Annual Conference



2015 Annual Conference, January 8-10, 2015  Clearwater, FL

Rethinking Kinesiology: Tradition, Transition, and Transformation

The impetus for selecting this theme lies squarely in the landscape of Kinesiology today.   In sum, the field of Physical Education has a rich and robust history grounded almost exclusively in military training and sports [Tradition].  However, over the last 50 years there have been seminal moments, remarkable changes, and shifts in beliefs and practices that include Physical Education becoming adiscipline-based science with sub-disciplines of specialization [Transition].  Currently, the evolution is such that there are still disparate views on who we really are, what we should do, and how we should contribute to society.  Therefore, it is difficult to predict where our field will land, so to speak, and how it will reveal itself to all stakeholders as we move forward [Transformation]. To learn more about the conference theme, please read the Message from Mark Urtel, Vice-President and Conference Coordinator.

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Conference Headquarters: Hilton - Clearwater Beach

Address: 400 Mandalay Avenue, Clearwater, Florida, 33767

Phone: 1-727-461-3222

Reservations: Hotel Reservation Link

Tour Hotel: Tour Link

The closest airport is Tampa International. A shuttle to the hotel can be arranged through Supershuttle or taxi service.

Conference Registration:  Opens September 1, 2014

Conference registration rates are listed below. You can register for the conference by downloading the Registration Form and emailing to Executive Director, Carrie Sampson Moore, at  Then use  the link below to make your payment. Simply select the registration type and click the "Pay Now" button. You will be redirected to Paypal's website. If you are choosing member rate, complete membership registration at 

Enter College/University Name

Category Register by 11/10/14 Register by 12/1/14

Register After 12/1/14 or On-Site

Professional Member $250 $275 $320
Professional Non-Member $330 $355 $400
Associate Member $290 $320 $360
NAK Concurrent Professional $300 $330 $370
Emeritus Member $135 $160 $185
Emeritus Non-Member $165 $190 $215
Graduate Student Member $115 $140 $185
Graduate Student Non-Member $135 $160 $205
Guest for Business Meeting $30 $30 $30
Guest for Hanna Reception $30 $30 $30
Guest for Homans Lunch $40 $40 $40
Guest for Sargent Lunch $40 $40 $40

Proposal Submission is Now Closed! Contact Mark Urtel if you have any questions.

2015 Proposal Evaluation Form

Questions?  Contact Mark Urtel, VP/2015 Conference Coordinator: