58th Annual Conference of the Western Society for Kinesiology and Wellness October 9-11, 2013 at Harrah’s in Reno, Nevada, USA
The Western Society for Kinesiology and Wellness (WSKW) invites you to join us for the 58th Annual Conference in Reno, Nevada.
About the conference
WSKW attracts leading professionals in the fields of kinesiology and wellness. It offers all participants the opportunity to learn about and present scholarship, while developing strong professional relationships in a personal atmosphere. Our host city of Reno, the “Biggest Little City in the World,” is known for its temperate climate, entertainment, and fine dining.
Historically, the ethos for the WSKW conference has been represented by the phrase, “Where the conferee is the program and mentoring and networking are the foundation.” This philosophy has stood for over 50 years. A few additions have been added in recent years providing a variety of opportunities for conferees to engage with their peers.
Registration starts at 4:30 on Wednesday at conference headquarters. Evening sessions will follow. A more detailed list of sessions will be provided in the weeks leading up to the conference.
The cost $95 for professionals and $45 for students. The cost for a guest joining us for the Thursday luncheon is $25. Presenters are expected to register in advance for the conference. All others are also encouraged to pre-register to assist in the planning. Direct registration questions to the Treasurer, Jason Slack at Utah Valley University at 801 863-7488 or by email at Jason.Slack@uvu.edu. A registration form is available online at www.wskw.org
Rooms for the meeting have been reserved at the Harrah’s Reno at 219 N. Center Street, Reno, Nevada (www.harrahsreno.com). Call 1-888-726-6311 by September 9 and reserve a room using group code for the room rate of $50.00 per room (single or double) plus tax. The group code for room reservation is "S10KWC"
Welcome to the 58th Annual WSKW conference in Reno, Nevada! As President-Elect of the WSKW, I join President Dr. W. Matthew Silvers and past-President Dr. Pete Van Mullem in welcoming each of you to this exciting event. The grandeur of the WSKW annual conference truly illustrates the global perspective and the visibility of our profession as well as the professionals who engage in the valuable work of promoting healthy and physically active lifestyles for all.
We especially welcome young professionals, first-time attendees, and international attendees to the WSKW Annual Conference. We believe this conference will be a positive initiation into your professional journey. You will enjoy excellent programs, attend special workshop and presentations, and share ideas with your colleagues. Dr. McKenzie, the opening keynote speaker and Dr. Casten, the E. C. Davis Lecture speaker will inspire; research sessions will enlighten; social networking will energize; and the Xplore Taekwondo demonstration team will entertain.
It is our goal to maintain and develop WSKW to meet the needs of the next generation of professionals. We encourage you to participate in all aspects of the conference (workshop, oral and poster presentations, hot topic, panel and roundtable discussions, and social events).
What is, perhaps, greatest appeal to this year’s conference is the successful bringing together of a variety of professors, teacher and coach educator’s, program directors, graduate, and undergraduate students, public school and private agency professionals, from multiple and very disparate cultures. This year’s conference compiled as an outgrowth of a variety set of professional activities will be viewed as an important step in the globalization and internationalization of our allied physical education and sport professions. It is our hope that over time this activity continues to grow and thrive in terms of the number and quality of participants in future years! Additionally, by engaging in such activity we hope to begin providing a variety of activities that facilitate the interaction of faculty, researchers, teachers, and students to one another’s professional settings and for related engagement in a variety of research, teaching, and other professional activities. It is also our hope that each participant should come away with an enhanced understanding of one another’s professional activities in cultural context, and begin reflection on the similarities and differences across those professional settings.
We hope you will take time to enjoy Reno – The Biggest Little City in the World. The dynamic 2013 WSKW annual conference featuring programs, meetings, socials, awards, and networking is offered for your professional growth and personal enjoyment. It is our hope that you will return to your workplace and school with renewed dedication, a sense of commitment, and new skills and ideas to continue the valuable work in which we all engage. Sincerely, Hosung So Hosung So, Ph.D. California State University San Bernardino