Conference Information

Oregon SHAPE Conference 2017

  • We are excited to announce that we will be hosting a two-day Oregon SHAPE 2017 Conference in Bend, OR on October 13 & 14, 2017 with keynote speaker, Dr. Dean Kriellaars! More information to come on the venue, hotel/campsites, featured speakers, family events, registration, call for proposals and the conference program in 2017. Stay tuned!

oregon-shape-1Date: Friday, Oct 13 & Saturday, October 14, 2017
Location: Bend, OR.
Venue: Riverhouse On The Deschutes

  • October 13: Silver Rail Elementary School (61530 Stone Creek Lane, Bend, OR 97702)
  • October 14: Riverhouse On The Deschutes (3075 N. BUSINESS 97, Bend, OR 97703)

Hotel/Campsites: Riverhouse On The Deschutes

Call for Proposals: Submit Today! (Due July 31st – extended deadline)
Registration: See link below.

Registration is now open! Click here to Register today!

Half-day pre-conference workshops will be held on October 13. There will be a workshop on physical literacy presented by Dr. Dean Kriellaars, and workshops on the new health and physical education standards. October 14 will hold the full conference day with our keynote and all sessions.

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Keynote Speaker


Dr. Dean Kriellaars is a faculty member of the Department of Physical Therapy, as well as the Department of Human Anatomy and Cell Sciences, and the Department of Surgery at the University of Manitoba. He is a scientist of the Children’s Hospital Research Institute. He is a research associate of the Health, Leisure and Human performance research Institute.

He has received numerous awards for long-standing community service and innovative research.

He works on physical literacy nationally and internationally with Sport for Life, the Aspen Institute on Project Play, the International Physical Literacy Association, the Physical Literacy Expert Group and numerous other organizations and governments.

He is the designer of the suite of PLAY tools (Physical Literacy Assessment for Youth) for research and program evaluation. He was one of the original designers of the Passport for Life tool for formative assessment of physical literacy in children and youth. He is the designer of the Movement Preparation program for enhanced durability and performance in sport funded by the Public Health Agency of Canada and the Canadian Soccer Association.

With the National Circus School and Cirque du Soleil in Montreal, he conducts research on the benefits of circus for children and youth, as well as on training optimization of elite circus artists.

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