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View the full list of education session descriptions, networking events and speaker biographies.

 

WEDNESDAY, MARCH 8

7:30 a.m. - 8:30 a.m. | "Making Connections" Orientation

Learn how to navigate your way through the IHRSA International Convention & Trade Show. This session will help you establish your game plan for success, meet like-minded attendees, and make the most of your IHRSA 2017 experience! 

9:00 a.m. - 10:15 a.m. | Feature Presentations 

10:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. | Keynote Session & Award Presentation

Relationship Revolution: Building Better Connections in the Digital Age
Seth Mattison, Founder & Chief Movement Officer, FutureSight Labs
Sponsored by MYZONE

1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. | 8th Annual Women's Leadership Summit

Sponsored by American Council on Exercise

1:30 p.m. - 2:45 p.m. | Education Sessions

Several IHRSA 2017 sponsors are preparing presentations designed to offer more information about their products and services. These interactive sessions will provide all participants with the specifics they need in order to continue a dialogue with these event sponsors during the Trade Show.

3:15 p.m. - 4:15 p.m. | Education Sessions / Networking Roundtable / Education Tutorial

4:45 p.m. - 5:30 p.m. | Education Sessions / Networking Roundtable / Education Tutorial

4:45 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. | ILC Summit

For Industry Leadership Council members and invited guests. To become involved, email Meredith Poppler.
Sponsored by ABC Financial

7:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m. | Opening Welcome Reception

Join your colleagues from around the world to network and celebrate the energy and excitement of the industry!
Sponsored by Zumba Fitness

 

THURSDAY, MARCH 9

6:30 a.m. - 7:30 a.m. | Exercise Classes

7:00 a.m. - 8:15 a.m. | "The FAST Track" Continental Breakfast

"The Fast Track" learning concept is intended to jump-start your morning breakfast with three concurrent 20-minute presentations per time period. Each is designed to educate early-risers with the best practices on a variety of topics for immediate application in any club.

7:30 a.m. - 8:30 a.m. | Exercise Classes

8:30 a.m. - 9:45 a.m. | Keynote Session & Award Presentation

Forget BIG Data – Small Data Defines the Future
Martin Lindstrom, Author, Change Agent and Brand Futurist, DENMARK
Sponsored by Technogym

10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. | TRADE SHOW
11:30 a.m. - 12:45 p.m. | "Member Center" Networking Roundtable

11:30 a.m. - 12:45 p.m. | IGNITE!

IGNITE! is a fast-paced, 75-minute event where guest speakers have 5 minutes and 20 slides to convey a concept they are passionate about. Presenters share their personal and professional insights on a host of topics that are informative, enlightening, or just plain fun! To become an IGNITE! presenter, simply complete the brief application at ihrsa.org/ignite by December 15, 2016. 

11:45 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. | Industry Leadership Council (ILC) Meeting

Industry Leadership Council members and guests are invited to talk about public policy opportunities to encourage physical activity as well as to discuss other risks and opportunities for the club industry. For more information about the ILC, contact Meredith Poppler.

2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. | Education Sessions / Networking Roundtable / Education Tutorial

3:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. | Education Sessions / Networking Roundtable / Education Tutorial

6:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. | Canadian VIP Reception

Hosted by the Fitness Industry Council of Canada (FIC)

6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. | IHRSA Regional Association Reception

Regional Members & Invited Guests

7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. | Planet IHRSA: The International Attendee Reception

International Attendees & Invited Guests

 

FRIDAY, MARCH 10

6:30 a.m. - 7:30 a.m. | Exercise Classes

6:30 a.m. - 8:30 a.m. | Early Morning Workout

7:00 a.m. - 8:15 a.m. | "The FAST Track" Continental Breakfast

"The Fast Track" learning concept is intended to jump-start your morning breakfast with three concurrent 20-minute presentations per time period. Each is designed to educate early-risers with the best practices on a variety of topics for immediate application in any club.

7:30 a.m. - 8:30 a.m. | Exercise Classes

8:30 a.m. - 9:45 a.m. | Keynote Session & Award Presentation

Viral Business: Inspiring Customer Loyalty
Johnny Earle, Branding Expert, and Founder, Johnny Cupcakes
Sponsored by Matrix Fitness

10:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. | 21st Annual IHRSA Financial Panel

10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. | TRADE SHOW

11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. | Education Sessions / Networking Roundtable / Education Tutorial

1:30 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. | Education Sessions / Networking Roundtable / Education Tutorial

3:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. | "Member Center" Networking Roundtable

6:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m. | 12th Annual BASH for Augie's Quest

Pre-Registration & Donation Required – Email augiesquest@als.net

 

SATURDAY, MARCH 11

9:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m. | Feature Presentations

10:15 a.m. - 11:15 a.m. | Feature Presentations

11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. | Keynote Session

Creating & Maintaining Engagement
Soraya DarabiCo-Founder, Zady, and Impact Investor
Sponsored by Daxko / CSI Software

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Check out the list of education sessions, networking events and Trade Show details.

"As a first-time attendee at the IHRSA 2016 Convention & Trade Show, I had no idea how many new ideas and connections I would make. I had only heard positive things from those at my club who had attended before and was so excited for the opportunity to experience it first-hand. Coming home with a list of over 50 new ideas to implement at my own club was the best feeling."

– Allie Antenucci, Newtown Athletic Club