Events and Conferences

Join us at any of our events and enhance your professional development.


SHAPE America National Convention & Expo

The SHAPE America National Convention & Expo is the only event of its kind! Choose from over 400 sessions featuring world-renowned speakers, honorees, athletes, and researchers. Visit the trade show highlighting over 200 products and service providers. Unite with friends and colleagues, and forge new relationships with professionals from across the country.

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The HPE Speed Learning Event

This online professional development opportunity will cover a wide variety of important health and physical education topics. The one-hour live event — hosted by SHAPE America’s Emerging Leaders Innovation Team (ELIT) — will include nine speakers from around the country. SHAPE America’s Emerging Leaders Innovation Team (ELIT) — will include nine speakers from around the country.

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SPEAK Out! Day (Lobby Day)

Advocacy is vital to the success of quality health and physical education programs across the country. In order to make an impact on the national policy landscape, we need all SHAPE America members to be strong advocates for the profession and for children. Join your fellow advocates in Washington, DC.

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World Kindness Day

You can help spread the message that it’s “Cool to Be Kind” using our social media graphics below — then join us as we build a kinder, healthier future for our nation’s youth.

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Back to School Summit

This virtual summit offers a variety of programming to help health and physical education professionals re-energize for the upcoming school year.

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National Physical Education and Sport Week

National Physical Education and Sport Week urges teachers and students to recognize the month of May as National Physical Fitness and Sports Month and to renew their commitment to make regular physical activity a part of their lives and quality physical education programs a part of this community's schools.

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Healthy Literacy Month

We invite health educators to reflect on how you go about teaching students to lead healthy lives. Are they learning the skills necessary to make health-enhancing choices? Use these resources to help your students take charge of their own health.

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Online Advocacy Day

Participate in our online day of action by reaching out to your members of Congress about the importance of health and physical education. Check back for updates on the Online Advocacy Day taking place in September!

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Professional Learning Institutes

SHAPE America’s Professional Learning Institutes (PLI) are ideal for educators looking to refine and advance in their profession. Every PLI covers a variety of topics and concentrations and is designed for health and PE professionals, including program administrators, teacher educators, trainers, teachers, and researchers. Join us and connect with your colleagues and other professionals around the world!

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PETE & HETE Conference

In lieu of a PETE/HETE Conference, this year’s SHAPE America National Convention & Expo will feature a Higher Education Professional Preparation Summit on Tuesday, April 13, 2021, as well as a dedicated track of Professional Preparation sessions throughout the event.

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Additional HPE Events

National Drug and Alcohol Facts Week® 2023

March 20-26, 2023

National Drug and Alcohol Facts Week® inspires dialogue about the science of drug use and addiction. Help empower youth in your community to make informed decisions about drugs and alcohol.

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