North American Federation of Adapted Physical Activity 2020

The North American Federation of Adapted Physical Activity (NAFAPA) is the North American branch of the International Federation of Adapted Physical Activity (IFAPA). It is an international organization dedicated to the promotion, dissemination, and application of research in the field of physical activity for the benefit of populations experiencing disabilities and their families.

The primary aim of the biennial North American symposium is to disseminate innovative research to improve the health, education, and functioning of infants, children, and adults who experience disability through physical activity and sport. An additional aim is to foster collaborative relationships between researchers across the United States, Canada, and other countries.

The 2020 Symposium theme is Communities of Practice

October 13-15, 2020

Concurrent Research/Graduate Student Presentations

  • The format for verbal presentations is 12 minutes with 3 minutes for questions (15 minutes total).

Graduate Student Proposal

  • The format for student presentations is 10-minute verbal presentation with 5 minutes for questions/feedback (15 minutes total).

Welcome to My Gymnasium

  • The format for Welcome to my Gymnasium is a 25 minute interactive session in the gymnasium, to give a sample interactive class suitable for first-year students or a general audience. The sessions would generally consist of two components: a presentation of adaptive programming, inclusive techniques, and a discussion of the pedagogy behind the presentation.
  • Please consider the conference theme in your proposal
  • Start the title of your proposal with “Welcome to my Gymnasium” followed by the remainder of your title.
  • You will be provided a full list of available equipment for your presentation. An equipment request form will be submitted on your behalf 24 hours in advance of your presentation.

Building Session

  • These sessions are 60 minutes with 2-4 presenters. Make note of your session length. Presenters will create opportunities for open dialogue among researchers on significant issues in Adapted Physical Activity. A minimum of 50% of the Building Session must be dedicated to group discussion, break-out activities, or other forms of active participation that create an open dialogue among the audience and speakers. This verbal presentation will not have a moderator.

Poster Presentations

  • Posters are LANDSCAPE in orientation, with a maximum poster size is 40 inches wide (102 cm) by 36 inches tall (91 cm); posters larger than this dimension will not fit on the poster stands. Please arrive at least 10 minutes ahead of time to the scheduled poster session to hang up your poster. Authors will be expected to stand next to their poster for the duration of the session informing attendees about their research and answering questions when needed

Tim Fletcher

Associate Professor, Kinesiology
Brock University

Øyvind Førland Standal

Professor, Primary and Secondary Teacher Education
Oslo Metropolitan University

Meghann Lloyd

Associate Professor; Director of Kinesiology, Health Sciences
Ontario Tech

Early Bird Registration – May 1st to June 30th

  • Student – $190 CAD
  • Professional – $300 CAD

Regular Registration – July 1st to September 30th

  • Student – $225 CAD
  • Professional – $340 CAD

On-site registration is available.

Hotel blocks are secured for NAFAPA Conference Delegates will open with conference registration.

Details to follow!

From Toronto Airport

  •  From Highway 401 West, take 403 South to the Queen Elizabeth Highway (QEW) in the direction of Niagara Falls.
  •  At Exit 49, turn onto Highway 406 and continue until you reach St. Davids Road.
  •  Take the St. Davids Road West Exit and follow until you reach Glenridge Avenue (the main entrance of Brock University).

From Hamilton Airport

  • Turn left on Airport Road. Turn left on Hwy. 6 (Upper James Street) and continue to the Lincoln Alexander Parkway (the ‘LINC’).
  • Turn east on the Lincoln Alexander Parkway which will turn into Mud Street.
  • Turn left on Hwy. 20 (Upper Centennial Parkway). Take Hwy. 20 to the Queen Elizabeth Way (QEW) east to Niagara Falls.
  • At Exit 49, turn onto Highway 406 (towards Welland/Port Colborne) and continue until you reach St. David Road.
  • Take the St. Davids Road West Exit and follow until you reach Glenridge Avenue (the main entrance of Brock University).

From Buffalo (Peace Bridge)

  • Cross the Peace bridge and then take the Queen Elizabeth Way (QEW) towards Toronto.
  • At Exit 32B, turn onto Thorold Stone Road West and continue through the Thorold Tunnel where the road becomes Highway 58.
  • Take the St. David’s Road West exit and follow until you reach Sir Isaac Brock Way.