Monday/Tuesday, November 17 & 18, 2014
DCU Center, Worcester, MA

Mark you calendar for MAHPERD's 85th Annual MAHPERD State Convention, "Educate-Advocate-Innovate" on November 17 & 18, 2014 in Worcester MA at the DCU Convention Center.  The Hilton Garden Inn Hotel is our host hotel, so be sure to take advantage of this wonderfully relaxing environment with your colleagues!

MAHPERD's Executive Board is currently finalizing the program & events for Convention 2014. Click below of a preliminary convention program schedule. Please keep in mind that this is a preliminary program and could change.

Preliminary Convention Program


Here are our invited guest speakers:

Monday General Session Speaker: Dayle Hayes, MS, RD


Dayle Hayes is an award-winning author and educator. Her creativity and common-sense have made her a sought-after speaker across the USA. As a parent and member of the School Nutrition Association, Dayle is dedicated to making school environments healthy for students and staff. She collected school success stories for Making It Happen, a joint CDC-USDA project, wrote a chapter on communicating with students in Managing Child Nutrition Programs: Leadership for Excellence, and co-authored the Position of the American Dietetic Association: Nutrition Guidance for Healthy Children Ages 2 to 11 Years.

In recognition of her professional and volunteer leadership, Dayle has received numerous honors, including Montana Dietitian of the Year and an ADA Excellence in Consultation and Business Practice Award. In January 2012, she received the Silver FAME Award as a Friend of Child Nutrition from the national School Nutrition Association and FoodService Director magazine named her as one of their 20 Most Influential in the same year. Most recently in 2013, she was honored with a Medallion Award from the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics and the Montana School Food Service Professional of the Year.

Hayes served on the ADA Board of Directors where she chaired the Public Initiative Team and Technology Task Force. She also is a past president of the Montana Dietetic Association and Past-Chair of the School Nutrition Services Dietetic Practice Group.



Tuesday General Session Speaker: Tony DiCicco  

An integral figure that put women's soccer on the map in the U.S. and globally, Tony DiCicco built an impressive run as the U.S. Women's National Team head coach from 1994-1999. He led the USA to its first gold medal in the 1996 Olympics and most notably was at the helm of the 1999 FIFA Women's World Cup champion team that defeated China. As the U.S. Women's head coach, DiCicco won a staggering 103 games - nearly 90 percent of his matches - in compiling a 103-8-8 international record. DiCicco is the only American coach to win a Women's World Cup, an Olympic gold, and a.U-20 Women's World Cup (2008). DiCicco's 1999 FIFA Women's World Cup team increased the popularity and prominence of women's athletics as more than 90,000 people were on hand at the Rose Bowl in Pasadena, Calif., to witness the thrilling victory against China. Nearly 18 million people viewed the match on television - the most-watched women's soccer match in U.S. history. The Wethersfield, Conn., native coached the U.S. goalkeepers in the first edition of the FIFA Women's World Cup in 1991, helping lead a defense that posted three shutouts and defeated Norway in the final. DiCicco also served as Assistant Coach with the U20 Men for the 1993 U20 World Cup in Australia He was the founding commissioner of the Women's United Soccer Association from 2000-2003, then coached the Boston Breakers of Women's Professional Soccer from 2009-2011. Tony also founded SoccerPlus Goalkeeper School and FieldPlayer Academy in 1982. In the 30+ years since, Tony has educated and inspired tens of thousands of dedicated student-athletes using The DiCicco Method. As a player, DiCicco was an All-American at Springfield College and he played professionally for five years, playing for the American Soccer League's Connecticut Wildcats and the Rhode Island Oceaneers. DiCicco is married to Diane and they have four sons: Anthony, Andrew, Alex and Nicholas.



Exhibitor's Information

Below is the fee schedule for the convention.

Convention registration fees:
(All convention attendees must be current MAHPERD members)

The Pre-registration deadline Wednesday, November 5th has passed. You may still sign up at the DCU Center at the on-site registration booth.

On-Site registration

Professional 1 Day: $140.00
Professional Both Days: $160.00
Student (Full time) 1 or 2 days: $50.00
Retired 1 or 2 Days: $50.00

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