The conference fee covers all instruction, program materials, refreshment breaks, and Thursday’s lunch and evening reception. Registrants are responsible for all other meals and lodging.

  • $195 Early Registration (on or before October 6)
  • $245 Regular Registration (after October 6)
  • $275 Walk-in/on-site Registration (available during times/dates listed below)
  • $195 Pennsylvania State Government (must have “” in email address; fee available via printable registration form only)

How to Register

Register Online (Recommended)

You can register online with a credit card. Accepted credit cards are American Express, Discover, MasterCard, and VISA.

Online registration deadline: Monday, November 13, 5:00 p.m. (ET)


You may not use your Penn State account to register anyone other than yourself. If you are registering someone else, an account must be created with their name and information.

For help with online registration, please review these step-by-step instructions.

Printable Registration Form

You may also register by completing and mailing or faxing the Printable Registration Form (PDF) and enclosing payment by check, money order, credit card, purchase order, or letter of authorization from your employer or sponsoring organization. Purchase orders or checks (payable to “Penn State”) must include registration forms for each individual. For reference, Penn State’s Federal ID Number is 24-6000376. Group rates are not available for this conference. The deadline for the registration office to receive the printable registration form is 5:00 p.m. (ET), Monday, November 13.

Walk-In Registration

Walk-in registration (additional $30 fee) is available at the on-site conference registration desk (conference wing of The Penn Stater Hotel and Conference Center) on Wednesday, November 15, 1:00–5:00 p.m.; Thursday, November 16, 6:30 a.m.–5:00 p.m., and Friday, November 17, 7:00 a.m.–noon.


Penn State Conferences and Institutes will confirm your registration by email. If you do not provide an email address, you will receive confirmation by postal mail. You will be alerted promptly of any cancellations or changes. If some unforeseen event forces Penn State to cancel or postpone the program, you will receive a full refund of your registration fee; however, the University cannot be held responsible for any related costs, including cancellation fees assessed by airlines or travel agencies.


If your request to withdraw is received at least 15 business days prior to the first day of the conference, we can issue a partial refund. Send your written request by email to or by fax to 814-863-5190. A $50 administrative fee will be charged for each withdrawal.


Anyone who is registered but cannot attend may identify a substitute. A full refund will be issued after the substitution registration has been completed. A registration form and full payment by the substitute are required. Substitutes are eligible to register at the same fee.


Penn State encourages persons with disabilities to participate in its programs and activities. If you anticipate needing special accommodations or have questions about the physical access provided, please contact the conference planner at 814-863-5100 at least two weeks prior to the conference.