OPTAVIA Convention

Frequently Asked Questions

General Information

OPTAVIA Convention 2019 will be held in Orlando, Florida at the Gaylord Palms Convention Center. Event dates are July 25–28, 2019.

We understand your need and want you to have a great experience at OPTAVIA Convention. While the Gaylord Convention Center does not have wheelchairs or scooters on property to rent, there is a highly recommended local rental company, K&M Rentals, that can assist! To make arrangements and for more information, please visit their website km-rentals.com. K&M Rentals will gladly deliver your wheelchair/scooter to the Gaylord Convention Center for you.


Children are a very important part of our OPTAVIA Family. Because OPTAVIA Convention is a professional event focused on business building and leadership training, our policy is that children under the age of 18 will not be in attendance (except nursing babies). If you are in need of childcare, OPTAVIA Kids Care will be available on Friday, July 26 and Saturday, July 27 for children ages 3–12. If your spouse has not yet joined our amazing OPTAVIA Community as your co-applicant, we invite them to experience Convention with you! Spouses that are registered as a Guest can attend OPTAVIA Convention.

Day passes for OPTAVIA Convention 2019 will not be available.

You can see who on your team is attending OPTAVIA Convention 2019 by logging into your OPTAVIA CONNECT account. After logging in, scroll over “Events” in the top navigation bar and click on “Convention Report”.


Our OPTAVIA Community has grown so much that, new to 2019, there will be two General Sessions identified as Track A and Track B. The content will be the same for both Tracks. All participants will be able to select which General Session Track they would like to attend so work with your Business Coach today to determine which Track your team plans to attend and/or which Track time works best for your personal travel schedule.

Stay tuned! All registered Convention participants will receive an email mid-May inviting them to register for the General Session Track of their choice. Track selection will be on a first come, first served basis.

Once you select a General Session Track, you will continue with it throughout event (i.e. by selecting Track A, you will go to all Track A General and Breakout Sessions).

General Session Track changes are possible based on availability. We cannot make any exceptions if Tracks are already full.

Unplugged with Dr. A is an add-on training event on Sunday, July 28. Advanced registration is required (to open in mid-May), and the cost is $25 per person. Proceeds will support Healthy Habits For All’s mission to bring healthy habits to even more people. Stay tuned for more information!

Healthy Habits For All aligns who we are with how we give. Starting with kids in underserved communities, we will teach the same healthy habits that have transformed your Clients’ lives. Knowledge is power, but those habits should be accessible so we will also provide children what they need to make smart choices a reality. Together, we will give kids and families in need the most powerful gift of all: the ability to transform their health and wellness destiny.

Breakout Sessions

Breakout Sessions will be assigned for you based upon your highest achieved performing rank between May–June 2019. There will be two Breakout Sessions offered this year within each Track:

  • Coach – Director*
  • Executive Director & Above

Each Breakout Session is designed to focus on mastering the skills that will help you build your business based on where you are at that time. No matter which General Session Track you choose, Track A or Track B, the content will be the same for your pre-assigned Breakout Session. For more information, please visit the OPTAVIA Convention Breakout Sessions page.

*Clients and Guests will automatically be placed in the Coach – Director Breakout Session.

Stay tuned! Topics for all Breakout Sessions will be announced later this summer.

At the Event

During Convention, you will spend most of your time inside the Gaylord Convention Center. We encourage you to gather with your teams for Friday evening Team Time off-site as there is so much to see and do in Orlando! Go explore! For suggestions and more information, please visit the Orlando Visitor Bureau’s website, VisitOrlando.com.

If you would like to book at meeting room at the Gaylord Palms Convention Center, please contact Courtney Berry at CBerry@Gaylordhotels.com.

OPTAVIA will provide complimentary shuttle service to/from the Gaylord Palms Convention Center during peak Convention hours for those staying at an OPTAVIA Convention official hotel partner location. Stay tuned for more details!

Meals are not included at OPTAVIA Convention. In addition, there will no longer be a Celebration of Success Reception before the Ceremony. There are several restaurants onsite at the Gaylord Palms for you to choose from, but in order to accommodate our growing community, cash concessions will also be available. You can purchase lunch tickets ($20 per person, per day) during your Convention registration or onsite.

OPTAVIA Kids Care is a great option for families that want to bring their children to Convention. OPTAVIA Kids Care is offered on Friday, July 26 and Saturday July 27, and is available for children ages 3-12. There will be activities that promote the OPTAVIA way. Pricing includes lunch and three snacks each day. Registration for OPTAVIA Kids Care is available during your Convention registration.

General Session & Breakout Sessions

  • Business Casual Attire

Celebration of Success

  • Cocktail to Formal Attire

Integrated Global Director & Above Dinner

  • Cocktail Attire

Fully Integrated Business Coach Party (FIBC)

  • Casual Attire

Unplugged with Dr. A

  • Business Casual Attire