Here's a list of Coaching Conferences and Summits for 2018 so far - in ascending date order, plus other great coaching-related events at the end of the main list!

Have a coaching conference or summit you'd like to see added to the list? Or a big event of interest to coaches? Contact us (We're looking for larger annual events that are likely to have 100 or more people attending)

2018 Events

February 2018

The 2018 Art of Coaching Conference

  • Date: February 19 - 21 2018
  • Theme/Description: Join hundreds of educators from across the country to explore coaching in schools. There will be opportunities to go deep on a range of topics - from coaching resistant teachers to establishing a coaching program; from working across generational lines to coaching in a virtual platform.
  • Who is it for? Coaches and Educators.
  • Where: Monterey Bay, USA
  • Organizer: Bright Morning Consulting
  • Learn more >>

March 2018

ICF Toronto Conference 2018 - Journey to Mastery

  • Date: March 6 2018
  • Theme/ Description: Journey to Mastery. The Conference keynote speaker Robert Kegan will share a holistic approach to development that spans individuals, teams, and organizations. Back by popular demand, the day will also feature Michael Bungay Stanier. Micheal will show us how to use the neuroscience of engagement to refine and enhance every experience we create. There will be lots of networking opportunities, a moderated panel discussion with Master Certified Coaches, and you can earn 8 CCEU credits for when you renew your ICF credential.
  • Who is it for? Coaches.
  • Where: Toronto, Canada
  • Organizer: ICF Toronto
  • Learn more >>

15th Annual Executive Coaching Conference

  • Date: March 20 - 21 2018
  • Theme/Description: Building Coaching Cultures to Achieve Corporate Goals”, we will focus on cutting edge research, practices, and theoretical perspectives on building coaching cultures, and emerging methodologies and approaches.
  • Who is it for? Coaches; thought leaders; business people interested in how coaching can be applied in business.
  • Where: New York, USA
  • Organizer: Center for Creative Leadership and The Conference Board
  • Learn more >>

Applied 4th Regional Coaching Conference

  • Date: March 21 2018
  • Theme/Description: “Applied” represents a unique opportunity to learn more about different coaching methodologies, predicted trends in coaching industry, and their application in development projects in companies.
  • Who is it for? Businesses and people interested in how coaching can be applied in business AND coaches who want to enrich their skills coaching.
  • Where: Belgrade, Serbia
  • Organizer: Erickson Coaching International and Atria Group
  • Learn more >>

April 2018

Coaching at Work Masterclass: How to Be a Brilliant Leadership Coach

  • Date: April 11 2018
  • Theme/Description: The aim is to have you leave the session clearer than ever about what’s involved in leadership and how you can be even stronger at growing it in others.
  • Who is it for? Coaches, and those using coaching skills, in the workplace.
  • Where: London, UK
  • Organizer: Coaching at Work
  • Learn more >>

The 24th International Annual Mentoring, Coaching and Supervision Conference

  • Date: April 11 - 13 2018
  • Theme/Description: The theme for the 2018 conference will be: A cut above the rest – taking organisations into the future.
  • Who is it for? Coaches, Mentors, and businesses.
  • Where: Amsterdam, Netherlands
  • Organizer: European Mentoring & Coaching Council
  • Learn more >>

May 2018

International ATD (Association for Talent Development) Conference and Exposition

  • Date: May 6 - 9 2018
  • Theme/Description: The ATD 2018 International Conference & Exposition will provide you with the knowledge, strategies, and solutions you need to effectively attract, develop, and retain top talent. You’ll gain insights into the latest trends, best practices, and new solutions for designing, delivering, implementing, and measuring learning programs. ATD 2018 covers all industry subjects, and provides in-depth guidance for what you need to know now to be successful. Come away with an outlook of what the future holds, and be prepared to address new challenges.
  • Who is it for? Game changers and individuals who are shaping the industry; the legends, those who defined best practices; and the practitioners, you - the lifeblood of this profession.
  • Where: San Diego, USA
  • Organizer: ATD (Association for Talent Development)
  • Learn more >>

International Gay Coaching Conference 2018

  • Date: May 10 - 13 2018
  • Theme/Description: Build business partnerships, make new friends or just share stories with like-minded coaches. It’s also a chance to build relationships, find support and bring sharper focus to your practice. Over 20 interactive workshops led by powerful men with a wide variety of coaching practices and real world experiences.
  • Who is it for? Gay men who are coaches or have a strong interest in becoming coaches. Also invited are gay men who do similar heart-centered work – psychotherapists, counselors, social workers, educators, clergy, consultants, non-profit organization leaders, sacred intimates etc. who wish to bring coaching skills into their practices. You need not be a GCA member to attend.
  • Where: Greenwich, USA
  • Organizer: The Gay Coaches Alliance
  • Learn more >>

NLP International Conference

  • Date: May 18 - 20 2018
  • Theme/Description: This conference brings together some of the foremost NLP trainers in the world to share recent innovations and developments in the field.
  • Who is it for? Coaches and others who use NLP or are interested in learning about how to apply NLP in their coaching.
  • Where: London, UK
  • Organizer: The Association for NLP
  • Learn more >>

Conversation Among Masters (CAM) 2018

  • Date: May 20 - 23 2018
  • Theme/Description: CAM is an event open only to Master Coaches and high achievers. Attendance is by request or invite only (click here for criteria). It's an event where Master Coaches get the time and space to truly connect and make deeper connections. Create exciting opportunities, fruitful collaborations and conversations that continue into the future! Expand and enhance your abilities, business, relationships, and skills that are required to be recognized as a Master Coach. Learning that stimulates the mind, moves the heart, and inspires the soul. Learn from fellow masters. Share your knowledge and wisdom. Learn together how you can serve your clients, build your business, and be recognized as a Master.
  • Who is it for? Master Coaches and remarkable high achievers
  • Where: New Orleans, USA
  • Organizer: Conversation Among Masters
  • Learn more >>

June 2018

13th Annual EXCO Executive Coaching Conference 2018

  • Date: June 3 - 5 2018
  • Theme/Description: EXCO 2018 will focus on Coaching Skills for Managers and Executives: What to teach them and How to reach them.
  • Who is it for? Top coaches, leaders, and their coaches. Every certified Sherpa coach and every practitioner of the Sherpa process should be there!
  • Where:Cincinnati, USA
  • Organizer: Sherpa Executive Coaching
  • Learn more >>

The ACTO Annual Conference 2018

  • Date: June 6 - 8 2018
  • Theme/Description: “From Our Roots to Beyond: Honoring our roots, expanding our future.”
  • Who is it for? Coaches, leaders, trainers
  • Where: Glen Allen, USA
  • Organizer: Association of Coach Training Organizations
  • Learn more >>

5th International Coaching Conference in Organization, Digitization, and Design

  • Date: June 12 - 13 2018
  • Theme/Description: The goal of this international conference is to bring together and to systematically analyse developments from practice and research.
  • Who is it for? Coaches.
  • Where: Olten, Switzerland
  • Organizer: University of Applied Sciences and Arts Northwestern Switzerland
  • Learn more >>

The Henley Centre for Coaching and Behavioural Change's 14th Annual Coaching Conference

  • Date: June 21 2018
  • Theme/Description: Coaching for Elite Performance
  • Who is it for? Coaches.
  • Where: Henley-on-Thames, UK
  • Organizer: Henley Business School, University of Reading.
  • Learn more >>

ICF Midwest Region Coaches Conference 2018

  • Date: June 21 - 23 2018
  • Theme/Description: Creating Connections - You will experience the latest in current research to enhance your impact and value as well as National key speakers and peer coaches sharing their best practices and insights.
  • Who is it for? Coaches.
  • Where: Pittsburgh, USA
  • Organizer: ICF Midwest Region
  • Learn more >>

July 2018

2nd Annual Instructional Coaching Conference - Coach like a Rockstar

  • Date: July 23 - 25 2018
  • Theme/Description: Coach like a Rockstar. Keynotes by national thought leaders and over 40 learning opportunities centred around the four components of our Balanced Coaching Framework: 1. Coaching Expertise 2. Content Knowledge and Pedagogy 3. Leadership and Facilitative Skill 4. Interpersonal Skill.
  • Who is it for? Coaches and Educators.
  • Where: Austin, USA
  • Organizer: Region 13 Instructional Coaching Group
  • Learn more >>

September 2018

Evercoach Summit

  • Date: September 8 - 9 2018
  • Theme/Description: 2 Days o Business Training, Growth Strategies, Coaching Methodologies & Personal Breakthroughs for coaches. Join a transformative experience with world-class coaches at the Evercoach Summit in Los Angeles. A glimpse of what Evercoach Summit 2018 is about: Discover actionable steps to enroll more clients, accelerate your business and create more impact through coaching, Unleash your ability to achieve financial, spiritual and emotional freedom, Become part of a global tribe of extraordinary coaches committed to fuel positive transformation the world needs, Connect and bond with like-minded souls from around the world.
  • Who is it for? Coaches
  • Where: Los Angeles, USA
  • Organizer: Evercoach by Mindvalley
  • Learn more >>

2018 International Online Coaching Summit

  • Date: September 17 - October 12 2018
  • Theme/Description: Inspire yourself, inspire others - The 2018 edition will be guided by the theme "Coaching: The way to a new world". Sessions are held every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday at 18:00 (GMT) over the 3 weeks.
  • Who is it for? Coaches
  • Where: Online
  • Organizer: International Coaching Community
  • Learn more >>

October 2018

3rd International Columbia Coaching Conference

  • Date: October 17 - 21 2018
  • Theme/Description: Our Conference Theme for 2018 is "Systemic Coaching: Whole-Person | Whole Organization Engagement," which is intended to expand the exploration from our 2014 and 2016 events.
  • Who is it for?  Coach Scholars and Practitioners
  • Where: New York, USA
  • Organizer: Columbia Coaching Learning Association
  • Learn more >>

Capital Coaches Conference 2018

  • Date: October 19 2018
  • Theme/Description: Experiential learning and networking event brings together Leadership Coaches, Business Coaches, Life Coaches, Coach Educators and Trainers, HR, Organizational Development and Leadership Development Managers, Thought Leaders, ICF Global and Chapter leaders, Government and Corporate Purchasers of coaching services and products, and People in career transition who want to become a coach.
  • Who is it for? Coaches, People in HR, Leadership and Organizational Development, Purchasers of coaching services and people interested in becoming a coach.
  • Where: Rockville, Maryland, USA
  • Organizer: ICF Metro DC Chapter
  • Learn more >> (currently information very limited, will update when more information available)

 ICPPC 2018: 20th International Conference on Positive Psychology and Coaching

  • Date: October 22 - 23 2018
  • Theme/Description: Aiming to bring together leading academic scientists, researchers and research scholars to exchange and share their experiences and research results on all aspects of Positive Psychology and Coaching. Providing a premier interdisciplinary platform to present and discuss the most recent innovations, trends, and concerns as well as practical challenges encountered and solutions adopted in the fields of Positive Psychology and Coaching.
  • Who is it for? Coaches, researchers, practitioners and educators.
  • Where: Bali, Indonesia
  • Organizer: WASET, World Academy of Science, Engineering and Technology
  • Learn more >>

And in 2019...

 Save the Date: ICF Converge 2019

  • Date: October 23-26 2019
  • Theme/Description: Held every other year, ICF Converge is a dynamic global event designed to strengthen connections within the coaching community and offer cutting-edge learning opportunities. As an ICF Converge participant you won't just learn, you'll do. Take concrete, specific steps to strengthen your coaching skills, build your business, and engage in crucial conversations impacting the global coaching community.
  • Who is it for? Coaches
  • Where: Prague, Czech Republic
  • Organizer: The International Coach Federation (ICF)
  • Leave your name for more information here >>

Other Interesting Coaching Events & Related

June 2018

National Wellness Conference 2018

  • Date: June 18 - 20 2018
  • Theme/Description: Navigating Wellness: Mapping a Positive Path. Through ground-breaking educational sessions, rejuvenating personal enhancement programs, and memorable social events, our sights remain set on guiding the communities we serve on a positive and affirming path toward whole-person wellness.
  • Who is it for? Wellness professionals from a myriad of settings eg. worksites, community and public health organizations, healthcare facilities, educational programs, faith communities.
  • Where: Saint Paul, USA
  • Organizer: National Wellness Institute
  • Learn more >>

9th European Conference on Positive Psychology (ECPP)

  • Date: June 27 - 30 2018
  • Theme/Description: This year’s conference will have a special focus on “Positive psychology for a flourishing Europe in times of transitions”.
  • Who is it for? The ECCP welcomes all people and organizations interested in any field of positive psychology and warmly invites you to join them this year in Budapest.
  • Where: Budapest, Hungary
  • Organizer: Positive Psychology Program
  • Learn more >>

August 2018

10th Biennial International Meaning Conference

  • Date: August 2 - 5 2018
  • Theme/Description: This year’s conference will center around the theme of Courage, Faith, and Meaning: Existential Positive Psychology’s Response to Adversity.
  • Who is it for? The conference has become a gathering place for researchers, practitioners and all who are interested in making a difference in the world through meaning, regardless of their discipline or theoretical perspective.
  • Where: Vancouver, Canada
  • Organizer: Positive Psychology Program
  • Learn more >>

September 2018

10th Annual Coaching in Leadership and Healthcare (CLH) Annual Conference 2018

  • Date: September 28 – 29 2018
  • Theme/Description: This energizing and ground-breaking event features keynotes by world-renowned experts in leadership, coaching, positive psychology, behavioral psychology, health and well-being, and neuroscience.
  • Who is it for? Leaders, physicians, healthcare providers, executive coaches, life coaches and health and wellness coaches.
  • Where: Boston, USA
  • Organizer: Institute of Coaching, McLean Hospital, and Harvard Medical School
  • Learn more >>

October 2018

The Next Phase: Life Strategies for Navigating Personal & Professional Transitions

  • Date: October 11 -13 2018
  • Theme/Description: This unique program will help participants understand the strategies of a good transition through provocative and multidisciplinary activities. Participants will be introduced to and encouraged to develop personal tools to make transitions successfully and with assurance, leading to new and more satisfying outcomes.
  • Who is it for? Coaches supporting the transition of others and people facing a major transition.
  • Where: South Wellfleet, USA
  • Organizer: Gestalt International Study Center
  • Learn more >>