Here's a list of Coaching Conferences and Summits for 2017 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)

2017 Events

MARCH 2017

Hands On 3rd Regional Coaching Conference

  • Date: 21 March 2017
  • Theme/Description: “Hands on” represents a unique opportunity to find out why coaching is successfully applied in the business world.
  • 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
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The Black Life Coaches Business Strategy Summit

  • Date: 17-19 March 2017
  • Theme/Description: The Marketing and Sales Conference for Coaches: Strategize. Implement. Grow.
  • Who is it for? Coaches and consultants who want to grow their businesses online.
  • Where: Chicago USA
  • Organizer: The Black Life Coaches Network
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14th Annual Executive Coaching Conference

  • Date: 6-8 March 2017
  • Theme/Description: “Building Capability, Seeking Alignment, Agility, and Talent to Innovate and Grow,” At the 14th Annual Executive Coaching Conference, we will focus on the many ways in which coaching is promoting agility.
  • Who is it for?  Coaches; thought leaders; business people interested in how coaching can be applied in business.
  • Where: New York, NY, USA
  • Organizer: The Conference Board
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APRIL 2017

NLP International Conference

  • Dates: April 28 – 30 2017
  • 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
  • Organizers: Anglo American Books ANLP, The Professional Guild, NLPtCA and INLPTA
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MAY 2017

ICF Atlantic Coaching Summit 2017

  • Date: May 11-13 2017
  • Theme/Description: TBD
  • Who is it for? Professional coaches, those interested in becoming coaches, and other professionals who use coaching skills and practices in their work.
  • Where: Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada
  • Organizer: ICF Atlantic Chapter
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6th International Gay Coaching Conference 2017

  • Dates: May 11 – 14 2017
  • Theme/Description: “A vibrant tribe changing the world” The Gay Coach Difference: Voicing Our Perspectives; Bringing Our Talents.
  • 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.
  • Where: Greenwich NY, USA
  • Organizer: The Gay Coaches Alliance
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Conversation Among Masters (CAM) 2017

  • Date: May 21 -24, 2017
  • 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: Montreal, Canada
  • Organizer: Serendipitous Events Conversation Among Masters
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International ATD (Association for Talent Development) Conference and Exposition

  • Dates: May 21 -24, 2017
  • Theme/Description: The ATD 2017 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 2017 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: Atlanta, GA, USA
  • Organizer: ATD (Association for Talent Development)
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JUNE 2017

12th Annual EXCO Executive Coaching Conference 2017

  • Dates: June 4 – 6 2017
  • Theme/Description: This year we go back to basics. EXCO 2017 will focus exclusively on mastery of the Sherpa process for executive coaching.
  • 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, Ohio, USA
  • Organizer: Sherpa Executive Coaching
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The ACTO Annual Conference 2017 | Joint ACTO/GSAEC Conference

  • Date: 8-10 June 2017
  • Theme/Description: Creating the Outcome. The ACTO conference brings global leaders in coach training together to engage in exploring, challenging, and evolving quality coaching training. Runs for 3 days - 8/9 June is ACTO and 10 June is jointly run with GSAEC (Graduate School Alliance for Education in Coaching).
  • Who is it for? Coaches, leaders, trainers
  • Where: Toronto, Canada
  • Organizer: Association of Coach Training Organizations and Graduate School Alliance for Education in Coaching
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2nd International GSAEC (Graduate School Alliance for Education in Coaching) Conference

  • Date: June 10-11 2017
  • Theme/Description:
    - Saturday June 10th is a joint day with the Alliance of Coach Training Organizations (ACTO) themed “Embracing Challenges Together”. You'll explore Emotional Intelligence in Coaching and how to put it into practice, solving real-life challenging coach training situations that our attendees have submitted and how to use case studies as a teaching tool.
    -  Sunday June 11th is the second day of the GSAEC Conference, addressing the "The Futures of Coaching Education" where we'll be exploring the future of coach education through papers presentations, posters, symposia and PDWs.
  • Where: Toronto, Canada
  • Organizer: GSAEC
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The Henley Centre for Coaching and Behavioural Change's  13th Annual Coaching Conference

  • Dates: June 14, 2017
  • Theme/Description: Beyond skills. Amid the hurly-burly of life, how do you, as a coach, arrive with your coachee in your most resourceful state? What environment do you create as the backdrop to your session? These things can be even more important and impactful than the tools and skills you use.This year's conference explores a diverse number of ways in which you can achieve a useful 'state' to best serve your coachee.
  • Who is it for? Coaches
  • Where: Henley-on-Thames, UK
  • Organizer: Henley Business School, University of Reading.
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EMCC 7th International Mentoring and Coaching Research Conference

  • Dates: June 14 – 15, 2017
  • Theme/Description: Putting Research at the heart of practice. “Share, Learn, Innovate”
  • Who is it for?  Coaches, executive coaches, health coaches, managers, human resource managers, business leaders
  • Where: London, UK
  • Organizer: European Mentoring and Coaching Council
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JULY 2017

7th Annual Coaching at Work Conference 2017

  • Date: July 5, 2017
  • Theme/Description: Culture and Challenge. Using coaching and mentoring to challenge, shift and change cultures. Approached from a number of angles eg. shifting and transforming organisational and leadership culture; working with different cultures, building a coaching culture; building authenticity in a social-media focused culture; team coaching culture; the interface between coaching and business culture and more.
  • Who is it for? Coaches, and those using coaching skills, in the workplace.
  • Where: London, UK
  • Organizer: Coaching at Work
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5th World Congress on Positive Psychology 2017

  • Date: July 13-16 2017
  • Theme/Description: The latest in the research and practice of positive psychology. Build collaborations and share progress in the science of positive psychology and its evidence-based practice. Sessions by Marty Seligman and Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi and plenary talks by Sonja Lyubomirsky, Angela Duckworth, Steve Cole, Meike Bartels, George Bonanno, Elissa Epel and Tania Singer. Plus countless opportunities to connect, grow, and find meaning. Additional invited and selected presentations will offer diverse cultural and multidisciplinary perspectives and cover a range of topics including positive organizations, education, health and wellness, coaching and positive clinical psychology.
  • Who is it for? Those interested in the research and practice of positive psychology; 1) Academic researchers, licensed psychologists, or research-practitioners 2) Consultants, educators, business owners, coaches, and other professionals, 3) Students enrolled in good standing in an academic program and 4) Members of the general public who are interested in learning more about positive psychology
  • Where: Montreal, Canada
  • Organizer: IPPA - International Positive Psychology Association
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ICF Global Convention 2017

  • Date: August 24–26, 2017
  • Theme/Description: ICF Converge is a dynamic, first-of-its-kind 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: Washington D.C., USA
  • Organizer: The ICF (International Coach Federation)
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Evercoach Summit 2017

  • Dates: September 22 – 24, 2017
  • Theme/Description: 3-Days Of Exceptional Business Training, Proven Growth Strategies, Coaching Methodologies & Personal Breakthroughs Alongside A Global Tribe Of Brilliant Coaches.
  • Who is it for? Coaches, executive coaches, health coaches, managers, human resource managers, business leaders
  • Where: Los Angeles, California, USA
  • Organizer: Evercoach, Mindvalley
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ICPPC 2017: 19th International Conference on Positive Psychology and Coaching

  • Date: October 23 – 24, 2017
  • 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
  • Organizers: WASET, World Academy of Science, Engineering and Technology
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ICC International Coaching Summit / ICF Malaysian Chapter

  • Date: November 8, 2017
  • Theme/Description: Engage/Empower/Thrive
  • Who is it for:  coaches, business leaders, human resource professionals, and all parties interested in leadership development across Asia Pacific as well as from other continents.
  • Where: Putrajaya, Malaysia
  • Organizer: ICF Malaysia Charter Chapter
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Other Interesting Coaching Events & Related

(HR, Wellness, Specific Industry Coaching Events & More!)

Masterclasses from Coaching at Work – 2017

  • Date: Various
  • Theme/Description: Include - Positive Pyschology in action. Deep Impact Coaching: Moving beyond ordinary, going beyond self. Coaching leaders to work (lead) effectively across boundaries
  • Who is it for? Coaches, and those using coaching skills, in the workplace.
  • Where: The BPS London offices, UK
  • Organizer: Coaching at Work
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National Wellness Conference 2017

  • Dates: June 19 – 21, 2017
  • Theme/Description: "Cultivating Cultures that Flourish: Foundations and Innovations in Wellness Promotion." Is good really good enough? As wellness promoters, our goal is to assist individuals as they work to have a more successful existence... to flourish. In doing so, we must address the interrelated dimensions of wellness - social, physical, occupational, intellectual, spiritual, and emotional - and develop the knowledge and skills necessary to not just prevent disease but to actually promote wellness. Whether you are new to the wellness field or a seasoned professional, the 2017 National Wellness Conference will connect you with well-minded individuals and help you grow personally and professionally. Together, we will work to cultivate cultures that nourish the whole person and lead to the "flourishment" of individuals, organizations, and communities. Participate in research-based and best-practices learning opportunities and intensive skill-building programs, develop networking communities, engage in wellness activities for personal growth and renewal, and experience a wellness immersion unlike any other.
  • 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, MN, USA
  • Organizer: National Wellness Institute
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The Next Phase: Life Strategies for Navigating Personal & Professional Transitions

  • Dates: October 12 -14, 2017
  • Theme/Description: 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. 19 ICF resource development hours for ICF-certified coaches.
  • Who is it for? Coaches supporting the transition of others and people facing a major transition.
  • Where: South Wellfleet, Cape Cod Massachusetts, United States
  • Organizer: Gestalt International Study Center
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9th Annual Coaching in Leadership and Healthcare (CLH) Annual Conference 2017

  • Dates: October 13 – 14, 2017
  • Theme/Description: TBC. With six tracks - Leadership, Positive Psychology, Health & Wellness, Advanced Practice, Research Symposium, and Special Topics.
  • Who is it for? Leaders, physicians, healthcare providers, executive coaches, life coaches and health and wellness coaches.
  • Where: Boston, MA, USA
  • Organizers: Institute of Coaching, McLean Hospital, and Harvard Medical School
  • Learn more >>

Create & Cultivate  2017:

  • Dates: Three to four dates in different cities in the US per year.
  • Theme/Description: A movement for women looking to create & cultivate the career of their dreams.
  • Who is it for? For woman in the modern digitally connected world. Bloggers, life coaches, business owners, entrepreneurs.
  • Where: US, cities change each season and year.
  • Organizer: Jaclyn Johnson
  • Learn more >>

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)