PAC-TE's 53rd Teacher Education Assembly (TEA) will be in person on October 23-25, 2024 at the Best Western Premier The Central Hotel & Conference Center,  800 E Park Drive, Harrisburg, PA 17111-2807

This year's theme is: Glow Up or be Canceled: Responding to Gen Z 😊

To register online: scroll to the bottom of this page and click on the "Next" button.

Costs: Registration includes: daily snacks and coffee/tea breaks, Wednesday evening banquet and dessert reception, Thursday buffet lunch, and access to all conference sessions.  A hard copy of the journal Pennsylvania Teacher Educator is available for an additional fee of $10.   Note: Conference resources and announcements will utilize a free app called Whova.

We encourage and welcome sponsorships from colleges/universities, other organizations that support quality educator preparation, and individuals. Sponsors are recognized in our program and in advertisements, as well as through signage at the conference venue.

  • PAC-TE Members:
    • Early Bird Registration: 6/1/2024 - 9/30/2024: $175

    • Regular Registration 10/1/24 - 1022/24: $225

    • On-site Registration: $275
  • Non-members:
    • Now until 10/22/24: $275  (Tip: Join PAC-TE for $60 and get the member price)
    • On-site Registration: $300
  • Student registration:
    • Free if a PAC-TE Student Member ($20 to join); otherwise $50

Hotel and room reservations, click here

Interested in being a sponsor ? For college or university sponsorship opportunities: Click here. 

For corporate or non-profit organization sponsorship opportunities:  Click here.

Registration for the conference includes:

  • A chance to network face to face with colleagues and other teacher education professionals from around the Commonwealth
  • Sessions with PDE on "hot" topics
  • Guest keynotes and PAC-TE presentations
  • Loads of targeted sessions highlighting PA professional educators' preparation programs and their research specific to this year's conference theme
  • Newcomers Sessions on Wednesday and Thursday
  • Delicious Banquet Wednesday evening featuring presentation of awards and a chance to meet the candidates for seats on the Board of Directors
  • The famous PAC-TE "Salute to Amazing Teacher Educators Dessert (SATED)" reception on Wednesday evening
  • Mouth-watering Luncheon Buffet on Thursday
  • Annual PAC-TE Business Meeting (Thursday) for all PAC-TE members
  • TEA 2025 Planning Committee Meeting
  • A chance to win prizes at the conclusion of the conference
  • ATTENTION STUDENTSYou must be a PAC-TE student member in order to register at the student rate for the conference.  If you are not a PAC-TE student member, you must register for the conference at the student rate of $50.00. You may join PAC-TE at the student member rate of $20 by clicking here.

PLEASE NOTE:  There is NO guarantee that meals will be available for persons waiting to register on-site at the conference.  Meal guarantees must be given to the hotel at least one week in advance, so if you plan to attend meal functions, you should pre-register for the conference (prior to October 16).  Thank you for your understanding.


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