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! See the information below on the venue, hotel/campsites, featured speakers, family events, registration, and the conference program. 

oregon-shape-1Half-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.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.

The PE for All Kids (PEAK) coalition is offering professional development sessions within the conference. To register to attend PEAK’s sessions only, visit If you register for the Oregon SHAPE conference, you get access to the PE for All Kids (PEAK) coalition sessions!

Date: Friday, Oct 13 & Saturday, October 14, 2017
Location: Bend, OR.
Venue: Riverhouse On The Deschutes (3075 N. BUSINESS 97, Bend, OR 97703)


  • Riverhouse On The DeschutesHere is the link to book your rooms. If you prefer to call in to book your reservation please call 1-866-453-4480 and reference the Oregon SHAPE group to access the conference discount rate.
    • Deluxe Property View Rooms (either Single Queen/King) are $149+tax/night
    • Superior Riverview Rooms (either Single Queen/King or Double Queen) are $159+tax/night
  • Campsites: View sites here.

Conference Program: 

Registration: See link below to register. We have included the pricing details below. If you have any questions about registration, please contact Mindy Drake at


Early Bird Registration
(Ends September 15)

Regular Registration
(Ends October 12)
On-Site Registration
(October 13 & 14)
Friday & Saturday Saturday Only Friday & Saturday Saturday Only Friday & Saturday Saturday Only
Member $130 $110 $160 $130 $190 $150
Non-Member $170 $150 $200 $170 $240 $190
Student $45 $35 $60 $45 $95 $50

Family Events & Socials: Meet us the Riverview Park (225 NE Division Street, Bend OR) to participate in some pre-setup activities! Come network, connect and have some fun prior to the conference! All activities are family friendly. See the images below, or click here to access a digital copy


Morning Walk/Run: Please join the Oregon McGraw-Hill Education Team for a morning run/walk. Their goal is to promote healthy, active lifestyles for all! All participants will receive a free tee shirt, water bottle, and more at the end of the run/walk. Refreshments will also be served.

Time: Join us anytime between 6am – 8am
Location: Riverhouse on the Deschutes Convention Center, room Cascade G (The run/walk will take place at the Deschutes River Trail which is a 5-10 minute walk from the Convention Center).
Register: Register Today at
Questions?: Contact Erin Elfving| 503-459-3511| or Teresa Kahrs|503-314-9002|


Want an Oregon SHAPE conference poster to share with your staff and colleagues? Click here to access the poster below.


Are you interested in joining the conference planning team? Contact us at

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.

Featured Speaker

Lara Brickhouse is in her 10th year as an Adapted Physical Education Specialist in NC.  More than anything, she prides herself on her ability to acknowledge and appreciate mini-victories, turn stumbling blocks into stepping stones, and exhibit gratitude for the smaller things in life that are often taken for granted by those without disabilities.  She is a dedicated advocate for individuals with special needs and committed to increasing awareness and acceptance of all learners at the local, state, national, and international level.

Lara recently received the top honor of 2017 National Adapted Physical Education Teacher of the Year from SHAPE America. In 2016 she was named the APE Teacher of the Year for Southern District and the APE Teacher of the Year for NC in 2015.  

Lara is licensed in both Physical Education and Special Education and has a Master’s degree in APE from East Carolina University.  She is a Certified Adapted Physical Educator, member of the NC Governor’s Teacher Advisory Committee, and is the vice-chair of the North Carolina APE Advisory Council.

In her free time, Lara enjoys traveling and volunteering in other countries, tailgating at ECU football games, stand up paddleboarding, and listening to live music.  

Conference Presenters

Suzanne Hidde, Oregon Department of Education

Melanie Levenberg, Chief PLAY Officer at PL3Y International Inc

Naomi Hartl, Sportime featuring SPARK

Mike Tindal, Gopher

Lindsay Huber

Marge Dettwiler, MS, RN, Pediatric Nurse Practitioner, retired, Certified Asthma Educator

Katrina Davis. MS, RN, Pediatric Nurse Practitioner, retired

Hannah Williams

Lynne Mutrie

Ty Reeder

Alyson Baker

DJ West

Julia Stevens

Noel Strand

Jennifer Bornheimer

Glenn Young

Jennifer Young, MPH, RDN, Oregon Department of Education

Don Hollis

Laura O’Connor, Alliance for a Healthier Generations

Adam Howell, Teacher, Bend/La-Pine School District

Steve Johnson, Teacher, Hillsboro School District

Neill Twigg, TOSA, Hillsboro School District

Cheryl Wardell, TOSA, Beaverton School District

Brack Hassell, Teacher, Hood River County School District

Julie Barry, Principal, Medford School District

Jackie Auchard, Teacher, Medford School District


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