Thursday, December 16, 2010

Road Trip to San Diego, anyone?

I'm a Visionary for Physical Education, and got an invite to a free lunch in San Diego. Nice.
TO: PE2020 Visionaries
RE: Participate in the PE2020 Forum
WHERE: San Diego AAHPERD National Convention & Exposition
WHEN: March 29, 2011, 08:00 am – 4:00 pm

On behalf of the PE2020 Planning Committee I want to thank you for taking the time to contribute to the hundreds of visions now available on the PE2020 web site ( While your contribution was greatly appreciated I’m sure you also wondered, “What difference is my vision going to make?”

The purpose of this message is to invite you to participate in the next steps of the PE2020 initiative.


On Tuesday, March 29th the day before the official start of the AAHPERD National Convention & Exposition, you are invited to join colleagues from around the country for a day of discussion, debate, and reflection.

The focus of the PE2020 Forum will be to begin creating a roadmap into the future for our profession. Participants will hear visionary suggestions then collaborate in roundtable discussions on topics that have emerged as a result of postings to the PE2020 web site (

At the PE2020 Forum, participants will have the opportunity to discuss the themes that have emerged from these visions and collaborate in the drafting of a visionary blueprint. NASPE’s goal is for PE2020 to spur some imaginative and futuristic thinking. The PE2020 Visionary Plan that emerges will then be used by NASPE in its long-term strategic planning.

Participating in the PE2020 Forum is free, courtesy of a sponsorship from Polar. Even better, there is such a thing as a “free lunch” to those who register in advance to participate. Registering for the PE2020 Forum is easy. If you have not already registered to attend the Convention, when you do so just check off the PE2020 Forum as one of the special events you’d like to participate in. If you have already registered for the convention you can go back to your confirmation e-mail when you registered and in that e-mail there is a link to use if you want to add an event to your registration. Once you add your event, you will be taken back to the portal page where you will click on the “Pay Now” button (but don't worry, the forum is free).

Planners for the PE2020 Forum include Darla Castelli (University of Texas at Austin), George Graham, (PE Central), Steve Jefferies, Central Washington University), Allison Kleinfelter, (, Tracy Krause, (Tahoma High School), Bonnie Mohnsen, (Bonnie’s Fitware), and Cheryl Richardson (NASPE).

The PE2020 Planning Committee’s goal is to create a stimulating and motivating program that will prove to be a GREAT San Diego Convention experience! They guarantee you will be challenged to actively engage with colleagues in thinking differently about physical education while simultaneously helping our profession to create a long-term plan and take more control over its future. Please plan to join us for the one-day PE2020 Forum on March 29th in San Diego.

If you have any questions about the Forum please don’t hesitate to contact me.

Best Regards,

Steve Jefferies,
PE2020 Planning Committee Chair

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