2021 NCPEID Annual Conference

The National Consortium for Physical Education for Individuals with Disabilities (NCPEID) will be hosting a virtual 2021 NCPEID Annual Conference on July 12-14, 2021. The conference format will include a mix of live presentations and pre-recorded presentations with live Q&A sessions. Attendees and presenting authors must be current NCPEID members. 

  • Call for Proposals Opens: 3/15/21
  • Call for Proposals Closes: 4/30/21 
  • Proposal Status Notification: by 5/15/21 

*The call for proposal is closed. The proposal status notification will be announced on 5/15/21.

The NCPEID organizes peer-reviewed, competitively selected presentations for its annual National Conference program. Proposals are sought for the following session types: Poster presentations, Free Communication presentations, Round Table Discussions, and the Emerging Scholars Symposium.

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) 


Conference Registration 

Registration will be available soon

Registration rates for the 2021 NCPEID Annual Conference:

Early Bird

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


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

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

Student Member

Student member registration rate is $25.


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]