Massachusetts association for health, physical education, recreation and dance Inc.

2024 Annual Convention

Our 95th Annual MAHPERD convention

“Leading with Compassion” at the DCU Center in Worcester

November 4 & 5, 2024

Your MAHPERD Board is hard at work creating this exceptional professional development event! A fantastic line-up of Keynote Speakers, presenters, book-signing sessions, and over 50 + exhibitors are just a few of the events planned. Whether you are a beginning professional or a savvy veteran, this convention definitely has something for you.

Make sure you save the dates!

Final MAHPERD Convention Program

The Hilton Garden Inn Hotel is our host hotel.
35 Major Taylor Boulevard
Worcester, Massachusetts, 01608
Mention that you are coming for the MAHPERD Convention to get the discounted rate.
Single or Double Rooms:  $136.00 
Cut off Deadline:  Reservations must be received by 10/13/2023. After this date reservations will be accepted on a space a rate available basis only.

General Session Speakers

Joe LeMar

Joe LeMar

Keynote Speaker
Monday, November 6, 2023

Joe LeMar is a remarkable Paralympian who has captured the hearts of people
around the world with his extraordinary athletic abilities and indomitable spirit.
Overcoming physical challenges from a young age, Joe has risen to become a true
champion in the world of Paralympic sports. Originally from Brockton, MA, he
has worked and coached in the New England area for many years. Currently he is
the Chapter Leader for Achilles International- Boston.

Rachel Steil

Keynote Speaker
Tuesday, November 7, 2023

Rachael Steil (“Style), author of Running in Silence, is a nationally recognized eating disorder recovery speaker, cross country and track coach, 2010-11 All-American runner, and the recipient of the Aquinas College Outstanding Young Alumni award. She has presented at coaching clinics, conferences, schools, and colleges with powerful stories of honesty and hope. Steil has appeared on The Dr. Nandi Show, WGVU’s Family Health Matters, and in Vogue Magazine, U.S. News & World Report, Women’s Running, and has written for Runner’s World and Techniques magazine. Reviewed as a forthright, relatable speaker, Steil offers coaches the tools to help athletes to reach their potential in sport and in life.