Pennsylvania Department of Education Conference

Get Ready to Make a Difference (marketing video)

Making a Difference:
Educational Practices That Work!


March 11-13, 2019

Join Pennsylvania’s educators for the Bureau of Special Education’s signature event.

This annual statewide conference offers an opportunity to learn
and engage with nationally-recognized presenters, as well as
colleagues from across the state, highlighting effective
instructional strategies and interventions designed to make an
educational difference for all students.

Registration is open!
Click here to register for the conference.


New this year -

+ Kickoff sessions on Monday morning
+ Sip 'n Shop in the Exhibit Hall on Monday afternoon
Plated luncheon with keynote address by Drew Dudley on Tuesday
Poster Session Reception on Tuesday afternoon
+ Movie Screening of Dan Habib's "Intelligent Lives" on Tuesday evening
+ Later start in the morning, with two options for breakfast
More transition time between sessions
Additional opportunities for learning and networking, in a more relaxed atmosphere!

What You Need to Know -

Before the conference:2019 PDE Conference Keynoters: Paul Hernandez, Drew Dudley, and Dan Habib

During the conference:

Monday Tuesday Wednesday

After the conference:




Who should attend -

  • General education and special education administrators and teachers
  • Career and technical education administrators and teachers
  • Preschool administrators and teachers
  • Related service providers
  • School psychologists
  • Paraprofessionals
  • Higher education faculty
  • Professional development staff

The PDE Conference is designed by the Pennsylvania Training and Technical Assistance Network (, whose mission is to support the efforts and initiatives of the Pennsylvania Department of Education’s Bureau of Special Education, and to build the capacity of local educational agencies to serve students who receive special education services.