In less than a month I will be heading down to the Long Beach area for the Integrative Nutrition® Mega Conference. For me, what’s really mega about this is that I was chosen by the school to be a VIP Blogger during the conference!
Needless to stay, I am beyond excited. Since I share so much about the The Institute for Integrative Nutrition on my site, I thought I’d share some more information about the conference, what I’ll be doing, who I’ll get to hear live and who I’m excited to meet.
The conference is a 2-day event filled with speakers and attended by people who have this burning health and wellness passion similar to my own. I was chosen with several other people to live blog the event. And while I’m not 100% sure what it all entails, I do know that it is likely to be similar to other live blogging events I’ve participated in – blogging in-real-time all the awesomeness that the conference will exude. The difference between live blogging this conference and ones I’ve done in the past? I’m so passionate about this that the excitement is really unparalleled.
Who I’ll Get to Hear Live
Here is a great list of the #MEGAIIN Speakers. I can honestly say I’m thrilled to hear each and every single one of them. I have not yet listened to a school lecture that I found “boring.” Each person lights my passion fire just a little bit more. That being said, here are the ones I’m most excited to hear:
I’m sure everyone that has ever gone to the school is excited to hear Joshua Rosenthal speak live. He is, after all, the visionary for the school – the founder – and the one who has ignited the flame for people worldwide. He created a school that teaches 100 different dietary theories, and what I probably respect the most about Joshua Rosenthal is that he makes it very clear to students that there is not one diet that fits all. He believes we need to have open minds around different theories, while understanding first and foremost that oftentimes at the “root” of all problems lies a true problem with a Primary vs. Secondary Food. He inspires me daily….from across the country.
David Wolfe: World Authority on Raw Foods
David Wolfe still holds one of my favorite lectures to this day. I was running 9+ miles, listening to David Wolfe and having many ah-ha moments. I’m not a raw foodist now, nor have I ever been a raw foodist. That being said, I learned so much from David Wolfe about raw food. There are pieces to his beliefs and ideas that I completely agree with, and that I would actually incorporate into my own life. He says they call him, “David Avocado Wolfe.” I love that he attached the “avocado” to his name. I’ve been thinking of attaching a simple food like that to mine as well. Maybe I’ll have it nailed down before I meet him:)
I am also looking forward to hearing: Mark Sisson, of Mark’s Daily Apple and the founder of Primal Nutrition, Stacey Morgenstern and Carey Peters, masterminds of Holistic business and marketing (because yes, I will always be a marketing girl at heart!) and Seane Corn, internationally celebrated yoga instructor (because someday I want to do an intense study of yoga.
Who I’m Excited to Meet
Everyone. Yes, really….everyone. With an entire conference full of healthy lifestyle and super passionate people, how can you go wrong? I will definitely say that I’m excited to meet my own Health Coach from the school, Linda Mandelbaum. She and I have connected in such an awesome way, but she is on the East Coast so naturally I have not been able to meet her face-to-face yet.
I am also looking extremely forward to meeting all of the other #MEGAIIN VIP Bloggers:
- Amy Boring
- Jenny Sansouci
- Clare Brady
- Jen Mullen
- Chad Hamilton
- Emily Levenson
- Sarah Moore
- Amanda Cook
- Irina Gonzalez
- Natalie Duhamel
- Ashley Craft
- Kelly Cornell
- Stacy Spensley
- Jamie G. Dougherty
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