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Harrisburg Hilton

1 North 2nd Street

Harrisburg, PA 17101

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2019 Pa Community Alliance Summit

When: Tuesday, May 21, 2019 – Day 1

Registration/Networking 11:00 am – 12:00 pm

Summit & Workshop 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm

**Break for supper “on your own”

Evening Meet & Greet 5:30 pm – 9:00 pm

Wednesday, May 22, 2019 – Day 2

Registration/Networking 8:00 am – 9:00 am

Summit 9:00 am – 4:00 pm

Where: Harrisburg Hilton

One N. 2nd St.

Harrisburg, Pa.

(717) 717-233-6000

Invitation: The Pennsylvania Developmental Disabilities Council invites you to a day of networking, discovering alliances and collaboration building among diverse organizations throughout Pennsylvania led by and/or supporting underserved/unserved populations who experience marginalization and oppression.

Oppression affects many of us, for different socially constructed reasons: racism, ethnicity, age, gender, sexual identity and orientation, disability, economics, rural/urban location, religion, and so much more. Although our discrimination experiences may be different, we can be a valuable support and resource to each other in our struggles for equality, inclusion and social justice.

THERE IS NO REGISTRATION FEE. Limited scholarships may be available to help by reimbursing for travel and lodging costs. Please contact Dana Thompson at or (717) 214-8103 to discuss level of need, if the cost of travel and accommodations would pose a hardship for your organization.

Accessibility/language accommodations: CART (Communication Access Real-time Translation) will be at this event. If you require an accommodation to more fully participate in the event such as large print, an American Sign Language (ASL) interpreter, interpreter and/or translation services for other non-English languages, raised tabletops, etc. – please contact Amber Daub at or call (717) 787-6058. Please make accommodation requests by Tuesday, April 23, 2019.

General Questions: Please direct all other general questions to Dana Thompson- or call (717)214-8103.

What do I need to know about attending the Summit?

Registration: THERE IS NO REGISTRATION FEE. Registration for this event is on a first come first serve basis. Please complete a registration for each person who will attend from your organization. We request you limit your organization’s representation to three (3) people. If you require an attendant to support you for the day, please submit a separate registration for your attendant as well.

The Summit Agenda: For more details about the Summit schedule, access the draft agenda at the following link:

Day 1: At the 5th annual PA Community Alliance Summit, we begin with Pop-up Talks and then take part in a workshop titled: TEAMING: Releasing the Transforming Power of Coalition Building, conducted by the National Coalition Building Institute.

Evening Meet & Greet: To expand on your opportunities for networking, please attend our Meet & Greet session the evening of Day 1 on Tuesday, May 21, 2019, between 5:30pm – 9:00 pm. We will have light refreshments, more Pop-up Talks, icebreaker activities, see old friends and make new connections.

Day 2: As we network and connect with allies and new partners, we will continue to focus on community building. There will be more Pop-up Talks, and several small group discussion sessions designed to increase the opportunities for collaborations to form.

Meals: There will be light refreshments provided throughout both days, including at the evening Meet & Greet. Supper on Day 1 is on your own. Day 2 there will be a buffet lunch served, including vegetarian options.

Items to bring: Please bring business cards, brochures, publications or other resources regarding your organization or project(s) so that you can share them throughout the day. So that you can display items, there will be several resource tables around the sides of the conference hall for everyone to share.

Hotel: You are responsible to make your own hotel reservations as needed. We have reserved a block of rooms at a discounted rate for May 20, 21 & 22, 2019, depending on your travel needs.

A discounted room rate of $169 + tax is only available if you make your reservations BY TUESDAY, APRIL 23, 2019! The Hilton may accept reservations beyond the April 23, 2019 deadline, upon availability, and at prevailing hotel rates.

You can make your hotel reservations by copying and pasting this exact link into your web browser:,WW,HILTONLINK,EN,DirectLink&fromId=HILTONLINKDIRECT

**Clicking on the link will not work. You must copy and paste the link exactly as provided into your web browser.

You can also make reservations by calling the Harrisburg Hilton directly at (717) 717-233-6000, or online following the instructions below:

  • Go to
  • Enter city and state, and dates of arrival and departure
  • Click on “Add Special Rate Codes”. Enter the group code: DDC05 (DDC“zero”5)


By train or bus- The Amtrak train station & Greyhound bus station is located at 4th & Chestnut Streets, Harrisburg, Pa. The station is approximately 4 blocks from the Harrisburg Hilton. There are taxis that wait at the front of the train station and there is a city bus stop on Market St, approximately a half block from the entrance to the station. If you are staying overnight at the Hilton, arrangements can be made for hotel van shuttle service.

By plane- The closest airport to the Harrisburg Hilton is the Harrisburg International Airport, located in Middletown, Pa. It is approximately 11 miles from the hotel. Taxi service and car rental agencies are available at the airport. If you are staying overnight at the Hilton, arrangements can be made for hotel van shuttle service.

By car- The Harrisburg Hilton has a parking garage connected with the hotel in Strawberry Square. You can enter the parking garage from either Walnut St. or N. Court St.

Parking: If you are parking at the Hilton garage for day 1, the evening Meet & Greet, or day 2 of the Summit, you can validate your parking by going to either the Gift Shop on the 2nd floor or at the front desk on the 1st floor.

General Directions:

From Interstate 83, take Harrisburg exit 43 (Second Street - Capitol Complex) north on Second Street to Market Street. As you turn right on Market St., the hotel is immediately to your left at the corner of 2nd St. and Market St.

From Interstate 81, take exit 66 (Front Street - South). Follow Front Street approximately 5.5 miles to Market Street. Take a left on Market Street. Hotel is on the left at the next corner of 2nd St and Market St.

**GPS friendly address is 200 Market St, Harrisburg, PA 17101**

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