PSATS 2023 Conference Delegate Promo

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You’re Invited!

The PSATS Executive Board cordially invites you to attend PSATS’ 2023 Annual Educational Conference & Exhibit Show scheduled for April 23-26 in Hershey, Pa. At a time of exploding cost increases, PSATS has held the line thanks to our sponsors. We encourage you, other members of your board, and your employees to take advantage of the state’s premier local government educational conference. Everything you need to know to register for the conference you will find in this booklet. For additional copies, go to and click on “Attend ee Registration Materials.” For authorization by the Township Code to attend the PSATS Annual Conference, see page 4.

Registration Starts January 10 Conference registration and hotel room reservation opens at 9 a.m. January 10 at A video showing how to register and reserve hotel rooms online will be available January 3 by clicking on the “How to Register” button. On line registration will save you time and money because your township secretary or manager can do a “group” registration and at a lower cost!

Valuable Workshops

PSATS works extensively with numerous township officials and subject-matter experts to develop a tremendous lineup of 70-plus conference workshops that address a wide range of issues important to townships of all sizes. There are workshops for township officials, administrators, public works, support staff, tax collectors, first responders, parks and rec staff, code officers, and more.

Designate Your Township Voting Delegate

The Township Code requires each township board to officially designate one of its attendees as the “voting” dele gate, who must be certified by the township secretary when registering that person. Selecting your voting delegate and authorizing other township officials and employees to attend the conference should best be decided at your Tuesday, January 3, 2023, organization meeting to prepare for registration.

Your township’s voting delegate will help set Association policy by voting on resolutions and electing the officers and Executive Committee members who will lead PSATS into the future.

Largest Municipal Exhibit Show in Pennsylvania

The PSATS Annual Educational Conference hosts the largest municipal exhibit show in Pennsylvania with nearly 300 indoor and outdoor vendors and state and federal agencies. This is the ONLY conference where you can get easy and direct access to many municipal service providers all in one location.

Special Events

The conference kicks off Sunday night with our Welcome Reception in the Exhibit Hall, which will give you an opportunity to mix and mingle with the vendors in a relaxed setting. On Monday night, we will have our “Road to the Future” Reception as we look back on 100 conferences and forward to PSATS’ next century. On Tuesday night, we will host our popular Legislative Grassroots Reception once again at the Lodge.

Why You Should Attend

Not sure of the value of attending? Go to and watch the video to hear first-hand why other township officials believe you can’t afford to NOT attend! If this will be your first conference, please register for one of our two free “What You Need to Know” Webinars scheduled for March 30, 2023. You’ll find a link at


4 Reasons You Can’t Miss the PSATS Conference

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With more than 70 workshops scheduled over 3½ days, the PSATS Conference is your one-stop shop for personal and professional development. From agriculture to zoning and everything in be tween, if there’s a hot topic involving townships, you’ll find a workshop on it at the conference. Many sessions are eligible for PMGA points and other professional credits so you can earn while you learn.

Meeting up with old friends. Making new acquain tances. Learning from the experiences of fellow offi cials from across the state. This is what many attendees say is their favorite part of the conference experience — and one element that hasn’t changed since the first convention 100 years ago. Don’t miss your chance to connect with your counter parts from all corners of the commonwealth.


One of the most important actions township delegates take at the conference is voting on resolutions to guide PSATS’ legislative agenda for the following year. These are the bills and policies that you direct the Association to pursue in Harrisburg. Make sure that your township’s voice gets heard by sending a voting delegate to the Annual Conference.

Another favorite conference feature, the indoor and outdoor municipal exhibit show — the largest of its kind in Pennsylvania — gives township officials the chance to meet with equipment ven dors, engineering firms, consultants, state agencies, and others that do business with townships all in one place. This year, the Sunday night Welcome Reception will take place in the Exhibit Hall to give you an extra chance to connect with exhibitors.


LEARN MORE about your numerous duties by attending workshops and general sessions.

SHARE your ideas with thousands of other township officials and learn from them, too.

VOTE ON RESOLUTIONS to establish legislative policy for the State Association.

CONNECT with the vendors and state and federal agencies whose products and services help keep your township going strong.

Best educational opportunity anywhere for township officials & employees

If you want to learn all you can about township government and how to better carry out your many responsibilities as a township official and employee, there is no better opportunity than the Annual Educational Conference of the Penn sylvania State Association of Township Supervisors.

Largest municipal exhibit show in the state

By attending PSATS’ Annual Educa tional Conference, you will have access to the largest municipal exhibit show of its kind in Pennsylvania. Nearly 300 ven dors and state and federal agencies will be on hand to meet with you and talk about their products and services.

Who should attend

Township board members, employees, solicitors, engineers, planners/zoning officials, and public safety officials.

Authority to attend

Section 1402(d) of the Township Code authorizes the board of supervisors to designate one or more of the following elected or appointed officials to attend the annual conference as a delegate: the supervisors, the township secretary, the township treasurer, and/or the township manager. Each township that has paid State Association dues for the current year must appoint one of these delegates to be the voting delegate at the state conference. The township secretary is the official person to certify the voting delegate from your township. Also, Section 607(4) of the Township Code authorizes the board

of supervisors to send any other township employee, including roadmasters and public works employees, or other elected or appointed officials, such as township solicitors and engineers, planning com mission members, and emergency management coordinators, to the conference.

Wage and expense


Section 1402(g)(2) of the Township Code authorizes townships to compen sate their employees, including supervi sors who are employed by the township (either full- or part-time), at their regular employee rate while attending the annual conference. Section 1402(g)(3) allows townships to compensate supervisors who are not employed by the township with full or partial reimbursement for lost wages while attending the annual conference. The board of supervisors has the discretion to authorize this reim bursement but must establish a policy. Section 1402(g)(1) of the Township Code authorizes all township attendees to be reimbursed for:

• the conference registration fee;

• mileage for the use of a personal ve hicle or actual transportation expenses for traveling to and from the conference; and

• all other actual expenses that the township board of supervisors may have agreed to pay.

Every township attendee must submit to their local board an itemized account of expenses incurred at the confer ence. No attendee may receive expense reimbursement for more than four days, including the time and mileage for trav eling to and from the conference. Guests are not authorized to receive reimburse ment for any expenses.


Networking Opportunities

Monday, April 24

Population Committee Roundtables

10:45 - 11:55 a.m.

The chairs of PSATS’ four population committees will moderate discussion in each of these sessions. Township officials interested in net working with other officials from their same-size mu nicipality are encouraged to attend to exchange ideas and discuss shared challenges with their peers.

u Townships Under 2,000 u Townships Between 2,001 and 5,000 u Townships Between 5,001 and 10,000 u Townships Over 10,000

Managers Roundtable

10:45 - 11:55 a.m.

Managers from throughout the state are encouraged to attend this informal, moderated panel discussion to exchange ideas about various issues important to their townships and role as managers.

Tuesday, April 25

Noon - 1 p.m. ($15 for secretaries and managers; $25 for others)

PSATS invites township secretaries and managers to a special appreciation luncheon that offers an outstanding opportunity to network with their peers in a social setting. A lot of the important work that township secretaries and managers accomplish is often behind the scenes. This special luncheon is just one way that PSATS can say “thank you” for those efforts.

1:15 - 2:25 p.m.

This annual panel discussion gives township secretaries, managers, and other administrators a chance to ask questions and share ideas with their peers. Attend this workshop to learn more about your role.


Tuesday, April 25 u 7:45-9:45 p.m. u $30 per person

Secretaries-Managers Luncheon
Secretaries and Managers Q&A
Join fellow bingo enthusiasts for a night of fun and games with “PSATS Bingo.” Twenty games of bingo will be played for various prizes. NEW DAY & TIME

8 AM - 4 PM

NOON - 10 PM

Hotel Shuttle Buses Chocolate Lobby Portico

8 AM - 6 PM

Exhibitor Check-in

9 AM - 4 PM

TEMA Emergency Management Seminar * (separate registration is required at

Magnolia C & D

9:30 AM - 6:30 PM

PSATS Store & Member Lounge

Cocoa Suites 4 & 5

9 AM - 4 PM

Pa. Association of Zoning Officials Spring Educational Seminar * (separate registration is required at

Wild Rose A & B

10 AM - 7 PM

Conference Check-in Chocolate Lobby

10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

Worship Service Cocoa Suite 6

5:15 PM - 6:15 PM

First-Timers Meet-and-Greet Crystal A

6:30 PM - 8 PM Exhibit Hall Re-Opens Great American Hall

6:30 PM - 8 PM

Welcome Reception with Exhibitors Great American Hall (FREE)


7 AM - 5:30 PM

Conference Check-in Chocolate Lobby Information Desk

7 AM - 4:30 PM

Exhibitor Check-in Great American Hall Lobby

7 AM - 5:30 PM

PSATS Store & Member Lounge Cocoa Suites 4 & 5

7 AM - 10 PM

Hotel Shuttle Buses Chocolate Lobby Portico

7:30 AM

Donuts with Dave — Morning Refreshments with PSATS Executive Director Dave Sanko Cocoa Suite 1 & Cocoa Terrace

7:30 AM

Continental Breakfast with the Exhibitors

Great American Hall

7:30 AM - 4 PM

8:30 AM - 11:30 AM

Engineers Seminar * (separate registration is required at

Magnolia A

9:30 AM - 3:30 PM

Solicitors Seminar * (separate registration is required at solicitors.

Hotel Hershey Garden Terrace East Room

10:45 AM - 11:55 AM

Population Committee & Managers Roundtables

1:15 PM - 2:25 PM

Workshop Session #2

2:40 PM - 3:50 PM Workshop Session #3

4:05 PM - 5:15 PM Workshop Session #4

5:30 PM - 6:30 PM

First-Timers Reception with PMGA Members

Crystal A

8 PM - 9 PM Dessert with Dave Aztec Room

Exhibits Open Great American Hall & Outside

8:30 AM - 10:30 AM

Opening General Session — Welcome Message, Opening Keynote Address, Parade of Flags, Excellence Awards Ceremony, and Speakers Chocolate Ballroom

7 PM - 9 PM

Road to the Future Reception Chocolate Ballroom (additional $35 fee)

Large selection of educational sessions.
1 PM - 5 PM Exhibits Open Great American Hall & Outside 2 PM - 4 PM Roadmasters Roundtable Crystal A
7 PM Conference Check-in Closes
Pre-Conference Workshop Check-in Confection Lobby (downstairs)
Great American Hall Lobby Information Desk Chocolate Lobby
PARADE OF FLAGS BACK AGAIN! More information coming soon.


8:30 AM - Noon

General Session — Speakers and Business Session: Committee Reports, Elections, and Resolutions


7:30 AM - 8:15 AM






Voting Chocolate Ballroom



Thank-You Luncheon

Empire Ballroom ($15 for secretaries and managers; $25 for others)

Note: The luncheon will be followed by the Secretaries-Managers Q&A in Workshop Session #5

1:15 PM - 2:25 PM Workshop Session #5

1:30 PM Exhibits Close

2:40 PM - 3:50 PM Workshop Session #6

4:05 PM - 5:15 PM Workshop Session #7

6 PM - 7:30 PM

Legislative Grassroots Reception Great American Hall

7:45 PM - 9:45 PM PSATS Bingo Aztec Room (additional $30 fee) DAYNEW& TIME


Conference Check-in Chocolate Lobby Information Desk

8 AM - 11 AM PSATS Store & Member Lounge Cocoa Suites 4 & 5

8:30 AM - 11:30 AM General Session — Leaders Q&A Forum, Youth Awards, Closing Keynote Chocolate Ballroom

NOON Conference Adjourns Distribute Attendance Certificates

ALMOST 300 VENDORS AND STATE AND FEDERAL AGEN CIES will be on hand during the Annual Educational Conference and Exhibit Show to meet with you and explain how their prod ucts and services can benefit your township. Be sure to visit both the indoor exhibits, located in the exhibit hall, and the outdoor exhibits, located at the side of the Hershey Lodge nearest the Hershey Medical Center.

County Association Exhibit

During your stay at the con ference, be sure to visit the Fayette County Association exhibit in the Chocolate Lobby and learn more about the industries, agriculture, and tourist attractions this county has to offer.

Vendor Hospitality Suites

Visit the vendor hospitality suites on Sunday, Monday, and Tuesday evenings to meet and greet the vendors who do business with townships. A listing of these suites will be provided upon your arrival.

*Separate registration is required

APRIL 23-26, 2023 • HERSHEY
AM - 5 PM Conference Check-in Chocolate Lobby Information Desk
AM - 2 PM Exhibitor Check-in Great American Hall Lobby
AM - 5 PM PSATS Store & Member Lounge Cocoa Suites 4 & 5
AM - 11 PM Hotel Shuttle Buses Chocolate Lobby Portico
AM Continental Breakfast with the Exhibitors Great American Hall
AM - 1:30 PM Exhibits Open Great American Hall & Outside
8:30 AM - 11:30 AM Engineers Seminar * (separate registration is required at Magnolia A
Donuts with Dave — Morning Refreshments with PSATS Executive Director Dave Sanko Cocoa Suite 1 & Cocoa Terrace
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Over 70 Workshops For Everyone


A broad overview of munici pal administration. Experts dis cuss the Township Code, human resource issues, risk management, Right-to-Know Law responsibil ities, budgeting and municipal accounting, audits, investments, and pension management.

Some class examples include:

u ABC’s of Liquid Fuels Tax Funds

u Meeting Prep 101: A Secretary’s Guide for Every Meeting

u 20 Secrets of the Second Class Township Code (& other laws)

u Inflation, Recession & COVID Hangovers Trends in Bargaining

u How to Survive and Thrive as a Municipal Administrator


Municipal planning responsibil ities covered by our experts include the Pennsylvania Municipalities Planning Code, subdivision and land development, zoning, duties of the planning commission and zoning hearing board, and admin istration and enforcement of the Uniform Construction Code.

Some class examples include:

u The Municipal Guide to Land Development

u Mock Conditional Use Hearing: The Do’s and Don’ts

u Rehabbing Zoning Ordi nances: Does Yours Need an Intervention?

u Signs, Signs, Everywhere a Sign

u The Implementable Comprehensive Plan –Top to Bottom

Public Safety

Our experts discuss topics such as fire service, emergency management, police, ambulance service, mutual aid, homeland security, and municipal liability for volunteers.

Some class examples include:

u Emergency Preparedness and Response: Case Studies and Public-Private Sector Interaction

u What Municipalities Need to Know and What to Consider Doing about Electric Vehicles

u Best Practices in Police De partment Management

u Your Township’s Role in Sus taining Your Volunteer Fire Department

u Bedrooms & Barns: Rural/ Suburban Community Risk Assessment

Public Works

A broad look at municipal public works responsibilities. Top ics covered by our experts include road and bridge maintenance, road safety, stormwater manage ment, traffic signs and signals, and posting and bonding.

Some class examples include:

u Managing Aging Infrastructure

u Traffic Calming –A PennDOT Policy Update

u Understanding Your Commu nity’s Stormwater Obligations

u Establishing a Pavement Management System for Local Agencies

u Floodplain & Drainage: What Public Officials Need to Know

Don’t Miss These Events

Sunday Night Welcome Reception in Exhibit Hall

Want more time to visit the exhibit show? Kick off the 2023 Conference at the Welcome Reception in the Exhibit Hall. New for this year, you will be able to browse new products, visit interactive exhibits, meet new people, and network while enjoying some hot and cold hors d’oeuvres, snacks, and beverages.

Monday Night Road to the Future Reception (additional cost)

Enjoy food, fellowship, and music while taking a walk down memory lane among photos from PSATS conferences dating back to 1922. Far from an ending, this 100th conference is just the beginning of PSATS’ road to the future so come along for the ride!

Tuesday Legislative Grassroots Reception at Lodge

Don’t miss this opportunity to meet with your lawmakers! Join forces with other township officials from across the state and meet your elected state senators and representatives at PSATS’ Legislative Grassroots Reception.


Spring Affiliate Seminars

TEMA Spring Seminar – $125*

Sunday, April 23, 2023

9 a.m. - 4 p.m. u Hershey Lodge, Empire Suites

PAAZO Spring Seminar – $125*

Sunday, April 23, 2023

9 a.m. - 4 p.m. u Hershey Lodge, Wild Rose A & B

Solicitors Spring Seminar – $175*

Monday, April 24, 2023

9:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. u Hotel Hershey

Engineers Spring Seminar – $125* Monday, April 24 & Tuesday, April 25, 2023

8:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. u Hershey Lodge, Magnolia Suites

* Member Rate

To register, go to and click on the “Seminars” button to find the seminar that you would like to attend.

To see full current list of workshops visit NEW This Year P M GA ★ Planni g/Zoning ★ Pro gr m

Be sure your township appoints its voting delegate when you reg ister for the conference. The voting delegate represents your township at the Association’s annual business meeting, which will be held Tuesday, April 25. This is when Executive Board members and officers are elected, resolutions are debated and voted on, and, if necessary, pro posed bylaws changes are adopted.

Appointing a voting delegate is an important step because it ensures that your township has a voice during discussions on important legislative issues.

Each member township that has paid its dues is entitled to one

voting delegate at the annual con ference, who must be a township supervisor, manager, secretary, or treasurer.

Each county association may also appoint one voting delegate for each 10 townships in the county or portion thereof and is guaranteed a minimum of two voting delegates.


One of the most important actions township officials can perform at the Annual Conference is voting on proposed reso lutions. A resolution adopted at the Annual Conference directs PSATS policy and advocacy for the next five years and tells the state legislature and state agencies what actions townships want them to take.

Resolutions are proposed by county associations, PSATS standing committees, and the Association’s Executive Board. The PSATS Resolutions Committee reviews and discusses each submitted resolution and votes to support or oppose each one, which determines how the voting is handled at the business meeting. The Resolutions Committee reviews all resolutions that have been on the Association’s books for five years and determines which should be considered by the delegates for readoption.

The criteria below should be followed when proposing or reviewing resolutions:

• Does it directly impact an essential function or authority of townships?

• Does it amend or change a state or federal law, regulation, or court decision that directly impacts townships?

• Does it include clear language to communicate the desired objective?

• Is it actionable and measurable?

• Does it directly benefit townships?

Voting on resolutions

During the business session Tuesday morning of the confer ence, voting delegates consider and vote on the resolutions. Resolutions that have been supported by the Resolutions Com

mittee are automatically taken up for discussion and then a vote, with no motion from the floor required.

Resolutions that the committee has opposed must receive a motion to adopt from a delegate of a non-sponsoring county association and a second from a voting delegate of a second non-sponsoring county association from the floor before they can be discussed and brought to a vote. If no one makes a motion, the resolution fails.

As the Annual Conference approaches, every township should make sure that it has designated a voting delegate and that the delegate understands and takes seriously their respon sibility to act on behalf of the township. Whatever resolutions the membership adopts tell the PSATS staff how to allocate resources in the coming year. Voting on these measures is a cru cial part of townships’ membership in the Association.



Monday – 7:30 - 8:15 a.m. Wednesday – 7:30 - 8:15 a.m. in Cocoa Suite 1 & Cocoa Terrace

Grab a donut, pour some coffee, and chat with PSATS Executive Director David Sanko.


Lunch items will be available for purchase at the Hershey Lodge on Sunday, Monday, and Tuesday from 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m.


Food trucks will be in the outdoor exhibit area during these times: Sunday: Noon to 5 p.m. Monday: 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday: 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.


Monday: 7:30 to 10 a.m. Tuesday: 7:30 to 10 a.m.

At the food truck closest to the Chocolate Lobby.


Sunday evening from 8 to 9 p.m. in the Aztec Room

Have an ice cream sundae and other desserts on us. Free to all attendees.


Monday and Tuesday starting at 7:30 a.m. in the Exhibit Hall

Enjoy a free light breakfast with the exhibitors Monday and Tuesday mornings in the exhibit hall.


Hershey Lodge Restaurants

The Lodge has a number of restaurants open to conference delegates, although their availability is subject to change:

� THE BEARS’ DEN: Lunch and dinner (plus a full-service bar).

� COCOA BEANERY: Coffee, snacks, sandwiches, and ice cream.

� REVELRY: Dinner (plus a full-service bar).

� FIRE & GRAIN: Breakfast and dinner (plus a full-service bar).

� COCOA CABANA: Snacks and beverages by the pool.

Area Restaurants

PSATS has arranged for conference participants to receive a 10% “Show Your Badge” discount on meals at many area restaurants. Consult the con ference welcome packet you will receive upon arrival at the Hershey Lodge for a list of restaurants participating in this discount program.


Please note that the hours and availability of these attractions, restaurants, and facilities are subject to change.

The "Hive"

Meet, Mingle & Merchandise

Is this your first conference? Not sure where to go, what to do, or how to get there? Well, come to Cocoa Suites 4 & 5, and we’ll have someone ready to help you find your way and answer your questions.

Food, Fun and Entertainment

Play the SCANTrivia Game at the Conference and Win Some Great Prizes!

If you’ve got a smartphone, then you’ve got game.

Be prepared to have some fun, earn points, and win prizes in the interactive game that PSATS is bringing back at its 2023 Conference and Exhibit Show.

Scan the QR codes on our game wall, answer the questions right, and rack up the points.

Go to participating exhibit booths, interact with our exhibitors, scan their QR code, and answer those questions, too!

Then check the leader board to see how you’re doing. PSATS will have QR codes in other locations around the Lodge, too.

Thousands in Cash and Prizes!

u Highest score will get grand prize.

u Other prizes will be randomly selected by point score tiers.

To play, be sure you have downloaded a QR Code Reader app onto your phone. That’s all you need to do to be ready to POINT, CLICK, AND WIN! We will send more instructions closer to the conference.

12 Be a PSATS Conference AMBASSADOR! Be a PSATS Power of One Volunteer Year-Round! u Mingle and answer member questions in the Hive u Moderating workshops u Greeting people u Scanning badges for events u Helping people find their way u Collecting evaluation forms u Distributing items to exhibitors u Handing out materials u and much more! u Be an ambassador at the Annual Conference u Help at a Regional Forum u Share an experience with the Pa. Township News u Serve on a standing committee u Help locate facilities for PSATS classes u Contact your legislator u Be a judge for one of the PSATS Awards Programs u Post on the PSATS Discussion Group Email with any questions and to volunteer
Registration Day Checklist 1. Make sure you have the PSATS ID number for each regis trant. (Any questions on PSATS ID numbers, email member 2. Make sure each registrant has their own email address and it is used only once! 3. Choose a voting delegate. 4. Review the checklist form on to see all the events and what each registrant wants to attend. 5. Have top 3 hotel choices. If needed, our Registration and Hotel Reservation Help Desk will be available beginning January 10 at 9 a.m. Call (717) 763-0930, ext. 190. 9 a.m. January 10 Conference & Hotel Registration Opens:

No Rate Increase for 2023!

Member Rates:

$175 Price per person through March 31 $225 Price per person after March 31

Non-Member Rates: $225 Price per person through March 31 $275 Price per person after March 31

Your badge is your ticket. If you lose your badge, it will cost $50 for a replacement.

Guests: $90 Price per person through March 31 $100 Price per person after March 31

Guests must register for the conference and wear their name badge for access to all conference activities and guest programs, including the exhibit areas and Welcome Recep tion. The guest registration fee is only for guests of township officials and employees.

After you have registered and paid, you will click the Hotel Reserva tions button to make reservations. A credit card is needed to reserve the room but is not charged at that time. An immediate acknowledg ment will be sent to the email provided and a confirmation from the hotel will be sent by March 22, 2023.

PSATS Conference Help Desk

Phone: 717-763-0930, ext. 190

Conference Registration FAQ

� To register, go to

� Make sure to use your PSATS ID number to receive the lowest registration rate.

Cancellation Policies

Conference registration cancellations received through March 31 will be assessed an administrative fee of $50 per member/non-member registration and $25 per guest registration. No refunds will be made for conference registration cancellations received after March 31.

Cancellation policies differ for each hotel and will be noted on the confirmation received from the hotel. Any hotel changes or cancel lations before March 31 must be done by the individual through PSATS, 717-763-0930 ext. 189. Any hotel changes or cancellations after March 31 must be done by the individual through the hotel. No refunds on any meals or events will be given for any cancel lation after April 15.

For detailed information on how to register, go to

Shuttle Service



PSATS is once again offering a shuttle service that will run continuously from noon to 10 p.m. on Sunday, 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. on Monday, and 7 a.m. to 11 p.m. on Tuesday between the Hershey Lodge and all other conference hotels.

A list of these locations can be found on the “2023 Confer ence Housing Directory & Shut tle Bus Map” on page 15 and at

The free shuttle will pick up and drop off passengers at the Chocolate Lobby portico at the Hershey Lodge and at the front entrance or shuttle pickup loca tion of each conference hotel.

If you stay at a non-confer ence hotel, you will need to drive to the Giant Center to get the shuttle.


PSATS is offering a shuttle service that will run continuously from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. on Mon day and 7 a.m. to 11 p.m. on Tuesday between the Hershey Lodge and a satellite parking lot near the Giant Center.

The free shuttle will pick up and drop off passengers at the Chocolate Lobby portico at the Hershey Lodge and at the trol ley stop #2 guest house in the Giant Center parking lot, which is marked by a “PSATS” banner.

Please note: There is no satellite parking shuttle run ning on Sunday to the Giant Center.


The PSATS Conference Registration and Hotel Reservations open Tuesday, January 10, 2023, at 9 a.m. at Register online to get the lower rate for PSATS’ 2023 Annual

Conference (paper forms will still be accepted by mail or fax, but an additional $25 administrative fee per registration will apply.) Paper forms and disability forms are available at

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Hotel Reservation FAQ

� Reservations for the Association room blocks must be made through our Group Reservation System.

� A credit card will be required to guarantee the hotel reser vation. Check with the hotel on their payment and cancellation policies.

� Each facility reserves the right to bill you for early departures.

� Your selected facility will send a room confirmation directly to you by March 22, 2023.

� The room rates quoted above do not reflect applicable state and local room occupancy taxes (currently 11%).

� Accommodations will be available on a first-come, first-served basis. You can be added to a waitlist for any hotel by contacting the PSATS Conference Help Desk at (717) 763-0930, ext. 190.

� A minimum two-night stay is required to book rooms at the Hershey Lodge and the Hotel Hershey.

� A limited number of disability rooms are available at the Her shey Lodge. Please submit a “PSATS Disability Lodging Request” form to PSATS by January 20, 2023. This form is available at

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** 1P = one person; 2P = two persons; Q = queen bed; K = king bed. Make Your Hotel Reservations at the Same Time You Register for the Conference!

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2023 Conference Sponsors

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