The Pennsylvania - Delaware String Teachers Association

Pay It Forward National Conference Program

Annually PADESTA sponsors the “Pay It Forward” ASTA National Conference program.  This program was generously started by a committed member of PADESTA for the purpose of paying the registration fee for the national ASTA conference. This year, we are paying the registration fee for one (1) PADESTA members. The winner will be chosen by a committee of PADESTA Board Members and notified before Thanksgiving, 2022. 

Please complete the following survey to enter yourself for the drawing for a free registration to this year's ASTA National Conference!

The deadline to complete the survey is Wednesday, November 16, 2022. (if selected, you must register and pay by December 19, 2022). Please check with your school administrators if in a K-12 setting so we know you are likely to receive approval if selected. 

All PADESTA members are eligible to enter the drawing with the exception of PADESTA board members and previous “Pay It Forward” winners. 

Click here to submit your application

The 2022 Award Winners were Phil Watts, Lauren Donato, and Eric Jones.  This was the first conference for many of these members, all of whom are within their first 10 years of teaching or membership in ASTA. They shared the following thoughts:

"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