The Governor's Emergency Preparedness Summit 2017 will be held on September 30 through October 4 at the Hershey Lodge, 325 University Drive, Hershey, PA 17033.
The summit is a collaboration between the Pennsylvania Emergency Management Agency (PEMA), the Pennsylvania Department of Health (PADOH), the Pennsylvania Department of Human Services (DHS) and the Pennsylvania Governor's Office of Homeland Security.
Registration Fees and Hotel Rooms
All attendees will be responsible
for paying a $50 registration fee for the summit. This fee covers admission to
the summit, lunch each day, and registration for all sessions during the
summit. Attendees staying at the Hershey Lodge will receive an $8 credit per
room for breakfast; coffee and light refreshments will be available during the
In a change of practice from past
events, attendees this year will be responsible for paying for their own
lodging. Please be aware that registration for the block of hotel rooms at
Hershey Lodge is not yet opened. However, to assist you in your planning from a
budget perspective, we can provide the following information:
rooms will cost $125 plus tax for single or double occupancy.
tax rate is 11%.
rooms will include complimentary in-room WiFi and self-parking. Valet parking
will be available for an additional $25 fee.
Commonwealth employees should be
aware that pursuant to the Commonwealth Travel Procedures Manual 230.1 Amended,
“Commonwealth travelers on official commonwealth business are allowed
lodging expenses when their destination is located more than 50 miles from both
their headquarters and residence. Written pre-approval from an agency head or
designated deputy must be obtained when lodging is required within this 50 mile
this website for further updates and details on how to register for the summit
and reserve a room(s) once registration is opened.
CALL FOR ABSTRACTS
The call for abstracts period has ended. Please check back in the upcoming weeks for information on plenary speakers and workshop presenters for the summit.
Those who submitted abstracts will be notified by July 31,
2017 regarding whether their presentation was accepted.