2020 Annual Conference Theme

 

Submission 1

Conference name: Evolve

A short paragraph explaining the theme of your event: Your personal & professional evolution. Evolving from where you are to where you want to be. Maybe that’s…

  • a more successful, creative business owner
  • advancing your knowledge to include other paradigms of health (mental, emotional, physical, etc.)
  • taking action to help shift our current healthcare climate
  • authoring a book
  • promoting more diversity & inclusivity within our wellness community

Give an example of 1 speaker you would like to see on the speaker list who fits in with your theme: Kelly Brogan, MD (author of “A Mind of Your Own”)

A brief explanation into why you chose your theme and why you think its important for our community to learn about this subject at our 2020 Annual Conference: Evolution is about development and forward change. It’s knowing your passion and purpose, putting in the work, creating action and evolving personally, professionally, and intellectually. This theme embodies the evolution of mental and emotional health into our wellness paradigm, it can include evolving one’s business, or an evolution of the practitioner you are today to who you want to be tomorrow.

Submission 2

Conference name: Balance

A short paragraph explaining the theme of your event: The Balance conference will focus on balance in every aspect of our work as nutrition professionals – working with clients, sourcing protocols and information, marketing our products and businesses, and even our own self care. In line with the NTA’s long-standing foundation of bio-individuality, balance makes sense – to be the most effective practitioners possible we can approach our work with a wide perspective of what our clients, and we, need to excel in our work.

Give an example of 1 speaker you would like to see on the speaker list who fits in with your theme: Marion Nestle – https://www.foodpolitics.com.

A brief explanation into why you chose your theme and why you think its important for our community to learn about this subject at our 2020 Annual Conference: Our community – the nutrition and functional medicine community at large – is suffering from trend and conspiracy. Big names stay big b/c they speak to trendy topics and are audience led instead of being true thought leaders and promoting a balanced example. We have a massive, amazing amount of info at our fingertips that can be applied to our work with clients, to our writing/blogging, to our own thought processes, etc. and we need to promote a bio-individual, balanced way, not to just follow what’s popular. We could have amazing speakers – Marion is one, but Dr. Bryan Walsh is another, Dr. Mike T. Nelson, Dr. Stacy Sims, Dr. Deanna Minich, and our own instructors who are doing incredible work. We can present something that has nothing to do with trendy topics and make balance and wide perspective popular!

Submission 3

Conference name: Thrive

A short paragraph explaining the theme of your event:The theme of this conference would be the holistic embodiment of what it means to go beyond mere survival and truly thrive. It would focus on providing actionable education and inspiration for how to succeed where you are and grow into the next level:

  • Personally: The different ways we can use holistic nutrition to support mind, body, and spirit for ourselves and our clients
  • Professionally: How to make an impact, increase your presence, and continue to grow sustainably
  • As a community: Networking and collaborating with interactive workshops. How to promote accessibility and inclusion.
  • As an ecosystem: Regenerative farming, permaculture, and herbalism

Give an example of 1 speaker you would like to see on the speaker list who fits in with your theme: Jean Choi, NTP, blogger, and author of Korean Paleo – and other diverse NTA graduates at various stages of their career who have turned their passion and interest in nutrition into successful products and/or businesses, but also focus on holistic wellbeing and growth.

A brief explanation into why you chose your theme and why you think its important for our community to learn about this subject at our 2020 Annual Conference: Our community of healers are on a mission to help others thrive, but we often neglect our own well being without tools and inspiration to keep our focus on the concepts and practices that support our own growth, personally and professionally. Widening our lens, it’s also important to help the community thrive, by including diverse voices that explore what true health looks like, foster collaboration, and provide access. And, just as we face the challenges of modern life and progress as individuals and a community, it’s crucial that we also continue to come together to learn how sustainable practices and regenerative agriculture will help our world thrive in the face of the continuing environmental threats.