The 2018 national convention will be held in partnership with SHAPE America Southern District and Tennessee AHPERD.

Call for Proposals

Submission deadline: June 16, 2017, 11:59 p.m. EDT

What will it take to create a future where our nation’s young people are active and healthy?
Teamwork.

The synergy starts at the 2018 SHAPE America National Convention & Expo in Nashville, March 20-24, where thousands of health and physical educators will come together for an unmatched professional development experience.

Nashville is the ideal location to inspire collaboration and teamwork...and it’s where our profession’s preK-12 teachers, college professors, researchers, and future professionals will all share their passion and commitment as we move together toward tomorrow.

Session Types and Topic Areas
Educational programming content at the SHAPE America National Convention & Expo covers a wide variety of topics relevant to advancing professional practice and research related to health and physical education, physical activity, dance and sport. Presentations that in some way contribute to the development and implementation of more effective health and physical education programs also support SHAPE America’s 50 Million Strong commitment to empower all children to lead healthy and active lives. 

When you submit your proposal, you must select the session type and program area that best corresponds to your presentation. Please download and carefully review the information on session types and program areas before making your selection.

Submission Tools

All proposals must be submitted by the posted submission deadline of June 16. Please be sure to review the following information in full before beginning your session proposal.

Presenter Agreement
Session Types and Topic Areas
List of Activity Equipment
Frequently Asked Questions
Submit a Competitive Session

Step-by-Step Submission Guides
Presentation Submissions (Non-research proposals)
Research Abstract Submissions
Research Symposium Submissions




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Learn more about 50 Million Strong by 2029, SHAPE America's commitment to empower all children to lead healthy and active lives through effective health and physical education programs.