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WEDNESDAY, MARCH 21

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 2018 experience!

9:00 a.m. - 10:15 a.m. | Education Sessions 

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

Kill the Company: End the Status Quo, Start an Innovation Revolution
Lisa Bodell, Author, & Founder & CEO, futurethink
Sponsored by MYZONE

1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. | 9th Annual IHRSA Women's Leadership Summit

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

Several IHRSA 2018 sponsors are offering presentations to share their story, provide industry insights, and further educate participants. These interactive sessions will provide participants with pertinent information to continue a dialogue with the 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. | 21st Annual IHRSA ILC Summit - A Gathering of Global Leaders

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 MINDBODY

 

THURSDAY, MARCH 22

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

Making Ideas Happen
Leah Busque, Founder & Executive Chairwoman, TaskRabbit
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 1, 2017. 

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

3:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. | Canadian Forum: The State of the Industry

Sponsored by the Fitness Business Canada Magazine

3:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. | Latin American Forum

Sponsored by Fitness Brasil and Mercado Fitness

5:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. | California Club Operators Meeting

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

Hosted by the Fitness Industry Council of Canada (FIC)

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

International Attendees & Invited Guests

 

FRIDAY, MARCH 23

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

Harnessing Innovation: Turning Raw Ideas into Powerful Results
Josh Linkner, Author, and Five-Time Tech Entreprenerur & Hyper-Growth CEO
Sponsored by Matrix Fitness

10:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. | 22nd 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

1:30 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. | Australian & New Zealand Forum

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

6:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m. | 13th Annual BASH for Augie's Quest

Pre-Registration & Donation Required – Email [email protected]

 

SATURDAY, MARCH 24

9:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m. | Education Session

10:15 a.m. - 11:15 a.m. | Education Sessions

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

Eyes Wide Open
Issac Lidsky, Author, Entrepreneur and Founder, Hope for Vision
Sponsored by Daxko

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"Simple: "You must go... If you want to grow!" To go is a must... to leave the competition in the dust"

– Freddy Reyes, World Fitness Centers - San Juan, Puerto Rico