National Association for Kinesiology in Higher Education

2023 Annual NAKHE Conference

January 4 - 7, 2023

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Thirdspace Movement Model Pre-Conference Workshop

January 4, 2023
10 am - 4 pm

A free, professional learning opportunity. All conference registrants are welcome. Lunch is included. Advanced registration is required.

Building on the work of social justice scholars in physical education and movement science, this workshop includes practical movement strategies that physical educators can use to promote self-awareness, self in relation to others, and strategies for engaging in critical dialogue with others for the purpose of understanding similarities and differences between all people. Activities include bodywork, breathing and grounding strategies presented by an international group of scholars. Participants will engage in activities and critical dialogues related to their own experiences with the bodywork.

This pre-conference workshop is supported by the NAKHE Hellison Interdisciplinary Research Grant and the grant will support up to 6 hotel rooms (one night per room) for participants to come in early for workshop. To apply, please email Dr. Kanae Haneishi () for more information. .

Betty A. Block, Kanae Haneishi, Emilia Zarco & Esther Prados Megías (2021) Thirdspace Movement Concepts in Physical Education Teacher Education, Quest, 73:4, 323-341, DOI: 10.1080/00336297.2021.1957691

Click Here to Register for the Pre-Conference Workshop


Intercontinental Hotel
444 St Charles Ave
New Orleans, Louisiana
Front Desk: (504) 525-5566
Toll Free: 1 (877) 424-2449


NAKHE's hotel block and conference rate will be held until Monday, December 12. After this cut-off date, the remaining rooms will be returned to their general inventory and price.


Martha James
Conference Planner


Conference Highlights

The conference theme of Connections: Leading for Good in a Post-Pandemic World sets the stage for reconnection and reflection on lessons learned, challenges overcome, and opportunities discovered through the events of the recent past.

  • Thirdspace Movement Model Pre-Conference Workshop
    • A free, professional learning opportunity.
    • All are welcome. Lunch is included.
    • Advanced registration is required. Register Here
  • Exceptional sessions and workshops by leaders in kinesiology
  • Fais Do-Do Welcome Reception (beginning Wednesday at 5 pm)
    • Praxis Lecture and Dessert Reception to follow
  • Semi-formal Fellows Induction and Awards Banquet (Thursday evening)
  • Joanna Davenport Doctoral Poster Session
  • 5 Named Lectures
    • Praxis Lecture: Jared Russel, Auburn University
    • Dudley Allen Sargent Lecture: Nathan Hall, Brock University
    • Delphine Hanna Lecture: Jesse Germain, West Point Military Academy
    • Amy Morris Homans Lecture: Jerono Rotich, North Carolina Central University
    • Young Scholar Lecture


NAKHE Conference 2023 Schedule at a Glance

Wednesday 1/4/2023
•	Pre-conference workshop
•	Sightseeing Tour 
        (price NOT included in conference registration)
•	Fais Do Do Welcome Reception 					5 pm
•	Lecture								6 pm
•	Dessert Reception						7:30-9pm

Thursday 1/5/2023
•	Group Exercise Opportunity					6 am
•	Breakfast							7:30-8:30 am
•	Lecture 							8:30-9:30 am
•	Concurrent Sessions						9:45-10:30 am

•	Lunch								11:30 am-12 pm
•	Lecture								12-12:45 pm
•	Concurrent Sessions						1:00-2:00 pm
                                                                        2:15-3:15 pm
                                                                        3:30-4:30 pm
•	Lecture								4:45-5:15 pm
•	Davenport Poster Reception					5:30-6:30 pm
•	Fellows Induction and Awards Banquet 				6:30 pm
        (Dress: Business/Semi-Formal)	

Friday 1/6/2023
•	Group Exercise Opportunity					6 am
•	Breakfast 							7:30-9:00 am
        Committee Meetings
•	Concurrent Sessions						9:00-10:00 am
                                                                        10:15-11:15 am
                                                                        11:30 am-12:30 pm
•	Lunch								12:30-1 pm
•	Lecture								1:00-1:45 pm
•	Concurrent Sessions						2-3 pm
                                                                        3:15-4:15 pm
•	Town Hall & Coffee Reception                                    4:30-5:30 pm

Saturday 1/7/2023 • Friendly Physical Activity Opportunity 7 am • Breakfast & Business Meeting 8:00-10:30 am • Sightseeing Tour (price NOT included in conference registration)