National Association for Kinesiology in Higher Education

2019 Annual NAKHE National Conference

January 9 - 12, 2019

Best Practices in Kinesiology:
Showcasing our Successes

Conference Coordinator:
Lynda Ransdell, NAKHE Vice President

928.523.7417 (O)

Download the 2019 Conference Schedule

Conference Headquarters

Marriott Savannah Riverfront Hotel
100 General McIntosh Blvd
Savannah, GA 31401
Phone : (912) 233-7722
Hotel Website

Book Your Conference Room at NAKHE's Special Rate of $160.00 USD  per night
Sorry, there are no rooms remaining in the NAKHE group block. Please contact the Hotel directly for assistance.

Start date: 1/5/19
End date: 1/15/19
Last day to book: 12/10/18


Parking in the Marriott's garage is $27 daily. It's self-parking only, no valet service. Garage height clearance is 7 feet. The nearest parking garage is Professional Parking Systems, about 0.3 miles from the hotel at 318 E River St. A local review a year ago said, "Just drop your car off and let their crane place it out on the covered raft. Text them 15 minutes before you'll need it back on land and the crane will bring it back and set it down in the direction you need it facing according to Google Maps. All this for a flat rate of $13.48 for Sedan size and smaller, $16.23 larger than Sedan up to Suburban."

The theme of the 2019 conference is Best Practices in Kinesiology: Showcasing our Successes.

Conference Strands include:

  • Faculty Development
  • Student Success
  • Entrepreneurism
  • Innovative Curricula

New for this year are Point/Counterpoint Discussions on:

  • Trends in Student Preparation
  • Social Media
  • Open Access Journals
  • Interdisciplinary Collaborations

Invited Lecturers:

  • Delphine Hanna Lecturer: Dr. Jared Russell, Auburn University: "Achieving Inclusive Excellence in Kinesiology: Insights, Strategies, and Perspectives"
  • Amy Morris Homans Lecture: Doris Corbett, University of Northern Iowa, Retired: "Promoting the Principles of Civility in NAKHE"
  • Dudley Allen Sargent Lecture: Scott Gordon, Kennesaw State University: "Fitting Into our Genes: Evolution of the Health Benefits of Physical Activity"

Download a 2019 NAKHE Conference Flyer

Want to know what to expect at an annual NAKHE Conference?

Download a copy of the 2018 Conference Program

Conference Special Event

Thursday Night Haunted Pub Crawl  $22 (Not included in registration fee)
Starts 9 pm Thursday night at Tondee's Tavern (6 East Bay Street, Savannah Georgia).
This is an exciting and enjoyable journey into some of Savannah’s oldest historic pubs and bars. During this 2-hour haunted pub crawl, we will visit 4 of the most historic pubs and bars that Savannah has to offer. The haunted pub crawl leaves Tondee’s Tavern on Bay Street on Thursday night at 9 pm. After grabbing a drink in this very haunted bar the tour we will work our way through the Historic District of Savannah, stopping at the most haunted pubs and bars along the way. You’ll be entertained by your professional guide as they recall the stories of ghosts and hauntings which still torment the living. This is an adult’s only tour, only for those age 21 and older. Tickets are NON-REFUNDABLE. The tour goes rain or shine. Limited to 40 participants.

Conference Registration Rates & Fees Listed Here

Special Event - Thursday Night Haunted Pub Crawl - Not Included in Registration Fee