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2018 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.

2018 Annual Conference Program

2018 Annual Conference Featured Speakers

Check Out the Podcast About the Conference

Wednesday, May 16
Thursday, May 17

Advance registration for the annual conference is closed. Walk-in registrations, with payment, will be accepted on site beginning Wednesday, May 16.

The Poverty Simulation
Registration is closed for the simulation.  Pre-registration is required, and walk-ins will not be accepted as registration is at maximum capacity.

Refunds will no longer be provided for cancellations.

Hotel Information
To make hotel reservations at the conference rate of $166/night (single or double) plus tax, use the Hershey Lodge link or call 1-855-729-3108. Indicate that you are with the PA Workforce Development Association 2018 Annual Conference. PWDA’s room block was released on April 13, 2018.  Reservations will be accepted on a rate and space available basis.

Vendor Information
PWDA invites you to become an advertiser, exhibitor, or sponsor for the 2018 annual conference to maximize your exposure to nearly 800 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. 

These excellent opportunities are found in the Vendor Brochure. If you do not see an opportunity that meets your needs, contact Tammy K. Linn at to discuss a customized plan that will work for your organization.
Support our exhibitors and sponsors by visiting the Virtual Partner Showcase.



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