2018 WSKW Conference October 10-12
Harrahs in Reno, Nevada
International and U.S. faculty and students from all Kinesiology and Health-Related disciplines Welcome!
Theme: Collaborative Approach in the Search for Answers
Deadline for all submissions is June 15, 2018
 Conference Materials

Program Information will be available closer to the conference date

  Conference Registration

STEP 1 (online registration)
Please use this link to register for the conference. Then, navigate back to this page and complete STEP 2.

STEP 2 (pay conference fee)

  • Faculty: $100 by the registration deadline of 9/15/18. $120 late registration – postmarked/paid after 9/15.
  • Students: $50 by the registration deadline of 9/15/18. $65 late registration – postmarked/paid after 9/15.

Please print out this form and send it with your check to our conference coordinator:

Dr. Andrea Ednie
Williams Center, UW-Whitewater
800 W Main Street
Whitewater, WI  53190

Please pay by check*. Sorry, we cannot take campus purchase orders/requisitions.

You can also pay when you check in at the registration table at the conference, though that will incur the late fee.

Harrah’s Hotel Reservations & Directions

Please reserve your room(s) BY WEDNESDAY SEPTEMBER 26TH using this URL or phone number (888-726-6311) so the reservation is credited to WSKW and you get our conference rate. The group code is S10SKW7.

It is free to book online using the link provided above. To call-in, there is a $10.00 processing fee for using Harrah’s Central Reservations.

PLEASE NOTE: We have a block of rooms reserved for conference attendees.  Once those rooms are taken anyone needing a room will need to book it outside of our direct conference reservation link.  Either contact Harrahs (www.harrahsreno.com ) or another hotel by phone or book through a 3rd party (e.g., expedia.com).

After October 1st, the WSKW conference reservation link will close.

Getting to Harrah’s Hotel From the Airport

Harrah’s Hotel and Casino has a shuttle bus from the airport to the hotel which runs from the airport every hour on the hour starting at 5:00 a.m. and ending at midnight. It departs Harrah’s every hour on the half hour beginning at 4:30 a.m.

The shuttle can be found as you exit baggage claim, following signs to hotel shuttles.

The taxi rate is about $18.

Conference Highlights

Collaboration & Networking
Social for conference participants (Wednesday, 10th)
Reception for all registered conference participants and their guests (Thursday, 11th)

Discipline-specific and interdisciplinary presentations each day
College/University, Faculty, & Student Awards


 Honored Speakers
Dr. Greg Payne Keynote Speaker
Dr. Greg Payne
Dr. Greg Payne’s academic specialization is human motor development with interests ranging from aging and physical activity to children's health and fitness. Early in his career, Greg lived and worked in Venezuela for two years as a Peace Corps Volunteer. He has since produced over 170 publications including eighteen editions of five books. Greg is an elected Fellow in the prestigious National Academy of Kinesiology (NAK), he is a co-author of The Equation: A Proven Lifestyle and Fitness Plan by St. Martin's Press and recently released Human Motor Development: A Lifespan Approach (2016, 9th edition), he co-wrote and edited a text that was a joint effort of American and Chinese scholars - the first motor development book in China. He was the first Distinguished Honorary Professor of the Shenyang Sport University in China and received the Distinguished Service Award from the California Governor's Council on Physical Fitness and Sports, the Southwest District AAHPERD Scholar Award, the AAHPERD Honor Award, and the Research Quarterly for Exercise and Sport Research Writing Award. Greg is a former President of the 22,000 member National Association for Sport and Physical Education (NASPE); former Chair of the National Motor Development Academy of AAHPERD, and former President of the California Association for Health, Physical Education, Recreation, and Dance (CAHPERD). He was presented CAHPERD's Verne Landreth Award, exemplifying the highest achievement in service, research, teaching, and administration, and was a SJSU Nominee for the California State University Wang Award for extraordinary commitment and dedication, distinction by exemplary contributions, and achievement in the academic discipline. Dr. Payne is currently a Professor at San Jose State University.
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Dr. Heather Van Mullem E. C. Davis Lecturer
Dr. Heather Van Mullem
Heather Van Mullem is a Professor of Kinesiology and Health and Chair of the Division of Movement and Sport Sciences at Lewis-Clark State College in Lewiston, ID. She holds a PhD from the University of Kansas, an MS from Humboldt State University, and a BS from Eastern Washington University. A former college athlete and coach, Heather’s research and teaching interests are in Sport Studies, specifically Sport Psychology and Sport Sociology. She has served as WSKW President, won the WSKW Broten Young Scholar Award, won the WSKW Outstanding Faculty Research Poster Award, and is committed to supporting students, colleagues, and the WSKW mission.
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Information For Faculty 

Submission Guidelines for FACULTY 

Submitting a Proposal for Presentation (Beginning late-January)
Deadline: June 15, 2017
Review guidelines then use the link from the guidelines page to submit contact information and a 250-word abstract.

Session Types

  1. Lecture-Style (20 minute & 50 minute sessions); for original research; projector & VGA cable provided
  2. Poster Presentation (50-minute session); for original research; will be mounted on wall; pushpins provided
  3. Round Table Discussion (20 minute & 50-minute sessions); for facilitated discussion of issues; projector & VGA cable provided
Information For Students 

Submission Guidelines for STUDENTS 

Submitting a Proposal for Presentation (Beginning late-January)
Deadline: June 15, 2017
Review guidelines, then use the link from the “Submission Guidelines for STUDENTS” page to submit contact information and your proposal.

Session Types

  1. Lecture-Style (20-minute session); for selected original research; projector & VGA cable provided
  2. Poster Presentations (20-minute session); will be mounted on wall; pushpins provided
    1. Research Critique: for critique of a published research article
    2. Review of Literature: for more in-depth presentation of a topic
    3. Original Research: for presentation of student-led research

Contact our Conference Coordinator: Dr. Andrea Ednie