CEC certificate, which you can access anytime after the conference at www.ideafit.com/myeducation.

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., The Cooper Institute, NETA, NESTA and NFPT. If your certification agency is not listed, simply check with the agency to see what credits it allows.

What is the minimum age for the IDEA World Nutrition & Behavior Change Summit attendees?
You need to be at least 18 years old to attend the IDEA World Nutrition & Behavior Change Summit. In response to attendee requests and to preserve the educational atmosphere of the convention, children under the age of 18 are not allowed in sessions, even to observe.

What is your policy on service animals?
If you require an Emotion Support Animal (ESA), please contact IDEA prior to arriving to the event. IDEA requires current documentation (not more than 1 year old) on letterhead from a licensed mental health professional stating (1) the attendee has a mental health-related disability listed in the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM IV); (2) having the animal accompany the attendee is necessary to the attendee’s mental health or treatment; (3) the individual providing the assessment of the attendee is a licensed mental health professional, and the attendee is under his/her professional care; and (4) the date and type of the mental health professional’s license and the state or other jurisdiction in which it was issued. This documentation may be required as a condition of permitting ESA’s to accompany attendees. Under the Americans With Disabilities Act, ESA’s are not given the same rights and exemptions as Service Animals, and approval of ESA’s in public areas and businesses are at the discretion of those entities. If prior approval is not given by IDEA, attendees will be asked to remove the ESA from the event.