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Annual Conference

The PA Workforce Development Association’s Annual Employment, Training and Education Conference features informative speakers, more than 50 workshops, and opportunities to network with professionals at all levels of the workforce development system. Conference speakers and training address emerging workforce challenges as workforce professionals chart a new course for employment and job-training to keep Pennsylvania competitive in a global economy. The conference offers great value with relevant staff training and updates on a wide variety of timely and important subjects at a single, central location.

PA Workforce Development Association

35th Annual Employment, Training and Education Conference
May 8-10, 2019
Hershey Lodge & Convention Center,Hershey PA
Registration Information
Registration is now open! Complete/print the registration form and return it with payment to PWDA by mail (205 House Avenue, Suite 101, Camp Hill, PA 17011) or fax (717-612-1593). A completed registration form is required for each attendee. Online registration is not available. PWDA is not able to accept registration forms with credit card information via email due to PCI Compliance Regulations. Any forms emailed with credit card information will automatically be deleted without the registration being processed.
The early bird discount ends March 31, 2019. If payment for your registration is not received by this date, your fee will automatically be increased by $65 on April 1, 2019. Advance registration will close April 26, 2019. Limited onsite registrations will be accepted with an additional $50 fee.

A tentative schedule of workshops will be available in early March.

Cancellations/Substitutions/No Shows
A refund, minus a $75 administrative fee, will be given only if a cancellation is submitted in writing by April 1, 2019. Refunds will not be given after this date. Substitutions/changes will be accepted if submitted in writing by April 29, 2019. Any changes to registrations after this date must be made onsite. No shows with an unpaid balance will be required to pay the balance in full. All cancellations, substitutions, and changes must be submitted in writing to We are unable to make exceptions to these policies. Thank you for understanding.

Hotel Reservations
Reserve a room at the conference rate of $162 (single or double) plus tax, by using the Hershey Lodge link, or call 1-855-729-3108 and indicate that you are with the PA Workforce Development Association 2019 Annual Conference. Reservations must be made on or before April 8, 2019to receive the discounted PWDA rate.

Call for Workshop Proposals
PWDA would like to thank everyone who submitted a Call for Workshop Proposal.  The proposals are being reviewed and staff will begin the notification process the end of February.

Vendor Information
Advertise, exhibit, and/or sponsor at this year’s conference and maximize your exposure to nearly 1,000 conference participants. This is a first-rate opportunity to zero-in on your target market, including workforce and employment professionals, educators and trainers, employers, officials from key federal and state agencies focused on workforce and economic development issues, and others.

PWDA Partner Members receive a $75 discount on an exhibit booth. This discount cannot be combined with other discounts. Click here for more information on becoming a partner member.

Payment is required in advance.   See the Vendor Brochure for more information.


PA Workforce Development Association