2021 SHAPE America National Convention & Expo

Call for Proposals

All submitted proposals are currently until review. Notifications will be sent to all listed planners (presentation sessions and research symposia) or presenting authors (research abstracts) by the end of November.

Presentation Submission Deadline: CLOSED
Research Abstract & Research Symposium Deadline: CLOSED


The SHAPE America National Convention & Expo is the leading professional development opportunity for health and physical education professionals — from preK–12 educators who teach our country’s youth about the benefits of living a healthy, physically active lifestyle, to university professors who conduct much-needed research and teach our industry’s future professionals.

In 2021, this landmark event will be held in Baltimore, April 13-17. SHAPE America is seeking high-quality proposals that will be delivered through an equity, diversity, and inclusion lens and 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 will prepare, inspire and strengthen the health and physical education profession to meet the demands of an ever-changing world.

In order 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 appropriate deadline.
    • Presentation Sessions submission deadline: July 14 at 11:59 p.m. ET
    • Research Abstracts & Research Symposium submission deadline: July 31 at 11:59 p.m. ET