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2024 North American Federation of Adapted Physical Activity is hosted by SUNY Cortland and SUNY Brockport.


Location: Ithaca, New York, US

Venue: Ithaca Conference Center

Wednesday - Friday, September 25 - 27, 2024

NAFAPA’s biannual conference is an important venue to share up-to-date research and emerging trends in adapted physical activity. It offers participants opportunities for dialogue, development of collaborative projects, and feedback. Both formally, through the delivery of papers and poster-session presentations, and informally through one-on-one or small group conversations, a remarkable amount of professional support and advice is shared. The conference allows the opportunity to take advantage of the expertise of the people who make up NAFAPA and bring new people into the organization. It is also an important time of the year when the Board and the general membership can meet and vote on important issues. 

NAFAPA 2024 will be held in Ithaca, New York. A location that offers an enchanting backdrop for conference attendees, blending natural beauty with intellectual vibrancy. Nestled in the heart of the Finger Lakes region, this small yet spirited city is renowned for its stunning gorges and waterfalls, which provide a picturesque setting for relaxation and exploration. Home to prestigious Cornell University and Ithaca College, and a short drive to SUNY Cortland, Ithaca boasts a lively, eclectic atmosphere enriched by a thriving academic community. The downtown area, centered around The Commons, is a charming pedestrian mall filled with unique shops, restaurants, and galleries that reflect the town's creative and cultural diversity. Whether you're looking for inspiring natural scenery, engaging intellectual opportunities, or a taste of local culture and cuisine, Ithaca is a destination that truly has something for everyone.


Please don't miss your chance to take advantages of early bird discount to 2024 NAFAPA conference! The early bird registration ends on JULY 15, 2024

Registration link:


1. Ithaca Marriott Downtown on The Commons

Ithaca Marriott Downtown on The Commons is right in the mix of things, offering easy access to shops and eateries. It has contemporary rooms, a fitness center, and a restaurant with a focus on local cuisine. This hotel provides the most accessible and closest route to the conference center. Accessible rooms are available.

Conference Attendees (rates are $179 per person):

If guests are using the Marriott Bonvoy App or the main Marriott website, they would need to put “NAANAAA” (for Conference Attendees) 

2. Hotel Ithaca

Hotel Ithaca is located in the heart of downtown Ithaca, just a short walk from The Commons. It offers modern rooms, a fitness center, and an on-site restaurant. Accessible rooms are available.

Conference Attendees (rates are $149 per person):


  • Abstract Submission Opens:  January 29, 2024

  • Abstract Submission Deadline:  March 31, 2024

  • Abstract Notification:  May 15, 2024

  • Early Bird Registration Opens:  May 1, 2024

  • Early Bird Registration Ends:  July 15, 2024

  • Online Registration Ends:  September 1, 2024

  • Conference Begins:  Tuesday, September 25, 2024

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