A look back at the International Grand Convention
From the sweeping views at the Young Living Lavender Farm in Mona to the bustling action around the Salt Palace Convention Center, the 2018 International Grand Convention was one to remember.
We welcomed 30,000 members and guests to the panoramic and historic Salt Lake valley for four days of product launches, motivational speakers and performances, and the opportunity to come together and share our inspirational stories and goals. Plus, thousands more joined us virtually through the YL Digital Ticket!
We were on the ground at each of the venues, taking in the sights, smells, and adventures to put you at the heart of all the heartfelt action.
The agendas were jam-packed with educational workshops, spa appointments, YL Fit, Expo visits, and Farm Experience trips, where attendees could see the Seed to Seal® commitment in action and enjoy a home-cooked picnic lunch surrounded by the Rocky Mountains.
Amongst all the action, everyone came together for the general sessions, which took place each morning. For the first time ever, the general sessions were viewed simultaneously by attendees in two adjacent venues—at the Salt Palace and at the Vivint Arena. Inspirational speakers, Young Living members and leaders, and the Young family all took to the stage to make exciting announcements about new products and partner farms and offer words and songs of inspiration.
When the general sessions let out each day, the venues became lively epicenters of excitement and chatter as attendees made their way to workshops, the Expo, and product pickup to snag their orders of newly launched products. On the way, they shared a bite for lunch over friendly conversation about YL products, as well as valuable business tips.
The Expo was elegantly designed as a shopping plaza, offering storefronts where attendees could try a whole range of products, from the newly launched Journey On™ blend at the Simply Oils sampling area to new ancient grain offerings at the Einkorn Kitchen.
Members who achieved a new rank this past year were able to visit the Recognition Experience and immerse themselves in a virtual reality rendering of our farms in Mona, Utah; St. Maries, Idaho; and Guayaquil, Ecuador—the destinations for the Silver, Gold, and Platinum retreats.
The entire convention was made for photo ops, where the halls were decorated with potted flora, stunning photographs of the farms and botanicals, and oversized bottles of oil filled with floral arrangements hanging from the ceilings.
When the days drew to a close, members found themselves enjoying the parties and galas or wandering through the streets of downtown Salt Lake City to visit the sights and find local restaurants.
We’re so grateful for this opportunity we
had to come together as a Young Living family.
We hope you had as much fun as we did; and we are excited to see you next year! Registration for the 2019 convention opens on July 1.