IDEA WORLD IS COMING TO YOU
Your clients, members and community need you more than ever. Stock up on the most powerful tools, techniques, and inspiration to help them—and your career—thrive during this challenging time and beyond.
IDEA World Virtual connects you with your community of PERSONAL TRAINERS, GROUP FITNESS INSTRUCTORS, GYM OWNERS, FACILITY MANAGERS, HEALTH COACHES, ENTREPRENEURS and TOP-LEVEL EXPERTS so that together you can become true leaders who effect monumental, positive change, worldwide.
You won’t find a series of Zoom calls or pre-recorded webinars here. While you maintain your physical distance, you’ll learn from and engage with presenters in real-time, connect with peers in lounge areas and network with brands in the virtual expo hall. There’s no replacing an in-person event, but this is the next best thing.
WHAT YOU CAN EXPECT
Innovative Virtual Education
Elevate your career with 50 sessions led by 50 top thought leaders from all corners of the industry.
Unique Networking Opportunities
Exchange best practices and new ways to enhance your career.
A Virtual Expo Hall
Experience a cutting-edge virtual expo hall with top industry brands.
Up to13 CECs
Earn up to 13 CECs in just one weekend.
SCHEDULE AT A GLANCE
ALL TIMES ARE PST
|Time||Friday, August 21||Saturday, August 22|
|7:15–8:00AM||Opening Ceremonies||IDEA Awards Ceremony|
|8:00–9:30AM||Breakout Sessions: Choose from 5 education tracks||Breakout Sessions: Choose from 5 education tracks|
|9:30–11:00AM||Breakout Sessions: Choose from 5 education tracks||Breakout Sessions: Choose from 5 education tracks|
|11:00AM–12 Noon||Expo Hall Break||Expo Hall Break/Activity|
|12 Noon–1:00PM||General Session||General Session|
|1:00–2:30PM||Breakout Sessions: Choose from 5 education tracks||Breakout Sessions: Choose from 5 education tracks|
|2:30–3:30PM||Energizer Session||Energizer Session|
|3:30–4:30PM||General Session||General Session|
|4:30–5:30PM||Hot Topic Happy Hour||Closing Ceremonies|
IDEA World Club & Studio Summit
Discover proven strategies to navigate these tough times and secure a wildly successful future for your club or studio.
Personal Trainer Symposium
Upgrade your trainer toolbox with next-level insights on fat loss, anatomy, corrective exercise, movement assessments and program design.
Group Fitness Symposium
Learn from top group fitness experts how to design and deliver exceptional experiences both in-person and from a distance.
Nutrition & Behavior Change Summit
Discover the latest developments in nutrition research and action plans to help your clients and community adopt healthy behaviors that last.
Online Business Academy
Get an in-depth understanding of how to create and grow a lucrative online business that stands out from the crowd.
EASY PAYMENT PLANS AVAILABLE
After July 31, 2020
ADD ON-DEMAND ACCESS
Access to all sessions post-event for 12-months
CHOOSE YOUR EVENT:
FITNESS AWARDS SPONSOR
LIFESTYLE NUTRITION SPONSOR
WORLD CORE SPONSORS
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.
A desktop computer, laptop, tablet, phone or similar device with internet connectivity is all that is required.
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.
1. Online: Visit this link to sign up today!
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.
Please check back soon for an update on 2021 IDEA World
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.
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.
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].
For a discount on group registrations please contact IDEA Inspired Service at (800) 999-4332 ext. 7 for assistance.
IDEA Business Members receive the discounted member price on unlimited registrations. Please contact IDEA Inspired Service at (800) 999-4332 ext. 7 for assistance.
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.
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.
No, you do not need to pre-select sessions. Once the virtual event goes live you are free to access any session you prefer.
No, there will not be additional certification or additional CEC options available at IDEA World Virtual.
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.
Yes, you will be able to watch video of each presenter, side by side with their presentation.
Yes, there will be a chat box available in each session and we encourage you to ask questions and interact with presenters.
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.
Session Handouts will be available for print or download directly from the Event Platform.
There will be a total of 13 CEC credits available if you attend a session in each time block.
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.
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.
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.
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
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]
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.
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.
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.