Speaker Information

We look forward to seeing you at 2017 SHAPE America National Convention & Expo — the premier professional development event for health and physical educators —in Boston, March 14-18. On this site you'll find relevant links to the national convention programs and session information. Be sure to bookmark this page, since it is where you will find the most up-to-date participant information. Should you have questions please contact us at meetings@shapeamerica.org.

Also, don’t forget to follow us on Twitter at @SHAPE_America and use the national convention hashtag #SHAPEBoston.

Important Deadlines
To be sure your session information is included in all relevant materials, please make sure you meet all of these deadlines:
  • January 25, 2017 – Last date for presenters to register for Convention and get the discounted SHAPE America rate
  • February 8, 2017 – Last date for presenters to book their housing through SHAPE America’s discounted hotel block
  • March 14-18, 2017 – Submit session handouts using the email link you received for the speaker website at least 24 hours prior to your session
  • March 14-18, 2017 – SHAPE America National Convention & Expo, Boston, Massachusetts
PLEASE NOTE: Participants are required to register for the SHAPE America National Convention & Expo and book their housing and travel. If you have accepted an invitation to present, but have not registered for the convention by January 25, your name and session is not guaranteed to be listed in the convention schedule.

Session Rooms All session rooms at the national convention will be equipped with a microphone, LCD projector, screen, and sound. Participants will be required to supply their own laptops.

The 2017 SHAPE America National Convention & Expo is a "paper-light" event. No program book or printed handouts will be distributed at the convention. All materials for education sessions and programming, including session evaluations, will be available on the SHAPE America website and through the convention mobile app. 

Continuing Education

SHAPE America offers opportunities for professional development through participation in specified national convention program sessions. These sessions are designated with a mortar board cap icon in the mobile app. Provided below are the details related to the Certified Health Education Specialist (CECH) and National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA) CEU programs. Note that additional fees associated with this program.

Speaker Preparation Instructions

Please download the appropriate SHAPE America resources to assist you prepare for your session or presentation during the National Convention.

Sessions, Workshops, and Symposia Session Presenters

Presenter Logistics and Instructions
Uploading Session Handouts

Poster Session Guidelines – Preparing Your Poster
Presenter Preparation – Research Sessions

Research Session Presider Instructions

Oral Session Presider Instructions
Poster Session Presider Instructions

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