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8 Unique Wellness Conferences Happening in 2020

By Ty Davidson

Like so many other wellness business owners during the holidays, you are probably feeling a little swamped with Black Friday, Small Business Saturday, and New Year prep.  

But the holidays will fly by and soon you’ll have a little time for yourself. While lounging on the couch and bingeing on the latest Netflix series might sound like a dream come true, what if you could have some personal time and still advance your career and business? 

Conferences are an amazing way to connect with what’s happening in your industry–and did you know they are tax-deductible

These events are a great place to learn about new developments in your field, expand your offerings, and network with like-minded folks. 

There’s nothing like the contacts made with wellness industry members at expos and conventions. While the event lasts for only a short time, these networks will offer support for far longer.  

Ready to learn more? Here are eight unique wellness conferences happening in 2020 (in order by date): 

1. Integrative Healthcare Symposium 

When: February 20-22, 2020 

Where: New York, NY 

A must-see conference in the wellness world, the Integrative Health Symposium is a diverse event that brings healers from all over the spectrum together to learn and explore. Through health education and networking, visitors of this wellness conference will gain a unique understanding of the diversity of the healthcare field. 

Why you should attend: 

  • Take CE courses to advance your career 

  • Meet with vendors to find new tools and techniques for your business 

  • Become a part of a larger healthcare community 

2. American Academy of Medical Acupuncture Annual Symposium 

When: April 23-26, 2020 

Where: Orlando, FL 

Designed with the serious clinician in mind, the American Academy of Medical Acupuncture Symposium brings the best and the brightest in the industry to Orlando. By blending scientific research and traditional history, this event is sure to take your practice to the next level. 

Why you should attend: 

  • Discover new ways to expand your practice’s offerings 

  • Learn from the most up-to-date research in the field 

  • Find out how traditional medicine is making waves in modern healthcare practices 

3. American Physical Therapy Association Annual Conference and Expo

When: June 3-6, 2020 

Where: Phoenix, AZ 

At the APTA Conference and Expo, physical therapists meet with the best in their industry and attend educational events, keynote speeches, and product exhibitions. With this wellness conference’s emphasis on showcasing what’s up-and-coming for physical therapy, attendees will leave ready to take their business into the future. 

Why you should attend: 

  • Learn about new technology with hands-on demonstrations 

  • Explore new products and services at the exhibit hall 

  • Grow your industry network with meet and greet coffee events 

4. Rehab Summit 

When: July 29- August 1, 2020 

Where: Las Vegas, NV 

For the last 12 years, physical therapists, massage therapists, and more have come to Rehab Summit to advance their careers and learn about what's just around the corner in their field. Visitors of this wellness conference can participate in specialized class tracks led by industry experts, network with peers from all over the country, and more. 

Why you should attend: 

  • Discover what’s up-and-coming in technique and technology in the rehab world 

  • Earn CE hours in unique, specialty areas of a variety of disciplines 

  • Network with industry members from around the country 

5. The BOLD Conference 

When: August 25–27, 2020 

Where: New York, NY 

Happening in the Big Apple, MINDBODY’s BOLD conference is the must-see event for fitness, beauty, and wellness business owners. Over three days, visitors will network with fellow industry professionals, discover the latest trends, explore the future, and learn how to grow their business. 

Why you should attend: 

  • Attend classes and breakout sessions led by industry leaders to expand your business 

  • Find new inspiration to change the world with speeches from great keynote speakers 

  • Connect with industry peers at the BOLD Bash party 

6. The National Chiro 

When: August 27-30, 2020 

Where: Orlando, FL 

With their emphasis on networking and education, attending the National Chiropractic is a great way to advance your career in the industry. Over 4 days, visitors can participate in classes in a variety of disciplines, network with peers over coffee, and browse wellness products from exciting vendors.  

Why you should attend: 

  • Gain CE hours at education panels or breakout sessions 

  • Discover new techniques from expert speakers 

  • Explore up-and-coming products from expo hall vendors 

7. Chirofest 

When: September 18-20, 2020 

Where: Vancouver, WA 

A major event in the field, Chirofest is one of the best places to gain new knowledge and advance your chiropractic business. With their expert educational speakers and industry-leading vendors, Chirofest is a wellness conference that is not to be missed.  

Why you should attend: 

  • Learn the science, art, and philosophy of the industry from expert speakers 

  • Find new products and technologies from exhibitors  

  • Network and share knowledge with peers and industry experts 

8. Global Wellness Summit 

When: November 10-13, 2020 

Where: Tel Aviv, Israel 

At the Global Wellness Summit, the biggest players in the wellness world meet to discuss up-and-coming trends and make a difference in the industry. With a focus on shaping the future, this invite-only event is a great way meet veteran business owners from all over the world and collaborate to build a global community. 

Why you should attend: 

  • Listen to keynote speeches on important industry issues 

  • Discuss global events and their impact on the wellness industry 

  • Explore upcoming innovations and products 

About the author:

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Ty Davidson

Web Content Specialist

MINDBODY

Ty is a Bay Area ex-pat with a smoldering desire to be a part of the noise. Passionate about writing, talking, and reading, he can always be found somewhere in the blogosphere covering hot stories, offering a provoking opinion, or rambling about the next big thing. Off of the 'net, Ty can be found running on the beach, rock climbing at the gym, holed up in a local taqueria, or hiking with his wife and Shiba Inu.

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