Here's How You Can Help Create a Sustainable BOLD Conference

BOLD event sign

At MINDBODY, our core values drive not only how we work but also what we do. Acknowledging that large-scale events can be naturally demanding for our planet, we are trying our best to uphold the core value of being environmentally conscious while planning BOLD, our annual MINDBODY conference. Below are steps for how you can join us on our mission to create a sustainable conference.

Download the BOLD Conference app

Opt in to our conference app and eliminate the need for a paper program. The less demand there is for the program this year, the less we will print next year. Anything and everything you’ll need for the week can be found in the new BOLD app — the agenda, floorplan, exhibitor catalog, session ratings, speaker info, activity feed and more!

Keep your eyes out for an email on how to download the app.

Locate the water refill stations

Water refill stations will be abundant throughout our conference halls and in meeting rooms, so make sure to bring a reusable water bottle with you! If you happen to leave your reusable water bottle sitting on the kitchen counter (been there, done that), no worries! Our sponsor FrontdeskAI has added one to every attendee goodie bag.

Fun facts:

  1. 80% of plastic bottles never make it to a recycling facility
  2. It takes 450-1,000 years for a plastic water bottle to decompose in a landfill
  3. It takes 3x the amount of water to manufacture a water bottle than it does to fill it
  4. Each time a water bottle is filled it saves ½ gallon of water

Check out the digital signage

This year we are incorporating more digital signage. Since we can’t completely avoid printing signage, we’re trying our best to source locally so that we can reduce carbon emissions associated with shipping. Be sure to check out our green tip of the day visible at the bottom of all digital signage!

Enjoy a sustainable lunch with a view

On Wednesday and Thursday, we are providing lunch for all attendees on the Bayfront park. Since our everyday food choices have an embedded water and carbon impact, we’ve decided to eliminate pork, lamb and beef from the menu. We’re also working with the hotel to source locally to reduce our carbon footprint.

    Did you know?

  • Beef can be three times as water-intensive as chicken
  • Tofu, eggs legumes, and chicken are more drought-friendly than pork, lamb and beef
  • Compost — but when in doubt, throw it out!

    We’re making composting available at BOLD this year. Please take note of what should be placed in the compost, recycling and trash.


  • Non-animal food scraps from lunch: vegetables, fruits, grains, tofu, nuts (except walnuts)
  • Items from the coffee station: coffee grounds and filters, tea leaves and tea bags (minus the staples!)
  • Napkins, paper towels, post-it notes, cardboard
    • Recycle

  • Plastics
  • Cans
    • Trash

  • Animal products from lunch: meat, bones, butter, milk, fish skins
  • Oil, fat, grease
  • BOLD programs
  • Be mindful during your stay at the Hilton

    Staying where all the BOLD action is taking place? The Hilton is conscious of a sustainable future and believes that, by working together, we can make a difference.

    Here are some tips on how you can make your stay more sustainable:

    1. Conserve water and take shorter showers
    2. Reuse your towels and sheets
    3. Turn off lights, TV and AC while away
    4. Unplug your devices
    5. Purchase locally grown, organic options in the hotel’s restaurants and bars — these options use a ‘farm to fork’ approach providing support to local vendors and farms

    BOLD is the biggest event for wellness and beauty, and we would love for you to join us in San Diego. Here is why you should go.

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