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Registration and Fees

The early bird discount of US$100 expires on Friday, September 26.
Register today before fees increase!

  • If you want to register for the full convention as a delegate or spouse/companion, click here.

  • If you are a plastics professional and want to register for Thursday only, click here.

  • If you are an end user (engineer, designer, specifier, OEM) or a student/faculty member and want to register for Thursday only, click here.



Full Convention & Plastics Expo Delegates


Convention & Expo Delegates
IAPD Members
IAPD Companions
Non-Member Companion

Convention &
Plastics Expo


Special note to nonmember companies: There is a significant cost savings on registration fees for IAPD members, so why not join IAPD and start saving right away? Contact IAPD staff to get your membership application started today.


Thursday One-Day Registrations

IAPD brings together the movers and shakers in the plastics industry once a year for its premier event, the IAPD Annual Convention. To get the most out of this valuable learning and networking experience, we encourage all members to attend the full convention.

For those who live nearby and can only be away from the office for a day, we welcome your participation in the one-day activities on Thursday, October 30.

A one-day registration entitles you to attend:

  • Educational Sessions in the morning
  • Plastics Expo from 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
  • Technical Sessions presented during Expo hours
  • A networking lunch
  • Post-Expo Closing Party at the legendary House of Blues Chicago

Since all of these offerings require significant investment to present, there is a fee for those in the plastics industry who wish to attend the events on Thursday. Members and nonmembers are welcome.

Thursday One-Day Registrations
IAPD Members


Distributors and Fabricators




Branch-level personnel and all other local distributors and fabricators who are unable to attend the full convention are encouraged to come to the Thursday events to meet the exhibitors, learn useful new things at the educational and technical sessions, network with those who have made the trip to Chicago and meet with suppliers.

All this, plus the networking lunch and post-Expo Closing Party at the House of Blues Chicago, is just $99 for IAPD Distributor and Fabricator members and $199 for nonmember Distributors and Fabricators.



Manufacturers, Manufacturers’ Representatives, Resin Manufacturers, Recyclers, Associated Products and Services



To maximize the value of the convention experience, it is in the best interest of Manufacturers, Resin Manufacturers, Manufacturers’ Representatives, Recyclers and Associated Products and Services companies to attend the full convention.

Plus, due to abuses of the pricing model in the past, participation in Supplier Meetings and other IAPD planned activities from Monday, October 27 – Wednesday, October 29 will be strictly limited to those with full convention registrations.

If it is absolutely necessary for employees of these companies to only attend for one day, Thursday, October 30, the registration fee of $299 for member companies and $399 for nonmember companies is a small price to pay for prime access to the distributor and fabricator audience, the rich and varied educational and technical programs, the valuable networking opportunities and the chance to enjoy the closing party at the House of Blues.

IAPD incurs a significant amount of risk to produce this annual event and we ask all participants to do the right thing and register for the full convention if you intend to be there all week, honor the rules regarding Supplier Meetings and, in general, being an honest and upstanding member of the IAPD community.



OEMs, Designers, Specifiers, Engineers, Students, MROs & Faculty Members




If registration cancellations are received in writing before September 26, 2014, IAPD will refund your convention registration fee, minus a $100 administrative fee.