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Entries in IGNITE (4)


Session should IGNITE ideas to bring to your club

IHRSA Vice President - Member Experience Pam O'Donnell introduces the IGNITE presenters.IGNITE was a new feature that IHRSA trotted out at last year’s IHRSA Annual International Convention & Trade Show in Las Vegas. It was a big hit again in 2014 with 12 select speakers picked from a large batch of applicants.

The speakers had a wide range of titles (VPs, group exercise instructors, regional directors, IHRSA staff, and more), places of work (US, Australia, Ireland) and subjects (It’s Time to Change; Secret of Being a Go-Getter; How to Be a Successful Team; etc.).

There were two sessions each with six speakers. They had five minutes and a maximum of 20 slides to talk about something they are passionate about. Presenters were current IHRSA members and could not use the time to sell a product. At the end of each session the speakers lined up and answered questions for the audience.

Here are a few of the IGNITE presentations.

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IHRSA 2014 highlights are never-ending

There will be plenty time for networking at IHRSA 2014.OK, quick, what is your favorite part of the IHRSA International Convention & Trade Show? 

I know, there is so much to choose from it is nearly impossible to answer that question quickly, or with only one thing.

Really, at the very least, you need to separate the event - this year running March 12-15 at the San Diego Convention Center in San Diego, Calif. - into different categories. There are educational sessions, general session speakers, the two-day trade show, roundtables, networking events, exercise classes and even special events. Then, maybe it might be possible to pick a favorite from each category.

Wow, are you tired just thinking about how much you need to see and do in only four days? Don’t worry, you still have four weeks to scour the schedule, reach out to old colleagues as well as new ones you want to meet, and formulate each one of your days.

To help you out, here are a handful of the event highlights that are always attendee favorites. Read on to make sure you don't miss anything.

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Don't miss IGNITE at IHRSA 2014

Mark Miller at IGNITE in 2013.With so much going on in four days at the IHRSA International Convention & Trade Show it is easy to miss something. Come on, no one can get to everything!

That probably happened to a lot of people for the inaugural IGNITE session.  Arranged as a rapid-fire presentation format, IGNITE gives presenters five minutes, and no more than 20 slides, to get their message across. The subject can be informative, thought-provoking, personal or funny.

Unveiled for the first time last year in Las Vegas with two sessions, it returns this year, in March in San Diego., on Saturday, March 15 at 9 and 10 a.m.

Read on for more on IGNITE.

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Don't be naughty; be nice and register for IHRSA 2014

You know how this season works – before you know it, it is Jan. 2 and all of the holidays are over.

That also means that the 33rd Annual IHRSA International Convention & Trade Show is almost upon us. The question this time of the year is not, “Have you been naughty or nice,” but, “Have you registered for IHRSA 2014 yet?”

If the lure of the perfect weather of San Diego, as well as numerous tourist attractions and world-class food, is not enough, then the wide variety of offering at the Convention & Trade Show will be.

Read on for what will be offered at IHRSA 2014.

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