88th Annual Meeting of the National Academy of Kinesiology



Program Commitee:  Debra Rose, Past-President of NAK is the program chair and her committee consists of: Wendy Brown, Brad Cardinal, Maureen Weiss, Catrine Tudor-Locke, and Greg Welk.


Theme:  Physical Activity and Sedentary Behavior: Independent or Interrelated Public Health Issues? 


The theme of this year’s meeting explores two important public health issues: Promoting physical activity and reducing sedentary behavior across the lifespan. Expert speakers will address a number of hotly debated topics in the scientific literature and media related to these two independent or interrelated constructs.  Topics to be explored include how best to define and measure physical activity and sedentary behavior, the nature of the relationship between the two constructs, the role of physical activity in attenuating the risks of sedentary behavior, and how best to promote higher levels of physical activity and reduce the type of sedentary behavior associated with negative health outcomes.  New to this year’s program will be the inclusion of a “TED” talks session in which our 2017 inductees will share innovative ideas, perspectives, and insights with attendees based on their scholarly and professional contributions to the discipline of Kinesiology. Click on link beow to see the full program.


Dates: September 20-22, 2018 (meeting starts on Thursday at 5:30 pm and ends on Saturday night at 10:30 pm)

Hotel Reservation Deadline: Thursday, August 30, 2018 at 5:00 pm Central Time

Conference Registration Deadline: Thursday, August 30, 2018

Hotel Website: www.Swissotel.com/hotels/chicago

Location:Swissotel, Chicago, IL (323 E. Wacker Drive, Chicago, IL 60601) NOTE:  the hotel's fitness center is currently being rennovated but a nearby faciltity can be used at no extra cost.  It is a short 4-minute walk.

Reservation: Click here to make your hotel reservation. You can also call the hotel directly at 1-888-737-9477.

Special Event:  We are offering a Seadog Architectural Boat Tour on Friday, September 21 from 7-8:30 pm (departs from nearby Navy Pier) for a cost of $45 per person (guests are welcome).


A block of rooms has been reserved for the National Academy of Kinesiology at a rate of $239 for single/double occupancy). This room rate is only guaranteed until 8/30/18 or until the room block is full. The hotel offers free guestroom Wi-Fi and complimentary use of the Health Club.


Preliminary Program

Paper Registration Form