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DATE: July 19 – 22, 2018
LOCATION: America's Center Convention Complex in St. Louis, MO



If you were with us for OPTAVIA Convention 2017, then you know the impact of our events! Join us in St. Louis for another informative and energetic event, sure to be even bigger than before! Invest in yourself as an OPTAVIA Coach, shape your destiny, and be an inspiration to others. Register today!

Experience More | Pay Less

  • Exhilarating General Sessions
  • Business Building Breakout Sessions
  • 15+ Hours of Learning from the OPTAVIA Leadership Team
  • Celebration of Success Reception & Ceremony
  • Early Access to Limited Edition OPTAVIA Convention Apparel & Gear
  • Complimentary Wi–Fi
  • Daily Team Time
  • Limitless Fun & Opportunities to Make New Memories with Your Team

Optimize your OPTAVIA Path to Achievement and earn access to special events!

Check out photos from Convention 2017 click here.


Convention 2017 Highlight Reel


Registration


We are so excited to be with SO MANY of you ‐ our OPTAVIA Community – at Convention 2018. We broke attendance records! OPTAVIA Convention 2018 is officially sold out, and we cannot accept additional registrants at this time.



OPTAVIA Convention - Fully Integrated Business Leader Reception - Copia Restaurant and Wine Garden

OPTAVIA Kids Care


Make your trip to St. Louis this summer a family affair! Brought back by popular demand, OPTAVIA Kids Care is better than ever.

OPTAVIA Kids Care will be provided through TLC for Kids, an accredited nanny agency with licensed caregivers selected to complement the needs of the children. This service is suitable for children ages 3 – 12. They will be provided with care, games, crafts, and other activities to align with the OPTAVIA way. Lunch and snacks throughout the day will be provided as well.


OPTAVIA Kids Care will be open on the following days:

Friday, July 20th

Saturday, July 21st



To register, please click here. All registrations must be complete by July 10, 2018.

To read our full Terms & Conditions, please click here.


Agenda

 

(Subject to change)

Tuesday, July 17, 2018
7:00 PM – 9:00 PM Fully Integrated Business Leader Reception
By Invitation Only
Wednesday, July 18, 2018
3:00 PM – 4:00 PM Team Pursuit Meeting
By Invitation Only
4:00 PM – 5:00 PM Team Essential Meeting
By Invitation Only
7:00 PM – 10:00 PM FIBC Party at City Museum
By Invitation Only
Thursday, July 19, 2018
9:00 AM – 6:30 PM Registration & Information Desk
10:00 AM – 6:30 PM OPTAVIA Store
6:30 PM – 9:00 PM General Session I
(Doors Open at 5:30 PM)
Friday, July 20, 2018
6:30 AM – 7:30 AM Body Conditioning
8:00 AM – 9:00 AM
11:30 AM – 1:30 PM
Registration & Information Desk
8:00 AM – 9:00 AM
11:30 AM – 1:30 PM
4:45 PM – 6:45 PM
OPTAVIA Store
9:00 AM – 11:30 AM General Session II
(Doors Open at 8:00 AM)
11:30 AM – 1:30 PM Lunch Break – Afternoon Team Time
1:30 PM – 4:45 PM General Session III
(Doors Open at 12:45 PM)
5:00 PM – 6:00 PM Dr. A Book Signing
7:45 PM – 8:45 PM Glow Yoga
Evening Team Time
Saturday, July 21, 2018
6:30 AM – 7:30 AM Zumba®
8:00 AM – 9:00 AM
11:00 AM – 12:30 PM
Registration & Information Desk
8:00 AM – 9:00 AM
11:00 AM – 12:30 PM
3:30 PM – 5:30 PM
OPTAVIA Store
9:00 AM – 11:00 AM General Session IV
(Doors Open at 8:00 AM)
11:00 AM – 12:30 PM Lunch Break - Afternoon Team Time
12:30 PM – 3:30 PM Breakout Sessions
(Doors Open at 12:00 PM)
6:30 PM – 8:00 PM Celebration of Success Reception
8:00 PM – 10:00 PM Celebration of Success Ceremony
(Doors Open at 7:30 PM)
10:00 PM – Midnight Celebration of Success After Party
Sunday, July 22, 2018
10:00 AM – 12:00 PM Unplugged with Dr. A
Limited Seating

*Nursing Mother/Cry Room Available Thursday from 6:30 PM – 9:00 PM, Friday from 9:00 AM – 5:15 PM & Saturday from 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM.

 

Fully Integrated Business Leader Reception


DATE: Tuesday, July 17, 2018
TIME: 7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
LOCATION: Copia Restaurant and Wine Garden, St. Louis, MO

OPTAVIA Convention - Fully Integrated Business Leader Reception - Copia Restaurant and Wine Garden

Qualifications: Qualify as a FIBL 3 of 6 months from January 1 – June 30, 2018
Reaching Fully Integrated Business Leader means you have reached a high level in your business and demonstrate mastery in Team building. You fully understand now how the opportunity of being an OPTAVIA Coach gives you the power to shape your own destiny!

Join us as we celebrate your success and the success of your fellow FIBL achievers at Copia Restaurant and Wine Garden! Winner of Open Table's 2017 Diners' Choice Award and Wine Spectator's 2017 Award of Excellence, Copia provides a warm and inviting place for you to relax and immerse yourself in the beautiful wine garden. It's the perfect hang–out to sip on a glass of wine, enjoy a delicious meal, and share a laugh or two with those around you.


Fully Integrated Business Coach Party


DATE: Wednesday, July 18, 2018
TIME: 7:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.
LOCATION: City Museum, St. Louis, MO

OPTAVIA Convention - Fully Integrated Business Leader Reception - City Museum

Qualifications: Qualify as a FIBC (or FIBL) 3 of 6 months from January 1 – June 30, 2018
Reaching Fully Integrated Business Coach means you have made a big step in your business by demonstrating a proficiency in both Client acquisition and support and Coach Sponsoring and mentorship. You make it possible for many people to discover the benefits of healthy habits in their own lives and for others to start their own, potentially life–transforming businesses!

Join us as we celebrate your success and the success of your fellow FIBC achievers at City Museum! Voted #1 Family Attraction in the World by Trip.com Awards, City Museum is truly a unique destination for all. Appetizers and a cash bar will be available for attendees. Explore 4 floors of fun and lively activities, including:

  • A 10–story slide that takes you through the museum
  • A cafĂ© filled with nostalgic pieces and games that will make you let loose and step back in time
  • A human-sized hamster wheel that you can actually walk on (or run!)
  • A playground maze suitable for adults to walk, crawl, and climb their way through



Breakout Sessions

For more details on each breakout session, please click here.

Led by your OPTAVIA Leaders, Convention 2018 breakout sessions will teach you the skills necessary to grow your business to the next level! You will learn valuable first–hand knowledge that is critical to making an impact and ensuring Lifelong Transformation in others.

Special to this year's Convention, breakout sessions will take place on Saturday, July 21, 2018 from 12:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. CT only. Breakout Sessions will be pre–assigned this year to one of two tracks – Coach – Director or Executive Director & Above – based on June's highest achieved rank. Clients and guests will automatically be placed in the Coach – Director Track and receive the tools needed to jumpstart their Coaching business if they chose to.


Coach – Director Executive Director & Above
Finding Candidates
Onboarding, Integrating & Supporting Clients
Sponsoring Mindset
Sharing OPTAVIA Coaching with Others
Starting New Coaches
Growing SCs
Taking Your Business to the Next Level
Finding Candidates
Growing Senior Coaches
Developing EDs
Developing FIBCs
Business Diagnostics/Finding Leaders

Fitness Classes

Start your day energized and join us for one of our exercise classes offered on Friday and Saturday! All fitness classes will be held at Kiener Plaza (500 Chestnut Street; steps from Hilton St. Louis at the Ballpark). To register for fitness classes, please click here.

Body Conditioning

DATE: Friday, July 20th
TIME: 6:30 a.m. – 7:30 a.m.
Tone your body and build endurance with a fusion of bodyweight and cardio exercises in this easy to follow interval training workout.

Glow Yoga

DATE: Friday, July 20th
TIME: 7:45 p.m. – 8:45 p.m.
Integrate the spirit, mind and body using various poses and stretches from different styles of yoga that are designed to increase strength, flexibility, and balance. Bring your own yoga mat.

Zumba®

DATE: Saturday, July 21st
TIME: 6:30 a.m. – 7:30 a.m.
This class is for everybody and every body! Dance to a fusion of hypnotic Latin rhythms with easy to follow moves designed to tone your body while burning fat.


Hotel Information

For more details on each hotel, please click here.

Please note: Individuals must identify themselves as being with OPTAVIA at the time the reservation is made in order to receive the group rate. Rates at all hotels unless noted will be assured until 5:00 p.m. local time at the hotel on June 28, 2018 (Note: Rates at the Hyatt Regency will be assured until June 21st. Rates at Parkway Hotel will be assured until June 29th. Rates at The Chase Park Plaza Royal Sonesta St. Louis will be assured until July 5th); if the block has not been filled already. After this date, reservations can be made on a space–available basis. Group rate is available 3 days pre/post–Convention dates (July 19 – 22, 2018), based on availability and at the discretion of the hotel. A one–night, non–refundable deposit is due at the time of booking.

All hotel rates are subject to the appropriate state, local and occupancy taxes.

 

The following hotels are no longer available:

*OPTAVIA will provide complimentary shuttle service for the Hilton, Parkway Hotel, The Chase Park Plaza Royal Sonesta St. Louis and Hyatt to/from the America's Center during peak Convention hours. Stay tuned for more details.

Travel Information

Airline Discounts

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Delta Air Lines is pleased to offer discounts of 2% to 10% off published fares. Reservations and ticketing are available via www.delta.com/meeting or by calling our Delta Meeting Network Reservations at 1.800.328.1111. When booking online, select 'Book Your Flight' and this will bring you to the 'Book A Flight' page. Enter the Meeting Code in the box provided.

Meeting Code: NMQTX


United Airlines Logo

United Airlines is pleased to offer discounts of 2% to 10% off published fares. Reservations and ticketing are available via www.united.com. When booking online enter the offer code below in the offer code box when searching for your flights.

If booking by phone, please call United Reservations Meetings at 1.800.426.1122, please give them the following information:

Agreement Code: 504813

Z Code: ZZ4E


Ground Transportation Discount

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GO BEST Express is proud to provide discount shuttle service between the airport and downtown St. Louis hotels.

Take advantage of the early bird special and book now through June 1st, 2018 for 20% OFF (after June 1st, a 15% discount will apply).

CLICK HERE to book your reservation!

Discount rate ONLY available by booking through the provided link in advance.

Discount Code: OPTAVIA2018

Uniquely St. Louis


Centrally located in the United States, St. Louis is a metropolis of award–winning restaurants, historic sites, unique venues, and vibrant entertainment. Famous for the iconic Gateway Arch, St. Louis has been rated “Most Walkable Cities” and is an active, family–friendly place to visit.

The region offers more free world–class attractions than any city outside of Washington D.C., including the #1 Zagat–rated Saint Louis Zoo, the Saint Louis Art Museum, Missouri History Museum, Grant's Farm and the award–winning Citygarden. St. Louis is truly a versatile city with something for everyone!

FAQ


Q: When and where will OPTAVIA Convention 2018 be held?

A:  OPTAVIA Convention 2018 will be in St. Louis, MO at the America's Center Convention Complex. Event dates are July 19 – 22, 2018.


Q: Can I purchase a day pass for OPTAVIA Convention 2018?

A:  Day passes for OPTAVIA Convention 2018 will not be available to purchase.


Q: Is lunch included with the cost of registration?

A:  Lunch is not included in the registration fee. We encourage Coaches and Clients to use the afternoon break as an opportunity to network with your teams and explore the city of St. Louis. There are hundreds of restaurants within walking distance of the America's Center. A list of suggested dining options will be available for pick–up on–site at the Registration & Information Desk or through the OPTAVIA mobile app.


Q: What is OPTAVIA Kids Care? How do I register my child?

A:  OPTAVIA Kids Care is a child care service provided through the accredited nanny agency TLC for Kids, allowing families to come to Convention! The service is for children ages 3 – 12. OPTAVIA Kids Care will be open on Friday, July 20th from 8:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m. The cost is $100/day, which includes lunch and two snacks at these times: 9:30 a.m., 12:30 p.m., 3:30 p.m. OPTAVIA Kids Care will also be open on Saturday, July 21st from 8:00 a.m. – 10:00 p.m. The cost is $115/day, which includes lunch and three snacks at these times: 9:30 a.m., 12:30 p.m., 3:30 p.m., 7:30 p.m.

To register your child, please click here. All registrations must be complete by July 10, 2018.


Q: What transportation is provided at OPTAVIA Convention 2018?

A:  OPTAVIA will provide complimentary shuttle service to/from the America's Center during peak Convention hours for those staying at the Hilton, Parkway Hotel, The Chase Park Plaza Royal Sonesta St. Louis, and the Hyatt. Stay tuned for more details!


Q: Where do I go to pick up my registration materials?

A:  You can pick up your registration materials at the Registration & Information Desk inside the America's Center. The Registration & Information Desk will be open on Thursday, July 19th from 9:00 a.m. – 6:30 p.m.


Q: How do I register for Breakout Sessions?

A:  Breakout Sessions will be pre–assigned for you this year based June's highest achieved rank. There will be two workshop tracks offered this year – Coach – Director and Executive Director & Above. Clients and guests will automatically be placed in the Coach – Director track.


Q: What options are available for those needing mobility assistance?

A:  Please click here for more information on companies that offer wheelchair, power chair, and scooter rentals.


Q: Where can I find the full agenda for OPTAVIA Convention 2018?

A:  You can find the full agenda for Convention 2018 by clicking here.


Q: What are the hours for Convention Registration?

A:  Following are the hours for Convention Registration:


Q: Do I need an ID to get registered?

A:  Yes, all attendees need a valid form of photo ID to pick‐up their badge at Registration.


Q: What are the busiest times for Convention Registration?

A:  Please note that the busiest times are morning and early afternoon.


Q: What's the dress code for events?

A:  Following is the dress code for Convention 2018:


Q: How do I download the Convention app?

A:  To download the Convention 2018 app, head to the Apple app store or Google Play store and search “OPTAVIA.”


Q: How do I sign‐up for Convention text messaging?

A:  Sign‐up for text alerts by texting “OC18” to 990‐00.


Q: When will my personalized agenda be available on the Convention 2018 app?

A:  The overall Convention agenda is now available in the mobile app, and personalized schedules will be available to view on July 18th.


Q: Where can I register for Fitness classes at Convention?

A:  Register here for your OPTAVIA Fitness classes!


Q: What's the schedule for fitness classes at Convention?

A:  Here's the schedule of classes taking place at Kiener Plaza:


Q: What's the breakout session document?

A:  Based on your feedback, we've compiled a document to further explain breakout sessions for Convention 2018. This document provides an in‐depth overview of which track you'll be following based on your Coach rank. It also includes frequently asked questions to inform you as we lead up to the big event!


Q: Where can I grab something to eat?

A:  For a complete list of restaurants, visit here.


Q: What is the bus schedule for FIBCs?

A:  The bus schedule for FIBCs can be found here.


Q: What is the bus schedule?

A:  The bus schedule can be found here.