"Constructing Meaningful Experiences, Bridging Ideas and Building Community"

Monday/Tuesday, November 6 & 7, 2017
DCU Center, Worcester, MA

Mark you calendar for MAHPERD's 88th Annual MAHPERD State Convention, on November 6 & 7, 2017 in Worcester MA at the DCU Convention Center.

The Preliminary Convention Program is available. Please keep in mind that this is a preliminary program and is subject to change. The final conveniton program will available with the convention registration materials on site at the convention.

Click here for the Preliminary Convention Program.

The Hilton Garden Inn Hotel is our host hotel, so be sure to take advantage of this wonderfully relaxing environment with your colleagues!

Here are the 2 keynote speakers for Monday & Tuesday.

Monday Keynote Speaker:

Dr. John Ratey, Associate Clinical Professor of Psychiatry Harvard Medical School. He is one of the world’s foremost authorities on the brain-fitness connection. Author of “SPARK-The Revolutionary New Science of Exercise and the Brain.


Tuesday Keynote Speaker:

Dr Steve Mitchell, Professor in Physical Education Teacher Education, and Associate Dean for Administrative Affairs and Graduate Education in the College of Education, Health and Human Services at Kent State University "Teaching Games for Understanding!"


The MAHPERD Executive Board is finalizing the programming and will publish a pre-liminary convention program in late summer or early fall.



Dates of Future MAHPERD Conventions at the DCU Center
November 5-6, 2018
November 18-19, 2019
November 16-17, 2020
November 15-16, 2021



Final Student Volunteer List


The convention registration fees will be the same as the 2016 Convention.

(All convention attendees must be 2017-2018 MAHPERD members)

The Deadline has passed for pre-registration rates. You can sign up on-site at the DCU Center.

On-Site registration
Professional 1 Day: $145.00
Professional Both Days: $170.00
Student (Full time) 1 or 2 days: $55.00
Retired 1 or 2 Days: $55.00

Online membership

Download mail in membership/registration form