PENC will be hosting its 2019 Conference, "Supercharged with STEAM" on May 4, 2019 in Raleigh at the Renaissance Raleigh North Hills Hotel. 


To register multiple faculty members at your school using a Purchase Order, please email Alex Cozort at [email protected] for instructions.

Conference Programming

ALL conference attendees will earn 0.5 Digital Learning CEUs! 

Click HERE for the conference agenda. (subject to change)

Professional Development: STEAM Education


The sentence that defines this is: Science & Technology, interpreted through Engineering & the Arts, all based in Mathematical elements.

The A stands for the broad spectrum of the arts going well beyond aesthetics; it includes the liberal arts, formally folding in Language Arts, Social Studies, Physical Arts, Fine Arts & Music that each shape developments in STEM fields.

It is a framework for teaching that is based on natural ways of learning, customizable for ALL types of students and programs and is FUNctional!

Shifting to a STEAM perspective means understanding learning contextually; not only in terms of having a framework that illustrates where the subjects overlap, but also in providing a living and adaptable learning structure for ever-changing personal and global development.

STEAM is showing success in schools all around the world to better teach academic and life skills in a standards-backed, reality-based, personally relevant exploratory learning environment.

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Keynote Speaker: Jan Hargrave

Keynote speaker Jan Hargrave, author and expert in the field of nonverbal communication, will teach you how to improve your communication skills in order to become a more effective communicator. Her information could help you to “read” your  family, your students, your associates, in fact, everyone around you. As a professional speaker, distinguished lecturer, and author of Let Me See Your Body Talk, Freeway of Love, Judge the Jury and Strictly Business Body Language, Jan applies her amazing skills to show you how to take advantage of the vast world of nonverbal communication. 

Nonverbal communication - “Body Language” - often communicates a different message from the spoken word. Jan proves with her contagious warmth, wit, and humor that there is a method, and a style, to success. She will describe how all of the "hidden messages" you use in your everyday life and how to stop the lies and uncover the truth - in any conversation or situation. Bring your body, your curiosity, your sense of humor and learn what your body - and the body of others - is communicating to the world.

Visit to learn more about body language, non-verbal communication and details about Jan Hargrave's accomplishments.

Rate Schedule:

  PENC Member Non-Member
Early Bird (ends January 31, 2019) $50 $75
Regular Rates $75 $100

Join PENC or renew your membership HERE prior to registration to receive member pricing. Registration cost includes plated lunch, a t-shirt (if registered by 4/7/19) and swag bag!

Hotel Accommodations:

PENC has reserved a block of rooms at Renaissance Raleigh North Hills Hotel at the rate of $149 for the night of May 3, 2019. Please click HERE to book your room. Rates will be honored through April 19, 2019.

Renaissance Raleigh North Hills Hotel
4100 Main at North Hills St.
Raleigh, NC 27609

Sponsorship & Exhibitors

Interested in sponsoring or exhibiting at the 2019 PENC Conference? We would love your support! Please click HERE to view available sponsorship and exhibiting opportunities.

Register HERE to become a sponsor or exhibitor for the 2019 PENC Conference, Supercharged with STEAM!

All sponsorship/exhibitor submissions must be received by April 19, 2019. Please feel free to contact Alex Cozort with any questions at [email protected].

Raffle Donations:

We are excited to offer a unique opportunity to support the PENC Conference this year by accepting donations of items for our raffle! If you are interested in submitting an item for our raffle, please contact Alex Cozort at [email protected]. All donations are tax deductible!