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Society of Health and Physical Educators of Vermont

SHAPE Vermont Conferences & Events!


Eastern District Conference is coming to Burlington January 28-30, 2018.

Co-hosted by SHAPE VT

Registration is now open. SHAPE VT members receive a SHAPE America membership discount at the time of their registration. For more information on the schedule, speakers, to register, and more, please link here.  

Sunday, January 28      Opening General Session

Our keynote speaker Travis Roy will inspire you to set goals and conquer life's hurdles as he shares
his personal story: In October 1995, just 11 seconds into his first-ever shift for Boston University men's
ice hockey team,  he slid head-first into the boards, cracking his fourth vertebra and leaving him a
quadriplegic. Although imprisoned for months in a hospital bed, then confined to a wheelchair,
he gradually found the grit and the will to reclaim for himself a fulfilling and productive life.
An author and motivational speaker, Travis is also the founder of the Travis Roy Foundation,
which helps spinal cord injury survivors and funds research for a cure.

Keynote Speaker - Travis Roy

"In life there are times when we choose our challenges and other times when the
challenges simply choose us. The question is whether we conquer the challenges life
presents us, or surrender to them."-  Travis Roy



More than 100 sessions for all teaching levels and disciplines. PLUS, you won't want to

miss these special conference events:


Programming for Future professional! Don't miss out on your opportunity to:

  • Learn from experienced health & physical education teachers;
  • Network with professionals who can guide your career; and
  • Bond with other future professionals!

Take a look at all the recommended conference sessions for future professionals.

Hotel Information

DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Burlington Vermont (formerly the Sheraton Burlington Hotel)
870 Williston Road
Burlington, VT

Rate:  $119 per night*
(not including applicable state and local taxes)

Reservation Deadline:  January 5, 2018

To make a reservation, call 855-686-8875 (toll-free).

 *Reference the "SHAPE America Conference 2018" to get the special discounted group rate.


Local support and planning help is needed. Are you interested in serving on the 2018 Eastern District Conference Vermont Host Committee? Please contact Dr. Lisa Pleban, SHAPE VT Executive Director, at lisa.pleban@castleton.edu for information on how you can volunteer to help with the 2018 Eastern District Conference.


2017 SHAPE VT Conference

Our annual SHAPE-VT  Conference "Building A Healthier Future" is now complete. The program and presenter notes will be posted on the Conference Notes  page as they are submitted from presenters. Attendees will be provided an email invoice as accounts are paid in full. 

Do you have a news story to share? How about information about a job opening? Visit the SHAPE VT Facebook page and share your news immediately with our members. 


2018 SHAPE Vermont Conference

Date: October 18th and 19th, 2018
Time: Thursday 9:00am - 4:30pm
Time: Friday 8:00am - 3:30pm
Location: Killington Grand Hotel, Killington, Vermont