PCA's 56th ANNUAL CONFERENCE

October 25-27, 2024 * Harrisburg, PA


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KEYNOTE SPEAKERS

Information will be posted shortly.

 

 

 

 


 

AWARDS

The awards nominations for 2023 have closed.  Watch next spring for the Call for Nominations for 2024.


 

CONFERENCE AGENDA

The 2024 Conference Agenda will be posted shortly.  Below outlines last year's event and the 2024 schedule will be similar.

Friday, November 3, 2023

11:30 am Registration Desk Opens
1:00 - 4:00 pm PCA Board Meeting
1:00 - 4:00 pm PS-SAIGE Pre-Conference Institute (separate registration; 3 CE)
4:30 - 5:00 pm First Time Conference Orientation (no CE)
5:15 - 5:45 pm Advocacy and Servant Leadership (.5 CE)
6:00 - 7:00 pm Poster Sessions (1CE)
7:00 - 9:00 pm Networking Event (no CE)
8:30 - 10:00 pm PS-SAIGE Social with Live Entertainment (no CEs) Open to all conference attendees

Saturday, November 4, 2023

7:30 am Registration Desk Opens
8:00 - 9:00 am Opening Remarks and Keynote Address (1 CE)
9:10 - 10:10 am 60-minute Educational & Roundtable Sessions (1 CE)
10:20 - 11:50 am 90-minute Educational Breakout Sessions (1.5 CE)
12:00 - 1:00 pm Awards Luncheon (no CE)
1:00 - 2:00 pm 60-minute Educational & Roundtable Sessions (1 CE)
2:10 - 3:10 pm 60-minute Educational & Roundtable Sessions (1 CE)
3:20 - 4:20 pm 60-minute Educational & Roundtable Sessions (1 CE)
4:30 - 5:30 pm 60-minute Educational & Roundtable Sessions (1 CE)
5:40 - 6:40 pm Chapter/Division Meetings (no CE)
6:30 - 8:00 pm  PS-SAIGE Happy Hour (no CE)

 

Sunday, November 5, 2023

7:30 am Registration Desk Opens
8:00 - 9:00 am Suicide Prevention and Awareness/General Session (1 CE - License Requirement)
9:00 - 12:00 pm  Ethics by ACA/General Session (3 CE - License Requirement)

 

CONFERENCE PRESENTATIONS

EXTENDED UNTIL JUNE 1ST!

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This year’s theme is "Meeting Pennsylvania's Need for Mental Health Services: The Role and Value of Professional Counseling". Proposals should be geared toward counselors, supervisors, graduate students, and educators.  The deadline to submit proposals is Saturday, June 1st, 2024 at 11:59PM.

All proposals should address this year’s theme as one of four (4) presentation types:

  • 90-minute Education Session
  • 1 hour Education Session
  • 1 hour Roundtable Session
  • 1 hour Poster Presentation

All proposals will be accepted via WHOVA. Additional details about the proposal requirements and process are available in the proposal form.

Proposal Submission Portal - PCA 56th Annual Conference

If you have any questions about proposals, please contact Joe Charette or Stephanie Onkst, Conference Programs Co-Chairs at pca.programs@gmail.com. We look forward to your submissions!

 


PRE-CONFERENCE INSTITUTE

Sponsored by PS-SAIGE

Details to Follow


 

REGISTRATION

The 2024 pricing is subject to change.  

Full Conference Early-Bird (by September 30) Full Conference (October 1 - November 5)
PCA Members - $259.00 PCA Members - $300.00
PCA Students - $159.00 PCA Students - $200.00
Non-Members - $360.00 Non-Members - $400.00
Non-Member Students - $210.00 Non-Member Students - $250.00

 



HOTEL AND AREA INFORMATION

The conference will be held at the Harrisburg Hilton. 

The Hilton Harrisburg is offering a discounted PCA Conference room rate for conference attendees. 

Schedule your reservations today:

1. One click away utilizing this link (to be added shortly)

2. By phone by calling 717-233-6000 option 0 

Self-parking is available at $15/day, and Valet parking is $26.00/day.

For area information, see Visiting Harrisburg and Nearby Hershey.

 


EXHIBIT AND SPONSOR OPPORTUNITIES

PCA offers a variety of exhibit and sponsorship opportunities. For more information, contact the PCA Marketing Team at pcamarketingdirector@gmail.com.

 

 


CONTINUING EDUCATION

The PCA Conference is a total of 12 CEs included in the registration fee.  An additional 3 hours may be earned by attending the PS-SAIGE Preconference Institute as an additional cost.

The Pennsylvania Counseling Association has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider ACEP No. 2039. Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified. The Pennsylvania Counseling Association is solely responsible for all aspects of the program.


 

PCA EVENT ATTENDANCE DISCLAIMER

Registration and attendance at, or participation in, the Pennsylvania Counseling Association (PCA) conferences, meetings, and events constitutes an agreement by the registrant to PCA for use and distribution, now and in the future, of the registrant or attendees’ image or voice in photographs, videotapes, electronic reproductions and audio of such events and activities to illustrate and promote the PCA experience and products.

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