F.A.Q.


63rd Annual PTG Convention & Technical Institute • August 4 - 7, 2021 • Orlando, FL

Can I attend an Institute class without registering?
Only Institute registrants may attend classes. Spouses and children of PTG members may register to attend classes at the member rate.

Can I visit the exhibit hall without registering for the convention?
Free exhibit hall passes are available for guests of those registered for the convention. You can add exhibit hall guests at convention.ptg.org when registering or on the paper registration form.

Can I register for only one or two days of classes?
There are two convention registration options: one that includes all 4 days of classes and a special Weekend Pass good for all day Friday and Saturday.

Can I register for special classes on-site?
If there are spaces available for any of the classes requiring pre-registration, you are welcome to sign up when you pick up your packet. These classes fill up fast so you are encouraged to register as early as possible.

Do I need to pre-register for Institute classes?
No, most of the classes are included in your registration fee and you can set your own schedule. However, some classes have limited enrollment and/or may require an additional fee. Those are marked on the registration form.

On-site registrants are welcome to attend the Live Stream classes. These are offered during periods 1 through 4 on Wednesday - Friday. Note that Live Stream classes are being recorded for on demand viewing.


Are the RPT Exams offered during the convention?

Exams will be offered at the 2021 convention. There is no fee for the written exam. Technical and Tuning exams are $210 each. You can purchase these when you register for the convention. Click on the Exams for more information. You will need to fill out an exam information form and return it to be scheduled for an exam.

Can I tape classes or any of the convention functions?
Audio or videotaping of convention functions is prohibited without the express written permission of the PTG Executive Director. Any taping of classes must also be approved by the instructor.

Can anyone attend the Saturday night Golden Hammer Banquet?
Yes. Purchase additional Golden Hammer Banquet tickets. Tickets must be purchased by noon on Wednesday. One banquet ticket is included with each Full Pass registration.

Can anyone attend the evening events and non-class activities?
Concert and reception admittance is free and open to anyone unless otherwise noted. Tours are available to anyone, but do require an extra fee. Events that are invitation-only are indicated on the schedule.