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WDB Symposium

The Annual WDB Symposium is a yearly policy conference hosted by the PA Workforce Development Association. It brings together thought-leading professionals from across the Commonwealth to discuss state and federal policy and innovative practices in workforce development, education, business, and economic development. Attendees and presenters include WDB executive directors and staff, economic development professionals, state and federal government officials, training providers and educators, policy analysts, and other workforce experts.

2018 PA WDB Symposium
The Changing Face of Workforce Development

2018 PA WDB Symposium Tentative Agenda

Registration is now open! Complete the online registration or print the registration form to o mail or fax with payment.

PWDA extends an invitation to our Partner Members, and other organizations to participate in the Symposium as an exhibitor or sponsor. View the opportunities available on the vendor registration form.

A refund (less a $60 administrative fee) will be made only if cancellation is received in writing by September 14, 2018.  All cancellations must be received in writing via email ( or fax (717-612-1593).  Cancellations received after September 14, will not receive a refund.  All refunds will be processed and made by check following the Symposium.

Overnight Accommodations
For overnight accommodations, contact The Penn Stater Hotel & Conference Center directly at 800-233-7505 and reference PAWL18A to receive the discount rate of $121.  PWDA’s room block will be released on September 1, 2018, after which reservations will be accepted on a rate and space available basis.


PA Workforce Development Association