"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 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.


Call for Poster Presentations

MAHPERD is inviting all undergraduate students, graduate students, and current k-12 Physical, Health, Recreation, and Dance Educators to participate in a poster presentation session Monday, November 6, 2017. A poster session is an opportunity to discuss a topic with peers in an informal setting, similar to an exhibit hall or information fair. Poster presentations may be research (completed or in progress) or a project-based visual presentation and should include useful information that stimulates discussion. Attendees of the session will explore and discuss poster topics with the poster presenter. Deadline to Submit: Friday October 27th 2017

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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



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

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

Pre-registration fees:
Professional 1 Day: $130.00
Professional Both Days: $150.00
Student (Full time) 1 or 2 days:
$40.00 Retired 1 or 2 Days: $40.00

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