Pay It Forward National Conference Program

Annually, PADESTA sponsors the “Pay It Forward” ASTA National Conference program. This year, the “Pay It Forward” program will pay the ASTA National Conference EARLY REGISTRATION FEE for ONE MEMBER of the PADESTA Chapter.

This grant program was generously started and funded by a committed member of PADESTA and continues through generous donations from PADESTA members. The winner will be chosen by a committee of PADESTA Board Members and notified before Thanksgiving.

All PADESTA members are eligible with the exception of PADESTA board members and previous “Pay It Forward” recipients.

Please complete the below form by Wednesday, November 25, 2023.

If selected, you must complete registration and payment for the ASTA National Conference by their EARLY REGISTRATION deadline. Please speak with your school administrator(s) before completing this to ensure that approval to attend the Conference is highly likely. This fund does NOT cover hotel and transportation.

“Having never had the opportunity to attend a national ASTA Conference, I was blessed to take part in the Virtual 2022 Conference thanks to the PADESTA “Pay It Forward” campaign. I learned so much in those four days, and didn’t even need to adjust my teaching schedule in order to attend. I enjoyed both the practical and thought-provoking sessions and I’m excited to implement many new concepts into my teaching.”

– Eric Jones

The 2022 Award Recipients:

Phil Watts
Lauren Donato
Eric Jones

For many of the recipients it is their first time attending the ASTA National Conference. All of the 2022 recipients are within their first 10 years of teaching or membership in ASTA.