PAEA Education Forum

What is the PAEA Education Forum?  

The PAEA Education Forum is an annual event held each fall, designed to serve PA educators in every discipline of the profession. The event offers educational sessions, inspiring keynote presentations, and the opportunity for attendees to connect with colleagues from across the nation.  

Why should you attend the Education Forum?


Community is a cornerstone of the PAEA Education Forum experience. Year after year, our members tell us one of the best aspects of the Forum is the opportunity to connect with a diverse group of supportive colleagues.

Innovative Solutions

Expect to find timely information on the most important topics such as: creating a more diverse and equitable program, embracing new technology, moving toward competency-based education, and tools and strategies needed to excel in your work.

Inspiring Presentations

PAEA Education Forum features powerful keynote presentations led by nationally recognized thought leaders, such as Angela Duckworth, Dr. Bertice Berry, John O’Leary, and more.

CME Credits

Attendees have the opportunity to earn Category 1 AAPA CME credit by attending Forum sessions, whether in person or virtually.

2024 PAEA Education Forum and Fall Workshops

Marriott Marquis Washington, DC

Fall Workshops

October 6 to 8, 2024

Education Forum

October 8 to 10, 2024

2023 PAEA Education Forum Recap

How do I become a Forum presenter?

A member leads a presentation at the Education Forum.

Presenting your work at the Forum is a valuable professional development experience that offers connection, collaboration, and the platform to share your knowledge and expertise with the PA education community. Each year, PAEA opens a call for proposals and encourages all members to submit an application. The Forum features selected sessions that address the most important issues facing PA education, including a mix of advanced topics for experienced faculty and foundation topics for new faculty. 

The proposal submission for the 2024 Forum is now closed.

How can I serve as a Forum proposal reviewer?

Each year, PA educators have a unique opportunity to help shape the Forum by participating as a conference proposal reviewer. By participating as a reviewer, members gain knowledge and experience while helping determine the most high-quality, rigorous, and relevant sessions for the annual conference. 
Reviewers participate in a blinded peer-review of all Forum research and education session proposals based on their area(s) of experience.  

The application for 2024 proposal reviewers is now closed.

The PAEA Education Forum is our premier event, bringing together faculty and staff from PA programs across the world to learn, connect and celebrate the profession. Last year’s Education Forum took place in New Orleans, Louisiana, from October 11 to 14.

Download 2023 Forum Event Summary