IHRSA Goes Virtual with Innovation Summit

    Announcing a one-day interactive, virtual event for health club operators and fitness professionals. Here’s why you won’t want to miss it.

    The must-attend virtual event for fitness professionals.

    In the blink of an eye, the landscape of the fitness industry changed. Now is the time to come together with the best minds in the industry to innovate, connect, and thrive in the new economy.

    That’s why we’re announcing a new event: The IHRSA Innovation Summit. This one-day interactive, virtual event will be held Thursday, September 17 on a unique digital platform. Watch inspiring, world-class keynote presentations, participate in timely and engaging education sessions, and interact with industry peers through online chat—all from the comfort of your home or office.

    World-class Keynote Presentations

    Two world-class keynote speakers will headline the event: Author and Paralympian Josh Sundquist and Futurist, Technology Strategist, and Author Crystal Washington.

    Sundquist’s inspiring presentation, “One More Thing, One More Time,” will remind us that all our stories are interconnected and even our smallest actions and decisions impact the world around us. And Washington will keep us looking forward as she discusses innovative ways technology can impact your business in her address, “Imagine the Future.”

    Education Sessions & Panels with High-level Speakers

    The theme of innovation will be threaded throughout the day’s education sessions and panel discussions, presented by a diverse, international group of high-level speakers.

    Education sessions will feature of-the-moment content on topics like innovation strategy, finance, member retention, and leadership, leaving you with actionable next steps that you can implement in your business right away. And panel discussions will shine a light on how leaders of businesses around the globe have responded to the economic crisis. You’ll hear their best thinking on how to move forward, and not only survive—but thrive.

    We’ve also reimagined a perennial favorite: IGNITE! In this fast-paced, 60-minute event, guest speakers have five minutes to convey a concept they are passionate about, themed around innovation. Presenters share their personal and professional insights on a host of topics that are informative and enlightening.

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    Network & Interact with Thoughtleaders

    Even before the event begins, you’ll be able to log onto the event platform to begin networking with industry peers through an online chat. During the event, the interaction will continue, with the added bonus of live participation in Q&A opportunities with speakers.

    Learn from Leading Suppliers

    Industry suppliers have come up with a variety of solutions to help clubs navigate the crisis. Learn the latest thinking from experts on supplier panels and check out the cutting-edge products and services in the sponsorship marketplace section of the event platform.

    Reimagine. Reinvigorate. Rebuild.

    Together, we can reimagine, reinvigorate, rebuild, and come out of this crisis stronger, no matter what the future holds.

    Register TODAY to secure your spot to join us on Thursday, September 17. There are a limited number of spots available for only $125, so act NOW to lock in the absolute best rate for yourself and your team.

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    Marianne Aiello

    Marianne Aiello is the Senior Digital Content Manager for IHRSA. While her average day includes writing articles, monitoring social media, and crafting IHRSA’s digital strategy, the best part of her job is covering IHRSA events across the globe. When she’s not at work, you’ll find Marianne at an indoor cycling class or, more likely, binging on Netflix.