International Association of Piano Builders and
Technicians 20th Biennial Convention

11- 15 JULY 2017  •  ST. LOUIS  MISSOURI, U.S.A.

Register Today! Only $579.00 USD

Registration includes:

• IAPBT Welcome Reception

• IAPBT Luncheon

• PTG Convention & Institute 

• Golden Hammer Banquet 

• All Tours 

• All Evening Events

• Admittance to the Exhibit Hall

The symposium topic this year is:
Piano's,  A Life
It is based on the importance of the instrument and how it has molded you into the person you are today.



  • Register online
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  • By mail (download PDF) with credit card information or check (in US Funds) made payable to the Piano Technicians Guild.
  • By fax, with credit information and this form. 01-913-432-9986
  • By phone: 01-913-432-9975, 08:30 - 16:30 CST

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Hotel reservations are not included in your registration fees. Rates available for this event are $139 single/double/triple/quad occupancy. Please contact the convention hotel directly for room reservations. This reduced convention rate will be honored on reservations made before 7 June 2017.

St. Louis Union Station Hotel

1820 Market Street

St. Louis MO 63103
Phone: 1-314-231-1234

A Legend Among Historic Hotels in St. Louis

Visitors to St. Louis can stay at the historic St. Louis Union Station Hotel, a AAA-approved Four Diamond hotel known for its refined and stylish upscale attributes, extensive amenities and a high degree of hospitality, service and attention to detail. Many of the rooms give a nod to Union Station’s history with artwork and decor depicting railroad themes. And several suites offer views of the historic side of the building that looks out over Market Street with a glimpse of the landmark Meeting of the Waters Fountain.





St. Louis City Tour
Wednesday, 08:30 – 17:00
Enjoy St. Louis with a professional guide. We’ll start with the revitalized Laclede’s Landing warehouse district, then drive through the downtown are past Busch Stadium and local neighborhoods. Stops will include: the Gateway Arch, Favazza’s Restaurant, located in a famed Italian neighborhood know as “The Hill.”, the  Cathedral Basilica, the Chocolate Chocolate Chocolate factory & Forest Park.

Botanicals and Historic St. Charles Tour
Thursday, 08:30 – 16:30
Your day starts at the Missouri Botanical Garden. Your visit will include the world’s first Climatron building. Enjoy a private tram ride through the Garden. We’ll then hop back on the bus for a short ride to Historic Main Street in St. Charles, MO. St. Charles is a river city with a unique historical perspective, beautiful sites. We will be greeted by a costumed docent who will give us a tour of the Historic St. Charles area. Wear comfortable walking shoes!

Brewery Tour
Friday, 13:45 – 17:00
For this afternoon tour, discover the Anheuser Busch InBev brewery, the oldest and largest of the Budweiser breweries. You’ll see the entire 7-step brewing process, the world-famous Clydesdale horses at the historic stables, the brew kettles, and the beechwood aging cellars. Enjoy product samples in the hospitality room before departing. We’ll finish the afternoon with a driving tour of the Soulard neighborhood. This historic area is known for its French heritage and influence. The Soulard Market is one of the largest and oldest farmers market’s west of the Mississippi. Tour fee includes the brewery tour, driving tour of the Soulard neighborhood, and transportation. Included with IAPBT Full Pass and Guest Tour/Meal Pass.


Tuesday, 11 July  

17:00 - 18:30...IAPBT Welcome Reception*

19:00...............PTG Opening Session/Awards Presentation

20:30 - 23:00...PTG President’s Welcome Reception

Wednesday, 12 July

08:00 - 09:30...PTG Classes Period 1

09:00 - 11:00...IAPBT Board Meeting

10:30 - 12:00...PTG Classes Period 2

12:00 - 16:30...PTG Exhibit Hall Grand Opening

13:00 - 17:00...IAPBT General Session/Symposium

13:30 - 15:00...PTG Classes Period 3

15:45 - 17:15...PTG Classes Period 4

17:30 - 19:00...PTG Classes Period 5

20:00...............PTG Foundation Concert

Thursday, 13 July

08:00 - 09:30...PTG Classes Period 1 General Session

09:00 - 13:30...PTG Exhibit Hall Open

10:30 - 12:00...PTG Classes Period 2

13:30 - 15:00...PTG Classes Period 3

14:45 - 16:30...PTG Exhibit Hall Open

15:45 - 17:15...PTG Classes Period 4

17:30 - 19:00...PTG Classes Period 5

20:00...............Kawai Concert

Friday, 14 July

08:00 - 09:30...Institute Period 1

09:00 - 13:30...Exhibit Hall Open

10:30 - 12:00...Institute Period 2

12:00 - 13:30...IAPBT Luncheon*

13:30 - 15:00...Institute Period 3

14:45 - 16:30...Exhibit Hall Open

15:45 - 17:15...Institute Period 4

17:30 - 19:00...Institute Period 5

20:00 - 23:00...Yamaha Reception

Saturday, 15 July

08:00 - 09:30...PTG Classes Period 1

09:00 - 13:30...Exhibit Hall Open

10:30 - 12:00...PTG Classes Period 2

13:30 - 15:00...PTG Classes Period 3

14:45 - 16:30 Exhibit Hall Open

15:45 - 17:15...PTG Classes Period 4

18:00 - 19:00...Cocktail Reception 

19:00..............Golden Hammer Banquet

Sunday, 16 July

08:00..............Chapel Service

*For registered attendees of the IPABT and those who have purchased tickets •  (Schedule is subject to change)