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December - February


A Virtual Experience

How to Access the convention

The virtual convention is FREE to all of our Premium (paid) Members.  It can be accessed through the Membership Portal on the home page at Watch the video below to see what it will look like.


A Message from the President


This year’s theme is We Are VITAL! I have shared through various meetings and articles that being VITAL means that what we do every day is Value-added & Visionary, Innovative & Inclusive, Trendsetting & Time tested, Adaptable and Assessment-based and delivered by professionals who are Lifelong Learners. There has never been a better time for this message as we have pivoted from traditional face-to-face learning to distance learning in a matter of days since we met last convention. It has been heartening to watch all the examples of professionals in our field who have continued to provide meaningful, high quality health and physical education experiences for our K-12 students across the state.

This year’s convention, while anything but conventional, will be exciting and full of VITAL sessions, discussions, networking, exhibitors and social events. I encourage you to take part in as many sessions as possible to gain valuable tools for implementing health, physical education, recreation and dance with K-12 students of all ability levels and in a variety of settings.

Be sure to visit the virtual Exhibitor’s Hall where you can interact with vendors and all they have to offer. Attend a virtual social event and catch up with friends and colleagues from the past and make new friends and connections that can enhance your professional development. Avail yourself of as many sessions as possible to see the latest trends in our profession and to interact with experts in our fields.

Remember, your students are counting on you and the VITAL content and learning experiences you provide daily. Try new things, reflect on how what you learn through convention aligns with learning standards and can enhance learning for your students. Find out about advocacy and policy issues that will affect your profession. Connect with others who are doing innovative things and share the incredible things you are doing too!

Please remember to take the survey about the sessions you attend this year and the overall convention experience. Don’t forget to log your Professional Development Hours for sessions attended!

Thank you for attending this year’s IAHPERD Virtual Convention and remember that together we can and will continue to be VITAL!

Mary Henninger, IAHPERD President


Take a look at what a 3 month convention has in store for you

Convention timeline

December 1

Convention Sessions Available

Our first month/round of sessions are made available for Premium members to watch and receive PDH for the entire month of December.

8:00PM LIVE session for PDH with Will Navis and Derrick Biehl "Flipgrid Fun for Everyone"

December 1

December 2

Awards on Social Media

Watch our Twitter, Facebook and Instagram accounts as we announce our annual award winners from December 2 - 10. Each day we will roll out new award winners

December 10 @ 8PM

CFP Roundtable LIVE Event

We will have a roundtable event for the Council of Future Professionals to join in LIVE on Zoom at 8pm Central time.

December 10 @ 8PM

December 20

Web Series Quick Hits

Dropping December 20th, Login to the member portal and click on "web series" to view several short videos on popular topics that are 15 minutes or less from some great presetners.

December 21 @8PM

Convention Social

Come join a social event with other professionals.  Wear some holiday gear and bring some eggnog.  You must pre-register in order to get the ZOOM link to attend.

December 21 @8PM

January 1

January Convention Sessions Available

Our next month of sessions are made available to Premium Members for viewing and receiving PDH for the entire month of January.

January 14

Roundtable Topic "Social Justice"

Join this live event with panelists.

January 14

January 28 @ 8PM

LIVE Event with Kevin McGrath

"Life-changing experiences and changing lives"
Inspirational speaker Kevin McGrath will have a LIVE Zoom session for anyone to attend at 8PM Central Time.

February 1

February Convention Sessions Available

Our final round/month of new sessions roll out today for all Premium Members to view.  These are open untill the end of February to watch for PDH.

February 1

Here are some of things to look forward to

Features of Convention