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Sundance XIII Advanced Leadership Retreat 2018

DATE: October 18 – 21, 2018
LOCATION: Sundance Resort, 8841 N. Alpine Loop Road, Sundance, Utah 84604

Join us at Sundance, a beautiful, award‐winning resort in the mountains of Utah for our annual Advanced Leadership Retreat. Get ready to be inspired by the trainings, testimonials, and networking opportunities as this retreat is designed to identify and train future OPTAVIA Leaders, while strengthening and supporting current Leaders. This annual Advanced Leadership Retreat has been the pivotal turning point for many of our current OPTAVIA Leaders.

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Qualification Criteria

Qualifying Coaches must reach Global Director or above 1 out of 4 months during the qualification period of May 1, 2018 – August 31, 2018 in order to receive an invitation to the Sundance XIII Advanced Leadership Retreat 2018.

For full Terms & Conditions, please click here.

Invitation Schedule

Invite sent on or around Who's Invited
August 13, 2018 Qualified Integrated Presidential Directors
(Qualified one month in May, June, or July)
August 20, 2018 Qualified Integrated Global Directors or Presidential Directors
(Qualified one month in May, June, or July)
August 27, 2018 Qualified Global Directors
(Qualified one month in May, June, or July)
September 10, 2018 Qualified Global Directors and Above
(Qualified as Global Director or above in August 2018)


Registration Type Cost
Individual Coach $600.00
Coach & Co-Applicant $990.00

Cancellation/Refund Policy

  • There will be no charge for refunds/cancellations made by September 30, 2018 at 11:59 PM PT.
  • Beginning October 1, 2018 there will be a 50% cancellation fee ($300.00 for an Individual Coach registration and $495.00 for a Coach & Co-Applicant registration).
  • Transfers and/or substitutions of registrations will not be permitted; no exceptions.


Thursday, October 18, 2018
All Day Arrivals
8:00 AM – 10:00 AM Hike to Stewart Falls – Optional
2:00 PM – 5:00 PM Global Business Training – By Invitation Only
6:00 PM – 7:00 PM Registration
7:00 PM – 9:00 PM General Session I
Friday, October 19, 2018
8:00 AM – 9:00 AM Breakfast on the Go
9:00 AM – 12:00 PM General Session II
12:00 PM – 1:30 PM Lunch
1:30 PM – 4:30 PM Working Session
4:30 PM – 4:45 PM Group Photo
Evening Team Time
Saturday, October 20, 2018
8:00 AM – 9:00 AM Breakfast on the Go
9:00 AM – 12:00 PM General Session III
12:00 PM – 1:30 PM Lunch
1:30 PM – 4:00 PM Global Business Training
4:00 PM – 5:00 PM Breakout Session – Optional
7:00 PM – 10:00 PM Farewell BBQ & Fireside Chats
Sunday, October 21, 2018
10:00 AM – 12:00 PM Unplugged with Dr. A – Optional

Hotel and Travel Information

Sundance Resort

Sundance Resort

8841 N. Alpine Loop Road
Sundance, Utah 84604

Reservations: 1.800.892.1600

Check-In: 4:00 PM
Check-Out: 11:00 AM

Important Note: Beginning August 2018, invitations will be sent based on the invitation schedule. At that time, you will be sent an email from OPTAVIA with a link to register. Once your registration is complete you will receive a hotel code in your registration confirmation email. Use this code when making your reservation at Sundance to receive the group rate. Please give your Coach ID to the Reservation Specialist as well.
You may only reserve ONE room.

Room Rates

Room Rate (per night)* Accommodates
Studio $180 2 Guests
Sundance Suite $200 2 Guests
Mountain Suite $215 4 Guests
Mountain Loft $235 6 Guests

*Hotel room rates are subject to applicable Utah State lodging tax, currently 11% (subject to change) and Environmental Impact fee of 5% on the total pre-tax lodging room charges. Any reservation made after the block is full or after September 16, 2018 (30 days prior), will be subject to space and rate availability.

Individual Lodging Reservation Deposit Policy: Initial deposit of one night room and tax is due at the time of the individual booking. Remaining balance is due 30 days prior to arrival. Participants are asked to call Sundance reservations at 1.800.892.1600 and asked to reference OPTAVIA 2018, Group Master Account # 22D6AW.

Individual Lodging Reservation Cancellation Policy: Individuals may cancel up to 30 days prior to arrival with no penalty. Reservations cancelled within 30 days are the responsibility of the guest canceling the reservation and are subject to forfeiture of the full value of the reservation.

Area Airport

Salt Lake City International Airport (Airport Code: SLC)
776 N. Terminal Drive, Salt Lake City, Utah 84122
Airport Phone: 1.801.575.2400

Airline Discounts

Delta Airlines Logo

Delta Air Lines is pleased to offer discounts of 2% to 10% off published fares. Reservations and ticketing are available via or by calling our Delta Meeting Network Reservations at 1.800.328.1111. When booking online, select 'Book Your Trip' and this will bring you to the 'Book A Flight' page. Enter the meeting code in the box provided.

Meeting Code: NMQTX

United Airlines Logo

United Airlines is pleased to offer discounts of 2% to 10% off published fares. Reservations and ticketing are available via When booking online, enter the offer code below in the offer code box when searching for your flights. If booking by phone, please call United Meetings at 1.800.426.1122, please give them the following information:

Agreement Code: 504813

Z Code: ZZ4E

Please note that a service fee will apply for booking by phone.

Rental Car Discount

Enterprise Rentals   National Rentals

Enterprise and National is pleased to offer a 5% discount off published rates. For reservations, please call 1.800.354.8672 or email to book. Please advise the agent that you will be traveling with OPTAVIA for the Sundance event.


Q: Where is Sundance XIII Advanced Leadership Retreat 2018 being held and what are the dates?

A: Sundance XIII Advanced Leadership Retreat 2018 will be held at the Sundance Resort in Sundance, Utah. Event dates are October 18 – 21, 2018.

Q: How do I qualify to attend Sundance XIII Advanced Leadership Retreat 2018?

A: Sundance XIII Advanced Leadership Retreat 2018 is a qualifying event. All OPTAVIA Coaches who qualify as Global Director or above 1 out of 4 months during the qualification period of May 1, 2018 – August 31, 2018 will be invited to attend. Please refer to the invitation schedule to see when you will be receiving your personal invitation.

Q: What is the dress code?

A: Resort Casual. Please be advised that there may be a significant temperature difference between day and night. Please dress in layers.

Q: What is the Farewell BBQ & Fireside Chat?

A: The Farewell BBQ is our closing dinner and a great opportunity to enjoy food, fun and fellowship with your peers. The Fireside Chat is led by Top OPTAVIA Field Leadership, in an informal, relaxed setting where everyone has time to reflect on the week and their businesses moving forward. Both will take place on Saturday, October 20.

Q: What food options are available at Sundance?

A: There are a few restaurants to choose from at Sundance. We recommend that you take a look at the menus for each restaurant ahead of time, found here. Limited Fuelings will be available each morning as well.

Q: Do I need to make restaurant reservations?

A: Attendees are strongly encouraged to make reservations for dinner if planning to eat at the Tree Room or Foundry Grill, prior to arriving at Sundance. Reservations for Tree Room and Foundry Grill are being accepted until 3 weeks prior to the event.

For reservations at the Tree Room, please call 1.866.627.8313

For reservations at Foundry Grill, please call 1.866.932.2295

Q: Will there be a group photo taken?

A: Yes, a group photo will be taken on Friday, October 19 after the working session.

Q: Can I bring my infant or child with me to the sessions and events?

A: Nursing babies are welcome at sessions and events. If your child is fussy or disruptive in any way, we ask that you quietly exit the workshop so that other attendees will not be disturbed.

Due to space available, strollers, wagons, and other wheeled carriers are not permitted in the sessions or events. Be sure to bring baby carriers or backpacks to transport nursing babies.

Parents with young children are encouraged to pre-arrange for child care in order to attend sessions or events.

Children under 18 years of age will not be permitted in sessions and events (except nursing babies).

Please note that parents attending Sundance XIII Advanced Leadership Retreat 2018 with their infant must sign an Infant Liability Waiver (found at Registration).

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