14 Powerful Conferences for Wellness Entrepreneurs
I may be an introverted homebody, but I love a good conference.
I think it’s that sense of momentum you get from gathering with other people who understand your passions and challenges.
By the end of the day, your head’s practically buzzing with new ideas and best practices you can’t wait to implement — and your heart’s full from the friends you met and reconnected with during the event.
If attending a conference is one of your goals for 2019 — or you’re starting to think it should be — check out this list of events designed specifically for holistic healthcare and wellness practitioners like you.
And be sure to leave a comment if you see an event you plan to attend, or if there’s one not listed here that deserves a shout-out.
Holistic Healthcare and Wellness Conferences in 2019
Los Angeles, CA; Jan. 24-25*
$125 – $175
Come together with more than 500 female storytellers who raise awareness for our collective health. #BlogHer is about women inspiring women; you’ll learn the latest in health and wellness from the experts who have turned their passion into a profitable business.
*This one is right around the corner, but I’m including it in case you’d like to attend next year.
Midtown, NY; Feb. 21-23
Gather with practitioners of traditional and non-traditional medicine alike at this unique event and leave with a new appreciation for your patients’ full range of healthcare options. This year’s schedule includes lectures led by Drs. Josh Axe, Jeffrey Bland, Nancy Gahles, Mark Hyman, Nancy O’Hara, and David Perlmutter.
Portland, OR; March 1-3
If you’re passionate about helping people nourish their mind, body, and spirit, you’ll love joining other experts to take a deep dive into the root causes of systemic health problems and investigate how we can grow strong roots in our food delivery system. You can even earn continuing education credits by attending all three days or purchasing live recordings.
Orlando, FL; March 25-26
Learn about the latest trends and strategies from international speakers and discuss the future of holistic medicine and nursing care. This year’s conference theme is “Enhancing the Quality of Health and Wellness.” Go deep by diving into one of the event’s 15 different tracks, including homeopathy, holistic energy healing and women’s health nursing.
Tuscon, AZ; May 16-19
Get cutting-edge holistic nutrition information and protocols and learn how to use your unique skills and gifts in today’s healthcare landscape as you make meaningful connections with other holistic nutrition professionals. This conference focuses on uniting hundreds of holistic nutrition professionals, students, educators and organizations around a common mission to positively impact today’s healthcare delivery system.
Portland, OR; May 17–19
Learn about bioregional herbalism, organoleptics, medicine making, medicinal gardening, clinical case reviews and field applications with other community herbalists, clinicians and newcomers to herbal prescriptions. Hosted by the National University of Natural Medicine, this event combines clinical tradition and modern scientific research and can be attended in-person or via webinar.
Birmingham, England; May 19-20
Free to visitors who register beforehand; £10-£20 day-of-show
Join thousands of therapy professionals as visitors enjoy the latest holistic therapy practices and free educational experiences. One regular feature at this show is the Chill Out Zone, where visitors can get a taste of the treatments available to them.
Toronto, ON; June 6-8
Connect with other ambitious and purpose-driven health, wellness and fitness professionals and get the ideas and frameworks to grow a profitable, impactful and fulfilling business. Founded by a nutritionist who scaled her business with group programs, this conference also includes an entrepreneurial relationship panel in which three high-level entrepreneurial couples will share their stories and what they’ve learned.
Estes Park, CO
Join other health and wellness coaches at this Catalyst Coaching Institute retreat designed to help you connect, recharge, and grow your business. In addition to improving your wellness coaching skills and discovering new ways to build your coaching business, you’ll have the opportunity to earn 17 National Board for Health & Wellness Coaching-approved continuing education credits.
Berkeley, CA; Sept. 19-20
Meet health and wellness leaders as well as emerging scholars at this annual conference hosted by the Health, Wellness, & Society Research Network. This year’s event covers: 1) The physiology, kinesiology and psychology of wellness in its social context; 2) Interdisciplinary health sciences; 3) Public health policies and practices; and 4) Health promotion and education.
Kissimmee, Florida; Sept. 30-Oct. 2
Discover research-based and best-practices learning opportunities, intensive skill-building programs and wellness activities for personal growth and renewal at this one-of-a-kind “wellness immersion” experience. The 44th annual event will explore how the Six Dimensions of Wellness can be a key to truly thriving.
San Diego, CA; Oct. 12-15
The annual conference focuses on people, planet and purpose. According to one past attendee, here you’ll find “the perfect blend of medicine and spirituality” as you meet other like-minded wellness professionals.
Brooklyn, NY; Oct. 18-19
Designed for wellness enthusiasts, wellness bloggers, wellness professionals and wellness entrepreneurs, WELL Summit promises to leave you feeling empowered to “live your healthiest and most fulfilling life, both personally and professionally.” Get support on your wellness journey or learn from and connect with other wellness experts.
Philadelphia, PA; Oct. 26-29
Stay on the cutting edge of dietetics by gathering with more than 10,000 registered dietitian nutritionists, nutrition science researchers, policy makers, health-care providers and industry leaders at the world’s largest meeting of food and nutrition experts, sponsored by the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics.
Attending a Wellness Conference in 2019?
If one of these events sounds like what you’ve been looking for, comment below and let me know if you plan to attend. And if there are other events you’d like me to highlight, leave a comment to let me know.
Here’s to getting inspired and finding your people this year.