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2021 PA Community Alliance Summit

August 16-17, 2021- Virtual 

The PA Community Alliance Summit will discuss and explore the theme: Recover, Rebuild, and Reform. What does it look like in your community to “recover?” How can we “rebuild” communities to move forward? What “reform” is needed to improve community systems? The Summit is two days of networking, discovering alliances and collaboration building within diverse organizations in Pennsylvania led by and/or supporting underserved/unserved populations who experience marginalization and oppression.

PA TechCon 2021

August 4-5, 2021- Virtual 

PA TechCon brings together thought leaders, industry pioneers, and hundreds of Commonwealth employees for two days of idea-sharing. PA TechCon is an annual summit organized by the Technology Council of Central PA (TCCP), Harrisburg University of Science and Technology, and the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. Please see the event page for more information about sponsors and partners.

Data Analytics Summit

June 23 and 24, 2021 – Virtual

Increasingly, data and data analytics are shaping the vision and strategy of organizations of all kinds – from businesses to governments to healthcare and higher education institutions. Data analytics is routinely affecting many aspects of our lives. The historic events of 2021 have amplified those effects and resulted in unprecedented changes in how organizations strategically manage and compete in the new economic landscape. Additionally, the way everyday citizens work, shop, learn, and engage in their personal and professional lives has had to shift as well.  Data Analytics is a quintessential tool to driving success in this new world.   


Project Management Innovation Conference

June 15-16, 2021 – Virtual 

The first annual Project Management Innovation Conference will bring together the community of PM professionals and foster a dialogue about the exciting evolution of the discipline that is already underway.  This evolution is spurred, at least in part, by the release of the newest edition of the Project Management Body of Knowledge that shows the disciplines shift from prescriptive methodologies towards an acknowledgment that Project Managers must be innovative leaders who can adapt discipline best-practice methodologies or create new methodologies to ensure the projects they lead ultimately add value to the accomplishment of organizational objectives.

Success in STEM Women's Leadership Summit

June 11- Virtual 

Join us for Success in STEM Women’s Leadership Summit: ” My Journey in STEM: Struggle, Accomplishment & the Future”, held virtually on Friday, June 11, 2021.  This Summit features nearly a dozen successful and influential female STEM leaders, ready to tell you about their personal success stories and lessons learned. Register today! 

Global Accessibility Awareness Day

May 20- Virtual 

Join us for Global Accessibility Awareness Day: “Let’s Talk About Accessibility!”, held virtually on May 20, 2021. Help us celebrate the tenth Global Accessibility Awareness Day (GAAD) by talking, thinking, and learning about digital accessibility and inclusion with people with disabilities. The event is free for all attendees, register today!

One|HR Conference

April 20-21, 2021 – Virtual 

Join us for One|HR 2021: Defining our Future, held virtually on April 20-21, 2021. This two-day conference featured industry leaders discussing the latest trends, topics, resources, and tools for human resources professionals in both the commonwealth and private sector. 

Environmental Justice in Pennsylvania

April 6, 2021- Virtual 

The Environmental Justice in Pennsylvania event is a one-day virtual symposium filled with industry leaders and experts discussing the latest topics, resources, courses of action, and tools surrounding the fight for Environmental Justice in PA.

GeoDev Summit

March 3, 2021- Virtual 

The GeoDev Summit is an annual one-day event for current and future GIS developers. New for this year, join us for Python pre-conference training on March 2.

Pre-Conference Training- “Python for ArcGIS”

March 2, 2021- Virtual 

Programming tools are now a standard feature within GIS software packages and allow GIS users to automate, speed up, and become more robust in their data management and analytic work. The workshop will focus on the ArcPy Python site package in ArcGIS with hands-on exercises designed to provide the essential skills to use Python in ArcGIS effectively.

Data Privacy Day

January 28, 2021- Virtual 

Join us on January 28, 2021 for Data Privacy Day, “The New Abnormal is Coming – Organizations No Longer Own Data, Clients Own Data.” Newly enacted laws and policies are mandating that client data must be managed based on their preferences and deleted whenever requested. These changes require a completely different strategy on how client data is collected, managed, and stored. Non-compliance carries significant penalties to organizations.

Lean in Government Conference (Virtual)

January 13 and 14, 2021 

This inaugural conference will focus on lean thinking to engage and empower employees to continuously improve customer service.