Programs & Speakers

Keynote Speakers

Get ready for a professional development experience that will prepare you to transform your schools. At the 2018 SHAPE America National Convention & Expo you’ll connect and learn from innovative educators and leave inspired by new ideas.

Wednesday, March 21, 2018

Stephen Ritz

Opening General Session
Keynote Speaker

General Session sponsored by:


Bookmark this page and check back often as we announce the talented speakers who will join us in Nashville, March 20-24, to share their expertise, best practices and success stories!


Education & Networking

Immerse yourself in the educational experiences available at the 2018 SHAPE America National Convention & Expo in Nashville, March 20-24 to discover :

  • Inspiring Speakers – Including opening keynote speaker Stephen Ritz, a South Bronx educator and innovator who believes that students shouldn’t have to leave their community to live, learn and earn.

  • Focused Programming – Incorporating specialized tracks for elementary physical education, secondary physical education, adapted physical education, coaching, research, health education and more.

  • Rapid Relay Sessions – Fast-paced, 15-minute presentations that foster lively conversations and ideas!

  • Idea Exchange Sessions – An interactive learning experience beginning with a 30-minute, in-person session and extending into SHAPE America’s online community, Exchange.

The preliminary 2018 program is now available!

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