About Congress

What to Expect

The 2018 National Congress & Trade Show will held Thursday, August 9-Saturday, August 11 at the Rhode Island Convention Center & Omni Providence Hotel  in Providence, Rhode Island.

Each day of  this 3 day event will feature 15 full tracks of education from all 6 disciplines, and coaching, judging, business, preschool, school age/recreational, sports science, fitness, and more!

Click here to register.

Click here for preliminary lecture topic schedule.


Tentative Schedule as of March 2018. Dates and times subject to change.

National Congress Registration Hours:
Wed., August 8th– 10:00a.m.-7:00 p.m.
Thurs., August 9th- 7:00a.m.-4:00p.m.
Fri, August 10- 7:00a.m.-4:00p.m.
Sat., August 11– 7:30a.m.-12:30 p.m

National Congress Lecture Hours:
Thurs., August 9 8:30a.m.-5:15p.m
Fri., August 10 8:30a.m.-5:15p.m.
Sat., August 11– 8:30a.m.-1:15 p.m.

Click here for preliminary lecture topic schedule.

National Business Forum:

Wed., August 8- 1:30-5:00p.m.

Trade Show Hall Hours:
Thurs., August 9 – 8:00a.m.-6:15p.m.
Fri.,  August 10- 8:00a.m.-6:15p.m.
Sat., August 11 – 8:00a.m.-3:00 p.m