Call for Proposals

The Call for Proposals is now Closed.

The SHAPE America National Convention & Expo is the country’s leading professional development event for health and physical educators — from preK–12 teachers to university professors/researchers and the “future professionals” they teach.

In 2024, the national convention will be held in Cleveland, March 12-16. We are now accepting high-quality proposals that will be delivered through an equity, diversity, and inclusion lens and that address a full range of issues facing health and physical educators, administrators, and other key stakeholders as they seek to put all children on the path to health and physical literacy.

Your submission will help mold a national program that prepares and inspires the health and physical education profession to meet the demands of an ever-changing world.

Submission Instructions

To submit your session, please complete the following steps and reference the additional guidance documents available on this page.


Read the presenter agreement and ensure all presenters read and agree prior to listing them on the session proposal.


Review the newly updated submission categories to ensure you’ve identified the appropriate category and sub-category (if applicable) for your presentation.


Review the appropriate submission guide to ensure you understand the information that will be necessary for your proposal. Review the FAQs on this page if you would like additional guidance.


Begin your submission by clicking the link below. Be sure you click “start submission” under the appropriate session type. Please note that you do not need to complete your submission in one sitting. After starting your submission, you will receive a confirmation email that includes a session/abstract ID and password that can be used to edit or complete a submission at a later time. You may edit your submission until the deadline.

  • Presentation Sessions, Research Abstracts & Research Symposium submission deadline: Thursday, August 10 by 11:59 p.m. PT