Pennsylvania Department of Education Conference

Can't Miss Keynotes - Adam Saenz, Tyrone Howard, and Hamish Brewer
Making a Difference: Educational Practices That Work!


March 9-11, 2020


Join Pennsylvania’s educators for the Bureau of Special Education’s signature event.

This annual statewide conference offers an opportunity to learn and engage with nationally-recognized presenters, as well as colleagues from across the state, highlighting effective instructional strategies and interventions designed to make an educational difference for all students.

 Why You Should Attend –

  • Admission to over 40 sessions packed with information from over 20 nationally-renowned speakers.
  • Access to over 50 vendors exhibiting new resources, technology, and services for you and your students.
  • An opportunity to view over 60 poster presentations that highlight effective practices used by local educational agencies and 
  • programs throughout the state.
  • A forum for meeting and talking with Pennsylvania Bureau of Special Education Director Carole Clancy, and Assistant Director Amy Pastorak, as well as BSE advisors.

  What You Need to Know –


Who Attends?

  • General education and special education administrators and teachers

  • Career and technical education administrators and teachers

  • Preschool administrators and teachers

  • Related service providers

  • School psychologists

  • Paraprofessionals

  • Higher education faculty

  • Professional development staff

  • Families of students with disabilities


The PDE Conference is designed by the Pennsylvania Training and Technical Assistance Network (, whose mission is to support the efforts and initiatives of the Pennsylvania Department of Education’s Bureau of Special Education, and to build the capacity of local educational agencies to serve students who receive special education services.



- Office Lead
- State Lead
Dennis Cullen PaTTAN - East
Barbara Gilligan PaTTAN - East