2018 Eastern District Conference
Co-Hosted by SHAPE Vermont
January 28-30 • Burlington, VT
We'll have plenty of opportunities to mix and mingle!
Want to explore Burlington? Here's some helpful information from SHAPE Vermont:
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Programming for Future Professionals
Students — don't miss out on your opportunity to:
- Learn from experienced health & physical education teachers;
- Network with professionals who can guide your career; and
- Bond with other future professionals!
Take a look at all the recommended conference sessions for future professionals.
Sunday, January 28 (Highlights)
Opening General Session
Our keynote speaker Travis Roy will inspire you to set goals and conquer life's hurdles as he shares his personal story: In October 1995 — just 11 seconds into his first-ever shift for Boston University's men's ice hockey team — he slid head-first into the boards, cracking his fourth vertebra and leaving him a quadriplegic. Although imprisoned for months in a hospital bed, then confined to a wheelchair, he gradually found the grit and the will to reclaim for himself a fulfilling and productive life.
An author and motivational speaker, Travis is also the founder of the Travis Roy Foundation, which helps spinal cord injury survivors and funds research for a cure.
Keynote Speaker — Travis Roy
"In life there are times when we choose our challenges and other times
when the challenges simply choose us. The question is whether we conquer
the challenges life presents us, or surrender to them."
— Travis Roy
Monday, January 29 (Highlights)
Inspiring to Reach New Heights
Hear from each of our speakers about the amazing hikes or mountain climbs they have achieved — or face this year — as they share wonderful stories that demonstrate their motivation and determination to accomplish these challenging experiences.
Speakers — Lynn & Kelly McClintock; Christopher Ummer; Yarrow & Zella Upton
Margaret Paulding Lecture
Active Girls Become Strong Women
Physical activity is an important part of leading a healthy lifestyle; however, young females are at greater risk for not getting enough physical activity compared to young males. During this presentation, current research will be shared that will include the benefits of an active lifestyle for young girls as well as strategies to enhance physical activity opportunities for young girls in your school and/or community.
Speaker — Irene Cucina
Irene Cucina is a professor of health and physical education at Plymouth State University in Plymouth, NH. She is also a SHAPE America Past President.
DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Burlington Vermont (formerly the Sheraton Burlington Hotel)
870 Williston Road
$119 per night*
(not including applicable state and local taxes)
January 5, 2018
To make a reservation:
*Reference the "SHAPE America Conference 2018" to get the special discounted group rate.
The DoubleTree offers complimentary shuttle service to and from the Burlington International Airport (BTV). Call 802-865-6600.
Park at the back of the hotel and use that entrance to be closest to the conference registration.
"My experience with the SHAPE America Eastern District Conference has always been a positive one. The focus is consistently on effective, comprehensive health and physical education, guided by the latest research and resources. It
is an opportunity to learn, network and grow with some of the best professionals in our field!"
— David Gusitsch
Westport (CT) Public Schools