Events and Conferences

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

Professional Development Opportunities

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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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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Back to School Summit

The 2024 SHAPE America Summer Institute will be held in Minneapolis, July 29-30. Mark your calendar now for this two-day event, where you will learn new teaching strategies and classroom management techniques, discover new technologies to improve instruction and student engagement in HPE, and explore how to integrate new standards-based concepts in your HPE classes to keep students healthy and thriving.

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Past Events

Teaching SEL in Health Education

SHAPE America’s all-new professional learning experience (PLE) was created to help health and physical educators prioritize social and emotional learning (SEL). This PLE includes four live meetings, and combines high-quality professional development with enrollment in a private professional learning community (PLC).

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Teaching SEL in Physical Education

In this two-part, workshop-style webinar series, participants will learn more about social and emotional learning (SEL) in physical education from Paul M. Wright and Kevin Andrew Richards, co-authors of the book Teaching Social and Emotional Learning in Physical Education.

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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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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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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® 2024

March 18-24, 2024

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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