First-timer Tips (A Convention Primer)
Planning your trip to the 2021 PTG Convention & Technical Institute can seem overwhelming, so we’ve created this guide to help you get the most out of your visit.
How the PTG Convention & Technical Institute Works
From the outside, a convention can be intimidating, but if you know how things are organized it can help make sense of it all. Feel free to stop by the Institute Team office if you have questions. You can also find class updates and additional resources posted outside their office.
Classes start on Wednesday and continue through Saturday. Classes are divided into periods and are, in most cases, available more than once just in case you have a scheduling conflict. There are four or five periods per day with short breaks in between periods. You don’t have to pre-register for most of the classes. They are included in your registration fee and you can set your own schedule. There are a few that have limited seating or an additional fee, but these are marked in the class descriptions and on the registration form.
The Institute Team has paid special attention to providing classes for every skill level. Designated skill levels for each class can be found just before the title of the class in the class descriptions. Skill levels are: (E) Everyone, (I) Intermediate, (B) Basic, (A) Advanced. Some classes are marked LS to designate those available via the new Live Stream option. See the registration page for more information about this new pass option. On-site attendees can also attend Live Stream classes. If you have any questions about classes, please drop by the Institute Office.
Usually open twice daily, the Exhibit Hall has something for every technician. It’s an opportunity to learn more about a product or a company before you make a purchase. You’ll find plenty of special offers and discounts as you shop. The Exhibit Hall opens at noon on Wednesday.