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Annual Conference

The PA Workforce Development Association’s Annual Employment, Training and Education Conference features informative speakers, more than 72 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.

Mark Your Calendar!
PWDA’s 35th Annual Employment, Training and Education Conference
May 8-10, 2019
Hershey Lodge and Convention Center, Hershey PA
Registration information will be available in early 2019.
Call for Workshop Proposals
PWDA invites you to submit proposals to present workshops at the annual conference. Workshops will be topic-specific instruction taught by subject matter experts designed to increase knowledge, build participants’ skills, or instruct others on how to replicate successful programs.  Approximately five rounds of concurrent workshops will be offered over the 2 1/2-day conference, which is attended by over 700 workforce professionals.
Complete the Workshop Request for Proposal Form and submit no later than December 31, 2018.  Please feel free to contact the PWDA staff at 717-612-1590 if you have any questions.
Vendor Information
Advertise, exhibit, and/or sponsor at next 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.

Starting November 1 and running through December 31, PWDA is offering a Holiday Discount of $50 to organizations that sign-up for an exhibit booth or sponsorship.
Payment is required at the time of registration to receive the holiday discount.  See the Vendor Brochure for more information.


PA Workforce Development Association