Conferences and Events

Take advantage of our numerous conferences, district conventions, and our annual National Convention & Exposition. Join us at any of our events and enhance your professional development.


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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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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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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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Online Events

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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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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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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 2018 Online Advocacy Day taking place in September!

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