CALL FOR WORKSHOP PROPOSALS

September 17-18, 2024 | Wind Creek, Bethlehem
The Workforce Leaders Symposium providers a platform for leaders from various fields such as workforce development, education, and training to engage in discussions regarding policy, peers, and practice.

Attendees can network, learn, and exchange ideas on in-the moment trends, hot topics and insights that impact workforce development. The Symposium also offers an opportunity for attendees to shape their strategies, program designs, and capacity building needs to enhance their skills and knowledge.
WHAT WE ARE LOOKING FOR
Engaging and on-trend discussion that engages attendees to be inspired, gain insight into opportunities for local and regional communities, and walk-away with the knowledge and know-how to embed into their professional agenda.

TOPICS
Technology-based solutions
Data Access, Analysis, and Utilization
Skills-Focused Activities
Creative Approaches to Customer Engagement
Leveraging & Expanding Local Capacity to Serve
Policy & Advocacy Updates
P-20W: Intersection between Education, Workforce, and Industry
Topics that You want to Talk About

WHO SHOULD ATTEND
The audience includes workforce leaders, management, and next generation professionals including but not limited to Local Workforce Development, Education & Training Providers, Career Development, Education (P-12) and Post-Secondary Institutions, Economic Development Organizations, Chambers, & Industry Trade Associations.

WORKSHOP FORMATS
Presentations are 50 minutes in length, and feature up to three (3) speakers per workshop. A laptop, projector and wifi access will be provided.

EXPAND AWARENESS & ELEVATE TO ALL ATTENDEES
Consider sponsors or exhibit options! Information to be released soon - excited to discuss now? Contact PWDA at info@pawork.org

TIMELINE
Workshops will be accepted and reviewed on a rolling-basis until the proposal solicitation closes. If selected, you will be notified and assigned a time-slot - ALL workshops take place on September 17th.

Call for Workshops OPEN - April 26, 2024
Rolling Acceptance through - July 3, 2024
Workshop Selection Notification - Rolling basis starting on July 1, 2024
Workshop Presentation Submission - September 6, 2024
Symposium - September 17 - 18, 2024

LOCATION
Wind Creek Bethlehem - 77 Wind Creek Blvd., Bethlehem, PA 18105

PRESENTER RESPONSIBILITIES
PWDA does not pay workshop presenters. All speakers must register (fee-included). Proposal information will be used for event promotions and communications. PWDA reserves the right to revise/edit content as needed. All submissions are required to be submitted via this survey - email, fax, and hard copy will not be accepted.

Proposal submission indicates that presenters will:
  • Register and pay the Symposium registration fee and related expenses to present
  • Submit a copy of your workshop presentation to PWDA no later than Friday September 6th.
  • Will not solicit sales from PWDA attendees; vendors are welcome to present but must incorporate real solutions and use cases. It is encouraged that vendors partner with existing practitioners to discuss the leadership and workforce practices, planning, and policy activities.
  • Submission of your proposal does not guarantee a workshop slot.
HOW CAN WE HELP?
Contact us at info@pawork.org

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