AZAHPERD Annual Convention
October 17 & 18, 2002 ~~ Tucson, Arizona
Revised Submission Deadline July 31, 2002
Before beginning the process of submitting a proposal online, print out this page for quick reference.
We invite you to submit a presentation proposal for the 2002 Arizona Association for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance State Convention to be held in Tucson, Arizona Oct 17 &18. Convention programming is based primarily on this annual Call for Presentations, bringing practical and relevant information to HPERD professionals and students. By featuring you and your peers as presenters, AZAHPERD provides convention attendees with the strongest forum for information exchange, problem solving, and networking.
Proposals received by the deadline will be forwarded to the program planning committee. Your proposal will be evaluated on the following:
- Overall quality and innovation;
- Relevance to health, physical education, recreation, or dance education disciplines;
- Well-defined focus;
- Sound research/theoretical basis; and
- Practical applications of materials.
Final notification of acceptance will be forwarded to you by August 1, 2002.
Sessions are scheduled throughout the Convention from Thursday, October 17 through Friday, October 18. Please do not submit a proposal unless you are prepared to actually make a presentation and will be able to appear during any of these convention days.
Program Scheduled Length
If more than one person is listed as a presenter for the program, we will assume that the person initiating the proposal will serve as the lead contact for the program. Please do not list individuals as co-presenters unless you have a definite commitment that they will be able to appear on the program with you on any of the convention days. A one-page bio for each presenter must be submitted with the application or given to the presider prior to your presentation.
Presenters who are involved in the fields of health, physical education, recreation, and dance education must register to attend the convention. In addition, all related travel and hotel accommodations are the presenters’ responsibility. Please explain this policy to all individuals you invite to share your program. Presenting at AZAHPERD’s annual convention provides you with recognition at a major convention and the opportunity to share concerns and ideas with your peers and colleagues.
Individuals may submit only two proposals to the 2002 Convention Planning Committee. Each proposal should be as specific as possible, especially in the title and description of your program. The title should be concise (10 words or less) and descriptive of the program content. If your presentation is accepted, the 50-100-word program description will be used in the final Convention program book (subject to editing). This description provides the basis upon which attendees select their sessions. Therefore, please write this description with the reader in mind. Explain what the audience will learn from your session, the focus of the session, what information can be implemented in their schools, etc.
Session Description (this description will be used by the planning committee during the evaluation process and can be different than the program description listed above).
Please type, on a separate sheet of paper, the main points, objectives, or goals of your proposed program, what the audience will learn, etc. (1-2 pages).
Presentation Submission Deadline July 31, 2002
Acceptance/Rejection Notification August 15, 2002
Time/Date Confirmation September. 1, 2002
Presenters are encouraged to provide handouts for participants. AZAHPERD will include up to four (4) pages in the Convention Proceedings for handouts received electronically by Sept 15, 2002. All submissions must be sent as e-mail attachments – in Word or Word Perfect format — to the Convention Planning Committee.
Use of audiovisual equipment adds greatly to convention costs. Presenters are encouraged to bring their own equipment whenever possible. Please include your A/V needs with your proposal so the Convention Planning Committee can plan for the most effective use of rooms and equipment.
AZAHPERD does not provide wireless microphones or video cameras.
Summary of Guidelines for Submitting a Proposal
- No more than two proposals may be submitted for consideration to 2002 AZAHPERD Convention Planning Committee.
- Presenter’s must be able to give presentation on any of the following days: Thursday, Oct 17. and Friday, Oct. 18.
- Presentations soliciting purchase of books, materials, or services will not be accepted. Presenters wishing to sell merchandise must purchase an exhibit booth. For more information call.
- All proposals must be submitted electronically by July 31, 2002.
- Presenters may submit up to four pages for the Convention Proceedings until Sept 15, 2002. Any handouts after that date are to be provided at the presenter’s expense.