SCW Presenters typically are certified by SCW, ACE and AFAA and/or hold a four-year degree in a fitness-related field. Past presenting experience is required either at a convention or in a club/facility.
Compensation requirements strongly influence Presenter selection. The opportunity to speak at a world-recognized fitness conference is significant; therefore, first-time MANIA® Presenters are not compensated for flight, hotel or presenting fees for their first convention.
Applicants may not present at any other industry-related events within a 250-mile radius of MANIA® for 30 days prior and 30 days after the specific MANIA®, unless prior arrangements have been confirmed in writing. Exceptions are made for certification presentations.
We work with our sponsors to offer a variety of equipment; applicants must agree to use equipment provided by SCW sponsors when applicable. Please remember that MANIA® conferences provide an “educational environment” not a “workout.” We must protect our attendees from stress and strain, so heavy weights are not recommended. If we see an issue with your equipment requests, we will contact you.
When submitting equipment needs, be sure to include the RATIO of equipment per person. For example, 1:4 means you need only one piece of equipment for every four attendees.
Presenters must submit a bio of no more than 75 words, which includes experience, qualifications and certifications. Get creative; you want to entice attendees to take your sessions! Be sure to indicate whether you require a designation after your name.
Yes, we need to see your presenting style to ensure you are the right fit for MANIA®. It can be a YouTube video or even one shot on your smartphone. Submissions without a video or a video link will not be considered.
We like our presenters to be flexible and available for as many MANIA®s as possible. The number of Presenters at each MANIA® varies depending on space availability. Please be sure to indicate on your Presenter application at which shows you wish to present and on which days.
Each session at MANIA® has a corresponding outline posted on our website, which attendees can access prior to attending. They must include specific MANIA® slides in them and correspond to your presentation. These slides include: