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Mon, Jun 12


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2023 HEFMA Summer Conference at Penn State University

We are looking forward to welcoming you to Happy Valley and the 2023 Summer Conference at Penn State. Our agenda is filling up with tours of a new Engineering Building, the Pegula Ice Arena, our Housing & Foods Warehouse operation, and behind-the-scenes at the famous Berkey Creamery.

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2023 HEFMA Summer Conference at Penn State University
2023 HEFMA Summer Conference at Penn State University

Time & Location

Jun 12, 2023, 3:00 PM – Jun 15, 2023, 12:00 PM

State College, State College, PA 16801, USA

About the event


Registration is $425 per participant. Please register using the FOLLOWING LINK. Final registration is due by May 12th. Checks need to be submitted by May 26th. Make checks payable to Pennsylvania State University. Mail to: 101 Benedict House University Park, PA 16802 Attn: Taylor Peterson 


  • June 12: Afternoon check-in (3:00 PM), core historical campus walking tour at 4:30 PM, and early evening welcome reception
  • June 13: Full day of programming
  • June 14: HEFMA business meeting first thing, then a full day of programming
  • June 15: Morning programing with a boxed-lunch farewell

Recognizing that some people may travel and arrive Sunday evening, we are looking at offering an optional Monday mid-morning tour out to the Penn State Environmental Center at Shaver’s Creek. (We have mountains here, and they are quite lovely).

Coming in on Sunday? Optional tour for the Early Birds on Monday Morning: We’ll take a van trip to Stone Valley, approximately 15 miles from State College to visit the Shaver’s Creek Environmental Center. The center was renovated in 2018 and includes an Aviary, Classrooms, a Discovery Room, and hiking trails situated adjacent to a lake in the ridge and valley area of Central Pennsylvania. Please fill out the form on so that we can plan the travel arrangements. 



  • All cancellations must be submitted in writing via email to 
  • No refunds will be provided for cancellations received after May 26. Paid registration fees will be used toward 2023 conference needs and any remaining funds will be transferred to HEFMA for future conference seed money.  


Unfortunately, our on-campus hotel (the Nittany Lion Inn) is closed for renovations, but we have secured a block of rooms at one of our downtown hotels, the Graduate State College, at a rate of $129 per night.  To reserve your room you can call (814)231-2100 and follow the prompts. The booking code is PSPP061223. You can also reserve your room online here.


We encourage you to make your travel arrangements now; we know that our airport (although close to campus) does not always offer numerous flight options. Airports Near Penn State University 

  1. University Park Airport (SCE) ~ 15 minutes from the Graduate Hotel 
  2. Harrisburg International Airport (MDT) ~ 1 hour 45 minutes from the Graduate Hotel 
  3. Pittsburgh International Airport (PIT) ~ 3 hours from the Graduate Hotel 
  4. Philadelphia International Airport (PHL) ~ 3 hours 30 minutes form the Graduate Hotel

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