2022 PACTA Summer Leadership Conference

Published On: May 2, 2022Categories: News

Career and Technical Education Leadership for Success

Strategic Leadership  ●  Leadership for Learning  ●  Community Leadership  ●  Systems Leadership

July 26-28, 2022

The Penn Stater Hotel and Conference Center, State College, PA

Sponsored by the Pennsylvania Association of Career and Technical Administrators

in cooperation with the Pennsylvania Department of Education

Quality career and technical education is an essential part of America’s workforce development system. The challenges of assuring a high-quality system which meets the needs of students and employers are many. This conference will focus on providing career and technical education leaders with the information and skills to help them meet those challenges. In addition to outstanding general session speakers, participants will be able to choose from a variety of small group sessions. An additional resource available to conference participants will be a commercial exhibit area.



July 26, 2022
11:00 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.         Registration
1:30 p.m. – 4:15 p.m.           Opening General Session
6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.           Opening Barbecue/Picnic

July 27, 2022
8:00 a.m. – 9:00 a.m.           Registration, Continental Breakfast
9:00 a.m. – noon                  General Session

Noon – 1:00 p.m.                  Luncheon

1:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.           Small Group Workshops

        *A commercial exhibit area will be open from 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.*

July 28, 2022
7:30 a.m. – 8:00 a.m.           Continental Breakfast
8:00 a.m. – 9:00 a.m.           PACTA General Membership Meeting
9:00 a.m. – noon                  Closing General Session


Career and Technical Education: Leadership for Success is being held July 26-28 at the Penn Stater Conference Center Hotel in State College. Registration for the conference will begin at 11 a.m.on July 26. The first conference session will begin on July 26 at 1:30 p.m. A pre-conference golf tournament will also be held on July 26 beginning at 7:30 a.m. The conference will conclude on July 28 at Noon.





  • Current Legal Issues in Education
  • Update on State Education Initiatives and Policies
  • Promising Practices in CTE
  • National Perspective on Career and Technical Education
  • Update on State Career and Technical Education Initiatives



GENERAL SESSION PRESENTERS (additional presenters to be announced)


Dr. Joe Sanfelippo (Keynote)

Superintendent and Author

National Superintendent of the Year


Dr. Lee Burket, Director
Bureau of Career and Technical Education
Pennsylvania Department of Education


Ms. Kimberly Green (Invited), Executive Director
National Association of State Directors
of Career and Technical Education Consortium


Mr. Andrew M. Goodman, Partner

Milliron and Goodman Associates, Government Relations & Legislative Law




Registration fee for participants who register by July 5 is $250. A late fee of $25 will be charged for registrations received after July 5. The registration fee includes conference expenses and materials, the Opening Barbecue/Picnic on July 26, lunch on July 27, continental breakfasts and refreshment breaks.


CLICK HEREto login and registration on-line or CLICK HEREto download a registration form.


Penn Stater Conference Center Hotel

215 Innovation Boulevard

State College, PA 16803
Telephone: (800) 233-7505

Accommodations are available at the Penn Stater Conference Center Hotel at the conference rate of $124 single or double. Reservations must be made by June 24, 2022. You can make your reservations by calling (800) 233-7505, email reservations@psu.eduor make a reservation on-line at https://thepennstaterhotel.psu.edu. Please mention or enter that you are part of the PACTA Conference when making your reservation and refer to Reservation Identification Number: PACT22J.
PACTA is an approved provider for Act 48 professional development activities. Conference participants will be awarded up to ten hours of Act 48 credit.

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