By Invitation Only: Innovation Day 2024

Bridging Correctional Research and Practice

Wednesday, July 31, 2024

Please contact with questions

10:00 a.m.–4:00 p.m. (Doors open at 9:00 a.m.)

Light refreshments will be provided from 9:00–10:00 a.m. (coffee, tea, pastries, etc)

Lunch will be provided.

Optional off site happy hour post-event (details TBD)

Event agenda coming soon!

Please RSVP by Monday, June 17, 2024.

Presented by: Pennsylvania Department of Corrections (PA DOC) and Penn State’s Criminal Justice Research Center (CJRC)
Generously Sponsored by: Arnold Ventures

Travel Information

Travel expenses covered for all non-local attendees. Reimbursement information is coming soon.


Train Station

Please note: This station is not in walking distance of the hotel or training academy. However, rideshare services (Uber, Lyft, etc.) should be available. Event staff can also coordinate transportation, please reach out to for assistance.


Hotel is in located inside the Harrisburg airport, within walking distance of all terminals.

Rooms available for the nights of Tuesday, July 30, and Wednesday, July 31.

Booking available until Friday, July 5, 2024.

Continental Breakfast and Parking are included during your stay.

Call +1 717-944-1361 for assistance with reservations.

Reimbursement Information

All travel costs (transportation, food costs, lodging, etc.) are covered by funding from Arnold Ventures.

Free parking and gas/mileage reimbursement (up to 30 miles) is provided for local attendees.

Non-local attendees (i.e. those residing outside of Harrisburg) should make their own travel arrangements.

To request reimbursement for travel expenses, please follow the applicable steps below. Forward completed forms and supporting receipts to for processing. Receipts are required for all travel expense claims except mileage (gas). Thank you for your cooperation!

  • If you are a Penn State employee: Please complete this form
  • If you are NOT a Penn State employee:
    • Please complete these two forms: Non-Employee Travel Reimbursement Form and Non-Employee Information Form
    • After sending us your completed forms and receipts, one final step is required: For reimbursements to be processed through Penn State Finance, attendees must register as a Business Partner with Penn State Finance systems, called Paymentworks. 
    • You will receive an email invitation to Paymentworks from, sent by the Penn State Office of Central Procurement. This email will instruct you how to register as a Business Partner with “Paymentworks,” so your reimbursements can be processed successfully. Please complete the registration process and forward your registration confirmation email to Once we receive your registration confirmation, we can process your reimbursement.


Pennsylvania Department of Corrections Training Academy
1451 North Market Street, Elizabethtown, PA , 17022

Parking will be provided