Here's a list of Coaching Conferences and Summits for 2016 - in ascending date order, plus other great coaching-related events at the end of the main list! (And a few 2017 events at the very bottom of the page).

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)

MARCH 2016

13th Annual Executive Coaching Conference

  • Date: 10 - 11 March, 2016
  • Theme/Description: From C Suite to Front Line – Coaching Initiatives that drive strategic business results. Coaching has proven to be one of the most effective ways to help leaders and individuals at all levels to be able to develop, change, and grow – move beyond "what we know" to making room for new insights and solutions.
  • 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
  • Learn more >>

The Black Life Coaches Business Strategy Summit

  • Date: 18-20 March 2016
  • 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: Washington DC, USA
  • Organizer: Dr. Towanna Freeman, founder of theThe Black Life Coaches Network
  • Learn more >>

2nd Annual Southeast Europe Regional Coaching Conference

  • Date: 22 March 2016
  • Theme/Description: Where Coaching Meets Science. 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
  • Learn more >>

APRIL 2016

Bali World Game Conference

  • Date: 6-7 April 2016
  • Theme/Description: How can we generate the vision, leadership and genius to awaken our generation? Attendees of this World Game Conference will explore some deeply consequential questions, especially: "How can we move humanity beyond the tipping point, beyond disengagement and privatism to see our total interconnected and interdependent state?" We urgently need to ask this question and to find a Tipping Point Vision as civil, cultural and geological emergencies have been appearing suddenly but with increasingly frequency in multiple locations across the globe at the same time. The hour is late and we will dig deep to explore for new directions. "If not now, when? If not us, who?"
  • Who is it for? Coaches and people interested in building camaraderie and a confluence of values, vision, purpose, and power to move our lives and our cultures forward.
  • Where: Bali, Indonesia
    ***NEW*** You can also register to watch the Bali Conference online for just $85 USD
  • Organizer: Erickson International
  • Learn more >>

Annual Online ICC International Coaching Summit

  • Date: 4-11 April 2016
  • Theme/Description: Inspiring speakers worldwide will be sharing top notch ideas about using coaching to leverage purpose, meaning and quality of life in organizations.
  • Who is it for? Coaches and Organization Leaders
  • Where: Online. Full event registration is just $69 USD
  • Organizer: International Coaching Community (ICC)
  • Learn more >>

The NLP Conference

  • Date: 15-17 April 2016
  • 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 ANLPThe Professional GuildNLPtCA and INLPTA
  • Learn more >>

MAY 2016

5th International Gay Coaching Conference

  • Date: 5-8 May 2016
  • Theme/Description: The Gay Coach Difference: Voicing Our Perspectives; Bringing Our Talents.
  • Who is it for? Gay men who are coaches now or who have a strong interest in becoming coaches should attend. 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: Easton, New York, USA
  • Organizer: The Gay Coaches Alliance
  • Learn more >>

Co-Active Community Day #25

  • Date: 13 May 2016
  • Theme/Description: Come Play With Us! Join other co-active coaches to explore Playfulness and Coaching. The day will create a space for us to reclaim our playful selves, rekindle what it's like to play. We are going to explore how playfulness opens up our capacity for joy, and how we bring that into our lives and, of course, our coaching.
  • Who is it for? European Co-Active Coaches
  • Where: London, UK
  • Organizer: European Co-Active Coaching Community
  • Learn more >>

Conversation Among Masters CAM '16

  • Date: 15-18 May 2016
    Theme/Description: CAM™ is event open only to Master Coaches and other remarkable 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: Las Vegas, Nevada, USA
  • Organizer: Serendipitous Events Conversation Among Masters
  • Learn more >>

ICF United Kingdom - National Live Event

  • Date: May 17, 2016
  • Theme/Description: Interconnection and Coaching for Complexity: "I am who I am because of who we all are." A fabulous opportunity to meet world class speakers, learn about challenges facing both us and our clients in an increasingly complex world, grow our self-awareness and effectiveness and network with stimulating colleagues. We explore this complexity through a series of different lenses, seeking to grow our awareness and increase our effectiveness in the work we do.
  • Who is it for? All coaches
  • Where: London, United Kingdom
  • Organizer: ICF United Kingdom Charter Chapter
  • Learn more >>

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

  • When: 19-21 May 2016
  • 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: Massachusetts, USA
  • Organizer: Gestalt International Study Center
  • Learn more >>

Agile Coaching Camp Finland

  • When: 20-22 May2016
  • Theme/Description: Coach Camp brings together coaches, consultants and seniors to share in the form of an open space.
  • Who is it for? tech coaches/tech seniors; agile coaches/scrum masters/managers; organizational/business coaches; general coaches.
  • Where: Herrankukkaro, Finland
  • Organizer: Agile Finland
  • Learn more >>

International ATD (Association for Talent Development) Conference & Exposition 2016

  • Date: May 22-25, 2016
  • Theme/Description: Help others reach their full potential by reaching yours. As a talent development professional you know how challenging it can be to ensure your workforce is trained and ready to take on all the demands of today’s tough business environment. ATD 2016 will bring the talent development industry to life. You will have access to more industry resources than at any other event. Learn from the game changers—the individuals who are shaping the industry. Return home with new contacts, fresh ideas on how to apply current and future trends to your own job, and an invigorated passion for talent development. ATD 2016 will provide the tools and resources to help you reach your fullest potential.
  • Where: Denver, Colorado, USA
  • Organizer: ATD (Association for Talent Development).
  • Useful: CTI Coach Training is a Platinum Sponsor of this event and the ICF (International Coach Federation) will be exhibiting to promote coaching at Booth 1401. The ICC (International Coaching Community) will also be in attendance with Impact Coaching Solutions at Booth 148.
  • Learn more >>   Plus a great overview infographic about the ATD

Agile Coach Camp 2016 Czech Republic

  • Date: 27-29 May 2016
  • Theme/Description: A two-day collaborative open space for everyone interested in transforming and improving people, teams and organizations.
  • Who is it for? Coaches, business coaches, business people interested in organizational development.
  • Where: Southern Bohemia, Czech Republic
  • Organizer: Agile Czech Republic
  • Learn more >>

JUNE 2016

11th Annual EXCO Executive Coaching Conference

  • Date: 5-7 June 2016
  • Theme/Description: EXCO is big enough to be important, small enough to be intimate. This conference has everything for leaders and executive coaches including:
    - an historic book launch from the World's #1 Leadership Thinker.
    - the best market research in the fields of coaching and corporate culture.
    - the marriage of applied neuroscience and executive coaching.
    - the publisher of the top magazine for coaches.
  • Who is it for? Top coaches, leaders, and their coaches
  • Where: Cincinnati, Ohio, USA
  • Organizer: Sherpa Executive Coaching
  • Learn more >>

The ACTO Annual Conference

  • Date: 15-17 June 2016
  • Theme/Description: Raising the Flame of Excellence. The ACTO conference brings global leaders in coach training together to engage in exploring, challenging, and evolving quality coaching training.
  • Who is it for? Coaches, leaders, trainers
  • Where: Phoenix, Arizona, USA
  • Organizer: Association of Coach Training Organizations
  • Learn more >>

ICF Midwest Regional Conference

  • Date: 23-25 June 2016
  • Theme/Description: The Crossroads of Coaching. Helps you fulfill your CCE Unit requirements.
  • Who is it for? ICF-certified coaches and other coaches
  • Where: Indianapolis, Indiana, USA
  • Organizer: ICF Midwest Chapter
  • Learn more >>

JULY 2016

EMCC 6th International Mentoring and Coaching Research Conference

  • Date: 7-8 July 2016
  • Theme/Description: Research to Move Practice from Good to Great
  • Who is it for? Coaches, executive coaches, health coaches, managers, human resource managers, business leaders
  • Where: Budapest, Hungary
  • Organizer: European Mentoring and Coaching Council
  • Learn more >>

5th World Congress on Positive Psychology (IPPA)

  • Date: 13th-16th July 2016
  • Theme/Description: The Fourth World Congress will feature the most compelling research findings and science-based applications of positive psychology in a number of professional realms. We invite you to tap into the intellectual energy of a thriving global community!
  • Who is it for? People who want to present their work, learn about positive psychology and connect with world-renowned scholars and practitioners in the field. 
  • Where: Montreal, Quebec
  • Organizer: International Positive Psychology Association (IPPA)
  • Website: Learn more >>

International Congress on Coaching Psychology - 2016

  • Date: 26th July 2016
  • Theme/Description: The practice and research of Positive and Coaching Psychology exploring themes such as:
    - Supporting the success and wellbeing of young people - Paternity and maternity (including returning to work) - Coaching in an education setting - Healthy conversation skills - Stress, resilience and wellbeing - Managing life transitions: From 'turning 30' to 'later life' - Health and wellbeing coaching  - The pluralistic approach
  • Where: London, United Kingdom
  • Organizer: International Society for Coaching Psychology
  • Learn more >>

AUGUST 2016

Evercoach Summit

  • Date: 11th-14th August 2016
  • Theme/Description: 4 Days Of Accelerated Personal Growth, Outstanding Coach Training And Exceptional Business Training
  • Who is it for? Coaches, executive coaches, health coaches, managers, human resource managers, business leaders
  • Where: Los Angeles, California, USA
  • Organizer: Evercoach
  • Learn more >>

SEPTEMBER 2016

ICF Advance 2016

  • Date: 15-17 September 2016
  • Theme/Description: Science of Coaching. An intensive, interactive 2½-day educational experience that will bridge the gap between coaching scholars and practitioners and deliver in-depth content covering the theories that underpin coaching.
  • Where: Tempe (Phoenix), Arizona
  • Who is it for? ICF Advance branded events are designed for coaches, trainers and researchers who want to take their skills and knowledge to the next level.
  • Organizer: The ICF
  • Learn more >>

Maximize 2016 Virtual Conference

  • Date: 28 September 2016 (free preview), Conference 29 September - 1 October 2016
  • Theme/Description: Maximize your business, your coaching skills, and your life! Tony Stoltzfus is the keynote speaker with over 20 Christian coach presenters and speakers. The vision for the CCNI eSummit is to provide tools that create vision, provide inspiration, and equip Christian coaches to be successful business owners and practitioners. There are 4 streams; coaching and business, coaching and ministry, coaching and the workplace and principles and ethics. Earn up to 21 ICF CCEUs.
  • Where: Online (virtual). Recordings available with "Professional" and "CEO" registration packages.
  • Who is it for? Christian Coaches
  • Organizer: CCNI (Christian Coaching Network International)
  • Learn more >>

OCTOBER 2016

13th Annual Capital Coaches Conference

  • Date: 30 September-1 October 2016
  • Theme/Description: Designing Innovative Conversations
  • Who is it for? Professionals involved in coaching, leadership development, human resources, training and development, organizational development, research, publishing
  • Where: Bethesda, Maryland, USA
  • Organizer: The ICF Washington DC Chapter
  • Learn more >>

7th Annual ICF Australasia Coaches Conference

  • Date: 26-28 October 2016
  • Theme/Description: Unlocking Potential
  • Who is it for? Coaches, counsellors, Educators & HR Professionals involved in coaching.
  • Where: Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia
  • Organizer: The ICF Australasia Chapter
  • Learn more >>

NOVEMBER 2016

 


DECEMBER 2016

 




2017 Events

ICF Atlantic Coaching Summit 2017

  • Date: May 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
  • Learn more >>

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). Using case studies that YOU will have submitted, we'll be exploring the opportunities and challenges we face together as coach educators and trainers. Sunday June 11th is the second day of the GSAEC Conference, where we'll be exploring the future of coach education through papers presentations, posters, symposia and PDWs.
  • Who is it for? Designed for coach educators and researchers, the conference promotes sharing of leading coaching education theories and practices, academic program content and design, instructional goals and methodologies, assessment measures, admission and graduation criteria, and other topics related to developing executive and organizational coaches.
  • Where: Toronto, Canada
  • Organizer: GSAEC
  • Learn more >>

The ACTO Annual Conference 2017

  • Date: 8-10 June 2016
  • 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.
  • Who is it for? Coaches, leaders, trainers
  • Where: Toronto, Canada
  • Organizer: Association of Coach Training Organizations
  • Learn more (2016 info only at present) >>

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, Quebec, Canada
  • Organizer: IPPA - International Positive Psychology Association
  • Learn more >>

ICF Global Convention 2017

  • Date: August 24–26, 2017
  • Theme/Description: TBD.
  • Who is it for? Coaches
  • Where: Washington, D.C., USA
  • Organizer: The ICF (International Coach Federation)
  • Learn more >>



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

Masterclasses from Coaching at Work - 2016

  • Date: Various
  • Theme/Descriptions: Include "Coaching and the Brain" (Neuroscience and coaching) and Mindful Coaching
  • Where: UK
  • Organizer: Coaching at Work
  • Learn more >>

Healthy Wealthy and Wise® 2016 Annual Conference

  • Date: Jan 8/9/10, 2016
  • Theme/Description: Establish YOUR Beliefs & Achieve All Your Goals in 2016!
  • Who is it for? Coaches
  • Where: Los Angeles, California
  • Organizer: Certified Coaches Federation (tbc)
  • Learn more >>

HRMAX - 54th Annual Conference & Tradeshow 2016

  • Date: April 26-27, 2016
  • Theme/Description: Want the resilience to advocate change? Does your leadership role require the foresight to fuel strategic impact? Need a definitive grasp of how the big picture relates? Want to support your team to thrive in the face of the challenges to come? From human rights to job automation, with spotlights on culture, coaching and critical thinking, prepare for maximum engagement. View the conference brochure.
    The CTI (Coaches Training Institute) has a stand at the conference. Conference program here >>
  • Where: Vancouver, BC, Canada
  • Organizer: HRMA (Human Resources and Management Association)
  • Learn more >>

The Mindful Business Conference

  • Date: 9-10 May 2016
  • Theme/Description: A roadmap for high performance, leadership & culture in the age of disruption. Many corporate leaders are bringing mindfulness practices into the workplace and seeing an impressive list of business outcomes. Learn how these practices can bring tangible business benefits.
  • Who is it for? Entrepreneurs, business owners, coaches.
  • Where: New York, NY
  • Organizer: The Eventful Group
  • Learn more >>

2016 Small Giants Summit

  • Date: June 12-14, 2016
  • Theme/Description: For leaders dedicated to Growing With Purpose; strategies, takeaways and tips for getting better formed from a solid foundation of values with an eye toward making a meaningful difference. Speakers at the Small Giants Summit are a source of wisdom and encouragement, and will deliver you two full days of everything you need to fuel a sustainable and purposeful business.
  • Where: Denver, USA
  • Organizer: Small Giants Community
  • Learn more >>

41st Annual National Wellness Conference

  • Date: June 27-29, 2016
  • Theme/Description: Spotlight on sustainability. Setting the stage for a lifetime of wellness. Learn the latest research and best practices from expert presenters and speakers, connect and network with peers
  • Where: St. Paul, Minnesota, USA
  • Organizer: National Wellness Institute
  • Learn more >>

Coaching for Success in the Oil and Gas Industry

  • Date: 3-7 July 2016
  • Theme/Description: This course will introduce participants to the core skills of Workplace Coaching and will focus on the application of these skills in the Oil and Gas Environment.
  • Who is it for? Coaches working or interested in working in the oil and gas industry, oil and gas executives and HR professionals interested in workplace coaching.
  • Organizer: Oxygen Training and Management Consulting
  • Learn more >>

Coaching in Leadership and Healthcare (CLH) Annual Conference

  • Date: 16-17 September 2016
  • Theme/Description: This energizing and groundbreaking event features keynotes by world leaders in leadership, health and well-being, coaching, positive psychology, behavioral psychology, and neuroscience.
  • Who is it for? leaders, physicians, healthcare providers, executive coaches, life coaches and health and wellness coaches.
  • Where: Belmont, MA USA
  • Organizers: Institute of Coaching, McLean Hospital, and Harvard Medical School
  • Learn more >>

Fast-Track Results Roadmap™ Training

  • Date: 29 September 2016
  • Theme/Description: Fast-Track Results Roadmap™ Training (Individuals, Groups and Teams)
  • Where: Waltham (Boston), MA
  • Who is it for? This program is open to all Results Accelerator™ (PaperRoom™) and Results Roadmap™ practitioners. In addition, coaches or talent development professionals who have purchased a Results Roadmap™ Starter Kit (or will prior to the session) may also attend (contact us for more information).
  • Organizer: ThoughtAction LLC
  • Learn more >>

4th Annual Dare Conference

  • Date: 7 November 2016
  • Theme/Description: Learn to Build Trust Through Communication.
  • Who is it for? People who want to:
    - make feedback a gift that you’re eager to give and receive
    - help people work through difficulty without trying to fix or deflect
    - work more effectively with colleagues by building trust
  • Where: London, UK
  • Organizer: Together London
  • 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)