Peace Corps Connect 2018

23 Aug 2018 @ 7:00am EDT
25 Aug 2018 @ 10:00pm EDT

The 2018 annual gathering of the Peace Corps community - Peace Corps Connect - will be hosted by National Peace Corps Association (NPCA) and The Shawnee Institute.

“This is going to be a different kind of conference,” says NPCA President & CEO Glenn Blumhorst, of three days focused on how the greater Peace Corps community can move forward the health and wellness as international development missions in the fresh air and surroundings of a gathering in the Pocono Mountains.

“It’s a chance for our community to step back and rethink what the Peace Corps and the international development communities are doing to improve the quality of life in the less-developed communities of the world.” Blumhorst urges everyone to save the dates for the event as the NPCA announces further plans for Peace Corps Connect 2018.

Ticket sales for this year's conference are limited and special Early Bird pricing won't last!  Get your tickets today!


Thursday, August 23, 2018 

Conference Kick-Off!

1:00 pm - 8:00 pm 

Plan to arrive at your leisure, check into your room and take in some fresh air of the Poconos mountains. The afternoon will feature outdoor activities, exhibits and a welcome reception on the riverfront. Enjoy food trucks, cash bar and live music!


Friday, August 24, 2018 

Conference Plenary and Workshop Sessions 

8:30 am - 5:30 pm 

This year's conference theme - The Health and Wellbeing of our Global Community - will include a variety of workshops and activities. Featured speakers will include the Peace Corps Director, the Global Citizen Award Winner, and experts in the science of wellbeing.  

Harris Wofford Global Citizen Award Reception

6:30 pm - 8:30 pm 

Join the Peace Corps community in celebrating the Harris Wofford Global Citizen Award winner, a global leader who was influenced by the Peace Corps and who has gone on to significantly impact his or her host country. Light hors d'oeuvre, beer and wine will be served.

Winner to be announced soon. 


Saturday, August 25, 2018 

Peace Corps Connect Conference 

9:00 am - 12:00 pm 

Outdoor activities and exhibits will be the feature of the day. 


Affiliate Group Network Annual Meeting 

1:00 pm - 5:00 pm 

Outdoor activities and exhibits will be the feature of the day. 



The Shawnee Inn and Golf Resort- on-site guest room arrangements should be made separately with Shawnee Institute by calling




and referencing “Peace Corps Connect.” Friday and Saturday full breakfasts are included in the resort guest room packages.


Resort Amenities:

- The Gem & Keystone brewpub

- The Buckwood Café - lobby coffee shop

- Spa Shawnee - full-service spa and salon

- Indoor pool with jacuzzi

- 18 hole golf course

- Turndown service

- WiFi in all guest rooms, public areas, and meeting room

- business center with computers and printer

- game room: ping pong, pool, board games

- fitness room

- on-site walking/jogging/running trails

- nearby hiking trails

- nearby attractions

- and more…


OFF-SITE Lodging - nearby lodging options in East Stroudsburg, PA include the following:

  • Pocono Palace Resort

  • Bushkill Inn and Conference Center

  • Staybridge Suites

  • Days Inn

  • Quality Inn

  • Value Inn

Ticket Name Sale Ends Price Quantity
Full Conference (Early Bird) 30 Apr 2018 $245.00
Members Only
Senior (65+) Full Conference (Early Bird) 30 Apr 2018 $225.00
Members Only
Young Professional (30 & under) Full Conference (Early Bird) 30 Apr 2018 $165.00
Members Only
Recently Returned RPCV (2-years since service) Full Conference 25 Aug 2018 $95.00
Members Only
6 Tickets Left
Single Day (Friday or Saturday) 25 Aug 2018 $150.00
Members Only
Affiliate Group Network Annual Meeting 25 Aug 2018 Free
Members Only
For exhibitor pricing and registration, please contact Kevin Blossfeld at or (202) 293-7728 25 Aug 2018 Free
Members Only

23 Aug 2018 @ 7:00am EDT
25 Aug 2018 @ 10:00pm EDT

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  • Shawnee Institute, Shawnee on Delaware, PA

In the event you need to cancel your registration, NPCA is able to provide refunds for full ticket purchases only at the following rates:

  • 80% before May 31
  • 50% before June 30
  • 20% before July 31

(NPCA is not responsible for hotel bookings and refunds.)