Upcoming events

PenSPRA Member Forum

  • There are no forum topics to display.

Follow Us

Log in

PenSPRA Annual Symposium

The PenSPRA Symposium will be held from April 24-25, 2023!

Join fellow communication professionals at the annual Symposium on Monday, April 24, 2023, and Tuesday, April 25, 2023, at The Penn Stater Hotel & Conference Center in State College, PA!

The conference experience will include:

  • Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
  • Keynote Presentations
  • Breakout Sessions
  • Hands-on Activities
  • PenSPRA 2022 Communications Contest Award Ceremony
  • Sponsor Exhibits
  • Networking Opportunities

Keynote Speaker: 

Katie Angstadt, Partner at CRA | Admired Leadership

About the Presenter:

Katie Angstadt provides counsel and coaching to senior leaders and teams, advising them during their most difficult leadership challenges. Her expertise in leadership, change, and strategic communication make her a go-to advisor to her clients during their most crucial moments, including mergers, acquisitions, and integrations, pivots in strategy, leadership changes, and during crises. Katie advises clients on how to use effective leadership communication and relationship building to achieve excellence. She is an expert in designing and implementing organizational change strategies that drive business objectives, engage employees, and build leadership credibility. Katie earned her MS in public communication from Drexel University and her BA in advertising and public relations from The Pennsylvania State University with concentrations in international relations and women’s studies. Katie lives in the Philadelphia suburbs where she enjoys spending time with her family. On the weekends you can find her cheering on her two sons in the sport of the season, exploring new places and cuisine, and hiking and running on the trails of Valley Forge National Park.

Presentation Topic:

Research shows that to be seen as an effective leader, you also must be seen as an effective communicator. These two are inextricably linked. The primary objective of this keynote presentation is to introduce the concept of Admired Leadership and what the best leaders know about relationships, how Admired Leaders make people better through feedback, and how they elevate their executive style to more effectively engage and influence people in everyday conversations, meetings, and presentations. This keynote includes a blend of content, small-group discussion, and individual reflection. Members will leave this session with practical behaviors they can apply immediately to help them be more effective communicators and leaders.

For Questions, Contact: 

Mary Jeanne Curley

Director of Communications and Learning Solutions

Chester County Intermediate Unit

455 Boot Road

Downingtown, PA 19335 

Ph: 484-237-5731



The Penn Stater Hotel & Conference Center

215 Innovation Blvd

State College, PA 16803



Monday, April 24 to Tuesday, April 25, 2023

(a detailed agenda to come!)


Room cost: $114 per night (guests are responsible for reserving and paying for their own rooms)

Attendees should contact the hotel's Central Reservations Department by Friday, March 24, 2023, to make their guest room reservations. Guests can either contact Central Reservations by calling 1-800-233-7505 and referencing Group Code PENS23A or by going to their secure website. Individuals will guarantee their guest room reservations by providing credit card information at time of reservation. 


Register for the Symposium today. Register here!

c/o Chester County Intermediate Unit

Downingtown, PA 19335

Phone: 484-237-5731

2020 PenSPRA

All Rights Reserved. 

Powered by Wild Apricot Membership Software