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2019 IAPS Convention
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Welcome to the IAPS Thirteenth Biennial Convention!

THE BIGGEST PASTEL PARTY ON THE PLANET...

...is back for its Thirteenth Convention next June in historic
Old Town Albuquerque, New Mexico

CONVENTION DATES: TUESDAY, June 4 through SUNDAY, June 9, 2019


Here are some of the highlights for 2019:


Classes EXCITING CLASSES
Once again we are offering a huge selection of classes: Workshops, Demonstrations and Personal Development seminars. No matter what your preferred subject or style, or what new areas you want to learn about, there will be plenty of options for you in our schedule.
  Instructors NEW INSTRUCTORS and RETURNING FAVORITES
The program of classes is unique to each convention. We don't repeat classes from convention to convention and we are constantly searching out the best in talented instructors. As always we have invited new and upcoming instructors to join favorites from our growing roster, and have carefully crafted a program of fascinating and interesting topics. Check it out and see who we have this year!
 
Trade Show TRADE SHOW
Our Trade Show, known as the "Candy Store," is always spectacular. Once again our booths are filled with the people who produce and promote all those famous pastel supplies, and lots of new products. The convention schedule includes two hours of dedicated shopping time on Thursday and Friday after the classes have ended to give you more time to make your selections.
  Reception WELCOME RECEPTION
On Wednesday evening our reception opens both the Convention and the PastelWorld Exhibition. Exhibition Awards will be presented during the reception.
 
Fiesta ¡FRIDAY NIGHT FIESTA!
We introduced this in 2017 and got such good response, we are doing it again, with some adjustments to make it go more smoothly and be even more fun than last time. Don't miss it!
  Banquet SATURDAY BANQUET
As always the Saturday banquet will include an exciting keynote speaker and presentation of Master Circle and Eminent Pastelist awards.
 
Urania Christy Tarbet UCT SCHOLARSHIP
The Urania Christy Tarbet Legacy Scholarship has awarded five workshop scholarships for the 2019 Convention. The winners will be announced later so you can meet them at the convention. For more information go to the Education page on the IAPS website. When convention registration opens, there will be an option for those of you who wish to support this Scholarship Fund by making a small donation.
 

We look forward to seeing you at the IAPS Thirteenth Biennial Convention!
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