What is the date and location of the 2020 Workforce Development Conference?

The 2020 Workforce Development Conference will take place in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Pre-conference events will begin on Sunday, June 28, 2020, and conference activities will be offered Monday, June 29, 2020 through Wednesday, July 1, 2020.


What pre-conference events are offered? Is there a fee to attend?

IAWP Day, a training program for those serving or interested in serving in a leadership capacity with IAWP will be offered Sunday, June 28, 2020. IAWP Day is limited to members of the International Association of Workforce Professionals.

There is no additional charge to attend, but registration is required.


What is the fee to attend the WDC2020? Are any special rates available? 

Fees to attend the WDC2020 are outlined here.

Discounts are available to IAWP members, early registrants and groups that register 5 or more.


Is there a conference hotel with special rates for conference attendees? 

The conference hotel for the 2020 Workforce Development Conference is the Omni William Penn, centrally located in downtown Pittsburgh at 530 William Penn Place, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15219.  The telephone number is (412) 281-7100.

Discounted accommodations beginning at $125 (excluding tax and fees) are available to guests of the 2020 Workforce Development Conference, as space permits. The deadline to secure discounted accommodations is June 4, 2020, and a refundable deposit equal to one-night’s room and tax is required at the time of reservation.

To secure your room, please click here.


Where can I find the conference agenda?

A tentative conference agenda is available here.


What continuing education credits are available? 

Continuing education credit hours toward the completion of the Certified Workforce Professional offered by the International Association of Workforce Professionals.


What attire is appropriate?

Business casual is appropriate for all daytime events and casual attire is suitable for evening events. Comfortable walking shoes and a light sweater or jacket are also recommended.  Semi-formal to formal attire is optional for the closing celebration.


What meals are included in the conference registration fee?

A light continental style breakfast will be offered on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday morning.  Heavy hors d’oeuvre to a light meal will be offered at the closing celebration.


What is the preferred airport for Pittsburgh and the servicing air carriers? 

The closest airport is the Pittsburgh International Airport, and a list of air carriers that service Pittsburgh International can be found by clicking here.


What ground transportation options are available from Pittsburgh International Airport? 

Please click here for information on the ground transportation options available from Pittsburgh International airport.


Are driving directions available to the hotel? 

Yes, please click here for driving directions.


What parking options are available at the conference hotel?  What is the cost? 

Guests of the Workforce Development Conference can enjoy a discounted rate of $28 for overnight, valet parking at the Omni William Penn (a discount of $6 per day).  Weekday self-parking is $19 per day. Weekend self-parking is $6 per day.


How do I become a member of the International Association of Workforce Professionals?  

For information on becoming a member of the International Association of Workforce Professionals, please click here.