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The 2022 International Alliance of Health, Physical Education, Dance and Sport (IAHPEDS) World Congress
July 7-9, 2022

The 2022 IAHPEDS World Congress will be held in San Antonio, Texas from July 7-9 at the Hilton San Antonio Airport, Texas, USA, 611 Northwest Loop 410, San Antonio, TX 78216, USA . The theme for this year’s World Congress is Unique Global Connections.

Our event will include pre-conference sessions on July 6th, presentations, workshops, and symposia on July 7-9, keynote speeches in each subject area, and special events including a dance concert featuring regional Texas dance forms and an optional San Antonio Riverwalk Excursion.

The conference hotel will be the San Antonio Hilton Airport Hotel. The link for hotel registration is toward the bottom of this page and is now active. The Hilton registration must be done by the early bird deadline to get the very affordable rate, of $99/night (plus taxes) whether a single, double, triple or quad room.

World Congress professional registration fee will be $175 for early bird registration, with a student fee of $50 and an accompanying person fee of $50.

Scholarly, practical and student oral presentations, roundtable discussions – as well as specific content symposia and workshops are all welcome. Oral presentations will last 20 minutes (including questions from the audience). Symposia (panel discussions) and workshops will be scheduled for 60 minutes. We will have roundtable discussion presentations for 20 minutes, as well as student roundtable research presentations. This format will provide for a more interactive, less formal presentation approach. 

Deadline for Submissions: May 20, 2022. 

You will receive notice regarding acceptance of your abstract within two weeks of submission. There will also be Proceedings published on our website, within one month after the WC for those authors who submit a paper. Information on that will be provided with confirmation of acceptance of an abstract.

ALL abstracts and manuscripts should be uploaded in PDF form only.

If you have any specific questions regarding abstracts or presentations, please email Dr. Steven Wright (IAHPEDS Secretary General) at 


In order to register for the 2022 World Congress, you must become a member of our organization first. These fees are $40 for professionals and $20 for students. [See Membership link below]

Fees to Attend

  • Early bird Professional registration (by 5/20) $175 
  • Professional registration (5/21 to 7/5) $185
  • Onsite Professional registration (7/6-7/9) $200
  • Student fee $50 
  • Accompanying person fee $50
  • Partial-event fee – 2 day $150 (on-site registration only)
  • Partial-event fee – 1 day $75 (on-site registration only)

Optional Fees

  • Pre-Congress Dance Workshop registration $50
  • Pre-Congress VIRTUAL Health Education Workshop $20 ($10-students)
  • T-shirt (in-person only) $15 – Order Deadline June 15
  • San Antonio Excursion $40 – Reservation Deadline June 1

COVID Statement

Given the challenges of the COVID -19 global pandemic and worldwide travel, it will be possible for overseas participants to participate virtually, if they are not able to travel to the U.S. These people will be able to present, as well as be an ‘active’ audience participant for other presentations via zoom technology. At this time, we are asking all North American participants to plan to attend in-person.

Safety precautions will be followed in order to assure as safe a World Congress as possible. All in-person participants will be required to be fully vaccinated and show proof of this upon registering on-site. Social distancing will be required, and masks will be highly recommended except when participants are presenting. The Hilton Hotel where the event will be held is committed to extra cleaning protocols to help keep all their guests safe. The county that San Antonio resides in has some of the highest vaccination rates in the entire U.S. and will have more than 95% of its eligible residents fully vaccinated by the time of this event in July 2022. It is the utmost priority of the local organizing committee to make this the safest possible on-site event.

Featured Speakers


Didier Jourdan is the chair holder of the UNESCO chair “Global Health & Education” and head of the WHO collaborating center for “Research in Education & Health”. He works in the field of health promotion and health education. He is full Professor, former Dean of the Faculty of Education and Vice-President of Blaise Pascal University in France. He used to be President of the “prevention, education and health promotion” commission of the French High Council for Public Health and Director of the Health Promotion Division of the French National Public Health Agency.

Website of the UNESCO chair and WHO collaborating Centre

Personal website:

Stephen Silverman is dean and professor of the College of Education at Florida Atlantic University. He joined FAU after more than two decades at Teachers College, Columbia University where he was a professor, department chair and senior advisor to the provost for research preparation, and where he now is a professor emeritus. Dean Silverman’s research focuses on teaching and learning (motor skill and attitude) in physical education and on the methods for conducting research in field settings. He has made well over 250 presentations to international, national, and regional groups and has published over 150 chapters and papers, including more than 95 refereed research articles.


Sally Jacques, founder of Blue Lapis Light, creates site-specific aerial dance works that speak to social, political and spiritual dilemmas. A native of England, Jacques’ early career included international performances in Munich, Barcelona, Vienna and Costa Rica and she studied dance at The Place and The Contemporary Dance Center in London, attended the Lee Strasberg Drama School in New York to study improvisation and acting, and she studied experimental theatre at the Institut del Teatre de Barcelona and movement at the Oval Theatre in London as a protege of John Trigger. Jacques has been the Recipient of numerous accolades, including the Susan B. Anthony Award for Peace, the 1994 New Forms Regional Initiative Grant (NFRIG) funded by the NEA, the Rockefeller Foundation and the Andy Warhol Foundation, induction in the other Austin Arts Hall of Fame in 2007, and a 2008 nomination for a United States Artists Fellowship. Jacques is a featured choreographer in the recently published book “Site Dance” (University Press of Florida). She was included in the 2006 “Faces of Austin” installation at the Austin City Hall. Her work has been cited in publications around the globe and her performances have been featured on PBS. For many years, Jacques taught movement to at-risk teenagers, prison inmates, senior citizens, and the differently-abled, making dance accessible for all, and currently, Blue Lapis Light mentors young dancers through the Youth Taking Flight program.

Kristi Sweeney is a tenured associate professor and Program Director of the Sport Management degree program at the University of North Florida.  She is a nationally known speaker, scholar and academician on Sport Finance. She has countless media appearances on television, newspaper and social media outlets. She has been at UNF for over a decade and prior was on the faculty at Xavier University in Ohio.