Where is the convention being held?
Music City Center
201 Fifth Avenue South
Nashville, TN 37203
The Omni Nashville Hotel (250 Fifth Avenue South, Nashville, TN 37203
) is a co-headquarters hotel and will be the location for many business meetings and social events.
What is the registration deadline?
February 7, 2018
Regular/On-Site Rates Begin
: February 8, 2018
What are the registration rates and how do I register?
Registration rates will be available on the convention website
in early September. Registration will open in early November. Information regarding the registration process will be posted as it becomes available.
Do I have to register if I am a speaker/presenter?
Yes. At this time, SHAPE America does not offer reduced registration fees or speaker stipends to attend the national convention. Individuals in the fields of health and physical education, physical activity, dance, or sport must register and pay the registration fee. Speakers who are members pay the SHAPE America member rate; speakers who are in the above fields but are not members pay the non-member rate.
in the health and physical education, physical activity, dance, or sport fields, may request a complimentary one-day pass to attend the convention. Requests must indicate the justification for the request and be emailed to email@example.com
no later than February 7, 2018. (Individuals retired from the health and physical education, physical activity, dance, or sport fields do not qualify for a complimentary one-day pass and must register under the applicable member or non-member registration fee.)
Are meals included with my registration?
No, but there are plenty of food areas in the convention center, exhibit hall, and around Nashville. The only food provided would be for any ticketed event that includes meals.
What is a ticketed event?
Ticketed events are special workshops, meal events or other activities offered during the week of convention that may require a fee in addition to convention registration. Some may also require prerequisites to attend. Tickets may be purchased during the convention registration process (opens in early November). Please refer to the descriptions and applicable prerequisite information on the SHAPE America website before registering. Tickets may be limited and must be purchased on or before the posted deadline date. Tickets will not be sold at the door for any event.
Can I purchase tickets to meal events if I am not attending the convention?
Yes, meal events do not require convention registration. If attending a meal event with a registered attendee, have the registered attendee order a ticket for you.
If not attending the meal event with a registered attendee, tickets must be purchased through the convention registration database even if you are not registering to attend educational sessions or other aspects of the convention. Registration will open in early November.
What information will be provided when my badge is scanned in the exhibit hall?
When registering or checking in for the convention, you will be issued a name badge. You are required to wear your badge to gain admission to all sessions and the exhibit hall. If you do not have your name badge, you may not be granted entry to convention events. For your safety, do not
wear your badge outside of the convention venues.
As a SHAPE America registrant, your contact information is conveniently encoded into your badge.
With your permission only,
exhibitors may scan the QR code or manually input your badge ID number and they will be provided your name, company name, address, phone number, and email address.
You may decline
having your badge scanned if you do not wish to share your information. Just like handing out your business card, when you provide your contact information to exhibitors you are granting them permission to communicate with you. You will be subject to their communications and privacy policies and must opt-out with them directly.