Networking/Event Highlights

Networking/Event Highlights


RCPA conference guests who are also Hershey Lodge hotel guests will be entered to win one of two one-night Hershey Lodge stays and one of ten $100 gift cards! Sponsored by enkompas, Pittsburgh, PA.

Directors’ Welcome Reception

Tuesday, October 2, 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Red Ballroom

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On Tuesday, October 2, you are invited to join the RCPA Board of Directors, staff, and your colleagues for the Directors’ Welcome Reception in the Grand Ballroom. Please help us thank member and Platinum sponsor Community Care Behavioral Health Organization, Pittsburgh, PA for support of this event. The reception features heavy hors d’oeuvres and beverages and offers a valuable first networking opportunity with colleagues, speakers, and other guests. Conference Committee members and RCPA staff are on hand to answer questions, make introductions, and provide directions and tips for an enjoyable week.

Lifetime Achievement Awards and Author Mike Schlossberg Reception

michael-schlossbergWednesday, October 3, 4:30 pm – 6:30 pm
Exhibit Hall


On Wednesday, October 3, we hope you will join the RCPA board and staff as we honor our lifetime achievement award winners. In addition to honoring these leaders, Representative Mike Schlossberg will be on hand to speak with conference guests about his new book and offer a book signing. This event is sponsored by Keystone First Community HealthChoices (CHC), Philadelphia, PA.




Networking Reception

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Wednesday, October 3, 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Red Ballroom

Nothing seems better than the chance to unwind and network with colleagues at the end of a busy day of learning at the RCPA conference. Members and sponsors Brown and Brown, Bethlehem, PA; and Hearten, Harrisburg, PA provide that opportunity. All conference participants are invited to this longstanding tradition and premier networking opportunity of the week. Guests are treated to a delightful array of heavy hors d’oeuvres, beverages, and ample opportunities to meet and mingle with colleagues. The reception is another chance to make new connections and revive long-standing conversations. Make sure it’s part of your plans for the day! Don’t miss this year’s entertainment right after the reception.


Wednesday Evening 80s Dance Party


Wednesday, October 3, 8:30 pm – 12:00 am
Aztec Ballroom

Dress in your favorite 80s garb and come join your colleagues as we dance the night away to 80s music. In addition to games from the 80s, there will be a best dressed contest with prizes. Sponsored by Magellan Behavioral Health, Newtown, PA.



Association Lunch & Awards Recognition, Closing Plenary

Thursday, October 4, 11:45 am – 2:15 pm
Red Ballroom

Support Group

Please stay to hear about the association’s highlights of the year and recognition of individuals being honored for excellence in innovation, community leadership, exemplary service to RCPA, and legislative leadership in our new format. The awards lunch includes commentary by RCPA President/CEO Richard S. Edley, PhD. The lunch is an open event for all conference attendees, regardless of membership status. We thank member and Platinum sponsor, Pennsylvania Health & Wellness, Pittsburgh, PA for supporting the luncheon. Do not miss the closing plenary with Laura and Tom Crooks who took tragedy and changed policy — this will leave you with a lot to think about on your way home.