Sunday, October 27-Tuesday, October 29
Preview Convention Daily Schedule here
Both online and mail-in registration are now closed. On-site registration will be available - Cash or checks will only be accepted for on-site registration this year. Remember, TAHPERD memberships must be renewed each year (expired August 31, 2013) - annual TAHPERD professional membership is $30.
To expedite your on-site registration experience, you may print and fill out the form below and bring to the registration table. (Registration forms will also be available on-site). Also remember only cash or checks will be accepted.
Convention Costs (On-Site): Professional TAHPERD Member - $135; Student TAHPERD Member - $50, Retiree TAHPERD Member $55; Non-member - $175. (The annual TAHPERD Membership fee is $30 for professionals).
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POSTER PRESENTATION PROPOSALS:
All graduate and undergraduate students in Tennessee programs related to TAHPERD are encouraged to submit Poster Presentation Proposals to Dr. Todd Layne via email (firstname.lastname@example.org) by September 27, 2013, to be a part of our 44th Annual TAHPERD Convention. Posters should be based on research accomplished by health/sport/physical activity-related degree-seeking students which expands, guides, and enriches our profession. In the past we have had posters based on research that TAHPERD members were able to learn about and supplement their base of knowledge in all of our content areas. Poster presentations will most likely take place on Monday, October 28th (circa 10-11:30am) with author(s) standing at the poster to answer questions from viewing members. The poster will remain up for display on provided easles until the end of Monday's programs - author(s) will not need to stand by the poster during this time. All students will be notified regarding submission status via email by October 4th.
The following are submission requirements:
1. Title and brief abstract (150 word limit - Word doc) that explains the problem, the method, the results, and conclusions.
2. Name, university, degree program and expected graduation date.
3. Contact information - email address and phone.
4. Must be current TAHPERD member and formally register for the convention.
2013 CONVENTION PROGRAM
The Annual Convention is the highlight of TAHPERD’s year, bringing together hundreds of professionals demonstrating their expertise in activity-based professions (e.g., coaching, coordinated school health, dance, fitness, health, physical education, sport management, and recreation). The purpose of the convention is to enable practitioners to share their knowledge-base and activity ideas with other professionals in the field and therefore enhance the experiences that our professionals are able to provide to respective audiences.
The 2013 convention is shaping up to have a full agenda of sessions on Monday and Tuesday. Both days promise to have the potential of 80+ sessions, activity, lecture, panel, and poster sessions. Sunday will once again offer several workshops from 1-4 PM, providing activity sessions for elementary through high school teachers. Monday sessions will begin at 7 AM and go through 5 PM, Tuesday's sessions go from 7 AM through noon with a clsing session from 12-2 PM. All convention sessions will take place at the Embassy Suites Convention Hotel. Please check the TAHPERD web page in October for specific session titles and times of all convention activities.
Embassy Suites is providing TAHPERD a block of suites that will be filled on a first-come, first-serve basis. Members can reserve suites by calling 615-890-4464 (group code is “HRD”) or contacting www.murfreesboro.embassysuites.com. The room rates are $139 per night for Single/Double, Triple, or Quad (up to 4 persons in each of the rooms) and includes buffet and ‘made to order’ breakfast each morning. Hotel rooms must be reserved by October 6, 2013. Beginning Tuesday, October 15, convention registration will only be available on-site. The 2012 convention was a huge success and we look forward to seeing you again this year at Embassy Suites in Murfreesboro for this year’s event!
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