2021 NCPEID Annual Conference

The National Consortium for Physical Education for Individuals with Disabilities (NCPEID) will be hosting a virtual 2021 NCPEID Annual Conference: Coming Together! on July 12-14, 2021 on Whova (Virtual event Platform). The conference format will include mainly live presentations, with a few pre-recorded presentations followed with live Q&A sessions. Attendees and presenting authors must be current NCPEID members. 

Conference agenda

The updated conference agenda is now available.

Conference Agenda


Access the 2021 NCPEID Annual Conference

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Access the 2021 NCPEID Annual Conference Portal here (must be signed into Whova with the email used for registration)

Conference Portal


Conference Registration

*Non-members need to be members to register.

How to Register for the Conference:

1. Log in to the NCPEID site with your username and password
2. On the “Conferences and Events” tab, select “NCPEID Annual Conference”
3. Click the Registration button and follow the link to register on the Whova site

Not yet a member/not a current member?
1. Click “Join/Renew” on the right corner and Log in to complete the membership application and become a member
2. Follow the directions above to register for the conference


Registration rates for the 2021 NCPEID Annual Conference:

Early Bird - $50

Register for the conference by June 15th and save $25 off the standard registration rate. 

Standard - $75

Conference attendees may register for the standard rate of $75 when you register between June 16th – *July 6th

Student Member - $25

Student member registration rate is $25 before July 6th.

 *Note: Registration will not be available for the NCPEID 2021 Annual Conference after July 6th.

Important Information:

-Registration fees for the 2021 NCPEID Conference are non-refundable. 
-All conference attendees must hold current NCPEID membership as of July 12, 2021
-Registration will be pending until your membership status is confirmed by NCPEID
-If you are unsure of the status of your membership, please contact Erin Siebert at [email protected]

 Types of Sessions

 Poster Presentations:

  • Proposal abstract length: 250-300 words
  • Posters should present current research, or most current research related issues such as advocacy, professional development, or other areas.
  • Poster presentation proposals should include the following sections and/or headers: Title; Authors, Affiliation, Contact information; Introduction/Purpose; Methodology; Results/Discussion; Summary/Conclusions
  • The poster should be constructed digitally on a one page powerpoint (or other) slide.

Free Communications Presentations:

  • Proposal abstract length: 250-300 words
  • Free communications should be centered on research, best practices, advocacy, grant seeking, or other areas. The free communications should be formatted as a 15-20 minute oral presentation that will presented to the entire audience of attendees.

Round Table Discussions:

  • Proposal abstract length: 250-300 words
  • Lead one 20 to 30-minute collaborative discussion with a group of the conference attendees. The Roundtable Discussions be appropriate in the area of a) Adapted Physical Education (PK-12) or b) Adapted Physical Activity. The Roundtable Discussions are intended to collate and/or build resources (i.e., white papers, position statements, shared ideas) to enhance the organization’s stance and current major issues in the profession. When submitting your proposal, please identify which area (APE or APA) you would like to be considered for during the review process.

Emerging Scholars Symposium:

  • Proposal abstract length: 250-300 words
  • This session is dedicated to students and practitioners who are new to but actively engaged in the research process and are seeking feedback from scholars in the field.
    • Note: The lead author accepted for the Emerging Scholars Symposium will have the conference registration fees waived.
  • Emerging Scholars Symposium will be designed in the following format:
    • Students or practitioners orally presenting their research in progress to the entire audience (3-5 min per presenter).
    • Followed by a 30-minute breakout session format where the emerging scholars receive additional feedback and inquiries individually from audience members.
    • Proposals should include the following sections and/or headers: Title; Authors, Affiliation, Contact information; Introduction/Purpose; Methodology; Preliminary Findings/Results/Discussion (if applicable); Summary/Conclusions (if applicable) 

Please send questions or concerns regarding the submission process via email to:

Andrea Taliaferro, PhD

NCPEID Vice President and Annual Conference and Planning Committee Chair

Associate Professor, West Virginia University

Email: [email protected]