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Central Regional Conference

April 12 @ 12:00 pm - April 13 @ 12:00 pm

Registration Cost
Buy one ticket and receive a discount on the second ticket!

Non-members $99
Bring additional colleagues from same facility for $79 each

Facility Members or AKTA Dual Members $49
Bring additional colleagues from same facility for $39 each

Individual Members $49
Bring additional colleagues from the same facility for $79

Student $25

MFA State Captains $0
As a personal thank you from the MFA office, we invite all state captains to attend our regional conference free of charge this year!

Attendees will enjoy concurrent seminars, keynote presentations, visits with vendors and best practice partners, round table discussions, facility tour, welcome reception, and more! We will be offering Team Building Activities on Thursday, April 12th.
Are you willing to take some risk to face your fears, deal with the unknown, step outside your comfort zone or are you just up for a challenge to analyze your skills as a team player/leader? If so, this Team Building Event is for you.  Dress comfortably as this will be a physically active team building opportunity to climb, hide, dodge, react, learn about yourself and maybe even have a laugh or two.

Our Featured Keynote Speaker will be sponsored by:


Continuing Education Credits
Credits are pending for ACE
ACSM, AKTA, and MFA have approved 7 Contact Hours

Host Facility: Franciscan Health Fitness Centers


Host Hotel Option 1: Holiday Inn Express & Suites
1773 Fountain Park Drive
Schererville, IN 46375
Reservations 219-865-3301

 Deadline March 30
Group Code MAR – Discounted rates available for $116
Complimentary breakfast and WiFi included

Host Hotel Option 2: Hampton Inn & Suites
1904 US Highway 41
Schererville, IN 46375
Reservations 219-440-7754 – Group Code MFA

 Deadline March 31
(select dates; add special codes; Group Code MFA)
Discounted rates $119
Complimentary breakfast and WiFi

Pre-Conference Event
We have created 2 new Industry Credentials (NCCA accreditation pending): The Fitness Facility Director and the Medical Fitness Facility Director credential. Exam offerings will be available on April 12th. Additional registration and fee is required. You do not have to attend the Regional Conference if you only wish to take the exam(s).

Travel Information
Chicago Midway International Airport (code MDW)
– 38 miles away from Schererville Host
Chicago O’hare International Airport (code ORD)
– 52 miles away from Schererville Host
Uber and taxis are available

Attendees will have several opportunities to meet with our best practice partners and local vendors to explore new technologies and solutions. If you wish to learn more about our sponsorship opportunities, please download the application: 2018 MFA Regional Conference Sponsorship Form

Event is sponsored by:

Welcome Reception

Join us on the evening of Thursday, April 12th for a fun and casual night with like-minded peers at ByWay Brewing. Transportation will be provided.


April 12 @ 12:00 pm
April 13 @ 12:00 pm
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Rebecca Nordan