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Project SEARCH Annual Conference

Each summer, members of our growing  international network of Project SEARCH practitioners, interns, and families, convene for a week of  learning and sharing best practices and innovations.

Join us for the 11th Annual Project SEARCH Conference

in the  Poconos of Pennsylvania!

We are excited to announce that, in 2017, we'll be gathering at the Kalahari Resort and Convention Center in the beautiful Pocono Mountains of Pennsylvania. Kalahari is a unique African safari-themed vacation and conference destination in a lovely wooded setting. It has the largest water park in the US, several other family-friendly  entertainment centers, a luxury spa and gym, and a variety of restaurants and shops. The conference space is state-of-the-art and perfectly suited to our group. And most importantly, Kalahari hosts a Project SEARCH program that has enthusiastically welcomed student interns in all aspects of the facility. We hope you'll join us to learn from your colleagues and share your knowledge, expertise, experiences, research, and best practices! 

  • Conference registration is now open! Early-bird Registration: $350.00 ends on March 15, 2017. Standard Registration: $400.00, from March 16 to May 31. Late Registration: June 1 to July 10, $425.00. Registration will close on July 10, 2017. Click here to register for the conference.
  • Download the preliminary conference schedule here. (Updated 4/12/17)
  • Download the complete list of Workshop Sessions here.
  • The Call for Presentations is now closed. The deadline to submit your abstract was Wednesday, March 15, 2017. 
  • Click here to book your lodging. Use the group code 1302. Conference Attendees will receive a special room rate of $150. This cost includes up to 4 passes to the water park that will be valid for your entire stay.
  • Local transportation options. Enterprise is partnering with Kalahari to offer a 10% Discount on rental cars from several nearby airports: Scranton-Avoca Airport, Allentown-Bethlehem-Easton Airport, and Newark International Airport (NJ). Use this discount code:  XZ1A022  Click HERE for more information.
  • Pre-order Conference T-shirts. Don't miss out on the sizes and colors you want--order now and pick up at the conference! Project SEARCH Productions is offering discounts on orders placed before June 30, 2017. Click here for more information.



Thank you to our Platinum Sponsor!


The Call for Presentations is closed as of March 15, 2017

Each year, the Project SEARCH Annual Conference offers new opportunities for learning and sharing. Among these, we particularly value the breakout workshop sessions for the wide range of perspectives, experience, and expertise they offer.

We can't do it without you! Thank you for helping us make our 11th Annual Conference the best yet by sharing your successful strategies, techniques, and research findings. The goal is to create a program of offerings that will help all participants--seasoned Project SEARCH practitioners and first-time conference attendees alike--increase their knowledge and improve their employment outcomes.