March 12-15, 2020 • Hilton Atlanta • Atlanta, Georgia
American College of Sports Medicine

What you need to know before you go!

What you need to know before you go!

ACSM’s International Health & Fitness Summit is just around the corner, beginning Thursday, March 12 at 5:30 p.m. with the opening keynote, Linda Fogg-Phillips presenting “Pearl Habits: The Most Direct Way to Improve Quality of Life.” Please note that preconferences begin Thursday, running from morning through afternoon and require separate registration. The summit concludes at 11:00 a.m. on Sunday, March 15.

Students:  Remember ~ the Student Accelerator session is FREE on Thursday starting at 2:45 p.m. in Room 304.


All events will take place at the Hilton Atlanta

Hilton Atlanta
255 Courtland Street, NE
Atlanta, GA 30303-US

Hotel: (404) 659-2000

All attendees booked within the housing block will receive complimentary guest room internet and unlimited access to the Fitness Center.


Your friends and colleagues can still register onsite! Registration will be located on the 2nd floor of the Hilton Atlanta in the Pre-Function North area.

 Registration Hours Pre-Function North area
Thurs., March 12 7:30 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Fri., March 13 7:45 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Sat., March 14 7:45 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Sun., March 15 7:45 a.m. – 9:30 a.m.

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update

Your health and well being while traveling to and participating in summit is a high priority. The summit is being held as planned. For the most up-to-date information visit ACSM's website. 

Continuing Education Credit Details


Approximately 4-6 weeks after the conference, you will receive an email that will include instructions for how to obtain your ACSM CEC Verification Certificate online. Additional information about retrieving your certificate and the total number of continuing education credit hours is available on the summit website.

Savings in the City

Print this discount card before you arrive to enjoy savings at participating establishments around Atlanta!

Ground Transportation

Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport (ATL) is a 12-15 minute, taxi/ride share or a 30-40 minute transit ride on MARTA. Hotel self-parking will be offered at a discounted price for all attendees staying within the ACSM room block, 10% off the self-parking rate.

Renting a Car?

Discount code CDP#1823099


CDP# 3068270

Preconference Space Available - earn extra CECs

Note: additional CEC hours will be awarded for preconference attendance. Space still available in all preconferences!  Preconferences can be purchased and added at the onsite registration counter. 

Preconferences  Thursday, March 12  
Keiser Indoor Cycling: Foundations 8 CECs  
FMS Level 1 Certification Course 8 CECs
International Association for Worksite Health Promotion: Implementing Innovation
8 CECs
ACSM/Exercise Connection Autism Exercise Specialist Certificate Workshop
8 CECs
Training to the MAX: The Ultimate in Cardio and Resistance Exercise 8 CECs
RAD Mobility Level 1 8 CECs

Download the Mobile App

Learn more about how to stay connected with ACSM’s Conferences and Meetings app.

Complimentary WiFi will be available in the meeting space, lobby, restaurants and guest rooms of the hotel. Username and password will be displayed at registration.

Learn More



Workouts: Important Protocol - please read

Workouts require preregistration. Many of the workouts are now full. You should have signed-up for your workouts when you registered online or shortly after.  If you didn’t sign up for a workout ahead of time, but want to try to attend on site, feel free to wait in the stand-by lines. Once the session has begun, if space permits, an ACSM attendant will admit you into the session on a first-come, first-served, case-by-case basis. Entry for those in the stand-by line is not guaranteed.

Reminder: You are responsible for bringing a yoga mat or towel for floor-based workouts.


Visit the expo daily to see the latest trends in science, fitness and athletic wear!  In addition to making time for your favorites, please plan to visit our new exhibitors as well.

Expo Hours

Thurs., March 12
6:30 – 8:00 p.m. Grand Opening and Reception
Fri., March 13 11:30 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. & 5:00 – 7:00 p.m.
Sat., March 14 11:30 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. (last day)

*The Expo will not be open on Sunday

ACSM Certification and Member Service Center – booth #100

Please visit the ACSM Information/Certification booth in the Expo Hall to learn about ACSM benefits and programs. While you are there, try your luck at winning an ACSM prize!

Participate in the push up challenge for a chance to win a PEAMS® Push-up mat.

IAWHP Reception

Thurs., March 12  |  4:00-5:15 p.m.
Room 302  |  Hilton Atlanta

All attendees are invited to the International Association for Worksite Health Promotion (IAWHP) reception. Light hors d'oeuvres will be served. IAWHP serves individuals interested in promoting a healthier worksite. Come network with colleagues and learn how IAWHP can benefit you. IAWHP thanks HealthPartners for its sponsorship of this reception.

First-time or Student Attendees

Thurs., March 12  |  4:30 p.m.
Room 304  |  Hilton Atlanta

A first-time attendee and student session will be held on Thursday, March 12 at 4:30 p.m. in Room 304. Join members of the Program Committee who will walk you through a day in the program. Learn about navigating the meeting, participating in workouts, and the mobile app for smart phones and tablets!

Special Events

Networking Event: Future Pathways for your Career and Education

Friday, March 13  |  7:00 p.m. 

For the first time ever, we are offering a fantastic networking event Friday evening. There is something for every attendee. Light appetizers will be provided. We have designed three areas to meet your needs:

  • Industry Representatives - chat one-on-one with industry representatives about jobs, internships, etc.
  • Meet the Experts - meet select program committee members and speakers
  • Graduate Programs - chat with university representatives looking for grad students and more

Trends and Memories from the ‘90s Party

Saturday, March 14  |  7:00 p.m.

This new, energetic event is where we merge music, movement and fun! Join Alex McLean, our spirited MC, as he kicks off the evening by showcasing memorable dance moves with our LIVE DJ. We’ll continue the evening with more music from all genres as we celebrate everything that epitomized the 90’s!

The 90’s brought us everything from the world wide web, the macarena, and grunge to P90X and Michael Jordan. Put your creative vibe on, gather your colleagues, friends and schools to embody your favorite trends from the decade! Come dressed or representing one of the many fads and enjoy an evening of flashbacks!

There will be an area set up to take pictures with groups/ friends to post live. There will also be a cash bar, light hors d’oeuvres and opportunity to network and meet up with speakers and attendees.


Once again, we are collecting socks.  Please bring a new pair of children’s socks to receive an additional raffle ticket. Socks can be dropped off at ACSM’s Advocacy booth (#115).

Stuff a Bag for Charity

Stuff a bag for charity to support Atlanta’s After-School All-Stars to be entered to win some great prizes! Please visit participating exhibitors to collect school supplies.

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If you have questions about the Summit, please call us at 317-637-9200 x141 or 110 (M-F, 8:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. Eastern), or e-mail: 


Dawn White 


Abbie Ryan 


Karen Pierce 


Anne Krug

2020 CECs

Program Tracks



Presenting Sponsors

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Sustaining Sponsors

Nebraska-Kansas Beef logo


HealthPartners logo


National Dairy Council

Trainerize logo

Wheat Foods Council logo