Posted: October 29, 2018

State of State’s mission is to provide a platform for ideas about Penn State, from Penn State.

During our conference, to be held on March 31st, 2019, we will be engaging students, faculty, alumni, and the State College community in a dialogue about the state of our University.
This year our theme will be "State of Change." As State of State enters our 6th year, we have sought to make meaningful changes within our organization and our conference. We believe this theme for our annual conference reaches back to our core mission of promoting change in the Penn State community. Serving as a platform for actionable ideas and discussion regarding the state of Penn State, we have chosen this year to highlight the State of Change at our University.
If you are interested in being one of our speakers, sharing thoughts, opinions, and experiences in a 5-10 minute speech and discussion, please join the conversation and fill out the application. To be considered, topics must be: relevant to Penn State, meaningful, and actionable. Each question should be answered in a thoughtful and concise manner, and should be around 300 words per question.
Applications are due on November 13th by 5:00 pm EST. If chosen for an audition, they will take place the week of November 26th - 30th. We will notify students shortly after the end of the auditions if they have been chosen to speak at State of State 2019. Check out the website or the application at or