Call for Presenters

We dare you to come and leave uninspired.

It’s the FIBO USA motto, and we’re looking for audacious presenters to take part in the promise we make to every one of our attendees.

If you’re interested in advancing the health + wellness industry and shaping its future by sharing your insights and expertise, please review the information below and submit your electronic application by April 1, 2019.

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OBJECTIVE

FIBO USA provides an environment in which the sharing of ideas, insights and experiences ultimately strengthens the fitness industry as a whole. To this aim, we invite dynamic individuals to lead compelling, interactive presentations across a wide variety of topics from science to business that the industry needs to learn now in order to prepare for the future and grow alongside current and predicted trends.

In addition to helping professionals enhance their businesses and careers, FIBO USA provides the unique opportunity to help fitness enthusiasts transform their passion for fitness into careers and overall lifestyles.


AUDIENCE

The FIBO Education Program invites professionals and enthusiasts of all fitness, health and wellness disciplines to progress their careers and personal objectives. Some of the individuals you can reach at FIBO USA include:

Presenters

  • Consultant
  • Corporate Health + Wellness Personnel
  • Educator
  • Equipment Vendor
  • Facility Designer
  • Facility Owner / Manager / Department Head
  • Fitness Enthusiast (Consumer)
  • Group Fitness Instructor
  • Health + Fitness Business Executive
  • Health + Wellness Coach
  • Hospitality + Leisure Facility Manager: Hotel / Cruise / Country Club
  • Influencer / Blogger
  • Media
  • Military Personnel / First Responder
  • Personal Trainer
  • Physical / Occupational Therapist
  • Product Designer / Manufacturer
  • Recreation / Community Center Director
  • Retailer
  • Sales, Marketing + Business Development
  • Specialty Instructor
  • Sports Medicine Professional
  • Student / Apprentice
  • University Fitness Facility Direct
  • Nutritionist

GUIDELINES

In order to ensure the quality, diversity and range of the Education Program, a neutral Education Committee will select presenters and sessions based on the following guidelines:

  • Credentials: Presenters should possess proven expertise in the fitness, health + wellness industry or adjacent topic relating to the industry (e.g., technology, medicine, sales + marketing)
  • Content: Your session should:
    • Reveal surprising information that your audience has not heard elsewhere
    • Include actionable steps attendees can implement immediately to improve their careers and/or the journeys of their clients and colleagues
    • Be relevant to the industry today in order to help fitness professionals prepare for the future and grow alongside current and predicted trends
    • Motivate fitness fanatics to transform their passions into careers (if your session is applicable to consumers)

Please note: To maintain credibility, sessions that promote a specific company’s products or services will not be considered for the FIBO USA Education Program. You may, however, request approval to lead a sponsored session in the FIBO Talks area or private meeting space. For more information on sponsoring a session, please contact Jake McCloskey.

  • Session Length: 60-minute sessions are preferred; please indicate if and why your session requires additional time
  • Formats:
    • Workshop
    • Lecture
    • Panel
    • Roundtable/Chat
    • Masterclass/Workout
    • A New + Totally Cool Format
  • Equipment: Presenters are responsible for providing all equipment necessary to lead his or her session
  • Topics: Your presentation should fall under one of the topic areas defined below

TOPICS

Power Fitness
Boxing; Kickboxing; Martial Arts; CrossFit; Strength Training + Conditioning; Bodybuilding; Coaching

Group Fitness
All Group Formats: Cardio, HIIT, Dance, Yoga, Pilates, Indoor Cycling; Motivation; Special Populations: Women, Children, Seniors

Personal Training Boot Camp
Exercise Prescription + Programming; Customer Experience; Business Operations; Functional Training; Communication Skills; Insurance + Legal Considerations; Motivation

Sales, Marketing + Social Media
Marketing + Advertising; Sales + Sales Processes; Social Media; Data Collection and Leverage; New Membership Models; Branding + Culture; Customer Retention; Addressing Competition; Influence Marketing

Fitness outside the Box
Military Sports + Fitness; Parks + Recreation; Community Centers; Country Clubs; Colleges; Leisure Market: Cruise Lines, Hotels + Resorts; Corporate Wellness; High Occupancy Residences

The Business of Fitness/Business of Fit
Facility Operations + Management; Facility Planning + Design; Fiscal Responsibility; Legal + Compliance Issues; Security; Leadership + People Management

Tomorrow’s Technology Today
Emerging Technology; Apps; Wearables; Connected Equipment; Data; Fitness Assessment + Evaluation; Gamification; Management Software

Boutique Fitness Studios / Startup Zone
Studio Operations + Management; Sales + Marketing; Competing with Big Boxes; Branding; Choosing to Franchise, License or Go Independent; Business Cases + Plans; Benchmarks; New Concepts

The Medical Fitness Connection
Connecting Fitness with Medical Fitness; Defining Medical Fitness; Connecting Training with Physical Therapy; Rehab + Post-Rehab; Clinical-Level Assessment; Exercise Science; Recovery

Turning Passion into Practice
Accessible digital marketing tools to build your brand; How to become an instructor, trainer, influencer, health coach, etc.

Whole Body Wellness
Holistic Health + Wellness; Mind-Body Wellness; Nutrition; Motivation


BENEFITS

  • Complimentary VIP pass to the FIBO USA Exhibit Hall and Education Program
  • Recognition as a leader and innovator among your colleagues
  • Opportunity to shape the future of the fitness, health + wellness industry and help others reach their personal and professional goals
  • Promotion on the FIBO USA website, social media channels and digital + printed materials related to the FIBO USA Education Program
  • Forum to network with fellow leaders and attendees across the entire industry

PRESENTER REQUIREMENTS

  • Provide signed speaker agreement, image, biography and session description by agreed-upon deadlines

Please note: Session titles and descriptions are subject to change in collaboration with the FIBO USA education team and committee.

  • Promote your session and FIBO USA to your network through social media, email and other available avenue. The FIBO team will provide you with the necessary tools to do so.

IMPORTANT DATES

  • Submission Due Date: April 1, 2019 at 11:59 PST
  • Session Selection: Applicants will be alerted of session status by Mid-May 2019

CONTACT

Please direct questions regarding the FIBO USA Education Program to Maike Kumstel, Content Manager.

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