2017 IAPS Convention
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Welcome to the IAPS Twelfth Biennial Convention

2017 IAPS Convention Registration will resume in Albuquerque.

If you have an EXISTING reservation you may still access it and add classes using your password until May 15. Go to REGISTER page, and scroll down to the bottom.

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returns for its Twelfth Convention next June in historic Old Town Albuquerque, NM.
We have MORE instruction, MORE vendors, and MORE pastel fun planned for next June than ever before.

CONVENTION DATES: TUESDAY, June 6 through SUNDAY, June 11, 2017

Here is a peek at what is New in 2017:

NEW TWO-Hour Demonstrations

In addition to our three-hour demonstrations we are introducing a series of two-hour demonstrations. Some artists prefer the shorter timeframe, and this way we can offer more instruction opportunities from your favorite artists.

INCREASED number of Classes

In 2015 we had 47 classes, in 2017 we expand to 65 exciting instructional offerings.


and Returning Favorites, too
We strive to put together a program of classes that are unique to each convention. We hardly repeat classes from convention to convention and we are always searching out the best in talented instructors. Each convention we invite new and upcoming instructors to join our growing roster and carefully craft a program of fascinating and interesting topics. Check out the program and see who we have this year.


The IAPS booth is relocating which opens up spaces for more vendors. Our Vendors look forward to being able to work directly with you, hear your pastel and product stories, and share information with you.


There are some wonderful NEW pastel products we will be showcasing. Canít wait to show them to you.


We are expanding our lively Friday Member Society Social to include after hours shopping at the Trade Show, hors díoeuvres and cash bars, music and dueling demonstrations, combined with a New Mexican twist.

We canít wait to see you next June.
In the meantime, enjoy checking out our program of events and planning your visit.
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