Join us for our annual conference!

The NYS AHPERD Annual Conference is the premier event for professionals in the field of physical activity, physical education, school-based health, and wellness in New York State! Each year we host nearly 1,800 professionals and future professionals from around the state. We offer close to 200 unique programs that cover a wide variety of topics and incorporate the most recent findings on how students engage in physical education, health education and activity programs. Presentations showcase the latest techniques employed by successful teachers and coaches from not only NYS but across the country as well.

We offer a robust exhibit hall with over 60+ different vendors and summer camps who are friendly and eager to engage in discussion about how their products and services will assist you in providing a quality and efficient environment for your school communities.

Network and Celebrate Excellence!

Our annual conference gives attendees a unique opportunity to engage in meaningful and constructive conversations with individuals who are operating programs similar to your own, from all over the state. The chance to share ideas and offer feedback will be a valuable asset in approaching new and innovative ways of adjusting and enhancing your current curriculum, instruction and assessment strategies.

We take time to appropriately recognize those who have achieved amazing levels of excellence throughout the year. Master teachers, distinguished professionals and outstanding future professionals are acknowledged in front of their peers at our traditional awards ceremonies.

We've got a lot of great things coming your way in November!

Year-after-year, our conference becomes more exciting because of our amazing members who encourage, energize and empower each other by sharing their most inspiring lessons; 2021 is no exception!  National, District and State Teachers of the Year along with keynote presenters, Dr. Darren Morton and Dr. Paul Forbes.

Please take note:  With the data and facts changing day-to-day with Covid-19, we feel it’s too early to make a final decision in regards to protocols for the NYS AHPERD 83rd Annual Conference.  We are continuing to monitor Turning Stone Convention Center requirements, as well as state and NYS DOH requirements.  At this point, the Turning Stone has eliminated social distancing requirements, however all conference attendees will be strongly encouraged to wear a mask during conference sessions.

Additional Exciting Information

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Registration & Fees | We offer registration rates for all conference days as well as daily rates. Reduced rates are available for future professionals as well as retirees. Check out our early bird pricing that expires October 1. Rates are available for non-members, but we encourage you to become a member to pay less.

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Accommodations | Accommodations at an award-winning resort! Reduced rates for the Tower, Hotel, Lodge and Sandstone Hollow Inn, ranging from $85-$224/night. Overnight rooms include free valet parking and complimentary access to the Tower Fitness Center and pools. Book by October 18 and mention NYS AHPERD to receive our negotiated rates.

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Exhibitors & Summer Camps | A vibrant exhibit hall plays a vital role in enhancing the overall conference experience! 60+ spaces available along the wall and as island spaces throughout our heaviest trafficked area. Not-for-profit, commercial, college/university & summer camp rates available as well as early bird pricing.

Conference Registration Fees

Additional rates are available for retirees and daily rates for non-members.

Cancellation Policy: Should the 2021 NYS AHPERD Annual Conference need to be canceled, paid registration fees will be refunded in full.

Purchase Order Registrations: Please complete your registration and choose the PAY LATER option. You will receive an email on where to submit your Purchase Order.


$182 Lowest Registration Rate
  • $182 Earlybird (register by 10/1)
  • $206 Advanced (register between 10/2-10/31)
  • $232 Onsite

Future Professionals

$92 Lowest Registration Rate
  • $92 Earlybird (register by 10/31)
  • $102 Onsite


$87 Lowest Registration Rate
  • $87 Early Bird (Register by 10/31)
  • $92 Onsite

Daily Rates

$35 Lowest Registration Rate
  • $35 Wednesday Only
  • $127 Thursday Only
  • $127 Friday Only
  • $35 Saturday Only

Non Members

$442 Lowest Registration Rate
  • $442 Full Conference
  • $117 Wednesday Only
  • $256 Thursday Only
  • $256 Friday Only
  • $117 Saturday Only

Exhibitor Information

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With over 1,700 attendees at our recent conferences, we hope for another outstanding year! Attendees include health and physical education teachers, directors of health and physical education, university and college professors, worksite health professionals, athletics directors and coaches, recreation and dance specialists, and future professionals.


Commercial Exhibitors | Are you looking to expand your customer base?  Do you have products and services our health and physical education teachers, directors and coaches would benefit from?  A booth in our exhibit hall is waiting for you!  Book a prime space soon; choose between wall booths and island spaces for the best experience.

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Not For Profit/Government Agency | Here's your opportunity to make face-to-face connections with our members... the teachers and directors you want to get your FREE curriculums and products in the hands of.  NFP and government agencies are able to reserve the same prime spaces as other exhibitors but at a fraction of the cost!

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College/University | Ready to recruit students to your health and physical education programs?  Does your college offer a master's program that's a cut above the rest?  Look no further for recruiting than our annual conference.  Pricing to fit your college's need, including a flat rate for just admissions staff with opportunities to add conference badges for HPE professionals to attend sessions throughout.

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Camps | Summer camps are well known for having similar philosophies in the areas of outdoor living skills, games and sport, rhythm and dance, aquatics, the arts, character development and nutrition. Based on our shared interests, we are offering an opportunity for camps across the state of New York and beyond to engage in Camp Job Fair at our annual conference.

Cancellation Policy: Should the 2021 NYS AHPERD Annual Conference need to be cancelled, paid exhibitor booth fees can be refunded in full or held over until our 2022 NYS AHPERD Annual Conference.

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Historical Conference Information

Are you looking for more information about previous conferences?  Click the button below to check out our conference history which include dates, locations and themes!