State Conference October 26 & 27, 2023

Our conference is BACK at the largest sports arena in North America, Spooky Nook Sports! The theme of our conference this year is Embrace, Empower, Excel! We can't wait to connect and move this year at Spooky Nook our HPE Community! Staying onsite? use the hotel code 12996 for the conference rate! Hurry, this is only good until Oct 11

Check out this year's schedule at a glance
View the sessions with descriptions 

Registration Prices

Justify your Attendance

Does your school district need a letter of support to support and justify your conference attendance? Use our justification letter to gain support for the state conference. 


Take time to Celebrate and appreciate! 

We love celebrating and honoring our award winners and have time set aside to do so! Don't miss these great opportunities at the state conference:

Linda Woods Huber Appreciation Awards   Awards Celebration

Thursday, Oct 26, 6:00 pm

Click here to Give an Award!

Thursday, Oct 26, 7:00 pm

Click here to see our award winners! 

One of our favorite conference traditions! Take the time to show appreciation for a colleague, family member, or friend! Awardees are presented with their award, written in your words with the option to be presented by you at the award ceremony  This is the perfect place to recognize a colleague who is an unsung hero, a student who has gone above and beyond, or just show someone how much you appreciate them!


Join us to celebrate our Teachers of the Year and Association Award Winners as we honor:

  • Teachers of the Years
  • Violet Baumgardner Scholars
  • Outstanding Future Professionals
  • Elmer B. Cottrell Recipient
  • Ethel G. Enke Recipient
  • Thom Cobb Emerging Leader
  • Professional Honor Recipient


This conference is supported in part through funding provided by the PA Department of Health through the “School-Based Interventions to Promote Equity and Improve Health, Academic Achievement, and Well-Being of Students” cooperative agreement (CDC-RFA-DP23-2302) and the Preventive Health and Health Services Block Grant from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.  Its contents are solely the responsibility of the authors and do not necessarily represent the official views of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Our Mission 

The Mission of SHAPE PA is to provide leadership, advocacy, and professional development to health and physical educators.  One of the best opportunities to practice our mission occurs annually at our statewide conference where hundreds of health and physical educators come together to learn, network, and recharge their passion for the profession while earning valuable professional development hours.  We will provide attendees with over 35 session topics over a two-day time period, allowing attendees to earn up to 9 professional development hours!