89th Annual Meeting of the National Academy of Kinesiology



Program Commitee: Bradley Hatfield, Past-President of NAK is the program chair and his program planning committee consists of: Mary Jane DeSouza (Penn State University), Peter Hastie (Auburn University), David Perrin (University of Utah), Rick Kreider (Texas A & M University), David Wiggins (George Mason University), and Ron Zernicke (University of Michigan).
Program Theme:  Optimization of Human Performance (link to Preliminary Program)


The program content will span multiple perspectives from the historical/philosophical to the biomechanical, physiological, cognitive-motor neuroscience, and psychological to coaching/pedagogy as well as sports medicine perspectives and extending to the organizational/sport management level. The study of human performance under challenging conditions is relevant to the success of many populations including athletes, first responders, and military personnel as well as the general population – both healthy and clinical groups. Collectively, the presentations are intended capture human performance from a 360-degree perspective and will be clustered according to the subdisciplines and will include approaches ranging from the molecular to the social levels of analysis. A summary integrative session is planned as a final part of the program in which the interactions between the various elements of performance will be discussed to address the overarching question: how do we build an elite performer


Dates: September 12-14, 2019 (meeting starts on Thursday at 5:30 pm and ends on Saturday night at 10:30 pm)
Register for the Conference

Hotel Reservation Deadline: Wednesday, August 21, 2019 at 5:00 pm Central Time

Conference Registration Deadline: Friday, August 30, 2019

Hotel Website: Hyatt Regency Bellevue

Location:Hyatt Regency Bellevue, 900 Bellevue, Way NE, Bellevue, WA  98004

Online Reservation Link: Click here to make your hotel reservation. You can call the hotel directly at 1-425-462-1234.


A block of rooms has been reserved for the National Academy of Kinesiology at a rate of $189 for single/double occupancy. This room rate is only guaranteed until 8/21/19 or until the room block is full. The hotel offers free guestroom Wi-Fi, complimentary use of the Hyatt Stay Fit Fitness Center and Indoor Pool, and two complimentary bottled waters in each guestroom per day.


Airport:  Plan to fly into Seattle-Tacoma International Airport which is 17 miles from the hotel.

Shuttle Service:  Shuttle Express from Seattle-Tacoma International Airport: Take sky-bridge 4 to the SeaTac Parking Garage. Shuttle Express departs from Level 3 of the Parking Garage, in the center of the Ground Transportation Plaza. One-way fares starting at $26 per person. Call 1-425-981-7000 to book in advance.

Parking:  Self parking on Friday and Saturday nights is complimentary, other stays with in and out privileges is $28/day.  Valet Parking with in and out privileges is $38/day.