Speaker Frequently Asked Questions

General Information about the Nutritional Therapy Association

What is the Nutritional Therapy Association? 

The Nutritional Therapy Association offers a holistic nutrition education for individuals who have a passion for changing the standard of health to an outlook of hope.  Upon completion of our 10-month curriculum, graduates earn certification to professionally practice holistic nutritional therapy where we believe that through a nutrient dense diet the body has an innate healing ability that allows individuals to live their fullest potential in all realms of life.

Click here for more information about the NTA.  

What does FNTP and NTP stand for? 

Functional Nutritional Therapy Practitioner and Nutritional Therapy Practitioner.

General information about Thrive 2020

This year’s conference theme is Thrive.  

The concept of Thrive supports the NTA’s inspiring vision of transforming lives and shifting the health outlook to one of hope, equipping graduates with deeper, more applicable knowledge of how to tap into the body’s innate healing abilities and live to their fullest potential in all realms of life.

Our work is life changing and big changes require us to grow vigorously and to flourish together. We must go beyond mere survival. We must thrive 

To do this, we will focus the conference on these three areas: 

Thrive Personally: You will learn powerful new strategies to take your practice to the next level.  Speakers involved in holistic nutrition and adjunct therapies will share information to inspire and support your mind, body and spirit. 

Thrive Professionally: We will deliver strategies and research on how to make an impact in your community, increase your brand awareness, and grow a sustainable business that brings you greater joy and financial success.  

Thrive as a community: Thrive will provide a collaborative forum for you to connect with fellow NTA change agents – students, alumni, classmates, instructors, exhibitors and more. Together, we will unite as a community.  Thrive will offer more interactive workshops and networking events than previous years. Whether it’s learning about potential business opportunities, cutting-edge products, latest regenerative farming efforts, or simple advice from your peers, you will leave the conference energized and equipped with new ways to encourage and empower others on their own health journeys. 

General audience and demographic information

Nutritional Therapy Association (NTA) Audience Demographic: 

  • Age24-55 years (average)   
  • Gender: Female, 85% 
  • Education level: NTA Certified Nutritional Therapy Practitioner (NTP) 

Place of Residence/Location: 

  • Pacific Northwest 
  • California 
  • Midwest 
  • North East Coast 
  • Other 

Speaker Frequently Asked Questions

How many people attend the Annual Conference?

The Annual Conference typically brings in about 700-800 attendees across all three days including conference participants, speakers, exhibitors, sponsors, Annual Partners, NTA staff and volunteers.  

Who will I be speaking to?

Students and alumni from the NTA community and other allied health professionals. 

What is the NTA looking for in its speakers?

Our target for speakers is to cater to professionals in the holistic health field using our bio-individual approach that combines ancestral wisdom, contemporary research and proven practice.  The presentation should have sources that encompass these three areas and cater to a wellness professional who works directly with clients. 

Does the NTA compensate its speakers?

The opportunity to speak to our audience is a valuable means to advance the field of holistic health, connect with our audience, and promote your works to the NTA community. Keynotes may be considered for honoraria. All other speakers will receive complimentary registration, free membership renewal fees (if an NTA member), discounted exhibitor booth, book signing opportunity, and featured social media post to promote your talk.  

Will I have a chance to promote myself, book or business?

Yes. the Annual Conference is proven to be a successful platform for all our speakers with extra connection outside of stage time. Details of business promotion, including book sales or any vending time are specified per contract, depending on numerous factors and worked out with each speaker.  As this is a CEU event, it is required that business promotion be kept to a minimum. Stage time is for presentation and information delivery, and selling is not permitted; however, we do allow one slide, and no more than five minutes of your speaking time to be used for any business information and/or promotions. Thank you for honoring this commitment to the NTA audience.  

Will the NTA cover my travel expense?

Travel expenses may be considered for keynote presenters only 

How long do I have to deliver my presentation?

Each speaker has one hour of stage time. We suggest that you plan to speak for a total of 50 minutes with a designated 10 minutes for Q&A which the NTA will moderate. Each speaker is introduced and closed by a member of the NTA team. 

Will there be Audio Visual (AV) supplied for me at the conference?

Yes. The NTA will provide AV based upon which session slot you fulfill. We will ask for your presentation six weeks prior to the event but we recommend you bring a copy of your presentation to the conference as well as your laptop.

Where can I find information about the upcoming NTA Annual Conference?

The dates of the upcoming Annual Conference are February 28 – March 1, 2020. The location of the event is at the Hilton Portland Downtown, 921 SW 6th Ave, Portland, OR 97204.   

How can I speak at the NTA Annual Conference?

We are accepting speaker proposals from October 1-18, 2019. During this time, we invite you to fill out a speaker application. We will review all applicants and be in touch no later than November 18, 2019 with the status of your proposal. 

What is the best way to reach out to the NTA Event Team?