Las Vegas, NV July 31 - August 2, 2017


How attending this event will help you THRIVE:

  • Connect with your peers and select instructors so you can evolve and improve your trading and investing performance.
  • Trade alongside some of your favorite instructors and your fellow OTA students in interactive trading sessions.
  • Build relationships with many Online Trading Academy Instructors YOU requested and OTA executives.
  • Learn in breakout sessions taught live by instructors you have enjoyed in XLT sessions.
  • Enjoy exceptional, world-class speakers who will inspire and entertain you.
  • Trade with your OTA friends and instructors YOU requested in the Expo Hall computer lab.
  • Meet dozens of your fellow XLT students from around the world.
  • Have amazing fun with networking events, Las Vegas style parties and a world-class celebration gala to cap off the event.
  • BONUS! - Special sessions, dedicated lounge access and priority seating opportunities during breakouts for our Mastermind members.

Keynote Speakers

Eyal Shahar
Eyal Shahar
Eyal Shahar

Eyal Shahar

Founder and President

Mr. Shahar is the founder of Online Trading Academy. His vision and passion have been the driving force behind the company’s development and rapid expansion. Mr. Shahar’s love for people and innovative approach to business has helped Online Trading Academy transform lives worldwide through exceptional customer education and service.

Mr. Shahar is a seasoned executive who started his first business importing diamonds in 1983. After developing the business to supply over 600 major wholesalers, the business was profitably sold in December 1990. Beginning in 1991, Mr. Shahar purchased 50% ownership in a struggling publishing house with a new vision (to publish guides for the Performing Arts). With marketing experience, creativity, and leadership, he opened eight offices throughout the country and within 6 years increased company revenues by eighteen times. Later he entered the securities business, forming Newport Exchange Holdings in 1997, the predecessor to Online Trading Academy.

Sam Seiden
Sam Seiden
Sam Seiden

Sam Seiden

Chief Education, Products, and Services Officer

Sam Seiden began his career at the Chicago Mercantile Exchange after attending Loyola University. He held a Commodity Trading Advisor (CTA) license and was a member of National Futures Association (NFA). Mr. Seiden has extensive experience in the markets: over 15 years in Futures Trading (Equity Index Futures, Bond and Note Futures, Currency Futures, Energy and Metal Futures, Commodity Futures), Stock (Equities) Trading, Forex Trading, and over 10 years in Options Trading. He was the Hedge Fund Manager at Firon Capital, Commodity Trading Advisor (CTA) at Osprey Investment Group LLC and Director of Technical Research at Pristine Capital Holdings and Marketwise Trading School LLC.

In 2007, Mr. Seiden joined the Online Trading Academy team as an instructor and was quickly promoted to Director of Online Education. In early 2010, he moved into the Director of Education role and then more recently was promoted to Chief Education, Products, and Services Officer. He is a lead instructor for the Extended Learning Track (XLT) and plays a vital role in the content and product developed for both physical on-location courses and the Extended Learning Track (XLT) online program.

Mr. Seiden is a featured author, regular radio and TV guest and regular contributor to industry leading publications. He firmly believes that those who have the knowledge and power to improve the lives of others have the responsibility to do so. This is his mission at Online Trading Academy.

Sam won Forex Best Awards in 2011, 2012, 2013 and 2014 from in categories including Best Educator, Best Education Content: “Lesson From the Pros”, and Best Webinar. This annual awards event honors top contributors to their site,, the leading independent portal dedicated to providing complete and timely information about the Foreign Exchange (Forex) market.

Mr. Seiden resides in Chicago with his 13 year old son Noah, and both are avid hockey players and fans.

The Passing Zone
The Passing Zone
The Passing Zone

The Passing Zone

The Passing Zone, also known as Jon & Owen is a comedy juggler duo act from Season 1 and Season 11 of America's Got Talent. In Season 1, they finished in the Top 10. A decade later, they returned to the show in Season 11, where they made it to the Quarterfinals and then chosen as a Wild Card in the Semifinals. The Passing Zone is one of the most inventive, successful, and funny duos working today. Jon and Owen are known as much for their comedy as their juggling skills. They have opened for comedians Jay Leno, George Carlin, Bob Newhart, Bob Hope, and Penn & Teller. Among many television appearances, they were also commentators on ESPN for their coverage of the World Juggling Federation competitions.

The Passing Zone have been awarded four Guinness World Records and 18 Gold Medals from the International Juggler’s Association. They were recently presented with that organization’s Award of Excellence, for “excellence in the art of juggling through professional performance,” which is the most prestigious award in juggling (essentially the Juggling Hall of Fame), given to only thirteen acts worldwide.

James Malinchak
James Malinchak
James Malinchak

James Malinchak

After growing-up in a small Pennsylvania steel-mill town near Pittsburgh as the son of a steelworker and a housewife – James Malinchak is now recognized as one of the most requested, in-demand business and motivational keynote speakers and marketing consultants in the world, and speaks for groups ranging from 20-20,000+.

James was featured on the Hit ABC TV Show, Secret Millionaire, has authored 21 books and has delivered over 3,000+ presentations for corporations, associations, business groups, colleges, universities and youth organizations worldwide.

Giving back is a big part of James’ life as he has raised over $1,000,000 for various charities and organizations and has donated thousands of dollars of his own money to help others

James is the behind-the-scenes, go-to Marketing Advisor for many top celebrities, top authors, speakers, thought-leaders, professional athletes & sports coaches.

Ticket Packages

Student Ticket

Early Bird StudentEarly Bird Through March 31, 2017 $1,495
StudentAfter March 31, 2017
(may2017 referral code must be applied for this discounted rate)
StudentAfter May 31, 2017 $1,950
Guest^ $250

What is included – Student:

  1. Meals:
    • Monday night reception meal
    • Breakfast & Lunch Tuesday & Wednesday
    • Wednesday Dinner
  2. All General Sessions & Breakouts
  3. Live Trading floor access in Expo Hall
  4. Exhibit Hall
  5. Entertainment
  6. Ticket to Wednesday night Closing Party
  7. Discounted guestroom rate at The Cosmopolitan Hotel of Las Vegas (Hotel guestroom not included in ticket costs)

Mastermind Member Ticket

Early Bird Mastermind Member*Early Bird Through March 31, 2017 $1,295
Mastermind Member*After March 31, 2017
(may2017 referral code must be applied for this discounted rate)
Mastermind Member*After May 31, 2017 $1,750
Guest+ $250

What is included – Mastermind Member:

  1. Everything included in the Student Package
  2. Mastermind Lounge access.
  3. Advanced reservation for seating on the Live Trading Floor.
  4. Photo opportunities with Instructors and Keynote Speakers
  5. Special Dinner Party on Tuesday Night with Instructors and OTA Executives.
  6. Discounted guestroom rate at The Cosmopolitan Hotel of Las Vegas (Hotel guestroom not included in ticket costs)

*Mastermind registrations are subject to verification and approval. In the event a Mastermind registration is submitted and is not valid, the registration will be rescinded and the student will need to register at the Student rate.

^Registered Guests are welcome to join the social events on Monday evening and Wednesday evening that include entertainment and food, as well as, the OTA Golf Tournament on Monday (at an additional fee).

+Registered Mastermind Guests are welcome to join the social events on the Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday evening that include entertainment and food, as well as, the OTA Golf Tournament on Monday (at an additional fee). Registered Mastermind Guests may also accompany their Mastermind Member in the Mastermind Member Lounge and the conference.

Cancellation Policy

If registration is cancelled:
By May 2, 2017, 100% of registration fee will be refunded
By June 16, 2017, 50% of registration fee will be refunded
After June 16, 2017, the registration fee is not eligible for a refund

Regardless of the refund amount listed, the amount refunded will never exceed the amount paid.