Events and Conferences
Join us at any of our events and enhance your professional development.
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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.
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!
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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This virtual summit offered a variety of programming to help health and physical education professionals connect with each other and prepare for the new school year, especially considering the impact COVID has made – and will make – in our schools and districts.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!