47th National Adapted Physical Education Conference

November 8-10, 2018

Westin Gaslamp Quarter – San Diego, CA

Inclusion – Join the Movement

We are excited to announce that registration is open for the 47th National Adapted Physical Education Conference (NAPEC) in San Diego.  It will be held November 8-10, 2018 at the Westin Gaslamp, located in the heart of the historic downtown Gaslamp District.

The CAHPERD State Council on Adapted Physical Education (SCAPE) is pleased to present a variety of relevant topics and outstanding speakers, all in the fabulous location of San Diego, California!

Program Content

With an overarching theme of INCLUSION, the 3-day event will include a multitude of activity and lecture sessions, designed to provide participants with new ideas and best practices in Adapted Physical Education. Take advantage of this opportunity to hear about the latest trends, and network with others in the profession.


We are proud to announce our Opening Keynote Speaker is Martin Block. He is a Professor in the Department of Kinesiology at the University of Virginia where he teaches courses in adapted physical education. He is the author of over 75 peer-reviewed articles, 20 chapters in books, and 5 books on adapted physical education and including A Teachers’ Guide to Including Students with Disabilities in General Physical Education. Professor Block is the Editor of the Journal Palaestra, he is President of the International Federation of Adapted Physical Activity (IFAPA), and he is past-president of the National Consortium for Physical Education for Individuals with Disabilities (NCPEID).

Additional information about the program will be posted to the CAHPERD website as it becomes available. Please check back regularly.


Please click to register online (after you login, scroll down and click on “Register Myself”) or download the fillable registration form.  The pre-registration cutoff date is October 22, 2018.   On-site registration fees will be $60 higher in all categories, except student and retiree.  In addition, meal tickets cannot be guaranteed for those who register on-site.  We encourage you to register early!

Travel & Lodging

Southwest Airlines is currently offering great rates, so log in now to secure your reservations! Guest rooms are available at the Westin for November 7-11. The group rate of $169+tax per night will be available until October 15th, or until the group block is sold-out, whichever comes first. Click to reserve online, or call 1-800-937-8461. Be sure to mention CAHPERD to obtain the discounted rate.

Come enjoy the conference and all the many things San Diego has to offer, including the San Diego Zoo, Petco Park, Gaslamp District, USS Midway Museum, Balboa Park, Sea World, Seaport Village, beaches and bays, Coronado Island and more.  The hotel is near the airport and offers beautiful amenities with many fun activities within walking distance.  Consider extending your stay and enjoy San Diego at reduced conference room rates.

If you have any questions, please contact the CAHPERD office via email at reception@cahperd.org, or by phone at 916-922-3596.