95th Annual Convention

November 28 - December 1, 2018

Moody Gardens Convention Center
Galveston, Texas

Registration Fees: (All attendees must be a TAHPERD member.)

    Early Bird   
(On/Before October 1)
 (On/Before November 1) 
  Late Registration
(After November 1)
 Professional $105  $125  $145
 Associate $105  $125  $145
 Student/Retired $35 $35  $45 

Purchase orders are not accepted online. Please review PO instructions on the registration form.


If the event the convention hotels are sold out, attendees may use this link to find additional hotels. Please be aware there are no discounted rates available, as TAHPERD does not have contracts with any of these hotels.

Please refer to the TAHPERD 2018 Annual Convention when making your reservations to receive the following convention rates.

Moody Gardens Hotel & Convention Center
(Headquarters Hotel)
Single/Double/Triple/Quad - $118.00
(409) 741-8484

The San Luis Resort Spa & Conference Center
Single/Double/Triple/Quad - $118.00
(409) 744-1500 

Hilton Galveston Island Resort
Single/Double/Triple/Quad - $113.00
(409) 744-5000

Holiday Inn Resort on the Beach
Single/Double/Triple/Quad - $108.00
(409) 740-5300

All reservations must be made by the cut-off date of November 5, 2018 in order to receive these convention rates. 
Reservations made after November 5, 2018 at any of these hotels will be accepted on a space and rate available basis.

Individuals who are tax-exempt must inquire with the hotel regarding the hotel’s procedures for handling tax-exempt guests.

Hotel Occupancy Tax is currently 15%

> Additional Hotel Details & Transportation Info

The TAHPERD Room Block will open on Wednesday, August 15.

general information

> Registration Form
> Overall Schedule
> Program Details NEW!
> Hotel Details

Convention Highlights

> Speaker Highlights UPDATED!
> Special Events
Invite your administrators to join you at Convention:
> Administrator's Day
> 2018 T-shirt Preview
> APENS Exam Details
Division Elections NEW!
Meetings, Meal Functions & Socials NEW!

support resources

Need to build a case to attend?
> Convention Support Letter NEW!


How abstracts and posters are evaluated:
>> CLICK HERE for the Abstract Rubric
>> CLICK HERE for the Poster Rubric