Frequently Asked Questions


  1. When does early bird registration expire? Early bird pricing ends after January 9, 2023.
  2. If I have a discount code for registration as a PHRC member, where do I enter this? During the online registration process through Cvent, you will be prompted to enter your discount code before final payment. Multiple discount codes cannot be combined, and discounts only apply on Standard registrations.
  3. Are you a member of a local builders association? There is a conference discount available to you. Contact your local builders association for your discount code.
  4. What does registration cover? The registration fee covers all instruction, light breakfast, lunch, breaks, and a conference program. Attendees are responsible for all other meals and lodging.
  5. Will I receive a confirmation email after registering? Yes, you should receive an email confirming your registration after you have completed the process through Cvent.
  6. Can I modify my registration after I have received confirmation? Yes, contact Tracy Dorman,, for modifications.
  7. Can I register still on and after February 22, 2023? Yes, you can register; however, an additional $50 fee will be added to late and on-site registrations.
  8. COVID-19 Protocol: By registering for this conference, you agree to follow all applicable Penn State health guidelines pertaining to the COVID-19 pandemic at the time of the PHRC Housing Conference. Also, you acknowledge the risk of being exposed to or infected by COVID-19, and you assume any and all such risk.
  9. What is the cancellation policy? Unless otherwise noted, individual cancellation charges will be in effect as follows upon email notice to Tracy Dorman,
    • Before Tuesday, February 14, 2023 - full refund
    • On or after Tuesday, February 14, 2023 - no refund, full program charge

Conference Logistics

  1. Where do I check in upon arrival on the day of the conference? All conference attendees must check in at the PHRC Housing Conference Registration Desk, located on the main level of The Penn Stater near the courtyard entrance. Signs will be posted throughout the facility directing you toward this desk.
  2. What time does registration open? Registration for conference sessions opens at 7:30am ET each day.
  3. What time do conference activities start? The conference sessions begin promptly at 8:30am ET each day.
  4. What time do conference educational activities end? Conference educational activities will be completed by 4:30pm ET each day. Please check the appropriate agenda to verify the schedule.
  5. What happens in the event of inclement weather? Registrants will be notified promptly of any cancellations or program changes. If a program is cancelled or postponed, registration fees will be refunded; however, the PHRC is not responsible for any other related costs, charges, or expenses.
  6. How will I be notified of any changes in the conference schedule? Attendees will be notified of changes via the email address provided during the registration process. Changes will also be posted to the PHRC website, Facebook, and Twitter.


  1. What types of continuing education are available? Typically, continuing education is available in the form of PA Department of Labor & Industry Contact Hours, PDHs for PA engineers, AIA Learning Units for architects, NARI CEUs, ICC contact hours, and Registered Landscape Architect CEUs. Check each individual session for approved hours.
  2. How much continuing education will be available? There will be up to 12 hours of continuing education available for attending the full conference. Check each individual session for approved hours.
  3. How and when will I receive my certificate for continuing education? Certificates for continuing education will be sent via email after the conference.
  4. Is there a block of hotel rooms reserved for attendees? Yes, rooms are available at The Penn Stater Hotel & Conference Center at a discounted rate for conference attendees. When reserving a room through the Penn Stater, mention the room discount code: PHRC23A through Saturday, January 28, 2023. More information on accommodations is available.

Other Events

  1. What is Networking on the Exhibit Floor? Connect at the end of Day 1 (Wednesday, 5-7pm ET) at the PHRC Housing Conference to network with attendees, speakers, and the PHRC team. We know that it will be a fun time with excellent people, food, and drinks. Celebrate innovative research, Professional Women in Building, and the next generation of industry professionals! Learn more about Networking on the Exhibit Floor.
  2. How do I register for Networking on the Exhibit Floor? Attendees will have the opportunity to register for the event during the online conference registration process through Cvent if registering for a 2-Day Registration, 1-Day Wednesday Registration, or Reception Only Registration. 
  3. Is there an additional cost for Networking on the Exhibit Floor? The event is included with 2-Day Registrations, and it is $60 to attend for 1-Day Wednesday Registrations.

Conference Sponsorships

  1. How do I sponsor the conference? Sponsorship information is available! If you have sponsorship questions, contact Rachel Fawcett,
  2. I am a PHRC Member. How do I utilize my membership benefits for sponsorship? If applicable, you should have received a discount code from Tracy Dorman to enter at registration for a conference sponsorships discount. Discounts for conference sponsorships include $700 for a Platinum member, $300 off for a Gold member, and $100 off for a Silver member. Multiple discount codes cannot be combined. If you have PHRC Membership discount questions, contact Tracy Dorman,

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The Pennsylvania Housing Research Center serves the home building industry and the residents of Pennsylvania by improving the quality and affordability of housing.

We conduct applied research, foster the development and commercialization of innovative technologies, and transfer appropriate technologies to the housing community.

Pennsylvania Housing Research Center

219 Sackett Building

The Pennsylvania State University

University Park, PA 16802

Phone: 814-865-2341

Fax: 814-863-7304