National Association for Kinesiology in Higher Education

2020 Annual NAKHE National Conference

January 8 - 11, 2020


Miramonte Indian Wells Resort & Spa
Indian Wells, California

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Timothy Baghurst
Conference Planner


About the Conference Theme
Leading Beyond the Campus: Driving Change as Experts
This year’s conference theme will focus on how we can succeed as entrepreneurs, as leaders of change, and how we can build the brand of our person, program, and profession. Possible topics include innovation within and external to kinesiology programs, how individuals can build their expertise and brand external to the academic institution, and new approaches to promoting kinesiology and those within the discipline.

Conference Sub-themes
 bullet-decoretive-10.png Personal and Professional Entrepreneurialism
 bullet-decoretive-10.png Being Leaders of Change
 bullet-decoretive-10.png Building Your Personal Impact Factor

Keynote Speaker: Dr. Hal Lawson, Professor of Educational Policy & Leadership and Professor of Social Welfare, University at Albany, State University of New York

Dr. Lawson will provide a framework for understanding how kinesiology has developed as a discipline and profession into what it is today. He will provide possible ways of viewing institutional and academic changes that kinesiology scholars can design and execute. NAKHE members are encouraged to "think outside the box" and look at the discipline's possibility in light of where the field is going - and more importantly where it ought to go.
Air Transportation
Miramonte Indian Wells Resort & Spa is within easy reach of a variety of airports. Palm Springs International Airport is serviced by major airlines including Alaska Airlines, America West, American Airlines, Continental Airlines, Delta Airlines/Skywest, and United Airlines. Round-trip transportation per person from Palm Springs International Airport to the resort ranges from $60-$80 per person, depending upon the mode of transportation.

Ground Transportation
Palm Springs is a two-hour drive from Los Angeles, Orange County or San Diego, via the Interstate 10 Freeway.

Conference Registration Rates & Fees from the 2019 Conference Listed Here

Conference registration rates and fees have not been set by conference planners.
The 2019 rates and fees are provided for information to only.